This 1961 FC170 is located in Georgia, about 3 hours south of Augusta National. We don't know how welcome it would be on Magnolia Lane or at the champion’s dinner, but the original paint looks like it would match a green jacket just about perfectly.
Jeep recently trotted out a FC150 concept that took a body from the 60's and mated it to a 2005 (????) TJ chassis. While we're sure that one is a bit more reliable, and we applaud the effort, we're fans of the extra cargo and originality of this one.
The seller acquired this truck after it had been in storage for 12 years and performed a more than adequate refreshing. The carb was rebuilt, new fuel pump installed, fuel lines replaced, and brakes bled. We'd probably replace the brake lines and do a bit of investigative sorting for our own peace of mind, but it sounds like a great runner as is.
A cracked windshield may be a bit tough to source so we'd see if it could be addressed without replacement for now. A leaking seal at the front of the transmission will need to be fixed as well should be a simple (if messy) job. The rear bumper has been lost to "custom" angle iron job that we're not sure our commonwealth inspectors would be too happy with.
Non-trivial rust is present around the windshield and there is some lesser rust underneath but nothing that is too scary. A Nebraska registration from 1979 gives some clues to this truck's past but the underside looks like it has escaped too much harsh weather. The gas tank also looks to be new-ish but no mention is made in the ad.
On the inside, the green seats looks sharp and some overspray is visible in the pedal area indicating some presumed rust repair. Some messy wiring has accumulated over the years and could be tidied considerably in an afternoon. The previously mentioned rust around the windshield would have to be seen in person but hopefully the drains could be cleared and the situation stabilized.
Vintage tires look great but will need to be replaced with hopefully equally-skinny rubber.
We're big fans of these FC's and we'd love to find a way to slot one into our garage as a shop truck. This one looks like it could be a great original driver, and we could keep our eye out for a wrecked TJ to swap this cab onto later.
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