Jeep continues their onslaught of concept vehicles to be featured at the 2016 Easter Jeep Safari with the Jeep FC 150 Concept Vehicle. The sheet-metal was sourced from an original 1960 Jeep FC 150, but the underpinnings of this concept are very unique. Jeep engineers love the old FC truck and have built many concepts based on it. This time, Jeep engineers are going the extra step of using the old sheet-metal from an original.
“Jeep FC 150 Concept Vehicle. A true American workhorse, this 1960 Jeep FC 150 concept vehicle is rich with heritage and built to tackle both challenging rocky trails and the harshness of a western cattle ranch. Originally built from 1956 to 1965, the FC 150 is based on the CJ-5 and offers a clever packaging solution by keeping overall length to a minimum for maneuverability, but maintaining a full-length cargo box for utility.
This heritage Jeep vehicle continues to utilize its original steel body that proudly bears battle scars while components underneath have been revamped. The FC 150’s off-road prowess has been enhanced courtesy of a 2005 Jeep Wrangler chassis modified to accept a Dana 44 front axle, Dana 60 rear axle and 17-inch white steel wheels wrapped in 33-inch BF-Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 tires.
Inside, the FC 150 features vinyl seat covers, a custom headliner wrapped in a vintage duck hunting pattern, CB radio, analog compass and Mopar all-weather mats.
The Jeep FC 150 heritage vehicle is powered by a 4.0-liter PowerTech I-6 and is mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission.” – – Via FCA/Jeep Press Release
It may be unusual and nothing like it will ever see modern-day production (could you imagine DOT crumple-tests with that cab?) but the PowerTech I-6 is something worthy of stroking your chin in deep contemplation – right?
Here’s another FC concept from an older Easter Jeep Safari – the Mighty FC Concept!
And here is the 2016 FC 150 concept.