Re: FC-170 DRW purchase!
Posted by Ronnie on 7/1/2012, 23:12:36, in reply to "FC-170 DRW purchase!"
Bill, I am restoring a 1962 FC170 DRW, it is all original with 14000 miles. It is a two tone green, with light green inside, top and grill. The wheels are also light green. I am replacing everything that is worn or even looks worn. I have completely rebuilt the engine and working on the axles now. There is very little rust but a couple of dents including the left door. The only thing that I have replaced that is not original is the fuel tank. I am looking for a surge tank. I am in West Virginia, and hope to make the round-up when I get it finished. |
: Hi guys,
: I am not new to Willys, but just bought my
: first FC... it is a '59 FC-170 DRW 4-speed.
: I am very happy to have this FC, I have ben
: searching for a DRW truck for a while. The
: last one to come for sale (within reason)
: was 3 miles from my house, but the ad I
: found was 2 years old and the owner had it
: crushed by the time I called him. Bummer.
: My new truck's pic is attached below (if it
: Some interesting discoveries already:
: 1. This is a 4-speed truck and the GVWR on
: the tag (pass seat area) shows 8000 lbs.
: Shouldn't it be 9k?
: 2. The wheels are painted blue like the body
: and appear to be the original paint. I
: thought these were all black or white.
: Most seem to be white.
: 3. My truck is missing the passenger seat,
: so I am in the market for one of those.
: I hope to restore this thing as soon as my
: '65 Tuxedo Park CJ-5A is completed, but I
: will probably start tearing this one down in
: advance since the p.o. removed and
: disassembled the motor already.
: If the pic doesn't work, you can see my
: project pic and updates here:
: Talk soon,
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