Classic restorations are beautiful — painstaking fidelity to the look of the original (with modern upgrades beneath the hood). But resto-mods? They’re just so much fun. Like this one that Jeep built for the annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari. Among the six concepts heading to the desert this year, the M-715 Five-Quarter Concept stands out for its impressive blending of vintage cool and modern tough.
It started life as a 1968 M-715 — the military vehicles Jeep built in the 60s based off their first series of Gladiator trucks. Then the mods began. Removing all the sheet metal from the front end, the Five-Quarter Concept got the full carbon treatment and new HID headlights. The front bumper comes courtesy of a new Gladiator truck, specifically the steel bumper used on the Gladiator Rubicons, and the bed is fabricated aluminum with space-age water jet cutouts.
The frame was reinforced, the suspension replaced and for power, they dropped in a 700 horsepower, supercharged Hellcrate HEMI V8, which means looks aren’t the only thing it’s got going for it. – Learn More
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