Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Austin, Texas
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OT: Anyone ever driven a Jeep Forward Control? ME!
I just got back from a trip to Red River, New Mexico. While I was there, we were driving around town and I saw this Jeep FC-170. I also noticed a CJ-3 and Commando in a shed behind the house. There was an old man out front so I decided to stop and ask about the Jeeps. It turns out that this guy is a Jeep nut like most of us. He has more Jeeps than he can count. Mostly 40-70s models. Anyway, we spend some time talking Jeeps and I offer to bring my Scrambler by for him to look at. A CJ-8 is one the few Jeeps he has never owned. When I take the Scrambler by we talk some more and he asks me as he points to the FC-170 "Have you ever driven one of those?". Well of course I haven't, I have never even seen one in person before this one. So I say "why don't you take me for a ride" and he insists that I drive it. So off we go, me and this old man I have only known for a couple of twenty minute conversations. That old truck really drove well. I couldn't believe how smooth the ride was. I expected a 50s truck to be harsh, but this one wasn't. As we were driving, the old man proceeded to tell me that he had taken this truck wheeling on some of the local trails. He said why have Jeeps, if you aren't going to use them. I have to say that the hour I spent with this guy was one of the best parts of my vacation. So if you ever see some old Jeeps around don't be afraid to go up and ask about them you might find your own "old man".