Look out Moab, just revealed the 2019 Easter Jeep Safari Concepts and are heading your way. The Jeep Gladiator pickups are ready to help celebrate the body style returning to the Jeep lineup. The entire lineup of concepts is trucks, not a single Jeep Wrangler JL is in the lineup. There are six Jeep pickup concepts ready to tackle the rugged Utah terrain.
This year is the 53rd Moab Easter Jeep Safari, and each year tops the last with design concepts. Jeep and Mopar put together some amazing creations, but the best one might be the Jeep Five-Quarter. The military version of the civilian Gladiator truck, started as a 1968 M-715. Interestingly enough, Jeep stated that they bought it off Craigslist. Jeep dropped a modified Hellcrate engine in the powertrain, giving the old bones a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 pumped out over 700 horsepower. They combined the engine with a vintage 8-71 supercharger and paired the engine to a 3-speed automatic transmission. The original frame has been modified and reinforced, leaf springs replaced with a heavy duty coil suspension system, and fitted with Dynatrac Pro-rock 60 front and 80 rear axles. To complete the look, the Five-Quarter is rolling on 40-inch tires and 20-inch beadlock wheels.
The Jeep Five-Quarter has a war battle appearance. The sheet metal up front was removed and replaced by fiberglass and carbon fiber. The bodywork has a brushed metal look that is aesthetically beautiful. Jeep fabricated a 6-foot aluminum bed with wood slats on the bed floor. The roof was shortened 3.5 inches and given a removable soft-top. With an essentials only interior, it still has a ton of color and the exposed aluminum coordinates with the exterior. To complete the project, Jeep gave the truck a “Hellcrated” badge.
The Jeep J6 is a two-door, standard cab truck built on a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited chassis, versus the longer Gladiator. They cut out a row of seats and gave it a six foot bed, proving to be a little more useful than the Gladiator’s current five foot bed. The J6 is a reflection of the original J Series Jeep pickups, reminiscent of the 1978 Honcho that came in this brilliant blue. It will hit the Moab trails with the standard 2.6-liter V6 engine, but has a 2-inch lift kit, 37-inch tires and 17-inch beadlock wheels to keep it moving along. Jeep stated that they are considering adding the lighter wheels they are running at EJS as a factory option. The rest of the build including the front stinger bar, steel tubing in the bed and 10 LED lights are still conceptual. Enthusiasts love seeing the 2-door option, and hope to one day see it in production, but for now it’s just a dream.
This one is especially designed with overlanding in mind, the Jeep “Wayout” is meant to go deep into the terrain, which is perfect for Utah. On this build, Jeep added a rooftop tent, big enough for two people. They also added 37-inch tires, 17-inch painted steel wheels on a two-inch lift kit. The Jeep Wayout is prepared for any situation with the 12,000-pound rated Warn winch up front and a snorkel for water fording purposes.
All the camping gears is available for the Gladiators, one of the few things at EJS that is a production unit. The on-board air system and two auxiliary fuel tanks fitted flush with the body will allow the driver to go even further off the grind. Jeep is displaying a bed-drawer system that allows you to put items in lockable dry storage.
Jeep said, the “Flatbill” name is from the popular style of hat Jeepers likes to wear. This truck is basically a Motocross support vehicle, and Jeep loaded the back with a couple of bikes. To emphasize and reinforce the theme, Jeep added some fun touches from the “brah” on the seats, to the door jam sticker saying “Don’t bro me if you don’t know me.” The 40-inch tires, 20-inch off-road wheels, upgraded shocks and Dynatrac Pro-Rock 60 axles should back the peacocking appearance with real performance on the trails.
Jeep JT Scrambler
This special-edition Gladiator, the Jeep JT Scrambler concept has all the retro feels. We love that Jeep used the old Scrambler name, and remember everyone thought the Gladiator would be called the Scrambler. The Scrambler has Punk’N Metallic Orange and Nacho body stripes. Jeep said the appearance is only a concept for now, but maybe will be a production option in the future. It’s rocking the brown roof like the 1982 Scrambler. Similar to the other concept builds, the Scrambler has a 2-inch lift, 37-inch tires and 17-inch wheels that are painted bronze.
Jeep Gladiator Gravity
This concept is probably the most realistic of the six because it’s all Mopar parts. Mopar added $8,000 worth of aftermarket products to the orange Gladiator Gravity. Some of those parts include, 35-inch tires, 17-inch off-road wheels, a cat-back exhaust, cold-air intake, heavy-gauge steel rock rails and a ton of LED lights. The Mopar cross rails and a cargo carrier give storage solutions for whatever you want to pack for your adventure.
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