I have a Uncle on my side of the family, who told me about a week or two ago, he would do the restore for him, at no cost & all I would have to do is buy the parts if needed. He said he would buy the paint himself, with doing the restore.
So, all I'm wanting to do, is surprise my husband & not only bring a smile to his face, but getting him out in the world.
Speaking of Jeeps, I know he said they made a Jeep Crew Cab, that's pretty much the same as the Willys FC.
He's a big car enthusiast & loves the old crew cabs!
Yes, please do let me know if you come across, in what I'm trying to find & get for him.
: I have read your E-mail 1/2 dozen times. I
: will certainly keep an eye out in my area
: for an FC.
: However I have restored several cars over
: the years (not Jeeps) and I find the cost to
: do an FC crazy expensive.
: There are used body parts out there but in
: my mind the prices are crazy. And they all
: have major rust unless form Cali or Az.
: Moreover they are getting harder, and harder
: to find.
: Additionally its a pretty complex rig (At
: least for me) to work on because many things
: just don't make sense.
: Also there are not a lot of different Jeeps
: that exchange parts with them. I got mine
: because it was reasonable, close to my home
: and I was plain unaware of the cost of parts
: and the engineering mess the thing is.
: I strongly suggest that your husband
: research the FC some before jumping in. I
: will however keep an eye out. I will say you
: can get a new Jeep 80-90's cheaper to start
: off and still have a big project. A cheap FC
: going in his a deal, or a nightmare.
: Many folks may not agree with me, and this
: is only my experience $1000.00 in and have
: yet to finish rebuild of the front and rear
: axles. That's just parts.
: Tell your husband we all appreciate is
: service! and your support.
: --Previous Message--
: Hello readers! We live in Georgia & I'm
: the search for a FC, for my husband....Crew
: Cab strongly preferred, so we can take our
: two little boys with us to surrounding car
: My husband, is a Afghanistan Disabled Vet.
: & having a FC, would be therapeutic for
: him. He's a huge Willys fan & I would
: love to find one for him, to help him get
: out in the world & not staying cooped up
: in the house. He has given so much &
: always does without, to be sure his family
: has what they need, because his pay is so
: I know if we get him one, it would probably
: need restored & I guess we would
: refinance the house, to make this a dream
: come true for him. I would hate to go that
: route, but willing to do what it takes, as
: he's always done whatever it takes, for our
: So, if you know of one for sale, please
: point us in the right direction, so I can
: surprise him with it!
: Semper Fi,
: Christina & James