The Jeep Forward Control was a truck produced by Willys and then
Kaiser Jeep from 1956 to 1965.
The Forward Control Jeep (FC) was produced from 1957 through 1965.
FC-170 Dual Rear Wheel has a heavy duty suspension and brakes. The GVW
was increased to 9000 lbs.
Willis produced utility vehicles that remained
almost unchanged since 1947. As the marketplace grew more competitive in
the 1950s, management developed a new range of modern cab and body trucks.
Designer Brooks Stevens used styling cues from full-size cab-over-engine
trucks. Engineering was based on existing CJ-5. Power came from the
Hurricane F-head and L-head 4-cylinder engines.
Forward Control models were primarily marketed as work vehicles for
corporate, municipal, military, as well as civilian use. Regular pickup
box beds were standard, but customers were offered a large number of "Jeep
approved" specialized bodies from outside suppliers. These ranged from
simple flatbeds to complete tow trucks, dump trucks, and fire trucks.
The documentation of a several
year project building a Jeep CJ-7 piece by piece. From
restoration of stock parts like the frame, body, engine and
driveline components to upgraded aftermarket improvements
over stock to custom fabrication and design ideas.
Breeds Jeep Show
- One of our
favorite events of the year is the PA Jeeps
All-Breeds Jeep Show. In it's 11th year, the
show proved to be bigger and better than ever with
hundreds of Jeeps on display in the infield as
well as on display across the obstacle course.
We meet Bree from JP
Magazine and the Quadratec catalog.
All Breeds Jeep Show Coverage - The 10
Annual PA Jeeps Jeep Show in York PA is something for
the Jeep Fan to See. A Jeep Exclusive Show-n-Shine/Trail Readiness Event.
Jeff Daniel's Jeep
- What better way
to cap off a great summer, than with a Jeep show. Jeff Daniel's held their annual all Jeep
show at their facility in Harleysville PA. on Sept. 30th 2006
and other than a few showers now and then it
turned out to be a great show with loads of fun
and great Jeeps everywhere!