That ain't a toy model kit. If you've been waiting on Jeep to release an official successor to the Scrambler, the Mopar JK-8 Jeep Kit ($5,500) is as close as you'll get for now. This heavy-duty, officially-supported kit will turn your Wrangler Unlimited into a pickup, using a 44" x 50" steel bed, inner and outer bedsides made from stamped sheet metal, sport bar extensions, a removable fiberglass hardtop with sliding rear window, and a fiberglass bulkhead. As for those sweet Scrambler decals, you're on your own.
Just in case the rainfall of Spring 2011 becomes the norm instead of the exception, it might be a good idea to have a Hauk Jeep River Raider ($TBA) hanging around. Based on Jeep's legendary Wrangler, the River Raider is powered by a HEMI engine ranging from 405 to 636 hp, and features a full roll cage, four-point safety harnesses, Bullet proof Dana 60 axles with dual piston calipers, LED head- and taillights, a Baja light bar, an aluminum undercarriage armor system, custom made Raceline bead lock wheels with 40-inch Toyo Open Country MT tires, a fold-down tailgate, a custom half-cab tight top, and the River Raider engine Snorkel system, which will allow you to cross those new streams which were formerly roads. [Thanks, Jon]
If you're going to name an off-road vehicle after a place, the Mojave desert isn't a bad choice. Continuing the line of special editions that includes the Islander, Mountain, and Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition, the Jeep Wrangler Mojave ($29,000) lives up to its namesake with a desert-themed exterior and interior design that includes "Mojave" and lizard decals on the outside, lizard logos embossed on the front seats, body-color hardtops and fender flares, and driftwood elements in the all-new interior. Other features include the Sahara model's side steps, mineral gray 17-inch wheels with 32-inch tires, dark saddle leather seating, and your choice of tan, white, or black paint jobs.