Many of you might have seen pictures
of this FC owned by Pete Ulbright in the construction stage on Danny Hartling's
FC page. Well it looks like Pete's really turned this into one
head turner! Pete says that his FC made an appearance
in the readers ride section of the August 2004 edition of Street Trucks
Magazine. I'm sure a full-blown article is in the future for this wild
looking Willys! Great job Pete!
JANUARY 2014 UPDATE:
has won both "People's Choice"
and "Most Artistic" trophies
Cab and bed from 1958 FC170 Jeep
Frame, drive train, axles from 1989 3/4 ton Chevy shortened 4.5 ft. to match the
Jeep's 103" wheel base.
350 cubic inch small block motor and 700R4 automatic transmission. (less than
30,000 miles on motor and transmission)
Used a steering box out of a 1977 Dodge 3/4 ton van in steering fabrication.
Running boards and fenders were fabricated to cover the Chevy frame and 9 inch
wider stance .
Custom fabricated bumpers---rear bumper designed to cover the full sized spare
tire mounted under bed.
(5) Rims are 20" x 10" MB Precise polished aluminum with paint accents to match
Used 2002 Thunderbird Inspiration Yellow paint with red tipped silver ghost
Tires are 275/55 Falken Ziex Stz01. (5)
Shortened 33 gallon gas tank to fit. ( now approx. 29 gallon).
Tail gate chains removed. Welded Cadillac seat belt latches with cable inside
bed. (clean look, No paint damage).
Door handles shaved, Electronic entry. Clean look.
1/8" polished aluminum diamond plate skin on running boards, bumpers, inside
door panels, and cab floor--matches ghost flames and wheels.
Dash board extended across cab, to cover after market AC unit.
Single gauge on dash replaced by a group of new "old looking" gauges.
Hurst Ratchet shifter.
Grant removable steering wheel with locking cap.
Overhead console for Pioneer Radio and storage.
Interior seats and headliner are yellow and black with flames on headliner.
Truck featured in Readers Rides in:
JeepTruck.com - Read the Article by clicking here!
Street Trucks, September 2004, Vol. 6, No. 9.
Sport Truck,October 2004, Vol. 17, No. 10.
Custom Classic Trucks, October 2004, Vol. 11, No. 9.
Price: $20,000 or best offer
Please contact Pete Ulbricht at:
on Pete's truck at Jeeptruck.com
More pictures on