Old Jeep Grand Cherokee Pickup Conversion Is Poor Man’s Gladiator

If you were ever a fan of the first-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee, it was probably because of its good looks (for the time), impressive safety features and off-road prowess.

What it could never do, though, was moonlight as a pickup truck – something no Jeep could actually do for a long, long time until the Gladiator came along. Of course, that didn’t stop the owner of this particular GC from cutting off the D-pillar, part of the roof and the tailgate, and turn it into something akin to a pickup truck.

While the image was sourced from Reddit’s unsightly car mods thread, we would argue that this “truck” is based on a model that can be purchased dirt cheap and, if resprayed and fitted with its bumpers, could look much better.

Now, here’s an interesting fact: the Grand Cherokee was launched in 1992, the very same year in which the Jeep Comanche was discontinued. What is a Comanche. you ask? Well, ot was Jeep’s last ever genuine pickup truck prior to the 2019 Wrangler-based Gladiator and was originally based on the first-generation Cherokee from the mid 1980s.

Unlike this Grand Cherokee, the Comanche came as a Regular/Single Cab model, whereas this vehicle here is a Double Cab with a ridiculously small truck bed.

  • Six_Tymes

    I’v seen much worse

  • Hitchens2

    More like a poor mans LM002 by the looks of it

  • kachuks

    The expression “kill it with fire” gets tossed around a lot. But this really makes me fantasize about grabbing a gas can and a lighter.

    • Matt

      It gets tossed around for good reason, this on the other hand isn’t that bad at all. If it was nicely painted with better wheels it would probably draw some admiration.

  • Bae Young

    I thought it was a Daihatsu Charade for a second

  • Paul

    What a joke.

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