UPDATE: Back on eBay
(10/14/2011) There is some value in this and the FC below.
“I’m helping a friend sell this vehicle and it’s located 20 miles from me. I have known this man for 15 years, he’s retired in his 70s and honest.
This vehicle does not have a title or VIN tag that I have seen. Since it is a narrow stance built off the CJ-5, we assume it is a 1956 or 57, since the width increased in 1958.
Jeep FC was running fine when parked in 1994 and has not been started since. Has 134 CI and 3-speed manual.
Vehicle is located in Norfork, Arkansas.
The odometer reads 28,594 miles.
I don’t believe there’s any bondo on the vehicle, but there is a large amount of rust, most of it surface with some pin holes. The small areas where the driver’s and passenger’s feet rest have been replaced with flat metal. And there is an appx. 8×10” hole in the floor right behind the driver’s seat down in that low valley behind the front tire.
Otherwise, the doors, rest of the cab, bed, etc. look to be in OK shape. I think a lot of the metal on this vehicle could be saved.
About the glass: The front windshield, big rear window, and the two ¼ windows look good. The two vent windows and the driver’s and passenger’s side windows have cracks.
All of the weather-stripping and rubber seals are deteriorated.
Note: One of the badges on the passenger side reads “FC-170” but that was put on to cover a lost badge, this is not a 170 model.
This Jeep FC seems very complete, perhaps 90% (my opinion), this is a great advantage in a restoration, because you can see where everything goes and fits.
Additionally, there is a factory-optional glove box behind the driver’s seat—nice collectible touch.
And of course the tall wood rack could easily be removed for a factory clean appearance.
Important Note: My friend has a second, 1962 Jeep FC-150 for sale at this same time. Please check in my “Seller’s Other Items.”
Thank you for looking and if you have any questions I will try to answer them or forward them to my friend.
I’m at the limit of pictures I can have in the ad now and I hope the ones I’ve taken give you a very-good idea of this vehicle’s condition; it’s mostly there, but needs a complete restoration.”
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