We were ready to pan the 2012 Jeep JC-12 concept as a just a reprisal of the Nukizer M715 concept, but the more I see of the JC-12 the more I like it. The Jeep J-12 concept is essentially an extended version of Mopar’s recently introduced JK-8 pickup conversion kit for the Jeep Wrangler.The rear of the vehicle’s frame is extended 18 inches, allowing the spare tire to be relocated under the bed floor and making the cargo box a full six feet in length. Just as we expect the production version of the Jeep Gladiator might have when it enters production. A custom hood and front fender set was created as a nod to aficionados of the beloved J-series pick up trucks.
The cabin of the J-12 concept has been “dressed down” in support of a basic truck theme, with the carpet being replaced by spray on truck bed liner, and the bucket seats re-crafted into a modern version of a bench seat, trimmed in white with a whimsical plaid pattern. Our favorite detail item is the compass shifter.
The plain chrome front bumper and 16-inch steel wheels with dog dish hub caps masks the J-12’s off-road muscle. A Mopar three-inch suspension lift kit, as well as Teraflex sway bars controlling ARB air-locker equipped Dynatrac D-44 and D-60 axle assemblies help keep the wheels turning.