Jeep Mighty FC: 2012 Wrangler Forward Control concept vehicle
The Jeep Forward Control was built from 1956 to 1965. To create a modern Forward Control, the concept team repositioned a Wrangler Rubicon's cabin ahead of the front axle, lengthened the wheelbase, and added a full-width, drop-side eight-foot cargo box. The cab has a roof from the Mopar JK-8 conversion kit, as well as a custom-designed front clip.
Off-road function is dramatically improved with the addition of Mopar’s new Portal Axle set of offset axles provides a major increase in ground clearance without excessive suspension lift. Mopar’s Front Portal Axle (8-lug, part number P5155670) has a list price of $12,500; the Rear Portal Axle (8-lug, part number P5155671) is $11,000.
The axles are controlled with King coil-over assemblies along with beefy Teraflex control arms and track bars. Traction is handled by massive 40-inch tires mounted on custom Hutchinson 17-inch beadlock wheels.
Other Jeep Mighty FC highlights include King coil-over reservoir shocks, Hanson bumpers, a Warn 16.5 winch and a Corsa stainless steel exhaust system. The retro-style interior’s plaid material was a cut-up skateboard carrying bag; the handle from that bag was used for the grab-handle.