Not exactly, but if you have about $5,500 and some time, you can turn your four-door, Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited into a pickup truck with the new JK-8 Kit.

 

Taking design cues from the popular Jeep Scrambler CJ-8, the JK-8 Independence kit gives Jeep owners more customization -- and functionality -- options. According to Mopar President/CEO Pietro Gorlier, new Wrangler Unlimited owners "typically spend more than $500 on Mopar accessories. Our new Mopar JK-8 kit answers the call for even more radical customization."

 

Major parts of the kit include:

  • 44-inch by 50-inch steel bed
  • inner and outer bedsides constructed from stamped sheet metal
  • sport bar extensions, Freedom Panel assemblies
  • a removable fiberglass hardtop with a sliding rear window
  • two fixed side windows
  • fiberglass bulkhead

 

Our MSRP for the Mopar JK-8 kit is $5,499. The kit, which comes with a three-year/36,000-mile warranty*, is available for ordering through Mopar at Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram dealerships. For ease of purchase, the kit is available as a single part number (77070049) with all hardware and body panels included. (*The warranty covers kit materials and workmanship performed at a Chrysler Group dealership.)

 

Conversion Process

Two processes are involved in the conversion from a four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to a two-door pickup truck: disassembly and reassembly.

 

Disassembly

  1. First, remove each rear door.
  2. Next, for the rear-bumper assembly, the hard top and Freedom Panels are removed, followed by the rear portion of the interior, which includes seats and carpeting.
  3. Exterior trim parts are removed and preserved; inner and outer body panels are removed by drilling out the spot welds, which allows the panels to fall away and avoids having to cut into the sheet metal.
  4. The rear sport bar is cut away and removed along with B-pillars.

 

Reassembly

  1. The reassembly into a two-door pickup truck begins with installation of the B-pillars, cross member, floor-pan assembly (truck bed), and the inner and outer quarter panels (welding is involved in assembly).
  2. Next install the bulkhead reinforcement assembly and sport bar extensions, followed by the installation of the fiberglass bulkhead itself.
  3. The kit, with components delivered e-coated, is then prepped for paint.
  4. Install the windows to the hard top, which is then installed on the vehicle.
  5. Exterior trim parts are then reinstalled.

 

To see how the conversion is actually done -- albeit a bit sped up -- see the video of a Mopar demonstration at Moab earlier this year. To check out a couple other images and download them, see the Mopar Jeep JK-8 Independence Flickr Set.