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Thread: Jeep JT for SEMA

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    Thumbs up Jeep JT for SEMA

    Make mine a diesel
    http://blogs.motortrend.com/6209223/...-be/index.html

    If Jeep does produce the JT it would likely not include the lift kit and 35" tires but so what.

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    If you build it, they will come.

    And they will be just about every Jeep enthusiast out there...I wonder if they gave any thought to a leaf spring setup, probably not though since it will come off the same assembly lines as the JK-Unlimited Wranglers if they are to actually produce it...o well....
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    I think that AEV had a lot to do in the concept of this particular vehicle. As a matter of fact, those familiar with their 'Brute' offering will notice a ton of similarities.

    http://www.aev-conversions.com/photos/album3.php
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    Figures...they would keep a one piece body. If they are going to do it, they should do it right. Two piece body like the brute and a diesel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 24HOURSOFNEVADA
    Figures...they would keep a one piece body. If they are going to do it, they should do it right. Two piece body like the brute and a diesel.
    I agree with that would like it much better with a bolt on box along with the diesel!
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    I agree, I like the look of a seperate cargo box better too...but the one piece design is alot more reminiscent of the old CJ-8.

    I don't mind the 1 piece body, but I'd love to see a cover panel where the rear doors on the unlimited would have been.

    Just a thought:
    If you did this, wouldn't you have a chance to gain some access to the footwell area for some extra dry storage? Think 2 door H1/HMMWV. They would be shallower than the footwells on a Hummer, but they would stretch the full width of the truck.
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    That JT was made from an Egyptian military model body, just FYI. A seperate box was not considered feasible. Secondarily, Hotchkiss suspension offered too little VCI to seriously be considered for the military in the Mideast. 3rdly, AEV either has or is in the process of opening a Detroit office to work with JTE.

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    I realize the TJL 2 door pickup was designed and built for the Egyptian Army as well as other overseas customers. I also realize this is probably based on that design.

    That said...Why would Jeep be parading it around the trail and show circuit if its just the newest version of a truck that won't be offered in the US market?
    I think they took the idea from the TJL and tweaked it to bring it into our market on the JK platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stainless
    I realize the TJL 2 door pickup was designed and built for the Egyptian Army as well as other overseas customers. I also realize this is probably based on that design.

    That said...Why would Jeep be parading it around the trail and show circuit if its just the newest version of a truck that won't be offered in the US market?
    I think they took the idea from the TJL and tweaked it to bring it into our market on the JK platform.

    Bob - Please don't bust my bubble just yet.
    I did not mean that...coming from JTE, my peepee is stading out about a foot in anticipation for this thing as it is!!!

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    Yet another pickup version... :yawn: I'll get excited when they actually make it into production.

    hopefully by then, they'll get rid of the front fender flares that are as wide as a diving board!!!!!!!!!
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