Jeep built a one-off modern day 1966 CJ-6 based off of a TJ Wrangler frame and it looks incredible. Somewhat of a Frankenstein creation, this modern CJ-6 dubbed the “CJ-Sixty Six” borrows parts from a range of models produced by FCA to create a jaw-dropping, SEMA-worthy creation that will resonate with Jeep Fans everywhere.
Jeep CJ-66 Specs and Mods
This isn’t your father’s CJ-6 Jeep as it has been extensively modified with the best of the best from FCA. This CJ-6 Jeep features a modern HEMI V8 that delivers a world of torque and power to the wheels. Backed up by a six-speed manual transmission, the power is transferred to a pair of Mopar Dana 44 crate axles that have been taken from a 2003-2006 Wrangler Rubicon.
All of this power is put to the trail via a set of 17″ beadlock Jeep wheels that are wrapped in 35″ BFG All-Terrain Tires. With a 2″ lift kit, this CJ jeep has the clearance and stance that is perfect to take on the trail.
This one-off build also features JK Wrangler Bumpers from the 10th anniversary model, as well as a non-production Jeep hood that have two huge vents. It is slightly reminiscent of the JL Wrangler Hood that was shipped to a JK owner by mistake. The CJ-66 also uses JK Wrangler LED headlights and a set of custom wrangler fender flares for this totally unique look.
As for the interior, this 2016 rendition of a 1966 CJ-6 uses Dodge Viper seats, a contemporary JK Wrangler center console, and a custom steering wheel.
The CJ-66 Body and Frame
As mentioned earlier, Jeep used a 1997-2006 TJ Wrangler Jeep Body to build this work of art on top of. The body itself is from a CJ-6 Jeep, which is a given considering it’s name. However, it appears slightly longer than your standard CJ-6 or TJ Wrangler, leading many to believe that they used a TJ Unlimited chassis and tweaked parts of the CJ’s body to give it a longer appearance.
This is without a doubt one of the coolest builds Jeep has done in a while; they could sell this as the next generation 2018 JL Wrangler and I would head down to the dealership today to buy one. However, this will have to live on as a Jeeper’s fantasy until next year, when Jeep will undoubtedly raise the bar once again with another new concept.
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