The JK-8 Rubicon, mentioned in a previous post arrived back from paint late last week. Since then, it has had a 2.5” AEV Lift Kit added and 35” BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires. This JK-8 is not slated to become a farm truck like the 2015 Tank model, however, it is just as capable, and comes with all of the Rubicon options, such as the 4:1 Rock-Track Transfer Case, Dana 44's and Electronic Lockers. However, the 2.5” lift and 35s will allow for more ground clearance than the Tank model, which was shipped out with a simple leveling kit and the stock 32” M/T tires.Once the vehicle returns from paint, it proceeds straight to the garage bay. The lift kit is then installed; also on the build sheet are Llumar window tinting, and a trailer hitch. With the stock tow rating of the base JKU, this JK-8 can tow all sorts of small trailers, hauling dirt bikes, 4-wheelers, or small boats with ease. In addition to the towing capabilities, the JK-8 also features a 44-inch by 50-inch steel bed, perfect for stowing tents, folding chairs, or other camping gear. Meanwhile, the removable freedom panels and half-cab top ensure that the driver and occupant of the JK-8 can still enjoy the classic open air experience of the Jeep Wrangler.The JK-8 Pickup Conversion is an official MOPAR kit, and features the stamped sheet metal body panels for the new truck bed, the steel bed itself, freedom panel assemblies, a fiberglass half-cab hardtop with a sliding rear window, a fiberglass bulkhead, and unique JK-8 badges. After the kit is installed, the truck bed is Line-X'd, and a fold down tailgate, while not part of the kit itself, is certainly optional.If you are interested in converting your JK Unlimited, or ordering a JK-8 through us, be sure to contact Reggie Perry direct at 828-406-3031. Conversions start at $13,500, plus add-ons. Whether you're looking for the classic CJ-8 Scrambler resemblance, or the utility of a truck bed in your Jeep, the JK-8 is for you! Call today, and don't forget to check out our prior builds here!