You may not have known that Jeep once made a pickup truck, but RoamR hasn’t, as their 1974 Jeep J20 Gladiator “Tomahawk” so aptly demonstrates.
The Jeep Gladiator was produced between 1962 to 1988 and was based on the Jeep SJ (Wagoneer) platform. RoamR opted for the 1974 vintage. They took the original AMC 401 V8 and completely overhauled it, even adding in a few new surprises like a new Holley Terminator EFI system and a Be Cool radiator and fan. RoamR also added in Metalcloak shocks and new Yukon gears and lockers while keeping the axles stock.
What is definitely not stock is the body, which RoamR cut fourteen inches off of so that the truck would be more trail friendly. The Tomahawk also received a six-inch lift to accommodate the Nitto Trail Grapplers with 17-inch B.A.D. beadlock wheels.
RoamR had the vision of making this an overlanding vehicle, and so they added in a Leitner active cargo system with a Freespirit Recreation rooftop tent. A Rhino-Rack over the cab was also added for even more cargo space—no that you’ll need it with the DECKED organizational cargo system in the bed and the built-in lockable compartments and accessory racks on both sides. And should you get into any hairy situations while overlanding, the Warn 12,000 pound capacity winch should be able to bail you out.