Is this 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Pickup a Deal for $ 18,500?

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The seller of today’s Good price or no dice Custom Jeep Grand Cherokee pickup says a new owner can remove the decals if it does not suit their taste. I bet most of you did not even notice them first. Let’s see if this surprising custom also surprises in the awards department.

It is unfair to say that the majority of your comments about yesterday 1980 Chevy Monza 2 + 2 centered on condemning it with weak praise. No, in reality, most of you condemned the car with full fucking condemnation as the reason it was a completely mediocre car. A more accurate description might be “a product of its era.”

Still, that condemnation did not play out in the vote, because even a car with such meager ambitions for only $ 3,500 has its place, and in our case, that place was a 57 percent win for Nice Price.

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Now I’ll start the discussion on today 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee custom mini pickup by acknowledging that we generally withdraw from what we classify as “Other People’s Projects (PPPs). I hope we can make an exception to that when it comes to this fully realized and quite professional custom.

Although Jeep has offered various gladiators and launches over the years, Jeep has never really been known as a “pickup truck company.” In the Mopar microcosm, that role is generally attributed to the Ram division. That being said, this is not a strange concept in the least, although the hot rower who built this interesting beast had to use parts from a Chevy Colorado for its creation.

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According to the description in the ad, this is a home-built one with the seller claiming “I have built many hot rods over the years, this is my favorite.” The work began, the seller claims, with a “mint, top of the line, fully optional 2007 Grand Cherokee.” It was taken apart and then decapitated aft of the front doors. A bed and tailgate from a Colorado pickup were added, along with a custom cab cover and tailgate from another donor.

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Apart from some odd proportions from certain angles and the fact that your brain has a hard time processing what it is you are seeing, it all looks very fair and well thought out. Of course, the Grand Cherokee is an SUV with a uniform body and therefore there is probably a question of torsional rigidity in the final result. However, it is unlikely that any owner will ride the Rubicon in such a unique vehicle. It’s unless they’re some kind of desperate YouTuber using the attempt to drive up likes, comments and subscriptions.

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Okay, enough about the concept, let’s get to the specifications. First of all, under the hood you will find a 5.7 liter Hemi V8. In the 2007 Grand Cherokee, it was factory-marked to 330 horsepower and 375 lb.ft of torque. That should be enough for the home center runs that the seller claims are the truck’s raison d’être. Behind that engine is a five-speed automatic and Jeep’s legendary AWD. Everything that has seen 90,000 miles which is not a ton.

More fun things are inside. The interior is loaded with factory accessories including climate control with dual zones and stylish leather seats. Everything in here (or what is left, at least) seems to be in perfect working order.

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The only downsides to the exterior are some aftermarket headlights that, like almost all aftermarket headlights, are a bit too exaggerated, and some fender graphics that may not appeal to everyone. Personally, I do not mind the decals along the flanks, but I take exception to the Gladiator name on the back door. The relocated rear registration plate is also a bit of a mess, but with some work that could be pulled into the gate for a smoother look.

You may think that the driving force behind this custom was that someone was stuck with a salvage truck due to a wreck or other unfortunate problem. However, this is not the case, as the seller states that the Jeep has a pure title. Why is the builder now selling the jeep? It does not say in the ad, even if you read between the lines, it seems that the interest was more in “can I?” than “yes I could”. Maybe the builder needs the space and money for a new, equally bold project?

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By the way, that cash is $ 18,500 and it is now time for all of you to weigh in whether it reflects a good deal or not. What do you say, does this custom Jeep pickup guarantee such an expense as it sits? Or does the price make this a custom truck that will not be picked up soon?

You decide!

Seattle, Washington, Craigslistor go here if the ad disappears.

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