1958 FC 170

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  1. Apr 22, 2017
    rejeep

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    Patience.... This isn't the dyno slip thread :rofl:

    It's home in my garage... been tinkering a bit this afternoon... will be able to post up some details and pictures later or tomorrow..

    Much better condition that anticipated..
     
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  2. Apr 23, 2017
    rejeep

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    Fairly uneventful extraction yesterday with the FC...
    I might be getting wiser as I age, and decided hiring a wrecker wouldn't be the worst idea instead of struggling with jacks and my trailer for hours..
    Ive pulled too many Jeeps from fields and barns to have learned my lesson the hard way..

    was a very tight squeeze in an even tighter driveway... but the Jeep drove in, so it was for certain coming out..
    dropped off right in the recently cleaned "shop bay" of my garage..

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  3. Apr 23, 2017
    Bowbender

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    I am officially envious :D nice score!(y)
     
  4. Apr 23, 2017
    Daryl

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    Virtually unheard of to find one in that amazing condition. Nothing attracts more attention then an FC. Hopefully you are a people person as everywhere you drive one you have to talk to people about them.
     
  5. Apr 23, 2017
    PGHCJ5

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    Man what a beautiful truck. Nice find! How is the interior? (y)
     
  6. Apr 23, 2017
    FinoCJ

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    Nice find - whatever you paid...it was the right price! Enjoy
     
  7. Apr 23, 2017
    jwmckenzie

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    Oh Boy is that nice. If the interior is as nice as the exterior I am not sure I would restore it. An Original may be a better value than an new restoration.

    Great find.
     
  8. Apr 23, 2017
    jwmckenzie

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    Just looked at the interior pics on photobucket. That is a rare find in that condition.
     
  9. Apr 23, 2017
    PGHCJ5

    PGHCJ5 I smell something broken...

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  10. Apr 24, 2017
    rejeep

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    Got it running yesterday.....
    Swapped out the old distrib for a new electronic one, new plugs and wires. Took a few tries with timing and clearing the fuel lines...
    Clutch and transmission function well, amazing how bad old fuel smells..
    Brakes need some attention next, currently no pedal.
    Interior is great and original.. no plans to butcher this...

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  11. Apr 24, 2017
    jwmckenzie

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    Focker

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    I'm so glad I'm over wanting one of these (at least that's what I keep telling myself every morning) otherwise I'd be very jealous. ;)

    Nice FC. (y)
     
  13. Apr 28, 2017
    jeepermc

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    I have two FC-150's that someday will run.... Great score!!
     
  14. Apr 28, 2017
    rejeep

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    running was the easy part..
    having a bitch of a time with the master cyl... excellent design :confused:
     
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  15. Apr 28, 2017
    rusty

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    Very nice.
     
  16. Apr 28, 2017
    Daryl

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    I put a dual pot master on the last 150 I had. Just cut the bracket off and used a 69 bracket from a CJ5 welded on to it.
     
  17. Apr 28, 2017
    3b a runnin

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    Not jealous, but definitely envious(y)
     
  18. Apr 30, 2017
    rejeep

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    100% in need of new brake lines...
    going through the whole hyd system on this beast...

    endless amounts of fun being had :(
     
  19. Apr 30, 2017
    Keys5a

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    That 170 looks to be in great shape. I passed up one up in Miami two years ago, and kinda regret not bringing it home-all original down to the paint, and only a spot of rest on the roof gutter. Oh well!
    I've still got two project 150's, so maybe I'll get one finished to enjoy.
    I'm sure you'll have fun with this one.
    -Donny
     
  20. May 4, 2017
    rejeep

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    Brake lines almost done...

    Forgot how fun it it to pull drum/hub combinations...
    regretting not ordering new, but it will be roadworthy and pass NYS inspection.

    Steering/suspension need attention if I'm really going to use this..
     

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