Jeep Forward Control
Aside from Forward Control Jeeps being built for
civilian use there were also four models manufactured for the military.
M676 - Basically a civilian FC with minor modifications
M677 - A four door crew cab with a canopy over the bed
M678 - An FC with a van body
M679 - An M678 refitted as an ambulance
Willys built an estimated 600 military FCs
in four different body styles, including a crewcab pickup (M-677), the
window van (M-678) and a windowless ambulance (M-679) for the U.S. Navy
and Marine Corps.
About 50 of the M-67x series FCs are known to exist
today, according to
a pair of
military FC registries, the bulk of them M-677 crewcabs. David Berg
seems to be the online authority for these Jeeps, with a
website dedicated to what makes them unique and to his own M-678
project, but a variety of
sites have information about the M-67x series as well.
Numerous other versions of FC models most of which
were not available in the domestic market, were manufactured in many other
nations under collaboration agreements with successive owners of Jeep:
Willys Overland, Kaiser Jeep, and American Motors (AMC).
The Jeep Forward Control Page
This site is dedicated to all who own and love Forward Control
trucks built by Willys-Motors and Kaiser Jeep® from 1956 to 1965.
Site has information about the forward control Jeeps, bulletin
board, owners' registry, and links to related sites.
Forward Control Fire Engines
The Jeep Forward Control, the 4x4 cab-over-engine truck built by
Kaiser-Willys from 1957-65, was a natural platform for conversion to
a small fire engine, and a number of companies took advantage of the
opportunity. Take a look at an archive of information, Photos and
more about the Forward Control playing the role of a Fire Engine.
History of the Forward Control - Read More
The Forward Control story begins in early 1953 when Kaiser
Industries purchased 100% of the foundering Willys-Overland
Corporation and dropped their passenger car line. Kaiser focused on
Jeep production and renamed the company Willys Motors. The new
company started showing a profit as a result of restructuring and as
sales of Jeeps and commercial Jeep products increased. Lucky for
Kaiser that none of the "big three" had a piece of the light weight
4x4 utility market.
Fred Williams' Kaiser Jeep FC-170
Fred Williams is from Denver, Colorado and is the very proud owner
of this 1964 Kaiser Jeep FC-170. The FC is short for "Forward
Control." Fred has this to say about this rare bird Jeep...
David Christie's 1958 Willys FC-150
Check out this Fully restored FC-150 on Off-road.com
Forward Control Toys
This page is here to appeal to those of you who might find the cost
of a real Forward Control just a little prohibitive. Perhaps
collecting toys and models of FCs is a little more agreeable to your