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Friday March 24th: Yep, I Know Who Wrote That

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Jason’s tour jeep parked in front of the Grand Canyon University Restaurant

Our travels southward were finally rewarded yesterday with a gloriously beautiful, cloudless sky with temperatures in the high 70s. It was a perfect day for traveling from Kingman to Phoenix.

Our trip from Kingman to Phoenix with a stop in Wickenburg.

Our trip from Kingman to Phoenix with a stop in Wickenburg.

Of all the routes we’ve taken on our drives to Phoenix, one of the most obvious, Highway 93, we’d yet to undertake. I thought it would be a flat, dry, dusty drive, but it turned out to be filled with rolling hills of sage, cactus, and (due to the time of year) colorful flowers.

Our one stop of the day was in Wickenburg. I did zero research on the town, instead letting serendipity guide us. By following the signs, we quickly found ourselves in old town, a delightful place with a cowboy vibe its citizens embrace.


An example of the western theme seen around town.

One of the first things we saw we mistook, at first, for a homeless man perched on the ground. Unsure if he was real or not, we made our way over to what was soon obviously a sculpture. It turns out that due to a lack of funds, Wickenburg didn’t have a jail during its early years, so anyone needing a jail cell found themselves chained to a tree until their sentence was complete.

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There was even a audio presentation, which provided some great background on the “Jail Tree”. It’s a nicely done work.

Next we walked a block to a second sculpture that celebrated an upstanding Wickenburg citizen named Everett Bowman and recognized his mule training prowess, among other accomplishments.


With Ann slow going, we decided to skip exploring town and instead check out the downtown museum, a well regarded (on Yelp) place called the Desert Caballeros Western Museum.

The museum was $12, but active military get in free (the Air Force will never fully release her). That’s a price we could work with. Inside, there was the usual western history showing pioneer history. The two photos below were from this collection: http://www.boydranch.org/western-museum/



Naturally, of all the things that caught my eye, the mining section drew me in the most. One sign really interested me. It claimed that in 1871 a US House of Representatives report noted that Wickenburg was “the Most Important District in Arizona”.


When I saw the date, I guessed right away who wrote that phrase: my great great grandfather Anton Eilers. Because of my research on SLAG, I knew he’d been in Arizona in 1870 and published his findings in the Spring of 1871. This called for some research ….

When I returned to our hotel yesterday evening I pulled up the report he and Rossiter Raymond produced for 1870. On page 259 the first sentence jumped out:


It was very satisfying to be able to identify Anton’s handiwork. Anton later mentioned that while the mine proved important in comparison with the rest of Arizona, the territory wasn’t producing all that much gold. Conflicts with the Apaches coupled with a lack of water and no railroad retarded the development of mining in Arizona for years…..

The Desert Caballeros proved to be an interesting museum. And, I bet on a hot day, it’s a wonderfully cool retreat for a few hours. If you are nearby, check it out sometime.

With the museum completed, we ate lunch and drove to Phoenix. We soon arrived at Jesse and Andrea’s house, where we caught up with everyone. Later, we headed out to dinner at the Grand Canyon University Restaurant in a train of FCs. It was quite a site to see the FCs parked in the circle near the main doors:


That’s it for this report. Tomorrow I’ll have many more pics of the FCs.


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1958 FC-150 McKinney, TX $12,000

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Looks like it runs and drives. Could use some better pics.

“1958 Willys Pickup 4 x 4
Koenig Factory PTO Winch
Motor 6 Cyl Hercules Rebuilt
4 Speed
New Seat
Tires Very Good
Excellent Body
Thousand of dollars worth of new parts
Serious Buyers Only
No Trade”


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1957 FC-150 St. Louisville, OH $1850

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Has rust.

“1957 Willys Jeep FC150. Clean Ohio Title. Needs complete restoration. Floor pans are rusted out. Bed and Rear fenders are rusted out. Front windshield and stationary side windows are good. Brakes are frozen. This jeep has been sitting in a barn since 1978. Engine oil looks clean and full, but havent tried to start. Drivetrain looks complete. This would make a great project …. – See more at: http://www.jeeptruck.com/mjs/sale17/adm139/adm139.html#sthash.Wrs9RhBu.dpuf”



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1957 FC-150 Redding, CA $4700

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Steve Elkins has this one for sale. He’s going down to the FC Roundup in Phoenix, so he could bring it if necessary. he needs to know by Monday.

“’57 Willys FC-150, Flatbed w/ electric hydraulic dump bed. The 7′ flatbed makes it look like an FC-170 from a distance. Engine out of vehicle. Expect to rebuild the low miles engine, but may run. Nice Cab with excellent cab corners. The only rust is along the lower body seam below the headlights. Excellent tread. Tinted glass all around replaced in the past, rear window has a wondering crack. I have a running ’66 Mustang 6-200 with a Jeep transmission adapter I was going to install that you can have instead of the Jeep F4-134 engine. — $4,700. ”


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1958 FC-170 Redding, CA $3500

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Steve Elkins has this one for sale. He’s going down to the FC Roundup in Phoenix, so he could bring it if necessary. he needs to know by Monday.

“I also have a ’58 FC-170 for sale, the white one in the photo. It runs, but I haven’t driven it in 4 years, — $3,500.”



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1957 FC-150 Crystal Lake, IL $3000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/12/2016) Doesn’t run at the moment.

“Here is a 1957 forward control, its rusty and needs resotration but its all there and has a clean title, the engine is free and i believe with a carb rebuild it will run.”


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1961 FC-150 Walton, NY **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Doesn’t run.

“Truck is mostly all there but needs a lot of body work. Not running.
To answer a few questions, there is no title, I can write a bill of sale. I don’t know when it was last on road, found this in a barn a few years ago and it had been there for at least 20 years. Frame is solid as is everything underneath, rear crossmember is dented, rear weight is there.”

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1958 FC-150 Modesto, CA $8,500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/26/2015) Looks a little rough.

“1958 WILLY JEEP FC 150



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1961 FC-170 Pine Grove, PA $8000

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Craig spotted this one. He thinks he’s seen it at a past Willys Picnic.

“This a running and driving truck. Has a factory add on dump bed. Original drive train and fun truck. As any truck of this age it needs some work but not a complete rust bucket like most. Brand new tires. Clean title. No Trades.”


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1963 FJ-3 Lockport, IL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Sold for $1225. 



“Hello,this listing is for my 1963 Willys Jeep FJ3 Fleetvan as-shown. These are getting to be super hard to find in any condition,sadly though this one needs to be completely restored. I bought it in Alabama 4-months ago and AL does not issue titles on older vehicles,so I do not have a title with this vehicle,I do have a Bill of Sale from the last owner which is enough in most states. Ebay required that I do not leave that option blank so I put Salvage. I was not told of the actual condition of this before I bought it,and I will be surely taking a large loss on it,but I want it gone. I have too many vehicles,not enough time,and a 9-month old at home.
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FC-150s & FC-170s Sacramento, CA

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Dan shared this ad.

“Selling some of my Willys FC’s to pay for restoration on others….
Have some regular trucks, and some rates too…

Always looking for more!!
Mine are all California trucks with minimal rust… one is from east coast and has bad cab. Have spare.

Please email me if your serious about buying or selling one!



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1958 FC-170 Ventura, CA $16,500

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UPDATE: Still Available. This was auctioned a couple months earlier in Washington State.01

“This is a 1958 Jeep FC in good running condition, it spent it’s career as a fire department support vehicle. I am the second owner. It Has very low millage. It is currently licensed. Although the paint has scratches from being used it is a solid truck, no rust holes, no broken glass. Six cylinder gas engine.”


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1963 FC-170 Zelienople, PA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

Craig spotted this one. It’s not clear whether the plywood in the back is hiding the floor or protecting it.

“1963 Willys Jeep FC170. 6 cylinder, 3 speed, 4 wheel drive. Clear PA title, runs and drives. Plow and mount included. Additional parts are available.”

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Year? FC-170 Hatfield, MA $3500

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Jim’s got this FC-170 with a utility bed for sale. Serious buyers can contact Jim at 413-247-9353.

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1961 FC-170 Brooklyn, IA eBay

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Hasn’t been driven in a while.

“1961 Jeep FC-150, VIN: 6554822024. Last driven in 2002, Been stored inside since. Last started Feb 15, 2017. Ran for less than one minute, needs some wiring replaced prior to starting again. Radiator needs replaced. Original parts manual included. Some rust on cab corners, rest of vehicle and frame appears in good shape. This will make an easy restoration project for any vehicle enthusiast. Selling because I have too many projects to complete.”

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1957 FC-150 Helen, GA $12,000

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Looks in good shape.

“1957 Willys FC150, very good condition, 4wd, restored , Cash sale only, local pick up only, no trades”


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1957- FC-150 Loveland, CO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** on eBay for $3650.

Has a rear winch and the tailgate looks in good shape.

“I’m selling my favorite project for someone else to enjoy! The story about this cute little guy is as follows: I got it from the family who bought it new and it was burned in a house fire. It’s been in Colorado its whole life. It was said that it was a tow truck with a boom in the bed and a Ramsey 6000 lb pto winch in the rear bumper. The boom was removed before I found it. However the winch is still there. It has one of the straightest beds I have ever seen! The sides have no dents and the tailgate is just as straight. The cab is just sheet metal for all that was not metal was melted in the fire. There is the typical rust in the front fenders and the corner of the drivers side door.”


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1960 FC-170 w/Dump Bed WV $6500

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Craig spotted this running and driving FC with a dump bed.

“Putting my FC back out on the market. Here are some details.
Original L-226 super hurricane engine. It runs and drives fine, just needs the carter yf carburetor rebuilt. I have a rebuild kit that’ll go with it. It has typical FC rust on the cab corners, floor boards, and windshield frame. It has a hydraulic dump bed. Ramsey P.T.O. Ramsey winch (not attached). 4wd works. Text or call for any questions. 6,500 o.b.o utv trades may be considered.”


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1958 FC-170 Monticello, WI $2500

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Was running last year.

“have to many projects so I am selling this one. It is rusty but I believe worth restoring. I had it running last spring good enough to drive it to were it’s sitting now. I don’t have title for it.”



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1964 FC-170 Gallatin, TN **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

Not running at the moment.

“1964 fc jeep 4×4 6 cylinder 4 speed needs work had it running then lost fire has a dump bed and extra parts clean title”

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1962 FC-170 Southbury, CT eBay

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UPDATE: **Still Available** It does not run.

” Up for auction is my 1962 Willys Jeep fc 170. I purchased this truck in 2012 from an older gentleman in Arizona
The Jeep has always been in New Mexico and Arizona I had it shipped to New England it’s been garaged ever since I had it
I have not done anything to it it is very solid with a little rust on the driver side floor and a little in the cab corner easy fix
The jeep does not run I bought it that way it needs restoration I was planning on getting it running and getting all the breaks in order and drive it that way it has a nice patina to the paint It has a factory PTO winch on the front from what I’ve heard from other people they’re hard to find I have some extra parts that will go with it a door extra seats and some of miscellaneous items I can store the Jeep for a few weeks if needed but it must be paid for I will help your shipper any way I might be able to deliver locally or a short haul it all depends on my work schedule All funds must clear my bank before it leaves my garage that includes cash.”

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1959 FC-170 Haines City, FL $18,000

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Needs some paint at the very least.

“1959 Willys cab-over pick-up 350 fuel injected chevy motor. About 3000 miles on engine.”


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1957 FC-150 Antioch, IL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD for $6500** Needed some work.

“Relocating and have to reduce the herd a little. This is a 1958 Jeep Willys FC150 Forward Control. It has the 4 cyl engine, I believe they came with the L head 134 CI. It runs and drives, but the water pump is starting to leak. The electrical system looks like it was patched together from a more modern vehicle and all accessories don’t work. A new wiring harness will be included with the sale. A former owner had filled in the area under the bed with riveted sheet metal that looks to be ductwork material. I had started removing this sheet metal, but didn’t get very far. I replaced the leaky gas tank with a new one. It had a boom wrecker in the bed when I purchased it, but the wrecker and flashing lights have been removed. I have a clear Illinois title. When I looked up the VIN, it indicates that it is a 1957 model. I think back then, some states titled vehicles in the year that they were purchased, which may explain why it is titled as a 1958.”


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1968? FC-170 Medicine Hat, AB, Canada **SOLD*

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

Jack shared this ad. The FC needs some work. It is listed as a 1968 and seller describes it as an AMC jeep even though it has a Willys Jeep tag.

“American Motors Jeep
It needs a full rebuild bumper to bumper.”



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1958 FC-150 Wilmington, NC $800

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Craig spotted this chassis that’s listed as a 1958 CJ-5. If this has dually adapters, it is definitely worth  the price.

“1958 Jeep CJ5 stake truck frame and motor. We used the body on another project.
Dually. Does not run. Motor and drive train all there.
$800 obo”