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rejeep

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FC 170
« on: April 12, 2017, 04:32:58 PM »
This Jeep found me..
Friend of a friends brother stationed out of state..
17 years under closed doors - drove in under its own power in 1999..
Ex PA bush fire truck
SRW, 3 speed  :(
but I guess that means it wouldn't be a crime to change things around..
Should have it home within the month... garage needs to be cleaned out



I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o

mr.mindless

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Re: FC 170
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2017, 07:01:35 PM »
That looks amazing!
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Re: FC 170
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2017, 08:45:51 PM »
are you freeking kidding me?!   

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Re: FC 170
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2017, 10:01:52 PM »
Of course he isn't...  ;D
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Re: FC 170
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2017, 07:41:08 AM »
I am amazed you haven't had an FC already.. that thing looks perfect

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Re: FC 170
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2017, 09:22:09 AM »
YES, my first FC... 
I was kind of saving/looking for something bigger and more imported... but this kind of fell in my lap..
Really solid truck..  I have the whole history..
ill see if I have any more pictures from when I took a look at it..

Just want to get it running and driving...  However head is spinning with ideas like diesel and DRW ::)
I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o

rejeep

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Re: FC 170
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2017, 09:32:40 AM »
funniest thing about this... for me anyway...
I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o
I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o

rejeep

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Re: FC 170
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2017, 09:43:44 AM »
Clean, well kept interior...





I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o

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Re: FC 170
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2017, 10:06:02 AM »
i don't know Arie.. this one looks to good to modify, find a semi scrap heap to modify

rejeep

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Re: FC 170
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2017, 10:10:45 AM »
I agree from what I saw/can see.. its a solid truck...
didn't really get under it.. the tires were deflated to get it into the garage..
real simple goals here..
get it out, get it home, get it running and stopping...

see where it goes from there...
I wasn't looking for a project.. tinkering ok


I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o

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Re: FC 170
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2017, 10:16:20 AM »
Were you thinking of building a crawler hauler?
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Re: FC 170
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2017, 10:41:10 AM »
I wish I had the skill and patience for that...
 this cab on an NPR chassis...  ::)

happen to know where one is as well.. has a couple bro lites parked next to it
I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o

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Re: FC 170
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2017, 01:07:14 PM »
When do I get to pick this up? :)


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Re: FC 170
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2017, 09:46:36 AM »
Awesome!

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Re: FC 170
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2017, 09:44:02 AM »
old jeep rescue kit ordered..

- New carb
- New Fuel pump
- New electronic distributor
- Tune up ignition
- New MC and WC all around

picking up Sat....

I found the 'text' from the for sale ad that never got posted..

For Sale 1958 FC170.
$5000.00 dollars or best offer
Odometer reads 28743.9
Factory drivetrain Hurricane six, 3 speed manual gear box, hi/lo transfer case, and Dana axles front and rear.
Refitted with an alternator
Has extra gauges, switches, relays(wig/wags) and a monstrous set of running boards from its fire truck days.
Original factory service manual.
Drove it into the garage 1999 with fresh oil and a full tank of gas. Has been keeping the structure from blowing away ever since.
 
Cab has some rust. The worst spots are the cowling and rear cab corners. The pick-up box is rough, part of it was cut away for fire pump plumbing, the rest is in dire need of a good metal worker. Rear fenders are shot.
 
It was originally set up as a brush truck by a fire department in PA. It was sold at auction to a local who drove it till 1992 and sold it due to a nasty divorce to a mechanic in Cuba, NY. The mechanic sold it to guy in Scottsville, NY. It was used as a beast of a winter commuter for a few years. Then it was sold to me and has been garaged for 17 years in East Rochester, NY. I bought it in April 1999, and stored it in August 1999 when I enlisted in the Navy. I recently inherited a very sentimental project and don’t have the room or finances to support two projects


I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o