My Willys Jeep FC150 was manufactured in Ohio in late 1959. It was purchased by Mr. Albers in 1965 and put to use as a farm truck. Bill used it to spray weed control on his farm land up in Fort Benton, Montana. It was very well maintained and tucked away in the barn for the past 10 years or so.
Bill's son Jim placed an Online ad in November of 2010. I happened to find it using a "Google Alert". After a few emails and phone calls with Jim, I decided this was the right truck for me.
The FC (forward control) shipped out in early February 2011 and arrived here safely after a long 2,000 mile journey. Thanks to Bill's Auto Transport driver, Steve.
To Mr. Albers, and son Jim for allowing me to adopt family's beloved FC pick-up.
To my father, for his help, knowledge and wisdom as we try to figure out the inner workings of this rare and quirky Jeep.
To my wife and kids, for putting up with my new obsession.
To Google Sites, great technology helping to record this precious piece of American history.
To the FC community at The Forward Forum for all the tips, advice and knowledge sharing.