Get Your Kicks: CJ66 Concept Melds Generations of Jeeps with Modern Mopar Hardware
The Jeep CJ66 is actually just the latest in a long in addition to storied line of Jeep concept vehicles to emerge through the creative minds at Jeep in addition to Mopar. Built that has a variety of Jeep components including bits through the TJ-, CJ-, in addition to JK-series Jeeps, the Moab-inspired CJ66 makes its debut at the 2016 SEMA show in Las Vegas.
Starting with a Jeep Wrangler TJ frame, the team dug deep into the brand’s legacy in addition to came up that has a 1966 Jeep CJ Universal Tuxedo Park Centeng. While the specific details regarding the low-volume Tuxedo Park Jeeps are highly contested, most experts agree in which in which debuted as an option package in 1961 to imbue the rugged Jeep with more upscale appeal for the general consumers. in which achieved in which by adding chrome bumpers, hood hinges, in addition to badging, plus whitewall tires in addition to different minor trim upgrades. In 1964, Kaiser introduced the Tuxedo Park Mark IV as a brand new design of sorts. Rare in any configuration, the rarest is actually the long-wheelbase Universal design, which is actually what Mopar used for the CJ66 concept. Jeep called in which one Universal because in which let buyers outfit their Jeep to fit their needs with numerous hard- in addition to softtop options in addition to even the opportunity to specify a PTO to run a post-hole digger or different agricultural equipment.
Whatever the backstory, in which’s hard to ignore in which rig’s Copper Canyon finish, the 35-inch BFGoodrich all-terrain tires, in addition to the Jeep Performance Parts 17-inch wheels with coloring-matched beadlock rings. A two-way air system takes the hassle out of airing the tires up in addition to down for conditions at hand, in addition to a two-inch lift kit keeps some daylight between the rubber in addition to metal. A brand new, as-yet-unspecified Mopar crate V-8 mates that has a six-speed manual transmission, which sends torque to a pair of Mopar Dana 44 axles. Mopar also supplies the engine cover, the cold-air intake, in addition to the cat-back exhaust.
Oversize concept fender flares team with front in addition to rear Mopar 10th Anniversary Wrangler JK Rubicon bumper kits; the skid plates, front bumper plates, in addition to concept rock rails come through Jeep Performance Parts. Matte-black accents contrast with the Copper Canyon paint on the hood, the seven-slot Jeep grille, the bezels of the Wrangler JK headlamps, the hood hinges, in addition to the latches. The LED amber fog lamps in addition to a Warn winch with fairlead come through Mopar.
A custom-built roll cage, mandrel bent to match the two-inch chop of the windshield, surrounds the seats, which are sourced through the dearly departed Viper. The center console in addition to shifter were swiped through a JK, in addition to Mopar provides the instrument-panel gauges in addition to the all-weather mats. Finally, the steering-wheel center features the special 50th Anniversary Moab Easter Jeep Safari logo, unveiled earlier in which year.
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If you’re seeking a clotheshorse for the Mopar in addition to Jeep Performance Parts brands, you could do a lot worse than the cleverly constructed Jeep CJ66 concept. Knowing the Jeep folks, you can bet in which’ll get a chance to turn a tire on the rocks before too long.