Jeep/Ram Hybrid Is a Unique Beast
Sure, it may look a bit odd, but it’s what’s under the hood that counts.
As a Jeep enthusiast, you probably sit back and think about crazy Jeeps that are mixed with other vehicles. Like what if you took a Jeep Wrangler and mixed it with a turbo-diesel full-size pickup truck? Well, we have a treat for you! Jalopnik recently covered a Craigslist listing that featured a true Frankenstein’s Monster of Jeeps.
Taking the body of a 1997 Jeep Wrangler and putting it atop the shortened body of a 2001 Ram 2500 Turbo-Diesel sounds like a badass vehicle, right? According to the writer over at Jalopnik, it’s not such a great combo. But you know what? We disagree. Of course, when you look at the Jeep, or “Jam” as the person who created the vehicle calls it, it does look odd, but that’s what gives it character.
The front and rear of the Jeep are highlighted by two massive bumpers. While these may be an eyesore for people who are looking for a vehicle that has been designed by teams of award-winning engineers, considering it’s on a hybrid Jeep/Ram created by a novice, it looks pretty good to us. Granted, extending the front end to accommodate the Cummins 5.9-liter turbo-diesel engine looks a bit…wonky. However, that’s not going to matter, when you take this vehicle where it belongs: Off-road.
Clearly, from the type of engine, and the body-style of the Jeep, this is a truck that is meant to conquer any trail put in front of it. And hearing the growl of the turbo-diesel as you muscle your way through obstacles will be worth all the crazy looks you might get from passersby.
Overall, this Jeep isn’t going to win any beauty contests, but if we’re being honest, Jeep was never made to be a showstopper. If you want to overcompensate and buy a car that will make people drool, then go buy a small, dainty sports car. But if you’re buying a Jeep, and you want to put the power of a Cummins turbo-diesel inside it, then clearly you’re not trying to cruise around town. This beast was made for power, not looks.
And if you’re interested, this will be going back up for sale on eBay.
What are your thoughts on this unique Jeep?