Modernized Jeep FC 150 Unveiled At Moab EJS 2016 Day 3: Exclusive photos, video, opinions #EJS2016Posted in Moab Experience: 2016 on March 24, 2016
The Jeep FC 150 was one of seven concept vehicles that Jeep and Mopar unveiled here in Moab, Utah, at the 2016 Easter Jeep Safari, and we were there with cameras blazing! The FC 150 body is sitting on a 2005 Wrangler chassis that has a Dana 44 front axle and a Dana 60 rear axle among other mods.
Here you can see exclusive photos, a video, and our thoughts on the FC 150. Make sure to check out all the exclusive content on the other Jeep concept vehicles here at fourwheeler.com!
Sean Holman, content director, Four Wheeler Network: One of Jeep’s most wacky vehicles, thoroughly modernized with a TJ chassis. It offers bulldog good looks, covered in an earned patina, and packed with kitschy details like a burrito on the manifold and a duck-scene headliner straight from my grandma’s old chair. As a bonus it offers the most unnatural driving position you will ever experience off road.
Fred Williams, editor, 4-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine: I’m a FC nut and this is about the most perfect FC resto-mod I’ve ever seen. It’s rough around the edges enough that I wouldn’t feel bad driving it, the Jeep TJ drivetrain is packaged well and perfect for the wheelbase and driving experience in this Jeep, and it looks cool. A Jeep like this is pure candy. I didn’t think it was showing any future Jeep hints, but it may be telling us the same thing that the Comanche is. Much like the old FC’s, a future Jeep truck might have a sculpted Jeep cab, but boxy utility-style bed. And I approve that message. I also plan on stealing this one because it fixes all the problems the old FC’s had, and I like orange.
Christian Hazel, editor, Four Wheeler Magazine: Done deal, man. Its orange (my favorite color), it has a lifetime of earned battle scars (my favorite kind of bodywork), it has a trouble-free modern undercarriage (the 4.0L engine is one of my all-time favorite powerplants), and it retains the vibe and character of 52 years on this planet. The color pops, the body is unusual, the wheels and tires are just right, but honestly it’s the accent “Easter eggs” that push this farm Jeep-inspired concept over the top. A pack of unfiltered Camel cigarettes, parking violations, period-correct CB, and the single spot on the front bumper just like my own 1952 M-170 project. Nailed it!
Ken Brubaker, senior editor, Four Wheeler Magazine: I give big kudos to Jeep for building this rig and bringing it to Moab. Personally, I’m a sucker for unusual 4x4 rigs and the FC defines unusual. I love that it has a modern drivetrain but retains the patina of an old truck. Way cool.
Harry Wagner, contributor, Four Wheeler Network: I don’t even know where to begin with the FC, it had so many cool touches. The hay bale ice chest, the duck pattern headliner, the vintage CB. Steel wheels and tall skinny tires were found on more than just the FC this year. I think that I see a theme emerging.