1963 Willys FC150
This is a rare cab-over style Forward Control Jeep with a 2.3 liter F-head 4-cylinder engine, 3-speed T-90 manual transmission, and two-speed T-18 transfer case. I have a clear Texas title in my name. These unusual trucks draw a lot of attention.
The engine and transfer case have seen no use since being rebuilt and they are out of the vehicle, along with the gearbox. Radiator is rebuilt. This truck was sold new in the Phoenix, AZ area and remained there with the original owner's family until I brought it to central Texas about five years ago, so body corrosion is minimal. Brakes are rebuilt with no miles on them. All window glass is good. Comes with new hoses, wiring harness, clutch, pressure plate, brakes, a spare set of doors, rear window glass, bare cylinder head, spare disassembled 3-speed gear box, vacuum brake servo, plus various extra pieces of trim and small mechanical items.
My plans for restoring it got interrupted shortly after starting the process and realize it will be years before I can get back to it. This is a relatively simple vehicle to restore. Photos in this ad do not show that rear fenders are removed (stored in bed of truck) and that I had begun to remove body filler and paint in preparation for removing the typical FC dents (caused by broken door-check straps allowing the doors to swing too far open).
You can research this type of vehicle via several websites but the best place to start is probably: http://www.thefcconnection.com/ A new Jeep concept vehicle based on the FC truck was recently displayed at the Moab (Utah) Easter Jeep Safari: http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/driven/1203_2012_moab_easter_jeep_safari_concept_vehicles/photo_03.html
Most of these trucks were sold in the snow belt or to government or road construction companies, so most of the survivors are severely rusted or simply were badly abused. Keep this in mind if you are thinking about bidding on one of these on eBay.
Vehicle is located near Austin, Texas.
For sale separately:
* Dana T-18 transfer case with "rock crawler" low range. Low range ratio is 4.86:1 instead of the stock 2.46:1. Zero miles since rebuilt and modified professionally by O'Briens 4 Wheels West in California, using a JP RockEater gear set kit at a cost of over $1900. Will sell for $800 or best offer.
More pictures available upon request.