The company puts a ton of work into these one-off concepts every year. It's amazing to watch the effort.
Jeep just unveiled its annual assortment of Easter Safari one-offs, and now the company has released videos showing off the extensive work that goes into making two of them – the Safari and Quicksand.
The Safari (below) starts off as a partially stripped Wrangler Unlimited, and then the team removes even more parts. The extensive modifications are necessary because the custom Jeep is all about outward visibility when in the wilderness. A translucent hardtop and "windoors" that mix aluminum and clear vinyl mean that there’s no missing any animal when out on the trail. Getting these special components to fit requires lots of testing by putting the pieces on and then taking them off for further adjustment.
Jeep designs its Quicksand concept for conquering the dunes, and this video shows the extensive modifications that make it up for that task. The team starts from a bare body shell. Once on the frame, it gets the roll cage, fuel tank, and the beefy 6.4-litre V8. Before putting on the rest of the exterior panels, quite a bit of mechanical work happens, including fitting the axles.
At least so far, Jeep doesn’t have build videos available of the rest of its Easter Safari concepts. The time-lapse clip for the Grand One would be especially interesting to see though. The customization team bought a 1993 Grand Cherokee on Craigslist and then went crazy on the old SUV. It received a longer wheelbase, bigger wheels, and a suspension lift. Plus, the crew added cues from the early ‘90s like a car phone, plaid headliner, and Gameboy.
The 51st Jeep Easter Safari on the trails around Moab, Utah, on April 8. All seven of these concepts will be in attendance, along with countless fans of the brand. If you can’t make it to the event, check out Motor1’s live photos below from yesterday’s unveilings of these one-offs.