I’ve always been a fan of the Jeep Forward Control and the Ford Econoline light pickup trucks from the 1960’s. Its not often we see a concept vehicle that recreates the iconic style of its legendary predecessor so well, but the Jeep’s Might FC manages to do just that.
The design team started with a 2012 Wrangler Rubicon and repositioned the cabin over and ahead of the front axle, lengthened the wheelbase, and added a custom built drop-side cargo box. The cab utilizes a roof from the Mopar JK-8 conversion kit, as well as a custom-designed front clip. The Wrangler-based interior has been enhanced with bold, heavy-duty Katzkin leather and a unique color scheme. The cargo area is handled by a full-width, drop-side tray-style bed that measures more than eight feet in length.
Off-road function is dramatically improved with the addition of Mopar’s new Portal Axle set. These offset axles offer the greatest amount of ground clearance without requiring excessive suspension lift.
Mopar’s Front Portal Axle (8-lug, part number P5155670) is available at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $12,500, and the Rear Portal Axle’s (8-lug, part number P5155671) MSRP is $11,000.
But the portal axles aren’t the only trick features. The Mighty FC features the same 1960’s “period correct” plaid interior used in the J-12 pickup concept. The roll bar is tied into the dash to allow the windshield to fold forward. The front fender flares are cut to allow half the flare to swing open with the door, allowing the driver easy access into the cab.