The Jeep company teases more than 10 years fans of pickups promises to return to the model range cars with open cargo area. Americans regularly show effective concepts and swear the love to pickups, but the premiere of serial model is constantly postponed.
But tuners are not lingered: the American Expedition Vehicles and Bruiser Conversions companies build trucks on the basis of Jeep Wrangler SUVs, and Legacy Classic Trucks which has become famous for SUVs with modern stuffing on the basis of Dodge Power Wagon of the first generation has revived Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler pickups.
Original Jeep CJ-8 debuted in 1981. The American Motors concern which then possessed the Jeep brand, has tried to compete with the compact Japanese trucks which have flooded the American market in the 1970th years. Initially the management of the company considered idea of the pickup with unit body, but development of such project would manage too expensive therefore the new model has been created on the basis of the frame Jeep CJ-7 SUV. Engineers of the company have extended body of “donor”, have cleaned the rear of salon and have established partition behind front seats, the pickup with the integrated cargo site has as a result turned out.
Have appropriated to novelty the CJ-8 index, the prefix of Scrambler has come from the name of the popular set of decorative stickers offered for model. The palette of engines and technical stuffing of the pickup have been inherited from the initial SUV, Jeep CJ-8 was equipped four – and the 2,5 and 4,2 liters six-cylinder engines, 82 and 110 hp respectively. Some time the model was issued and with the 5,0-liter V8 motor developing 150 hp.