Craig has just posted the Antique Automobile Club of America’s article about the Lafian FC Power Hoe. It’s an interesting article with some good photos.
This brochure demonstrates the correct ways to plow.
“original part color folder , 3.5 x 9 folded , 17.5 x 9 unfolded , shows FC170 , Jeep Universal and Jeep Pickup with Meyer snow plows.”
UPDATE: This is back on eBay
Stahl made utility boxes for both the FCs and the Trucks, as seen here.
UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.
(09/19/2012) Looks like the damage is to the passenger door and the cab.
“for sale 1960 fc170 jeep 4wd 10′ flat steel bed,buick v6 with edelbrock highrise intake &4barrel b&m shifter rabbitear automatic,runs and drives great,blue interior little dmg to right door serious inquiries plz ,if interested call or text 205 240-3949”
UPDATE: Status unknown. Was priced at $2000.
This looks like a great price!
“Selling a Jeep Willys FC-170 w/ a dump bed and w/ wide snow plow.
This jeep has a heavy duty dump bed and a heavy snow duty snow plow. The motor ran when we parked it a few years ago. We drove it to were it sits now. The engine did need a tuneup and potentially more. The dump bed was working off the motor driven hydraulics when we parked it as well as can be seen in the pictures.
Email us if you are interested or have questions about it.
There is also 2 other FC-170’s with different configurations (one is a flat bed, $500, and one is a utility bed, $800) that are for sale. $2,000.00 for all 3.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $2500
(10/23/2012) It runs and drives, but has rust. It’s unusual to see a towbar on the front of a FC!
“Super Rare Jeep Forward Control 150.
Runs and drives, has current tag and inspection sticker.
134CI (2.2L) Hurricane I-4 Engine
3 Speed Borg Warner Transmission
Dana 44 Axles
Clear Texas title.
Body is rusty but is all there.
$4,500 or will trade for 650-800cc dual sport bike. DR650 F650 F650GS F800 F800GS Tiger800 Tiger800XC or similar.
Call/Text Jarrod Weaver Five 1 Two – 8 One 8 – One 6 Five 0″
Craig forwarded this link. He says the FC in this postcard is his now (and he already has several of these postcards). This is another shot of the Ouray, Colorado,area.
UPDATE: Was listed at $1250 **Status Unknown**
(10/28/2012) Doesn’t look too bad to me.
“jeep FC 170 DRW
typical rust, has bondo
needs complete restoration
complete no title”
No title and missing tranny/tc.”Neat truck that needs a lot of work. Very rare. Missing trans and transfer case. No title, it came from Missouri. I will write bill of sale. May part out. Make offer on parts or whole. Call Gary at 269 two seven four 8680. Thanx”
This has a variety of interesting modifications.
“HERE IS A SURVIVING 1959 WILLYS JEEP FC-170 (FOWARD CONTROL) 3 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION WITH OVERDRIVE 4X4 THE JEEP HAS A FORD 260 V.8 THIS JEEP DOES RUN AND DRIVE IT ALSO HAS A AIR COMPRESSOR THAT WORKS ENGAGES IN 4X4 HAS A CUSTOM BED AND CAMPER THIS IS A PROJECT JEEP MOSTLY COSMETIC RUNS AND DRIVES WELL IT DOES HAVE SOME RUST ISSUES AS SEEN ON PICTURES BELOW GREAT FOR DRIVING THE WAY IT IS OR RESTORING IT HAS TOW PACKAGE GREAT FOR HUNTING OR FISHING GREAT CLASSIC WILLYS DONT MISS OUT ON THIS ONE CLEAR CALIFORNIA TITLE”
Sounds like a lot of parts.
“I have 2 Jeep projects for sale. One is a 1958 170 6cyl 4 wheel drive. The pickup is in a garage and is apart. The picture posted is how I found it but does not represent what is is now.
The other is a 1960 150 4cyl, found in Oregon and is pretty much as I found it, I have tried to start the engine but it will not turn over. It is also in the same garage which makes hard to take pictures. When you come to see one you get to see them both. I also have a rebuildable Warn overdrive that I will include if you buy them both. Both have clean paperwork. The cab forward or “forward control” was made from 1957 thru 1963. Call, do not e-mail, 208-866-9063. Richard”
This seems to be missing some parts.
“Runs and drives. No title. Good for parts or project. Kind of cool not to many around.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(10/18/2012) I can’t tell if this runs or not.
“Jeep willys 1963 4×4 pick up with factory dump truck bed and with snow plow. Needs a little tlc. Flat head 6cyl. motor it is all original. Great project truck and is extremely rare. Please call Rick 630-675-9339 no text messages or emails. I am posting for a friend.”
No, these aren’t Corgi toys. These are the real deal. Check out the entire image at theFCConnection.com
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $450.
There’s value here.
“A 170. The cab is in fairly good condition rust wise except for around the windshield where there is rust on the sides, top and starting across the bottom from the posts. The floor and lower cab seem to be fairly solid. The bed is not stock and just sitting on the frame and goes with the truck if desired. The engine is loose, but had not run in my time with the truck about 5 years. There is no transmission or drive shafts. There is a transfer case, however. This truck is good for parts or the start of a project.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $550. Desert Dogs PCV on a FC? That’s a rare sight.
“A later model 150. It has the wider track and the cast iron weight in the rear of the frame. The cab has the usual rust spots, the floor, lower rear corners and above the windshield. The bed is in reasonable condition, but no tail gate. The engine is loose and ran a few years ago. I never drove the truck so I do not know the condition of the transmission (three speed) and transfer case. The rear end is a limited slip. Included is a spare front axle from a CJ Jeep. It is a project, but it is all there.”
Craig spotted this at the Life Magazine Archives. You can go here to see more archives:
I haven’t seen this postcard.
The camper appears in good shape.
‘All the glass is good, not to much rust. As far as I can tell everything is here.”
This looks solid.
“here we have a hard to find and very unique1958 4×4 jeep fc 170.this jeep is very rare and hard to find in this shape,not counting that this fc is ready to drive around streets or hit the trails.the jeep runs great,has new miitary syle tires on it along with the retro military green paint job with the star on the door.the truck has great running engine along with working 4wheel drive.here’s youre chance to own a jeep that very few people have and it’s ready to hit the trail.asking $6500.00 bo.bill 520-419-2320″
It’s not perfect, but sure looks good on the outside.
“1960 Jeep FC-170 forward control 4×4 truck in original running condition. Drivetrain is all original Willys model flat head inline six 226 engine. 3 SPD manual hi -lo transfer case. Has new all aluminum radiator with electric fan. Cab is in good condition with new paint. Glass is good. Box is a custom made with wood sides and steel floor. Cab interior has not been restored. Tires are good. Copy of original service manual goes with it. Odometer reads 54,935. Clear title $ 7,500. Please call 507-327- one334. Sorry no email or text”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer
At the very least there appear to be some good parts here.
“Jeep (Willys) truck. Been sitting for a long time. I’ve done some research and found out these were built by Jeep (Willys) from 1956-1964 the models were FC150 & FC170. All were 4×4. Don’t no if it’s a FC150 or a FC170. Has motor, tranny and all the drive train, has everything. No clue if the motor could ever run again ( I would take an educated guess and say probably NOT). I will say it again IT HAS BEEN SITTING A LONG TIME. The interior is real rough. Some windows are broke out but some are’nt. It’s some what rare from what I’ve been able to find out.”
This has a buy-it-now price of $1100.
“This is 50 year old rather scarce model willy;s truck in rather rough shape. The truck is a 1957 that was last registered in 1978; The truck has a current Idaho title. I can turn the engine over with a wrench and I pulled it so the tires turn. The pictures show that there really are no straight body panels or good glass and the fuel tank, tailgate, radiator and one seat are missing.. The truck is built on a 1957 CJ-5 chassis and a 1957 jeep body fits. I understand that the chassis parts are easy to obtain and the body/bed parts are getting scarce but are available at a reasonable cost. I suggest that the buyer pick this up with a regular car trailer.”
No pics and no description.
“Project call for more info 5304173462″