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New Jeep concept sighted

by Bill Cawthon on

Nukiser 715

Spotted at the Jeep meet in Moab, Utah: The Nukizer 715 built by Mopar Underground.

Jeep Nukiser 715

It’s not supposed to be shown until Wednesday, but the good folks at JP Magazine took some spy photos of the NuKiser for an early preview.

Jeep Nukiser 715

The Nukiser looks to be an update of the M715 truck Kaiser built for the military from 1967 to 1969 as a replacement for the Dodge M37. It appears to be built on the J8 platform but adds humongous 37- or 38-inch B.F. Goodrich tires, Dynatrac axles front and rear, an Advance Adapters Atlas transfer case, Hutchinson double beadlocks, a tuned 2.8L VM Motori diesel engine and an AEV TJ Brute bed. The windshield has been cut down a bit and the truck sports a fabric top just like the Vietnam-era military truck.

Thanks to the folks at JP Magazine for the news and to Jason Demonto for the tip!

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for just-auto.com, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.

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