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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-04-2003, 09:03 AM
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OT/ wanted info on Jeep M677, M678, 679 FC trucks

For myself, I have decieded that the coolest Jeeps on the planet are the M67x trucks from the early to mid '60s. For wheeling with a family of 4 with equipment I think the m677, m678 or m679 are the ticket. Now I am just starting to educate myself on these trucks. I have found one Forward Control page for the jeep trucks

If any of you know any good web resources please post them up.... My searches have only found a hand full of photos of these military trucks.

I thought this would be a good place because this crowd knows jeeps and apeartly spends plenty of time on the web.

For those who are not familar with these jeep trucks here is a clicky


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Re: OT/ wanted info on Jeep M677, M678, 679 FC tr

Watch the John Wayne movie "Hitari!". They use a pair of CJ-6s and an FC in the movie. Great scenes of chasing different animals across the Serengeti with the CJs then loading them in boxes on the back of the FC.
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Re: OT/ wanted info on Jeep M677, M678, 679 FC tr

Thanks for the movie link...


I have not had many responces for FC trucks web links. I have found a few more web links and such they seam to be pretty scarce.

Still no luck


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Re: OT/ wanted info on Jeep M677, M678, 679 FC trucks

When you get ready to buy one there are several up around Show Low Arz. Just sitting out behind barns and shops waiting for a new home!!!!
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Re: OT/ wanted info on Jeep M677, M678, 679 FC trucks

Thanks however, I have hit another problem....

Stupid Garage Door = 84 in tall
FC Trucks = 87-95 inches tall...

This is without lift, overhead lights, or roof racks...

I still think they are cool and hope to own one...someday.

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Re: OT/ wanted info on Jeep M677, M678, 679 FC trucks

Watch out lifting FC's! The 150's came stock with a cast iron counterweight over the rear axle to keep it from pitching over onto it's face every time you hit the brakes. If you want to find one to lift, look for the 170.

Keep looking for FC sites. There's actually a lot of resources on the web. I can't find my old favorites disk, or I'd help out.
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Re: OT/ wanted info on Jeep M677, M678, 679 FC trucks

If it gets lifted it will be in the 0-3 inch range...

But, thanks for the heads up. These web resources are starting to show up.

Actually, I am looking for a M-677 or M-678. This is a miltary FC-170.

My first choice would be the M677 It has a 6ft box and 4 doors....Like an explorer sport trac... only 40 years ago. The national M67x registry has about 15 names on it.

Thanks to brendan... I have corrected the FC150 listed below

M676 - Military FC-170
M677 - Miltary FC-170 Crew Cab
M678 - Military FC-170 Chasis with Van body
M679 - FC-170 Van body without rear side doors.. AKA Ambulance

Here are some Pixs from the FC web site.










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Re: OT/ wanted info on Jeep M677, M678, 679 FC trucks

I never knew that they made those! I can see why you're after one.

The military never used a 170? I would have thought that to be a more useful size.

After looking at the drawings again, are you sure that is a fc 150 chassis? Looks kind of long.
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Re: OT/ wanted info on Jeep M677, M678, 679 FC trucks

Ohhh Good Call. I have one site says FC150 and another says wheelbase of 103 inches. That is the FC170 length.

There are some photos that show they really did make them. So far I have been able to locate a few more web resources and such. I have been unable to locate any that are for sale in the USA.


ebay motors, clasic car trader, truck trader ect.. NOT one.


Plus I still have the whole garage door thing.

I know that atleast some were built....


This one is listed as belonging to Fred Williams.
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