Concept Jeep M-715 Five-Quarter

Something old, something new, something borrowed

Riley Riley

The Jeep M-715 Five-Quarter is one of a handful of striking concepts prepared for the Easter Jeep Safari.

The concept is a seamless blend of vintage and modern components, with the tag “Five-Quarter” an historical nod to Jeep trucks of the past that were one-and-one-quarter tons — or “five quarters.”

Starting with a 1968 M-715, this Gladiator-based military vehicle was re-imagined with design and functional improvements to its chassis, drivetrain and cargo configurations, the delivers a truly capable showpiece.

Cosmetic changes include the removal of the original front sheet metal which has been replaced with a full carbon-fibre front end.

An all-new, bobbed 6-foot custom-fabricated aluminium bed has also installed, perforated and re-imaged using a mix of water jet cut panels and wood slats.

Additional mods include a 3.5-inch cut for its convertible soft-top, further enhancing its factory monster truck silhouette.

Headlights have been replaced with new HID lights along with LED auxiliary lights for greater forward visibility.

At the rear, LED halo lights have been installed in the original tail light buckets.

To protect the body, the original rockers were removed and replaced with functional rock rails that run the length of the body side.

Modified front Jeep Gladiator Rubicon steel bumpers have been installed, which complement the brushed metal-finished body and tailgate.

Off-road capability has been enhanced by reinforcing the original frame and replacing the leaf springs with a heavy-duty link/coil suspension system.

The front axle has also been pushed forward two inches and replaced with a Dynatrac Pro-rock 60 front axle and a Dynatrac Pro-rock 80 axle in the rear, with 20-inch beadlock wheels are wrapped in large 40-inch tyres.

Inside, there’s new seats from Wrangler, minus the headrests, to provide a sleek, low-back visual.

Additionally, water-jetted aluminium components make up a new lightweight and premium instrument panel, as well as door panels.

A re-purposed vintage 8-71 supercharger now serves to encase the transmission and transfer case shifters and the floors have been bed-lined for enhanced durability.

Power is provided to the Jeep M-715 Five-Quarter by a 6.2-litre supercharged “Hellcrate” HEMI V-8 engine, which produces more than 520kW of power.

CHECKOUT: Jeep pulls truck out of snowdrift

CHECKOUT: Outrageous Jeep quick as Lambo

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *