5k: 1961 Jeep FC 150; The Jolly Roger’s Dump Truck
The Jeep FC 150 is a truck produced 1956 to 1965, first by Willys (and later Kaiser Jeep). The FC stands for Forward Control and is a reference to the cab forward design; the FC was available as a pickup, dump truck, flatbed and firetruck. This 1961 Jeep FC 150 dump truck is for sale in Omaha, NE for the dirt cheap price of $3000 via craigslist (Big thanks to tip from DT regular Andrew L).
The standard FC came from the Willys factory as a pickup, but a number of approved vendors could build various bodies on the truck and we think the dump truck is second in coolness only to the firetruck version. This particular car is decorated with the Jolly Roger in this photo, so we can only assume the seller has a fantastic sense of humor or is an actual real living pirate.
This FC is equipped with a 2.2 liter Hurricane flat-head inline 4 cylinder engine – which was an updated version of Willys earlier and better named “Go Devil” inline 4. The Hurricane produces a gusty day level of power and torque, 75 each to be exact, but it produces it peak torque at a heavy duty low 2000 rpm.
We aren’t quite sure what we would do with a vintage dump truck, other than to show all of our friends, relatives, and uninterested wives/pets how awesome it is to own a dump truck. Bottom line: if you need a sweet hauler and aren’t worried about fixing stuff that breaks on a regular basis a Jeep FC 150 like this one is an excellent option.
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This is even better looking than the Nissan Patrol recently featured. Is it as small as it looks? And, will it fit inside a standard sized garage? Would LOVE to commute to downtown Chicago in this chunk of steel.
In truck heaven, all trucks will look like this (or a Nissan Patrol, Scout 800, 80's Toyota 4Runner/22re, Dodge Powerwagon…)
~ i recall the Jeep display in the Varied Industries Building at the state fair each year. my brother and i grabbed copies of each piece of promotional literature and combed through the specs, trying to remember if there'd been any changes from the previous year. i think the Hurricane 6 F-head was optional, although capacity was rated at i/4 ton with either.
For those DT readers out there who like this little baby blue FC but don't have room in their garage, we've got the perfect solution…paper!
Wheelbase is 81.7", might fit in the back of a pickup. Overall is 147", a couple feet shorter than a new civic. Gear ratio is 5.something, doubt you'd want to use it on the freeway. Perfect for going to the dump, or as a wheelbarrow. Might be handy in snowstorms too, but is that sacrilege to expose it to salt? Also, that short wheelbase and sitting over the front wheels means it'd probably spin around easy. It's like a side by side atv that's street legal. If I had the time and trailer to go to Omaha right now.
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