1960 FC170 and a 68 M715?

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Re: 1960 FC170 and a 68 M715?

Post by 66stepside » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:21 pm

tgreese wrote:
rocklaurence wrote:The FC is a major find!! ...
I agree - very cool!
Thanks! I’m scouring the Internet for a drivetrain to swap in, the engine is toast.


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1966 J3000, 401, T-18, D300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, D300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck, 258, T-15, D20, other mods.
1967 Quadcab Thriftside, 5.3, 4L60-E, NP261XHD
1968 M715, 396, sm465, np205, Chevy 70 rear, 60 front
1971 Jeespter Commando: Stock
1960 FC170 SRW: Stock


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Re: 1960 FC170 and a 68 M715?

Post by rocklaurence » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:09 am

May be a 6.5L Detroit for the M715? It keeps the Military theme and would get slightly better fuel economy.

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Re: 1960 FC170 and a 68 M715?

Post by 66stepside » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:46 am

rocklaurence wrote:May be a 6.5L Detroit for the M715? It keeps the Military theme and would get slightly better fuel economy.
A diesel would be awesome!


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1966 J3000, 401, T-18, D300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, D300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck, 258, T-15, D20, other mods.
1967 Quadcab Thriftside, 5.3, 4L60-E, NP261XHD
1968 M715, 396, sm465, np205, Chevy 70 rear, 60 front
1971 Jeespter Commando: Stock
1960 FC170 SRW: Stock

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1960 FC170 and a 68 M715?

Post by 66stepside » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:30 pm

The grey canvas door panels came out pretty nice.

I mocked them up. I still need to figure out what I’ll do with the door and window handles, though.

I also need to stitch up a cover for the center console, too. That’s next up, soon I hope; along with the same material to recover the seats.

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Edit:

The rain stopped soon enough so the brick could dry out:

Cut off the column ignition switch and auto tranny shifter, fiberglassed the innards, layed down a coat of filler to smooth it out two, or three days ago, then sanded her this afternoon, then applied another thin coat of filler to get the imperfections.

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More sanding to come

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1966 J3000, 401, T-18, D300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, D300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck, 258, T-15, D20, other mods.
1967 Quadcab Thriftside, 5.3, 4L60-E, NP261XHD
1968 M715, 396, sm465, np205, Chevy 70 rear, 60 front
1971 Jeespter Commando: Stock
1960 FC170 SRW: Stock

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Re: 1960 FC170 and a 68 M715?

Post by 66stepside » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:51 pm

I picked up a transmission and t case combo (th400/d20) for the FC170, and a set of 70’s era caps made it into the Jeep as part of the deal. I’ll be running 6 lug axles under the FC, so these caps are a big deal to help keep it looking stocking.



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I unloaded them tonight.

Here’s the source of my axles:

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A 76 Cherokee Chief Widetrack.


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1966 J3000, 401, T-18, D300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, D300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck, 258, T-15, D20, other mods.
1967 Quadcab Thriftside, 5.3, 4L60-E, NP261XHD
1968 M715, 396, sm465, np205, Chevy 70 rear, 60 front
1971 Jeespter Commando: Stock
1960 FC170 SRW: Stock

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Re: 1960 FC170 and a 68 M715?

Post by berettajeep » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:04 am

What is happening to the rest of the Cherokee?
'47 CJ2A My build
'74 Cherokee S 401/auto My build
'94 Cherokee 4.0 5 speed
'06 Liberty Renegade
'46 CJ2A


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Re: 1960 FC170 and a 68 M715?

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Re: 1960 FC170 and a 68 M715?

Post by rocklaurence » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:31 pm

FSJ pop up like shrooms in a cow field

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Re: 1960 FC170 and a 68 M715?

Post by 66stepside » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:37 pm

shortbus4x4 wrote:Here's a couple of online 6s that could fit your FC nicely.
https://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/d/sp ... 66112.html
https://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/d/sp ... 70655.html
I’d love to tackle the inline 6- I do have a spare 258 sitting all tarped up from a 75 J10! Ugh. Decisions, decisions!


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1966 J3000, 401, T-18, D300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, D300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck, 258, T-15, D20, other mods.
1967 Quadcab Thriftside, 5.3, 4L60-E, NP261XHD
1968 M715, 396, sm465, np205, Chevy 70 rear, 60 front
1971 Jeespter Commando: Stock
1960 FC170 SRW: Stock

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1960 FC170 and a 68 M715?

Post by 66stepside » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:40 pm

berettajeep wrote:What is happening to the rest of the Cherokee?
Kinda depends on whether or not Viror wants any of the parts for his Cherokee Widetrack. He’s not on the forums much anymore, but he still haunts the regional jeeps stuck in the backwoods, too.


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1966 J3000, 401, T-18, D300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, D300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck, 258, T-15, D20, other mods.
1967 Quadcab Thriftside, 5.3, 4L60-E, NP261XHD
1968 M715, 396, sm465, np205, Chevy 70 rear, 60 front
1971 Jeespter Commando: Stock
1960 FC170 SRW: Stock

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Re: 1960 FC170 and a 68 M715?

Post by 66stepside » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:44 pm

rocklaurence wrote:FSJ pop up like shrooms in a cow field

Haha, here they do for sure. I do have some competition, though. 4 others usually buy them all to resell parts on eBay.

I buy them to keep my horde running!


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1966 J3000, 401, T-18, D300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, D300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck, 258, T-15, D20, other mods.
1967 Quadcab Thriftside, 5.3, 4L60-E, NP261XHD
1968 M715, 396, sm465, np205, Chevy 70 rear, 60 front
1971 Jeespter Commando: Stock
1960 FC170 SRW: Stock

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