FC-150

4 x 4 Australia - - Driven -

NOTH­ING takes us back to a sim­pler time than old iron. Rather than mod­el­ling the FC-150 af­ter the orig­i­nal, the Jeep un­der­ground crew sourced a vin­tage 1960 For­ward Con­trol body and plopped it on a Wran­gler TJ chas­sis. It fea­tures an as­sort­ment of dings, dents and scratches from a by­gone era, but finds mod­ern util­ity in a pair of Dy­na­trac axles (front 44; rear 60), Bf­goodrich Mudter­rain tyres and 17-inch steel wheels. An in­line 4.0-litre six-cylin­der keeps the old girl’s progress slow and steady, and the orig­i­nal in­te­rior sports a vinyl bench seat, man­i­fold bur­ri­tos, a clunky glove­box and a pack of Camel smokes.

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