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Unread 08-07-2002, 12:00 PM   #1
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Jeep Pickup History/Info

For those who know little about the history of Jeep Pickups (myself included) I've done some research about it and will post it here for everyone's enjoyment. PLEASE add anything relevant that I may have missed or misstated. (Some of this info was borrowed from an old UK JeepClub site that is no longer available - except for in Google's cache).

1947 Jeep Pickup Truck
This was the first pickup truck to carry the Jeep name and would continue production in one form or another until the Gladiator pickups replaced them in the early '60s. The new pickups were the first Jeep trucks available with four-wheel-drive (the Willys Wagon did not add 4WD until 1949) and were styled much like the Wagon with the trademark Jeep vertical slotted grille and an upright cab giving it a very modern pickup truck look.

1957 - 1965 FC-150 & FC-170 'Forward Control'
These vehicles featured some of the most unique styling ever to find itself into a Jeep vehicle. Billed in advertisements as, "high powered performance at lowest operating cost", these new trucks featured the high-torque "Super Hurricane" engine, "up-front" styling and a rear body that included a pickup bed, stake bed and assorted specialty bodies. They were offered in two wheelbase lengths and were produced from 1957 until 1965.

1963 Jeep Gladiator
In addition to the Wagoneer, the all-new Jeep Gladiator pickup was introduced in 1963 and was built on the same platform, had the same front-end styling and shared the same powertrain as the Wagoneer. The new Gladiators were available in an extensive range of models with three different bed options and in both two- and four-wheel-drive versions.

1967 - 1973 Jeep Commando
The first compact 4WD vehicle with automatic transmission and an optional V- 6 engine. There were five different variations of the Commando built on its 101-inch wheelbase including a convertible, pickup, wagon and roadster version. It was first produced for the 1967 model year and ended production in 1973.

1977 Jeep Honcho
The truck line of Jeep included a new sporty pickup named Honcho. It was released with the advertising line "Jeep Honcho -- Mucho Macho." The Honcho had the same wide-track axles as the Cherokee Chief and a special gold side-panel with an outlined "Honcho". An optional package included the Levi's interior.

1985 - 1992 Jeep Comanche
In the tradition of the Gladiator and the Honcho pickups, the Comanche was a sporty pickup with Jeep's legendary four wheel drive. It was available as Comanche Sport Truck with a short bed and the longer bed was Comanche Chief. Production of Comanche ended in 1992, and was also the end to the Jeep pickup line that began in 1947

Additional Info (including some pictures) can be found at WebeJeepin.com

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Here's a pic of the CJ-10 (thanks NaeKid - posted in the General Forum in this thread with info on all the Jeep models).

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So what happened between the Gladiator and the Honcho?
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13 year old thread revival!

May be a record.
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So what happened between the Gladiator and the Honcho?
There were a LOT of different models and packages...

Here's the Jeep Pickup history in a nutshell (but it's a big nut...)

http://www.allpar.com/trucks/jeep/gladiator.html
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13 year old thread revival!

May be a record.
Wow that had to be buried deep.
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There were a LOT of different models and packages...
Exactly, that was my point.

If only I had noticed that the OP posted this in 2002.
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Exactly, that was my point.

If only I had noticed that the OP posted this in 2002.
Me too...
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