All 4x4 enthusiasts share a common interest in owning the perfect trail rig. Or, for those with less disposable income, a daily driver with attributes that ensure dependable capability in the rough. Maybe you never engage low range, or maybe you rarely unlock the hubs, either way, you want a trustworthy vehicle that can get you away whenever the thought arises and the time is right.
Today, few 4x4 truck builders can offer the absolute dependability found in many OEM applications. That’s because large-scale auto manufacturers spend millions testing each and every component of a vehicle prior to even firing-up the production line. In contrast, the average 4x4 custom shop or truck builder may spend less than $10,000 on engineering prior to starting a project—if you’re lucky. In rare cases this isn't’t so, but for the most part, shops install aftermarket parts on an existing vehicle and call it good. And it’s exactly that methodology that causes headaches amongst consumers when vehicle meets trail. I couldn't’t even begin to count the number of times I’ve happened upon a log jamb during a trail ride, only to find a guy frantically addressing some mechanical issue that was caused by a lack of engineering and or design forethought. Sure, we can all learn from these occurrences, but the idea of sitting on the side of the trail working on the aftermath of some poorly thought-out bolt-on, isn't my idea of “fun”. Icon agrees with my reasoning, and for similarly-minded individuals with the apropreat budget, they offer an assortment of authentic recreations, legendary off-highway vehicles that have a reputation for simplicity, function and last but not least, form. I like to call them “engineering masterpieces”.
I marvel at the idea of restoring an old vehicle that provided years of dependable service to someone. However, when you take that idea a step further and actually build a replica of said vehicle from scratch, using the bare minimum of aftermarket “afterthoughts”, and interweave just a touch of modern amenity, you end up with a reliable vehicle that gets you there in style. Anyone can bolt-on a bunch of aftermarket products, but crafting an original takes skill and patience. Built to a level of detail I rarely see in the automotive aftermarket, Icon creations embody the forgotten art of balance. Balance between power and weight, comfort and simplicity, artistic style and originality. You wont find 44-inch tall tires, or one-off custom race car parts, just simple proven concepts that enable worry-free mobility both on and off the highway.
Return of the high hood.
ICON's newest model is here in a Limited Edition of Ten.
The ICON CJ3B is based upon the flat fender Willys Jeep.
These vintage Jeeps came to be affectionately known as
'The Dog'...Man's Best Friend.
The frame is a 2"x4"x.140" mandrel bent wrinkle free frame rail that supports the platform specific coil-over suspension:
Four wheel coil suspension, with triangulated four link rear, and panhard front linkage designs. Fox Racing 2” Nitrogen charged shocks with remote reservoirs.
Front torsion bar based sway bar with adjustable and quick release links.
Heavy duty Johnny joints and .188” wall 2” O.D. equal length steel control arms.
GM ECOTEC engine with 210 HP & 195 Ft/Lbs Torque. CAD designed motor mounts to reduce vibration.
AISIN-Warner AX15 Manual Transmission with New Process NP231 transfer case.
Custom width Jeep Rubicon based solid axle assemblies, 4.10 gears and electric locking differentials front & rear.
Seating for four with three point belts for all passengers. Removable rear seat.
Full chrome moly steel roll cage with integrated seat belt anchors & grab handles.
The new steel body with custom grill by ICON is coated in polyester Teflon powdercoat and is available in 8 standard colors or any custom color as an option.
Each ICON CJ3B Limited Edition will be hand built by Jonathan Ward along with our best technicians and will be sequence numbered.
Competitive financing available. Enquire
This ICON FJ45 is built upon our .180" wall mandrel bent 2"x4" powder coated steel chassis.
Dynatrac axles (Dana 44 front & Dana 60 rear) equipped with four wheel disc brakes, suspended by a coil over shock suspension system design, utilizing Eibach coils and RaceRunner shocks.
Front and rear sway bars are tunable and removable.
Engine is an LS series aluminum 350 HP/350Torque fuel injected V8, transmission is an Aisin Warner AX15, mated to a part-time 4x4 Atlas II transfer case with 1310 U joint equipped drive shafts.
Body finished in our Sand color, design package is New School.
Each ICON is built by hand in Los Angeles, and designed in Solid Works.
Volume is quite limited, but utility and longevity are not!
Please call 818-785-1728 for further details.