A few years back, 1956 – 1965 to be exact, Jeep® brand created the Forward Control, which offered an ingenious solution to smaller yet capable utilitarian minded off-road vehicles. The overall length of the vehicle was kept to a minimum allowing for greater maneuverability while still maintaining a full sized cargo area for maximum utility. Just shy of a decade, production consisted of approximately 30,000 units that covered a wide gamut of configurations ranging from military, towing, civilian, hauling and farming applications. Engine choices ranged from a small 2.2L inline 4 cylinder know as the Hurricane F4-134, 3.7L inline 6 cylinder Super Hurricane and a 4.5L V8 Y-block. In present day FC’s are talked about but hardly seen due to their rarity and coveted ownership.
Knowing that background, fast-forward 47 years and give the Jeep® R&D team a crack at creating a one off concept vehicle that not only showcases the teams abilities, but also pays respect to an early classic. Deadline for the Mighty FC Concept, 46th Annual Moab Easter Jeep® Safari. Creating the Mighty FC Concept was done by taking a 2012 Wrangler Rubicon and repositioned the cabin ahead of the front axle, stretched the wheelbase and chassis, created a custom rear cargo box area along with using the roof from a Jeep® JK-8 conversion kit. Not to mention a bold custom leather interior coupled with Mopar® Front and Rear 8-lug Portal Axle kits. Parts surrounding the axles consisted of King coil-over shocks, 40” BFG tires and custom Hutchinson 17-inch beadlock wheels. Thus the Jeep® Mighty FC Concept was born and with it came a cult following like none other.
With the help of the Jeep® brand, Axial has created a stunning replica of the Jeep® Mighty FC Concept that’s scaled around 11.4” wheelbase SCX-10 vehicles and compatible with the SCX-10 Wheel Wells (AX31150). Wheelbase can easily shortened by using the SCX-10 TR Links Set 11.4” (AX30549). Included with the body is a full decal sheet, easy to install LED light buckets, all necessary body hardware and window mask sheet. (LED lights sold separately)