#MTSEMA18 – The OEM Displays: Mopar
Jeep Trots Out its Road Trip Wagoneer, Ram Brings Two Custom 1500 Pickups
The aftermarket got sent a massive shockwave from Mopar at the 2018 SEMA Show thanks to the release of the Hellephant, but the accessories company didn’t leave Ram and Jeep out to dry just because the restomod 1968 Dodge Charger was getting some of the attention.
Instead, Mopar brought out two different takes on the all-new 2019 Ram 1500: one intended for the street and the other destined for the sand. We’ve already discussed them, but they’re still a sight to behold in person. The company also brought out several Jeep concepts seen previously at the Easter Jeep Safari, allowing us to lust after the wonderfully restored 1965 Wagoneer Road Trip once again.
2019 Mopar Ram 1500 “Low Down”The “Low Down” is instantly identifiable as something special thanks to its unique color scheme—a Gloss Black upper body, Billet Silver bodysides, and Brass Monkey accents adding pops of color throughout. But its most significant adjustment comes via a concept 2-inch lowering kit that hunkers the truck down over its 22-inch accessory wheels. A hard tonneau cover and massive exhaust tips add a bit more street cred, although we wish Mopar had chosen sleeker fender flares. The exposed bolts on these don’t match the streamlined appearance of the rest of the truck.
2019 Mopar Ram 1500 RebelA Mopar 2-inch lift kit separates this Rebel from its showroom-stock brethren, and that lift kit is already commercially available. In addition, the Mopar Rebel gets a cool Ram Bar bed rack, plenty of off-road lighting, and a concept spare tire carrier (which we hope gets a production green light soon. Most exterior accents get painted satin black, complementing the wheels, graphics kit, and Granite Crystal bodywork.
1965 Jeep Wagoneer Road TripThis Wagoneer is unlike any other, but it’s hard to tell why without getting a very close look at the SUV. That’s because it looks almost completely stock, in spite of its 5-inch–stretched wheelbase and wider track. Somehow, Jeep Performance Parts engineers updated the Wagoneer Road Trip’s styling to accept the new proportions without looking unusual at all. Helping the truck’s case are vintage-inspired, 17-inch disk-style wheels and rugged 33-inch BFGoodrich mud tires, with a gorgeous coat of minty paint and a restored interior to go with it. This Jeep was inspired by the kinds of national park road trips a family might visit back in the 1960s, making us want to relive those vacations from behind the Wagoneer’s steering wheel.
1964 Dodge A100 Pickup “Little Dead Wagon”Inspired by the 1965 Dodge Little Red Wagon, a showboating, wheelstanding drag exhibition truck, this 1964 Dodge A100 was built by the guys at the Velocity Channel’s Graveyard Carz. Sporting a supercharged Mopar Gen II 426 V-8, the Little Dead Wagon can probably do wheelstands even better than its progenitor. Hopefully we’ll get to see that happen someday.
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