Mopar Announces Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK-8 Kit Pricing

The Mopar JK-8 KitThe Mopar JK-8 Kit
Owners of four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited can now turn it into a two-door pick-up truck with the Mopar JK-8 kit that has just been launched in the United States. The aftermarket specialists have also put a price tag on it, with the kit retailing for $5,499 and coming with a three-year/36,000-mile warranty.

Key features of the JK-8 kit include a spacious 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 and a fiberglass bulkhead.

In addition, the top may be completely removed for an open-air experience. A special badge is featured on the left rear quarter panel of each kit, celebrating the heritage of the Jeep Scrambler CJ-8, along with design implementations that were adopted from original J-8 military Jeep pickups.

Two processes are involved in the conversion from a four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to a two-door pickup truck, which Mopar detailed for a better understanding.

First is the disassembly, when each rear door is removed. Next, the rear-bumper assembly, hard top and Freedom Panels are removed, followed by the rear portion of the interior, which includes seats and carpeting. 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. The rear sport bar is cut away and removed along with B-pillars.

The second one is the reassembly into a two-door pickup truck,which 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). Next to be installed is the bulkhead reinforcement assembly and sport bar extensions, and finally the installation of the fiberglass bulkhead itself. The kit, with components delivered e-coated, is then prepped for paint. Windows are installed to the hard top, which is then installed on the vehicle. Exterior trim parts are then reinstalled.
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