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Old 01-11-2019, 06:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1959 Willys Jeep FC-F350

i had my fc for 5 years it was sitting in field for 15 years before i got it






when i was building it I half ass built frame(stretch 3 feet ), bed and cab mounts,D44 front and 12 bolt rear
4.2 AMC with th 400and d300 set in
look cool with 38's boggers but everything was mocked up in rush
and would take forever to finish everything




now im rebuilding it so i can actually use it as a work truck and i want to build flatbed for it as well, itll be like 12' bed

i got 2001 ford F350 5.4 V8 and i stripped the cab and bed off already
powerwashed frame from rust

front brakes were locked up and had bad fuel pump
so it was fun getting it onto trailer with come along

i ordered front calipers,rotors and lines to start with
ill clean the chassis first and than il start on the cab
FC cab has lot of rust but i have title for it which is gold in my eyes

my buddy kept the cab to swap for his rotted out cab
work for me i didnt have to strip the cab



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Old 01-11-2019, 01:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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F'n cool
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Be great to see how this turns out. Hopefully a lot lower too!
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F'n cool
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Be great to see how this turns out. Hopefully a lot lower too!
i hope it will be much lower too, i realized it will never be HC wheeling rig
and i get more use out of work truck
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got the frame in the shop saturday





pulled front brakes off and replaced the front rotors,calipers and hoses, old were seized up solid

the rear brakes apart and will clean up dragging parking brake and put it back together, it should be easier to roll in and out of the shop









got the FC cab off old frame and got it ready to put it in the shop and on the lift








leaving to Jamaica in 2 days for honeymoon/1 year anniversary
more work when i get back
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in the shop

truck is too long
have to pull rear bumper off
roll the chassis back to center wheels on opening and still be able to close door







mock up to see how much ill have to cut out
really dont want to move the engine back and make new driveshafts



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Cool!

Wouldn't it be easier to move the front axle forward a little? then you only have to dick with one drive shaft and move the steering box forward.
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I had three FC-170s and a 47 flat fender all at once back in my younger days, my folks moved and sent everything to auction while I was gone ....


Be cool to have them back .
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Cool!

Wouldn't it be easier to move the front axle forward a little? then you only have to dick with one drive shaft and move the steering box forward.
might be
ill have to do something with steering box anyways

similar to this set up




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Be cool to have them back .
oh man thats sucks
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This is a bad ass project and I can't wait to see how it comes along.
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What you need is a front swing box similar to what the astrovans have. Then the steering shaft would be pointing strait up.

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^That's a great looking setup right there. There are much better idlers out there though
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What you need is a front swing box similar to what the astrovans have. Then the steering shaft would be pointing strait up.

that looks good
what year astro van ?
also in my application im not sure if ill have enough room to swing pitman arm full lock to driver side


i could space the box out or notch the frame if i have to
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what year astro van ?
Not sure, just happened across one in the JY and grabbed it. It was a 4WD Safari van which I believe were all the same.
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set the cab down as low as it goes
in perfect world id like to get it down another 4"
but it will be fine the way it
and if i get bigger tires itll fill the wheel gap




























next ill be working on tilt cab mechanism and body mounts
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worked on the tilt cab mechanism i used some mower parts for the hinge



awesome bondo action




stuff i had laying around



cut lower lip to slide the angle iron under







Little notching and bending









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hinge ghetto fab


















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STEERING IDEAS

RHD jeep JK box and 90 steering gear

im not sure which way is the pitman arm in stock configuration on the JK rig
the way im seeing this i can change rotation of the box just by mounting pitman arm in front or rear of the box




someone is using RHD jk box mounted to outside of frame with arm mounted in front of the box

i want to mount it on the inside of frame


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I didn't expect this to look so cool with the long chassis. Well......It looks freaking cool!

Keep it up!
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Done well with getting the body lower over it as well. Much better.
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I dig the hinge quite a bit and it looks badass with the chassis. Makes me want to build one now
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