A Mobile Home to ‘Go Anywhere’
February 13, 2012
The Jeep Wrangler is an exceptional vehicle, one that has more or less preserved its original aesthetic while other brands have succumbed to the monotonous luxury streamlining that has smoothed the corners of even Volvo’s boxiest prototypes. The Wrangler, on the other hand, upholds itself as a vehicle of fantasy to this child of the 90’s; visions of Jurassic Park and survivalist safaris immediately come to mind when I think of the Wrangler. And with a little bit of 3D CAD magic, this four-door vehicle has become the picture of adventurous escapism. Working deep in the Arizona Desert, Mario Donovan has designed a lightweight fiberglass shell to fit over the Jeep Wrangler in lieu of its iconic rear “roll cage.” More after the break.
The Jeep ActionCamper includes a bed for two, a three-burner stove, storage and even “hidden compartments” that utilize every inch of space, thanks to Donovan’s adept use of CAD. As Adventure Journal put it, the 440 lb. fiberglass topper “translates to a comfy place to sleep, cook, and chill that has a small footprint without sacrificing too much of what the Jeep was designed to do, which is to go anywhere.” Try launching an internet start-up in one of these bad boys.
[Photos courtesy Sinuhe Xavier for Adventure Journal and ActionCamper]