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2019 Jeep Wrangler Pickup mule?

Discussion in 'JT Scrambler Pickup General Discussions' started by Mattiek27, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. Mattiek27

    Mattiek27 New Member

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    I like many others made the trek to Detroit for the final weekend of the WPC museum. I had always wanted to go, but this was my first time. It was great seeing concepts I remembered as a kid (Sidewinder, Copperhead), and some of the older vehicles in the collection. It was also painful seeing some of the "what could have been" designs that we were robbed of for various reasons.

    Driving around the FCA campus, I noticed a parking lot close to the museum that had FCA vehicles in it. At first glance from the main road, I noticed a few new Compasses. After circling around the other side, I began to notice a few interesting vehicles. I made a few passes, and finally got chased out to 75 by security. So attached are a few of the images my girlfriend was able to snap while I drove.

    Jeep Wrangler JT pickup mule: As a Jeep guy, I was most excited about this. It clearly is a Wrangler mule. What I found most interesting was the lack of rear windows, and no rear door seams. I am thinking this might be a JT mule, but who knows. It really doesn't show a lot of anything, but I was geeked about it, haha! I wanted to circle back for another few pics, but security was not too thrilled with the three passes I had already made. (You can see the grill of the security van in pic #2 starting to make its move out of the lot to chase us)

    I haven't had a Wrangler since I sold my 92 YJ back in 2003, so I am looking forward to this next gen. (Towing capacity under 5k keeps me out of the JKU, fingers crossed on at least a 5k rating on the JL/JT)

    I just wanted to share. Again these mule shots don't give much away, but I thought you all might enjoy them. Still bummed about the museum closing, but maybe a new location will open in the future.


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    CorpCow Well-Known Member

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    Wooo.. Looks like it could be a pickup mule with a soft cover attached?! Single doors only and the rest of the body is too long to be a 2 door model.
     
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    Nice snooping and great first post! That's definitely not a 2 or 4 door model from these angles.
     
  4. PSA

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    Thanks for sharing.

    Spare still mounted on the rear though :( Was really hoping for a side or undercarriage mount so the tailgate can swing down and not out.

    Was hoping for something like this

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  5. The Doc

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    Damn Jeep definitely going all in on the pickup truck with regular and crew/extended cab models huh. Watch out Ford and Toyota we're about to put some hurtin on your truck sales.
     
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    Any one else notice the leaf springs? This is defently a truck!
     
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    Awesome find man! I guess that answers where the spare tire will be mounted. It's really too bad the snow is acting as a second layer of camo lol.
     
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    Or just a J8...

    It's even the same color. Hmmmm, maybe not the mule I originally thought it was....

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    Darn, got all excited. I thought that was only sold in certain countries. What's it doing here?
     
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    My thoughts exactly. J8.
     
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    Could be to benchmark the 3.0 Ecodiesel? The J8 is a 2.8L turbo I4 diesel, I don't see why it would otherwise be brought to the states.
     
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    Man I flashed back to the 90s when I saw those leaf springs lol. Haven't seen those since YJ Wranglers and I don't think Ram trucks even use them anymore?
     
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    Hoping for a crew cab pickup with a generous flat bed. The 4 door J8 with a longer "bed" would be great.

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