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Re: My Grandfathers FC-170
Posted by Mitch on 7/26/2012, 0:18:26, in reply to "Re: My Grandfathers FC-170"
I do have my Grandfather's FC! And it will drive again someday! Cool story Mark. I just wish I knew what happened to my dad's first CJ-5 now... |
: I can think of no better tribute to your
: grandfather! I also come across these crazy
: ideas from time to time. Right now I have
: the last version from the front bumper of my
: Tour Jeep that's going to hang in my
: showroom shed with a cab face included.
: (Once it's finished ) Why not have a good
: memory to highlight a great time in your
: past? Next step is to recreate the FC that
: your grandfather had and pass on the
: memories to your grandchildren!!!
: --Previous Message--
: A few years ago I posted a message looking
: 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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