The Mopar brand is releasing seven custom concept vehicles for this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show. The fleet of custom vehicles and hundreds of performance parts and accessories for the Dodge, Jeep®, and Ram Truck brands, will be on display inside Mopar’s dedicated exhibit inside the Las Vegas Convention Center starting November 2nd to the 5th.
The second vehicle we will be discussing is the Kaiser Jeep M725 Concept.
The Kaiser Jeep M725 Concept is a vintage 1967 Kaiser Jeep M725 military ambulance transformed for duty as an ultimate off-road support machine and rolling mascot for Jeep Performance Parts (JPP).
Exterior Features –
Painted in Desert Tan, this concept rides on 20-inch x 12-inch, 8-lug Black Rhino Armory wheels that are wrapped with 40-inch tires and fitted under custom, widened fenders. The Kaiser Jeep M725 is unlike any other 4×4 “go anywhere” vehicle found on the trails or streets.
The custom-designed roof panel over the cargo area can raise 16 inches, creating enough room for occupants to stand while retrieving supplies or serving food and refreshments from the open driver’s side rear panel. Modified JPP rock rails shield the body of the Kaiser Jeep M725 between the wheel wells. These rock rails are made of heavy-gauge steel and coated with Durabull® truck bed liner coating for enhanced protection and durability.
The vehicle’s forward lighting comes from a set of concept 7-inch LED headlamps, flanked by separate pairs of JPP 5-inch off-road LED lights. A JPP 7-inch off-road LED light is center-mounted just above the windshield and custom fitted for use as a spotlight.
At the back of the vehicle, LED taillights are installed in the original protective metal buckets. A backup camera has also been installed to provide convenient rear visibility for the driver.
The off-road capability of the Kaiser Jeep M725 is enhanced by reinforcing the original frame and replacing the original leaf springs with a heavy-duty link/coil suspension system. Under the hood sits a Mopar 392 Crate (6.4-liter) HEMI® V8 engine linked to a vintage TorqueFlite 727 automatic transmission. This combination delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque.
Interior Features –
Inside, low-back Jeep Wrangler seats are wrapped in tan canvas. The driver control center includes a custom-built steering wheel and column, and instrument panel (I/P) equipped with modern gauges and a backup camera display screen. A specially designed data plaque, showing the unique specifications of the Kaiser Jeep M725 was mounted on the dashboard adding to the custom touches.
The custom center console, crafted from a repurposed ammunition box, carries the transmission and transfer case shifters. The vehicle floor was also coated with bed liner material for enhanced grip and durability.
In the back, there is a deployable beer service station, completed with taps to serve ice-cold beer out on the trail.
So what do you think about the Kaiser Jeep M725 Concept? What are your favorite features? How many Easter eggs can you spot? Let us know in the comments below or in the MoparInsiders.com forums.
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