THE JEEP FC-170

OVERVIEW & SPECS

Introduced in 1957, FC-170 models had a 103 inch (260 cm) wheelbase with a 108 inch (270 cm) bed. This was achieved by the forward-control layout.  


  • Manufacturer: Jeep
  • Production: 1957 - 1965
  • Designer: Brooks Stevens
  • Engines: 226 cu in (3.7L) Super Hurricane Inline 6 
  • Transmission: 3-speed Borg-Warner T-90 manual and 4-speed Borg-Warner T-98 manual
  • Wheelbase: 103 inches
  • Length: 181.5 inches

ADDITIONAL HISTORY

A 1958 concept version of the FC-170 featured a 108 inch (270 cm) wheelbase. This was required to accommodate a new 272 cu inch (4.5 L) V8 engine (based on the Ford Y-block) with a new transfer case. A new 3-speed automatic transmission (based on the Ford Cruise-O-Matic) was only available with the inline-6 due to possible driveshaft angle issues. A T-98 4-speed manual was available with both engines. This model had a gross weight of 7,000 lbs.