We thought we would start off the 25 days of Jeep with a spectacular concept. The Jeep J-12 Retro Wrangler Pickup. Essentially the J-12 is an extended version of the recently introduced JK-8 pickup conversion kit for the Jeep Wrangler. The rear of the Wrangler Unlimited’s frame was extended 18”, allowing the spare tire to be relocated under the bed floor and making the cargo box a full six feet in length. A custom hood and front fender set was created as a nod to aficionados of the beloved Jeep Gladiator series from the ‘60’s and ‘70’s.
Off road muscle has been improved with the addition of the new Mopar three-inch suspension lift kit, as well as Teraflex sway bars controlling ARB air-locker equipped Dynatrac D-44 and D-60 axle assemblies. Traction is handled through classic 36-inch tires mounted on 16-inch steel wheels.
The cabin of the J-12 concept has been “dressed down” in support of a basic truck theme, with the carpet being replaced by a rugged truck bed liner, and the bucket seats re-crafted into a modern versions of a bench seat, trimmed in white with a whimsical plaid pattern.
We borrowed all of our photo’s for this concept from our friends over at Allpar.