Jeep "Gladiator"?!

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  1. CaseyJones

    CaseyJones Ridin' that train

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    The Scrambler is one they'd probably like to forget. Or rather, not repeat - since it was a different company and almost 40 years prior.

    The Scrambler was a complete dud, in its day. It looked funny. Compared to the well-designed Toyota and Nissan trucks, newly with 4WD...with atrocious fuel economy in the era of Artificial Gas Crisis II...AMC itself imploding, and Renault's intentions as a prospective buyer, uncertain...

    The total run on those was only about 35,000 units, IIRC. They probably didn't even recover the design and tooling costs. NOW, of course, it's collectible; and it's seen as a bookend to the TJ Unlimited, which used the same basic frame...but that was far in the future and there was no money for the manufacturer.

    And "Scrambler" was seen as a stupid name, even then. For some reason they didn't want to go with CJ-8; and I guess marketing talent costs.

    For that matter, "Gladiator" wasn't really seen as a brilliant image back in the Kaiser-Jeep era. First thing AMC did with the Jeep line was, hang the Wagoneer full-width grille on the truck, and ash-can the Gladiator handle. They became the "Truck" and later the "J-10/20."
  2. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    I agree with most of what you say but the new Jeep pick up is more Scrambler than Gladiator.
  3. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    What are you talking about? With CJ7 with a brand new engine, bored, balanced and blueprinted with fuel injection gets 9 mpg!

    :lol3


    oh, no wait

    :fpalm

    there we go
  4. SKT

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  5. Dynamick

    Dynamick When you see the robot, drink! Supporter

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    Saw one on the street, pointed it out to my wife. "That looks weird, go look at Tacomas." Showed her this picture and asked her to point out what she thought made it weird?
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    All she had was "I know you don't like 4-door pick-ups." :lol3
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  7. SKT

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  8. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Do you have any information about this build SKT, or are you literally just posting it?

    it looks cool but it would be neato to you know.... learn something
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  11. VxZeroKnots

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    All he does is just vom pictures in every thread. It’s annoying
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  12. ChopperCharles

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    I saw a 4 door Jeep pickup in the flesh yesterday. What were they thinking? It’s hideously ugly. Sure it might look okay with big ass wheels and a bunch of other mods, but stock it looks very unbalanced and odd.

    Charles.
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  13. antwon412

    antwon412 Been here awhile

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    All jeeps do. They look terrible with the stock dinky little 30s or whatever they are.
    Until you step up to Rubicon’s or the like.
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    MotoChris521 expert apprentice

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  15. VxZeroKnots

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    Truth. A cj2a without some sta super traxions or ndts looks so dumb. Been that way since the 40s
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  17. HapHazard

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    Finally saw one today, also.
    Agreed. More unattractive than the regular 4-door.:puke1
    Jeeps should be short, with 2 doors.:D
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  18. YJake

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    I’ve seen quite a few around now. Not quite my thing. I really want a single cab with a long bed or at least an extended cab with a longer bed than the current one. I have no use for four doors or that short box that won’t fit a bike with the tailgate closed.

    Proportions are a little wonky. It needs slightly larger tires, and other things I can’t quite put my finger on.

    I want to like it, but it just isn’t quite “right” or what I’m looking for. I’ll likely have to get a work package F150 or C1500 to fit me needs in a year or two when I’m ready to buy.

    Or, Jeep can make a two door with a longer bed and make a lot of people happy. :D

    -Jake
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  19. Dynamick

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    Went up to the local dealership today. Just can't maintain excitement looking at them in person. Keeping my money till my current truck needs something else.
  20. Heyload

    Heyload Bent but not broken Supporter

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    I saw one up at Lowe's today.

    Not bad, I guess. Pretty much what YJake said.

    The Ram Rebel next to it looked a hell of a lot more appealing.