Jeep Forward Control Trucks

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Jeep Forward Control Truck Brochure


In a Nutshell:

Willys built Forward Control Jeep Trucks from 1957-1964. They were relatively small four-wheel-drive field trucks. Design was by the Industrial Designer Brooks Stevens, who would later freshen up the Studebaker Hawks into the GT Hawks. --Old Hippie 12:04, 20 April 2008 (EDT)


History:

Jeep's Forward Control Trucks were built from 1957 through 1964 in two basic models. The 150 was built on a 81-inch-wheel base, and a few months later it was joined by the 170, which rode on a 103.5-inch-wheel-base. They became referred to as the FC-150 and the FC170 -- with FC standing for "Forward Control. They were similar in design to Dodge's A-100 pickup. --Old Hippie 12:05, 20 April 2008 (EDT)

Technical:

The engine was a F-head four-cylinder engine delivering 75-bhp. Interior was sparse and functional looking. 1959 to 1961 had the addition of a FC-170 DRW, which was a "Dual Rear Wheel" (today referred as a Dually) version.--Old Hippie 12:05, 20 April 2008 (EDT)


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Specifications:

Production Numbers:

Jeep Forward Control Production 1957-1965


1957

  • FC-150 6,637
  • FC-170 3,101


1958

  • FC-150 2,072
  • FC-170 1,522


1959

  • FC-150 3,049
  • FC-170 2,485
  • FC-170 DRW 335


1960

  • FC-150 1,925
  • FC-170 2,602
  • FC-170 DRW 402


1961

  • FC-150 1,298
  • FC-170 2,053
  • FC-170 DWR 320


1962

  • FC-170 2,157


1963

  • FC-170 3,412


1964

  • FC-170 931--Old Hippie 12:05, 20 April 2008 (EDT)

References:

Collectible Automobile - June 2007 pages 52-59--Old Hippie 12:06, 20 April 2008 (EDT)

External Links

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