Forget the Hellcat, This Jeep FC 150 is the Best Moab Concept
Jeep went and shoved a 707-horsepower Hellcat engine into a Wrangler. We get it, it’s powerful. But what that high-horsepower 4x4 couldn’t achieve was a level of coolness even close to the FC 150 concept Jeep displayed alongside it. The FC 150 concept is a genuine Jeep from 1960. At least, on the outside it is. The original steel body was plopped onto a 2005 Wrangler (TJ) frame, and given a modern 4.0-liter inline-six with a three-speed automatic transmission. Essentially a resto-mod done very, very right. But it wasn’t as simple as copying and pasting body on frame. The TJ chassis had to be chopped to fit the smaller body. Custom fitting of the mounts was also necessary. At the end of the day, though, even after a few minor modifications, everything fell into place. RELATED: See More of the Quirky 1960 Jeep FC 150 Concept
The exterior still wears some original patina on the rear, which was done on purpose, of course. 33-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 tires ensure crawling capabilities like its more modern siblings, and Dana 44 axle underpins sit in the front, while Dana 60’s grace the back.
Inside, things have been kept very much in original condition. Only a few modifications like vinyl seat covers, a custom ‘duck-hunter’ themed headliner, and Mopar all-weather floor mats are noticeable. Otherwise, the original glaring orange paint job, steering wheel, and door handles still shine.
So far, it’s our favorite of the Jeep Moab concepts. Who said you need to have a Hellcat to have fun?
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