Ever since the Comanche went away, Jeep enthusiasts everywhere have been aching for a new pickup. Their wish will be fulfilled next year in the form of the new Wrangler, but for now, we think this wild Renegade pickup conversion will do just fine.
This custom-built Jeep Renegade "Comanche" appeared on and recently, and we couldn't help wonder how it came to be. So we called up its builder, Allen, to see what it took to create the world's only Renegade pickup.
Allen told us that the project started after the Renegade was in an accident and hit in the right rear quarter panel. Instead of getting it redone to factory spec, he cut the body off from the B-pillar back and got to work creating a tiny Jeep pickup. Using steel tubing and panels, Allen and a friend were able to fabricate the rear bed, integrating the stock taillights and fuel filler. In order to seal off the passenger compartment, Allen fabricated the wall and used a rear window from a Ford Ranger to maintain a factory look.
The car was built to resemble the Renegade-based . Allen's car isn't as extreme as Jeep's in-house creation, but you can certainly see similarities between the two.
Allen told us the Renegade Comanche drives exactly as it did before the conversion, and weighs the same as a similarly specced model. The all-wheel-drive still functions normally and the powertrain hasn't been modified from stock. Because it was in an accident, the Renegade does carry a rebuilt title. But it's worth it if you're looking for a tiny Jeep pickup.
So if you're in the market for a Jeep pickup, but don't want to wait for the new Wrangler, this Renegade conversion could be the car for you. with a current bid of $22,100 with reserve not met, or with a listing price of $38,500.