These Photoshopped Two-Door Jeep Gladiators Have My Heart

Jeep image photoshopped by Lowell Jesmer
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The original Jeep Gladiator only came as a two-door regular cab truck, and a number of folks think the 2020 Jeep Gladiator should follow suit. Check out these Photoshopped images of the first Jeep pickup in 26 years, and you may agree.

The new Gladiator may be categorized as a mid-size truck, but look at its dimensions and it’s clear that this thing is a beast. Overall length is 218 inches, with a wheelbase of 137. That’s about a foot longer overall and half a foot wheelbase-y-er than my full-size J10, which has a giant eight-foot bed instead of a five-footer like the new truck.

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Clearly, the new Gladiator is a lot of truck, and its wheelbase will no doubt hinder it off-road, which is why it’s fun to dream about a two-door model, even though crew cab trucks are what’s selling these days:

Jeep image photoshopped by Lowell Jesmer

In an ideal world, I’d probably want to add a foot of length to the bed, and then shift the axle rearward for a better departure angle. But still, the fake truck in these images looks cool. Slap a bench seat up front, and replace that cheap Jeep badge on the tailgate with a stamping, and the world would be a better place.

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Jeep image photoshopped by Lowell Jesmer

The short, Photoshopped pickup does look a bit odd towing a Grand Wagoneer, and frankly, I’m not sure I’d want to even try it, as it could be a bit dicey dynamically.

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Another reader even Photoshopped an extended cab, which looks pretty decent, too:

Jeep image Photoshopped by Chris Akers
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I asked Jeep if they had any plans to make a two-door Gladiator, even though I’m 99 percent sure the answer is “no.” But gosh would it be cool if they did.

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David Tracy

Writer, Jalopnik. 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle, 1985 Jeep J10, 1948 Willys CJ-2A, 1995 Jeep Cherokee, 1992 Jeep Cherokee auto, 1991 Jeep Cherokee 5spd, 1976 Jeep DJ-5D, totaled 2003 Kia Rio