That's my point, it is only one way. The Forward Control is it's name, FC is it's designation. CJ is the designation for the civilian....(drum roll please)... JEEP. If the Forward control isn't it's official name then add that to the history re-write, they got it wrong again........
Yes, your correct. In 72 they dropped the name for their pickup, since all the other manf. were doing their models as model numbers, ie: D100,D200, W100, / F150,F250,F350, / K1500,K2500... etc. based on the payload, they went there as well. Speculation on my part.
"Universal Jeep" was used for a while but universal was also dropped, leaving... wait for it.......... JEEP.
Have a good evening.
ps. These "pointless threads" really seem to draw your attention and consume your time.
Foward Control is the description of the design/series, not the name.
As in, the Foward Control Jeep FC-170
Check the ads in your own links and look at the bloded at the bottom, unless you "4-Wheel Drive" is part of the name as well. In the actual ads, it is the Foward Control Jeep FC-150/170.
Heck, the first ad in the link says "Forward Control Design
But if you want to call the FC the "Foward Control", than the CJ is the "Universal". As I've seen Jeep Universal, and Universal Jeep in ads.
(Great link of old scanned documents about the plant move of the Universal body to Toledo). http://www.cj3a.info/cj3a/body/change.html
If you believe the name Universal was dropped, or picked up and dropped, than that leads to a problem based on how you setting up your critieria.
Either any CJ that is named a Universal isn't a real Jeep (because it is named a Universal), or any CJ that not a Universal (if they used the name off the bat and later dropped it) is not a real Jeep because only Universal's are real Jeeps.
Or maybe Universal isn't a name...just a description....just like FC.
My only goal is to introduce some history to those new to Jeeps or that have been duped by Chrysler, or for those just too young to remember (or care); and to debunk some myths. When the waters get muddied as time flows by, the past always seems to suffer. Just look to Wash.DC for the greatest example of ignoring documented history.
You keep saying this....as if somehow the Jeep "brand" (and naming vehicles) started with Chrysler...instead of it starting with Willy's.
The waters are not muddied with time. The waters are muddied because the history is muddy. Is "Jeep" a brand or a vehicle or something more (an idea)?
Maybe a "real" Jeep are only military
Jeeps? Or maybe only ACM's (Not AMC's... ACM's were making CJ bodies before Willy's)