Jeep Grand Cherokee Truck Build

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:21 am
Yeah, structurally it is pretty great. My grandson and Riley drove it 370 or so miles all the way from the dealership back home. Ran, straight and true. We mostly just have a few minor sensor gremlins to track down. Really like the fact that it has the factory tow package on it already. They list the tow limit at 6500 pound which is good for an older SUV like this...
We are going to "try" something different on this build once we are past the truck part of it. I'm going make a single piece or sectional hard cover for the bed and we have discussed taking a mold off of the entire rear section so we can make a high "cap" for the bed.....
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:33 pm
So we are getting closer for our build time.... the kit is shipping out to us next week. It's pretty much just like my Charger kit. It will all come in one big 2 x3 x 8 wooden box. The tailgate and rear window are probably being direct shipped from aftermarket suppliers. It's nice on the Jeep kit because you reuse the Jeep tailights with just some light trimming.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:34 am
Waiting anxiously to see this build. My guess is you will knock it out very quickly now that you have the experience of your previous build.
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It's really something with these Jeep builds.... I've been looking through some of the ones that I've seen done and honestly I can't see this taking more than 2 to 3 months, tops. I think the 3 of us guys can wrap it up in about 100 total shop hours. Paint is going to be a completely different animal on this....wait till you see what my Grandson wants to do......
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:35 pm
Whohoo it is finally in..... So...the journey begins, we got our 500 pound Jeep crate parts in on Monday. We just happened to be delivering furniture about a mile from the YRC terminal. They got us loaded in about 5 minutes. Just a few pic.s here of the "the wrecking crew"again with our new goodies box of parts. And yes, from this we'll be making a 2003 Jeep SUV into an awesome pickup truck....
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And remember, this is our intended victim... uhhh... I mean project....
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And yes, in this box is one 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee pickup truck. My Grandson Dalton is on the left, his best friend Riley in the middle and your truly sportin' tye dye from a past era....
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Fiberglass bedsides and rear cap crown. Love this cap, all one piece on the Jeeps. This is all sandable gel coat. Parts are very sturdy and straight.....
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What is left in the crate is all the aluminum, carpet, fasteners, and parts list
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:34 am
Let the games begin!
I can see the excitement in those faces.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:18 am
Paint? Did I hear custom paint? Really looking forward to this!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:29 am
Ha, ha..... yeah, custom paint..... :lol: That would be custom paint in the mind of a mid 20s professional photographer! Honestly, I'm not sure where my Grandson will end up wth that. Currently he's thinking of some variation on the stock silver paint probably in a textured medium. A lot of guys are learning how to manipulate Raptor bedliner beyond trim which appeals to that rock crawler crowd. Will he be taking this Jeep off road? Well, I could see him possibly hitting some mudding with it..... it's his vehicle so it's going to be his plan. :pcorn:
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:57 am
Something like this maybe?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:25 am
WOW, my eyes hurt! Can you imagine how much time that all took???...... :shock:
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