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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.
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.