1964 JEEP WILLYS MILITARY FC-170 M-677 FORWARD CONTROL: VERY RARE! RUNS GREAT!
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1964 JEEP WILLYS MILITARY FC-170 M-677 FORWARD CONTROL: VERY RARE! RUNS GREAT! for sale
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1964 JEEP WILLYS FORWARD CONTROL FC-170 M-677 CREW CAB 4X4 MARINE ISSUE.
This is an extremely rare version of the jeep fc-170. The m-677 was a crew cab and was a military issue only. Production number estimates are between 300-700 but to my knowledge nobody knows the actual number. Very few survive today. This is a really cool little jeep and gets tons of attention. I couldn't get it home without having to talk to people everywhere I stopped. I've been to many carshows and never seen one. I've never seen one driving or anywhere in person until I bought it. This truck is mostly original and has only had a couple owners. The gentleman I bought it from had owned it since at least 1979. maybe earlier. I have registrations going back that far in his name. I believe he purchased it from a military or government auction. Original marine nomenclature tag is on the dash. It is hard to see all the numbers in the pics. but they are clearly visible in person and nothing is worn off. Here are all the details on the jeep/willys. Included is a picture link with MANY MORE PICTURES. Also some pics of other m677's. Thanks.
The FC has a ford 289 V-8 with three speed manual transmission. It also has a factory style auxillary overdrive. This is a major bonus for highway driving and similar to newer overdrive transmissions. without all the expensive electronic BS. The original cerlist diesel motor is long gone. Many m-677 jeeps you'll see profiled online no longer have their diesel engines. which leads me to believe they were unreliable. or underpowered. or both. I'm sure they were hard to get parts for also. The 289 in this runs great. It doesn't smoke. doesn't leak. and has 50lbs of oil pressure even when warm. The transmission works as it should. Clutch doesn't slip. No throwout bearing noise. The three speed is really smooth actually. These are a much more "driveable" transmission than a truck type 4-speed with granny low. Transfer case works as it should. 4x4 works. I've never had it out on the highway to test the overdrive. but there is really not much that can go wrong with them so it probably works. Brakes don't work but most likely just need bled to get them working. probably need checked out also. Engine runs cool. No oil in water. or water in oil. It does have a lifter ticking. This is common for vehicles that sit for many years. It most likely could come out of it. especially if you run a little transmission fluid or engine flush in the oil. I've done it many times and it does work. It is definitely not a knock or bearing of any sort. and I know the difference. Wheels are 16" and most likely the originals. They are not split rims. Tires have lots of tread on them but are old and are weather checked. Original fuel tank was gone when I bought it. It was taken out and misplaced at some point or bad. Tank support and straps are included. and it's running off a boat tank now until a new tank is installed. The drivers side front leaf spring is worn out. It does not look broken. but has no arch like the passenger side. Just worn out over time. This explains why the cab sits crooked in the pics. Frame is NOT bent. and bodymounts are not rusted themselves. or where the floor sits on them. Cab mount bushings do need replaced. but the spring is the primary cause of the tilt.
VIDEO OF ENGINE RUNNING
For an unrestored 1964 jeep. the body is nice. It has very little rust. no heavy bondo. and is very straight. The box is basically perfect. No rust or dents. Very minor rust in the tailgate that can be patched easily. It is probably hard to see that in the pics because the spot is so small. Cab has rust in the top of the rear rockers. The rust you see in the bottom of the rockers is just pitting. It is very solid and will not need repaired. but the top will. I've checked the body out with a pick to see if anything questionable was rusted through. Cab corners are nice but drivers has very small spot of pinhole rust. It's solid and will just require a small patch. Passenger side is fine. Floors are almost rust free. but has pitting also. They are solid though besides a small spot in front of the drivers front seat. This is a 1x1" spot that will be an easy patch. The rest of the floors will be fine but should be por-15'd. Door panel cover (inside front passenger door) and battery cover are included. The back of the cab has rust about halfway between the rear window and the box. Previous owner had carpet on the cab that trapped water in this peticular area. It's not too bad and an easy patch for a bodyman. but it's there. That's the only rust-through I can find on the jeep and I've been over it very well. Many undercarriage pics are in the photobucket link which shows the underside of box and cab. Overall. this body will be fairly easy to prep for paint and will not need any major rust repair. There is no heavy filler or anything even close to that. Drivers door was brushed and fixed but wasn't hit hard and closes fine. Windshield has a couple chips but is definitely usable. Front door windows are cracked but it's flat glass.
Seats and engine cover have been recovered years ago and are in good shape still actually. Not perfect. but definitely usable. That is the extent of the interior really. Dash area is pretty much original with the exception of some toggle switches. Temp and oil pressure gauges work. Not sure about the others.
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