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FC150...No End In Sight Project

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by jeepstar, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. Dec 12, 2018
    Dave Deyton

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    Really cool old truck. It is so ugly, it's cute. I always liked those Forward Controls.

    Like the shop, looks like a Jeep Haven.

    Looks like a great project. This could be the tow rig for going to Jeep shows.


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  2. Dec 12, 2018
    Twin2

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    now that depends on what your time is worth repairing the one that came with truck
    rare means $ signs
    give it a few weeks and offer 600
     
  3. Dec 12, 2018
    jeepstar

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    my time is free. i have no kids. i have a dog. i can afford it no real big deal, but i cant fathom that much for scrap.

    there is one for 4500 bucks that runs and drives in northern WI. with 2 spare doors. i would be both time and money ahead just getting that one if i were to follow that logic. ugg...back to plan A. see what i have and then make decisions.

    back to square one. remove the bed. See how the motor goes. Plan goes from there
     
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  4. Dec 13, 2018
    jeepstar

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    and now i have a potential flatbed. everything looks good underneath. i am pretty happy about that.


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  5. Dec 13, 2018
    Twin2

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    I was going to ask if it still had the tail weight . I see in picture . and supervisor :D
    so when is it going into shop :confused:
     
  6. Dec 13, 2018
    jeepstar

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    last night i got the bed off, what more do you want from me?!?!? the counter weight is comical. i cant imagine a vehicle tipping onto its face. i almost want to try to make it do that....

    hope to get it in the shed tonight. wife didnt want to sit at home or cook, so we went out for dinner and cocktails. tonight, i promise:D
     
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  7. Dec 13, 2018
    ITLKSEZ

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    Is that bellhousing aluminum?
     
  8. Dec 13, 2018
    gunner

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    I noticed the rear springs are outboarded on the FC. Could you get a pic or two of the mounts? I have long thought the CJs should have been outboarded on the rear springs.
     
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  9. Dec 13, 2018
    jeepstar

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    home at 2:30, pics to follow.
    looks like it. home at 2:30, pics to follow
     
  10. Dec 13, 2018
    duffer

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    They are just a stud mounted on a "L" shaped bracket-no outside support. They seem to work just fine but I think the CJ style hangers are actually stronger. Makes one wonder if Kaiser ever considered a sway bar with the CJ style springs and the wide track axles.
     
  11. Dec 13, 2018
    jeepstar

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    Not an aluminum bellhouse. Springs:
     
  12. Dec 13, 2018
    jeepstar

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    Looks like I need a new shaft for this?
    Is there a gear sprocket that bolts up so I can activate the winch?
     
  13. Dec 13, 2018
    baldjosh

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    this is fast becoming my favorite thread to watch....god i want an FC
     
  14. Dec 13, 2018
    jeep2003

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    Man that is killer! Iv been waiting for a deal like that for many years. Id save that old bed heck yeah. got to keep all that body together. Like mustie1 and his vw got to save that patina. If you want a nice one go out and buy one like you said. Dont fret too much about the uglyness just get it structually sound and safe. Itll attract way more attention that a nice one thats for sure and you dont have to worry about getting it dirty.
     
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  15. Dec 13, 2018
    Hellion

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    What's the cab look like?

    Needz moar fotos!
     
  16. Dec 14, 2018
    jeepstar

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    im thinking raptor liner for the frame. anybody have any other suggestions?

    of course, prep and all that will be done first, and done right...
     
  17. Dec 14, 2018
    jeepermc

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    Isn't it great to be able to just remove the bed and work on trans and t-case? That's how I replaced the flywheel in mine. Pulled the bed off in an hour and had all the room in the world to work on the drivetrain.
     
  18. Dec 14, 2018
    gunner

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    Thanks for the pictures. The FC's outboarded spring set up is pretty similar to the postal DJ set up, including the springs being mounted SOA. The studs may be unsupported on their ends but if it's like the DJ, the studs go all the way through the frame so they are actually supported in two places- the bracket and the frame. That stud on the DJ, is, as I recall, 7/8" thick and no doubt is forged steel. I'd bet the FC set up is plenty strong and you'll bend axle housings long before the spring and shackle mounts break.
     
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  19. Dec 14, 2018
    sterlclan

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    Raptor will work well on the frame. Prep is key. Carry on.
     
  20. Dec 14, 2018
    jeepstar

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    Why is the shackle reversed on this? Normally the leaf springs just hang down this one it's actually up top
     

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