SEMA photos: Vintage Jeep trucks show glorious pickup past

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Updated Nov 12, 2015

1.SEMA-Jeep-Pickup-history-13Rumors have heated up that Jeep is set to launch a pickup version of its Wrangler, but the folks at Omix-ADA brought to the 2015 SEMA Show this week a reminder that Jeep, years ago, was already a player in the pickup segment. The 1955 Willys 4×4 pickup truck above and its 226-cubic-inch Super Hurricane six-cylinder engine, features a three-speed manual T-90 transmission, Timken 51540 rear axle and Dana 25 front axle. With a wheelbase of 118 inches, it tips the curb-weight scale at 3,200 pounds.


The Jeep FC-150 cabover at left was produced from 1957 to 1965. This one happens to be from 1959.

The pickup got the same four-cylinder engine as the CJ and a T-90 three-speed manual transmission.

At almost 75 inches, it’s a good bit wider than its CJ sister. Its GVWR is about 5,000 pounds.



3.SEMA-Jeep-Pickup-history-7Meanwhile, at right, this 1978 Jeep J-10 pickup features the optional Levi’s denim interior option.

Yes, that Levi.

This J-10 was pretty tricked out in its day with its optional interior, TH400 automatic transmission, 360-cubic-inch V-8 engine (175 horsepower with 245 ft.-lbs. of torque) and optional brush guard and light bar.

With a wheelbase of nearly 131 inches, it comes with a curb weight of 5,200 pounds.

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