Willys introduced its new 3/4 ton FC-170 on May 27, 1957. At the time, this was the heaviest truck (7000 lbs.) which Willys had produced, and placed them in competition with the 'Big Three.'
The FC-170 had a wheelbase of 103.5 inches and tread width of 63.5 inches. This allowed for a long 9 foot (107.25 inches with tailgate up) pickup box, the first time a pickup box exceeded the wheelbase length of a truck. Willys touted the vehicles strengths. Greatest cargo area (45 cubic feet) in its weight class and greater payload (3,510 pounds) to weight (3,490 pounds) ratio than comparable 4-wheel drive trucks with a G.V.W.R. of 7,000 pounds.
The FC-170 was equipped with the Willys High Torque 'Super Hurricane' L-Head inline 6-cylinder engine. The engine displaced 226.2 cubic inches and produced 105 H.P. at 3600 RPM and 190 lb.ft. of torque at 1400 RPM.
This model forms part of the Electric Shed collection, see www.electric-shed.freeservers.com for more details.
The model is textured using a single 512x512 tga, designed for easy editing, there are six texture variations included.
The model features a canvas cover for the rear cargo area, this can easily be removed to add variety, the rear tailgate can be animated.