• Nov 1st 2012 at 1:57PM
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Quality Metalcraft's CEO Michael Chetcuti has got big plans for the Jeep Wrangler – big enough to seat six, in fact. This QMC Jeep dubbed the JK Six Pak, for obvious reasons, is here at SEMA as a sort of proof of concept project.

QMC has married the front portion of a JK Jeep Wrangler Unlimited four-door with the back half of the two-door vehicle, using a minimum of fabrication work to keep things clean and simple. The Six Pak rides on a custom lengthened chassis that was designed by Jeep aftermarket stalwart American Expedition Vehicles. In fact, AEV parts were used fairly extensively in this project: the front and rear bumpers, heat-extractor hood and roof rack all wear its stamp.

Other than the 4.5-inch lift kit and external AEV add-ons, the Six Pak actually looks remarkably like something that could have come from Jeep's own headquarters. The interior of the thing is well finished and seems awfully well screwed together for a one-off project that didn't roll out of an OEM workshop, which is, after all, kind of the point.

Chetcuti and QMC don't have any concrete plans to go forward with series production of the Six Pak... for now. The CEO did tell us that response to the concept has been overwhelmingly positive from SEMA show-goers so far, and that his dream scenario would be a tie-up with Jeep that would allow for reasonable access to the parts needed to build the six-seater on a grander scale.

You can show your support for the Six Pak, or just keep track of its progress, via its Facebook page, and/or by giving your opinions in comments below.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a very smart off-roader for tour guides and emergency evacuation crews!
      Kris O.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Toss in heated seats all-round and you have the ultimate family ski rig!
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the 1986 Countach wheels
      • 2 Years Ago
      Very nice proportions. You coul dump the 3rd row and have a huge cargo hold.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think Jeep should green light a more basic version of this vehicle ( just like they should the pickup version shown earlier ) and quit producing some soft-roaders. Extra leg room for the second row. Make the third row bench optional, for those that just want extra cargo space.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Agreed....A 4 cylinder option would be great as well as the diesel. Better fuel economy and cheaper pricing will only attract more Jeep Wrangler buyers. Concepts like this are cool but not practical in the real world market place.
          • 2 Years Ago
          Why not? The price range fits the middle class and their growing families. Daddy at least won't think he will lose all his manhood by buying this versus a minivan or a minivan on 4x4 called Crossover.
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 2 Years Ago
      Damn it I just bought a new Wrangler. If you make it i will trade in.
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is an awesome group exploration vehicle.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yes one to go please! diesel diesel
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can see two versions of this, one with the back seat in and the other being a truck version. The only changes would be a different top and a bit of sheet metal between the back seats and rear.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seems comparable to a Defender 110. Now it only needs the diesel engine provided in Europe and you've got yourself a perfect utility vehicle.
      Martin Beaumont
      • 2 Years Ago
      As much as love jeeps, the cargo area (relative to size) is a weak point for me, no matter the model. I don't need the 3rd row of seats but would definitely throw the 3rd seat to get the extra cargo space! I wish JEEP will move forward with that concept or that a partnership between JEEP and AEV will emerge from it so mere mortals like me can get our hands on one of these one-off models!
      • 2 Years Ago
      It definitely looks like a very clean job. For my taste, I'd prefer to see the rear axle/wheel well forward a little ways, to better balance the looooong wheelbase with the shrt rear overhang. Otherwise it would make a fine compliment to the JK Brute. Sad, again, that Chrysler could build all these different versions for very little extra, but to do the aftermarket work, pricing doubles from a bisic JKU.
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