The Smyth 99-04 Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ Truck kit
Our new Jeep Grand Cherokee truck conversion kit is here.
In the usual Smyth tradition we are strengthening the uni-frame Jeep to make it incredibly strong after cutting. Structurally, we added the huge b-pillar reinforcement plate as well as a subfloor bracing system connecting the bed floor to the front bed wall. The bedsides as on all Smyth kits are 1/8" Aluminum plate and connect the wheel well and spring perch areas to the b-pillar plate for an amazingly tough design.
The bed is 5.5' long and 5' wide.
The WJ platform was chosen over other Jeep models because it is the last of the live axle Grand Cherokees. The comfort, ride and off road capability when combined with the Straight 6 4.0 or the he 4.7 V8 make it one of my favorites. Watch out for rust of course, with prices so low in the used car market there is no reason to buy a beater. Plus, with over a million on the road you have your pick.
The aftermarket is simply huge and I am excited to see what die hard Jeep people do with the project. Since gladiators are running over 50 grand these days, we feel this is a great way to rock a Jeep Truck.
And remember, like all Smyth kits most of what you need to finish you project is in the crate: Aluminum truck bed sides and front wall, inner fenders, floor panels, unibody reinforcements, steel tailgate with all hardware, windows, stainless fasteners...you get the idea...it is all there.
Shot of all the 1/8" aluminum that gets formed to make a Jeep Grand Cherokee into a Smyth truck