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Jeepster Beach

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MOAB EASTER JEEP SAFARI 2021 Concept Vehicles - What do you Think?


Jeepster Beach
Easter Jeep Safari wouldn’t be complete without paying homage to Jeep off-road vehicles of the past. This year’s “Resto-Mod” is a throwback to the second-generation Jeepster.

Originally designed around the growing interest in leisure time use of 4x4 vehicles, the Jeepster Commando was the first compact four-wheel-drive vehicle with an automatic transmission and, unlike the Jeep CJs of its day, it boasted modern amenities, such as doors, roll-up side glass, a heater and roof, as standard equipment.

The Jeepster Beach concept started as a 1968 Jeepster Commando (C-101) and was seamlessly blended with a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Jeepster Commandos were made for fun in the sun, and this ultimate beach-themed cruiser continues that tradition by embodying a spirited, carefree attitude.

The body was modified and the exterior fuses original chrome trim with an updated, brightly colored two-tone paint scheme of Hazy IPA and Zinc Oxide. While the Jeepster Beach maintains the outward appearance of a vintage Jeepster, it commands peak performance both on- and off-road delivered by the modern-day Jeep Wrangler.

Under the hood, it uses a high-tech 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a custom, concept calibration that increases the engine output about 25 percent above the production version to 340 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque. The direct-injection engine uses a twin-scroll, low-inertia turbocharger mounted directly to the cylinder head, along with a dedicated cooling circuit for the turbocharger, intake air and throttle body for exceptional responsiveness, performance and fuel efficiency. An eight-speed automatic transmission mated to a 4:1 transfer case delivers power to 35-inch tires.

Jeepster Beach’s custom interior features low-back bucket seats trimmed in red leather. The rear seat was replaced with a chrome, four-point safety cage and the carpets were removed to make cleaning out sand a breeze.

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designerRob

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Looks cool to me. It's interesting how the coolness diminishes as the concept cars evolve into production.
 

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Love it. Where do I sign up?
 

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There are companies (Icon, etc) that make a heck of a lot of money producing high tech versions of vintage vehicles. If I ever win the lottery, I’m going to start a company that produces stuff like this. That was the lofty goal of my short self employment career, but an old guy working alone doesn’t get a whole lot done fast. But like I said, if I ever win the lottery...look out.
 

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I would like to see the J6 with a little bit of an extended cab for storage/dogs/beer, stuff like that. :woohoo:

I dunno, that sort creep seems to inevitably lead to being bloated and oversized, like just about every pickup and SUV on the market. I personally would just get a Gladiator if I wanted the extra interior space

To me the J6 was so perfectly proportioned as designed and built that I would not mess with the body dimensions at all. Add a 6.4 Hemi under the hood, move the spare tire under the bed or to a bumper mounted carrier and be done with it. If I were to ever come into real money, I would definitely commission having one custom built.
 

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I dunno, that sort creep seems to inevitably lead to being bloated and oversized, like just about every pickup and SUV on the market. I personally would just get a Gladiator if I wanted the extra interior space

To me the J6 was so perfectly proportioned as designed and built that I would not mess with the body dimensions at all. Add a 6.4 Hemi under the hood, move the spare tire under the bed or to a bumper mounted carrier and be done with it. If I were to ever come into real money, I would definitely commission having one custom built.
This is a friend of mines 6 with a hellcat in it. It’s an absolute beast on the trails out west.
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