The Jeep JK-8 kit is a (fairly) simple way to turn your current-model Wrangler Unlimited into a pickup truck. For $5889.99 (sand a $469.99 shipping surcharge) you can wrench on your own Jeep and build a Jeep JK-8 of your very own. The Jeep JK-8 Kit comes with a 44-inch by 50-inch steel bed with stamped sheet metal bed-sides, a removable fiberglass roof with sliding back/rear glass and a fiberglass bulkhead – among other components.
According to Quadratec, It will take 12 to 14 hours to install – provided you have experience and ability.
True, paying about $6,000 to upgrade an already expensive Jeep seems a bit of a stretch, but there is another way to look at it: If you need to do serious off-road driving and need that vehicle to be as capable as a Wrangler, you would spend quite a lot of cash to build such a vehicle. The investment cost might even out in the end.
Speaking of outlandishly capable off road potential coming from a Jeep-based pickup truck…
Here’s a Q & A section from the Quadratec/Mopar site regarding the Jeep JK-8 Kit:
“Kit is built to order; allow 30 days from order date.
Dealership body shop installation recommended; normal body repair techniques are required for this conversion.
Conversion is permanent and cannot be undone.
The Hardtop and Freedom Panels are smooth, ready to accept your choice of color.
JK-8 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I use this kit on older model Wranglers?
A: The JK-8 kit is only compatible with JK model 4-door Wranglers
Q: Does this kit increase towing or cargo capacity?
A: Towing and cargo capacities are not affected by this kit. Please refer to the vehicle’s owner’s manual for towing and cargo capacity specifications.
Q: What is the installation time?
A: Install time is estimated at approximately 35 hours, which includes paint time.
Q: Where should the conversion take place?
A: It is recommended that a Chrysler Group dealership body shop handle the conversion.
Q: Should I order a hardtop or soft-top with my JK for the conversion?
A: You can order/use either a hardtop or soft-top equipped 4-door Wrangler.
Q: Is the half hard top textured black or smooth surfaced? Are the components already primed?
A: The half hard top is smooth and primed; ready to paint. All steel panels are e-coated; ready for prime and paint.
Q: What type of warranty is offered with this kit?
A: The kit components are covered under the standard Mopar accessory warranty.
Half Hard Top
Freedom Top Panels
Inner Body Panels
Outer Body Panels