Kaiser Jeep M725 Military Ambulance transformed with Jeep Performance Parts
In an homage to Jeep storied history that included Kaiser Jeeps, Mopar introduced a Kaiser Jeep M725 concept as one of the seven concepts they brought to kick off this year’s SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show. The fleet of custom vehicles and hundreds of performance parts and accessories will be on display inside Mopar’s dedicated exhibit in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov. 2-5.
“With its dedicated enthusiast audience, SEMA is the best place to showcase our full catalog of quality-tested, factory-backed performance parts and accessories,” said Mark Bosanac, North America vice president, Mopar Service, Parts & Customer Care. “These seven new custom vehicles demonstrate the passion, creativity and innovation of the Mopar team.”
Following is the information on the Kaiser Jeep M725 concept:
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 JPP.
Painted Desert Tan, the concept rides on 20-by-12-inch, eight-lug Black Rhino Armory wheels that are wrapped with 40-inch tires. The wheel-and-tire package fits under custom, widened fenders. The Kaiser Jeep M725 is unlike any other 4×4 “go anywhere” style of 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. Rock rails are made of heavy-gauge steel and coated with Durabull® truck bedliner coating for enhanced protection and durability.
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.
Out back, LED taillights are installed in the original protective metal buckets. A back-up camera provides 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 HEMI® V-8 engine linked to a vintage TorqueFlite 727 automatic transmission. This combination delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque.
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 equipped with modern gauges and a backup camera display screen. A specially designed data plaque, showing the unique specifications of the Kaiser Jeep M725, mounts on the dashboard.
The custom center console, crafted from a repurposed ammunition box, carries the transmission and transfer case shifters. The vehicle floor is coated with bedliner material for enhanced grip and durability.
Source: Mopar Press Release