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Re: My Grandfathers FC-170
Posted by Steve E. on 7/22/2012, 2:38:17, in reply to "My Grandfathers FC-170"
Great find, and great story! You married a keeper. She's got great eyes..... |
I trust that the old FC is beyond restoration, and no one will stone you. (Otherwise we would. LOL.) You at least get to keep part of it. Your not the only one who wishes that they had their grandpa's FC.
: A few years ago I posted a message looking for
: information on my Grandfather`s 1961 FC-170
: which I sold in 1997 to two brothers from
: the Syracuse area. I never heard anything
: and thought the Jeep was gone forever.
: Friday my wife and I were coming home from
: the Syracuse Nationals Car Show and we were
: taking a back road when she said there was a
: Jeep in a garage we just passed. I turned
: around and there it was, My Grandfathers
: Jeep. It was 15 years since I last saw it.
: The curent owner just bought it for parts
: for his 61 FC-170 that he was working on.
: After giving him the history on my former FC
: we dicussed if I could buy what ever he did
: not need and he said yes so I plan on
: cutting the nose off (before your stone me
: to hard for this let me say the old girl has
: seen better days) and I plan on restoring
: the front end it to hang on my wall in my
: garage as a tribute to my Grandfather.
: Initally I was sad to hear he was going to
: part it out but after thinking about it I am
: glad that some major parts (engine ,
: driveline etc.) of my Grandfathers FC will
: once again power another FC and for that I
: am very happy. Thank you. Mark.
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