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Jeep Forward Control concept

Postby diamondcutter13 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:35 am

OK, only a concept vehicle released for the Easter Jeep Safari but looks great. Kind of like a Jeep mini-Unimog, it's even got portal axles. This thing would be great with a torque-y diesel like the J8's. It also would be great with a doka or quad cab. Too bad this will likely never see production.

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Engineers built the Mighty FC as a tribute to the Jeep Forward Control that was offered between 1956 and 1965. Using a 2012 Wrangler Rubicon as a platform, the company stretched the wheelbase, stuck the cab ahead of the front axle and threw in a custom drop-side cargo box. Underneath, the Mighty FC uses a set of Mopar eight-lug portal axles, which offer a surprising amount of ground clearance without having to resort to a lift. If you like what you see, the axles are available for a combined price of $23,500. The truck rolls on 40-inch tires, and a King coil-over suspension handles the bumps and bruises of the trail.
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Re: Jeep Forward Control concept

Postby Dabbi » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:38 pm

I'd like 2
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Re: Jeep Forward Control concept

Postby khalampre » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:29 pm

I saw this on http://blog.jalopnik.com/ as well. If you are a car guy check it out. It is not the latest and greatest news, more of a light/funny kind of a car site.
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Re: Jeep Forward Control concept

Postby Kurt » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:12 pm

That is great because it does not look like a concept car at all.
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Re: Jeep Forward Control concept

Postby diamondcutter13 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:17 pm

under the skin this is just a 2012 JK frame and there is alot of JK DNA on it like the windshield etc. Interesting how they slapped some production parts into such a good looking package.

The portal axles are exciting and will be available as a option through MOPAR but at the cost of $23,000+. Ouch.

The best bet this would have of seeing daylight is if someone like AEV picked it up to offer as a conversion kit similar to the Brute. In that case they could offer their fantastic VM diesel conversion at the same time... come on AEV!
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Re: Jeep Forward Control concept

Postby Mikethehack » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:03 pm

diamondcutter13 wrote:OK, only a concept vehicle released for the Easter Jeep Safari but looks great. Kind of like a Jeep mini-Unimog, it's even got portal axles. This thing would be great with a torque-y diesel like the J8's. It also would be great with a doka or quad cab. Too bad this will likely never see production.

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Engineers built the Mighty FC as a tribute to the Jeep Forward Control that was offered between 1956 and 1965. Using a 2012 Wrangler Rubicon as a platform, the company stretched the wheelbase, stuck the cab ahead of the front axle and threw in a custom drop-side cargo box. Underneath, the Mighty FC uses a set of Mopar eight-lug portal axles, which offer a surprising amount of ground clearance without having to resort to a lift. If you like what you see, the axles are available for a combined price of $23,500. The truck rolls on 40-inch tires, and a King coil-over suspension handles the bumps and bruises of the trail.


It would make one hell of a technical.
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Re: Jeep Forward Control concept

Postby Hitoru » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:11 pm

I had never had seen a FC Jeep before I saw this one for sale last month in Lampasas Tx.

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Re: Jeep Forward Control concept

Postby diamondcutter13 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:10 pm

Mikethehack wrote:It would make one hell of a technical.


yes but a DShK makes everything look cooler.
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Re: Jeep Forward Control concept

Postby Hitoru » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:09 am

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