Looking Back At The Awesome Jeep® M-715 Five-Quarter

The HELLCAT-Powered Jeep "Resto-Mod" Pickup Truck...

During the 2019 Moab Easter Jeep Safari, enthusiasts and experts witnessed the unveiling of a truly groundbreaking automotive marvel—the Jeep® M-715 Five-Quarter Concept. This creation, a seamless fusion of vintage allure and modern engineering, captivated audiences by pushing the boundaries of design and functionality.

Jeep® M-715 Five-Quarter Concept. (Mopar).

Taking inspiration from the historical one-and-one-quarter-ton Jeep trucks, the M-715 redefined the term “Resto-Mods” by ingeniously blending vintage components with cutting-edge advancements. Initially a 1968 M-715, this Gladiator-based vehicle underwent a remarkable transformation, enhancing its chassis, drivetrain, and cargo configurations to create an unparalleled showpiece.

The exterior underwent a dramatic metamorphosis: original front sheet metal was replaced with a complete carbon-fiber front end, while a custom-fabricated aluminum bed adorned the vehicle, boasting water jet-cut panels and wood slats. A lowered convertible soft-top, a nod to its factory monster truck silhouette, further amplified its aesthetic appeal.

Jeep® M-715 Five-Quarter Concept. (Mopar).

Innovative HID and LED auxiliary lights significantly augmented outward visibility, complemented by LED halo lights in the original taillight buckets. The body received a shield with functional rock rails along the length of the side, providing enhanced protection. The brushed metal-finished body and tailgate, coupled with modified front Jeep Gladiator Rubicon steel bumpers, exuded a refined and polished look.

The M-715 Five-Quarter’s off-road prowess was elevated by reinforcing the original frame and replacing leaf springs with a heavy-duty link/coil suspension system. A Dynatrac Pro-Rock 60 front axle and a Dynatrac Pro-Rock 80 axle in the rear, paired with 20-inch beadlock wheels wrapped in substantial 40-inch tires, ensured unparalleled capability on any terrain.

Jeep® M-715 Five-Quarter Concept. (Mopar).

Inside, the vehicle showcased redesigned Jeep Wrangler seats without headrests, lending a sleek and retro-inspired appearance. The interior boasted water-jetted aluminum components, crafting a lightweight and premium instrument panel and door panels. A vintage 8-71 supercharger, repurposed to encase the transmission and transfer case shifters, added a unique touch to the cabin, while bed-lined floors enhanced durability.

The heartbeat of this extraordinary machine was the 6.2-liter supercharged “Hellcrate” HEMI® V-8 engine, delivering an awe-inspiring 707 horsepower. The culmination of meticulous design and engineering, the Jeep M-715 Five-Quarter Concept remains a testament to innovation and craftsmanship, solidifying its place as one of the most remarkable vehicles to emerge from the Jeep Design Studio in recent decades.

Jeep® M-715 Five-Quarter Concept. (Jeep®).

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Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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This concept is full of irony. The original had an OHC inline six replaced by the blown Hemi. Now the Hellcat is exiting the production vehicle market to be replaced by another OHC inline six.

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