Soon Jeep fans will finally be introduced to the Wrangler-based pickup truck they have desired for years, but for now, the aftermarket is the only way to get yourself into a Jeep with a bed. One of the those companies that will convert a Wrangler into a pickup for you, American Expedition Vehicles, has decided to end production of their AEV Brute Crew Cab Jeep pickup before the real thing hits dealers next year.
Converting your Wrangler Unlimited into a hulking AEV Brute will run you $41,665, making it a rather expensive proposition. You do get a lot of vehicle for your money, however. AEV lengthens the Wrangler’s frame by 36-inches in creating the Brute and also applies a pickup bed, a winch, skidplates and 35-inch tires. The result is a vehicle that would make a Hummer H2 owner feel minimal at a stoplight. If you want some grunt to go with the burly looks, AEV will ditch the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and swap in a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 in its place at extra cost.
If you like the way all this sounds, you’re in luck. AEV is making a last call to wannabe Brute buyers before they put the vehicle out of production for good. If you want to place an order, visit the company at www.aev-conversions.com.