Posted Feb 17th 2012 1:01PM
Since the launch of the legitimately trail tough Jeep Wrangler Unlimited in 2007, fans have been begging Jeep to build a pick-up version like the legendary CJ-8 of yore. Last summer, they responded by introducing the Mopar JK8 package to convert a Wrangler Unlimited to a pickup. This kit formed the basis for the Red Jacket that was recently delivered to Jay Leno.
Jeep has brought a big, blue JK8 Northern Edition to the Toronto Auto Show and at the media preview, it stole the show. In fact, Chrysler Canada staff said they had received more inquiries about the blue beast than any other model on display.
Priced at $6,000 here in Canada, the JK8 package turns a 4 door Wrangler Unlimited into an ultra tough looking 2 door pick me up. Of course when the kit is installed on a Rubicon, the resulting truck has the mechanical prowess to back up the look.
Perhaps the best part of this kit is the fact that it can be installed in just one hour, meaning that one could convert their daily ride to an off road warrior for the weekend and revert back to a kiddie wagon for the Monday school run. Don't believe us? Hit the jump to see it done!
Related GalleryJeep JK8 at Toronto Auto Show
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