Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan begs to deviate, and off-road vehicle collector went to great lengths to change his body-on-frame SUV this way. The following images reveal how much work went into modifying a white painted Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to accommodate up to six people.
Construction started with careful measurements of the ladder frame chassis that appear to be longer than the Gladiator pickup. You may also notice that the rear doors differ from the JLU and JT, while the hinges are similar to the main doors. Side glass, rear panel, removable hardtop and even rear roller bar had to be changed.
As for the five spoke wheels and 285/70 x 17 inch rubber shoes, they are of course in stock. What is hidden under the hood, however, is still a mystery. In the United Arab Emirates, the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon comes standard with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, an eight-speed automatic transmission, the Rock-Trac 4×4 system, heavy axles with Tru-Lok differentials and 4.10 gears, as well as an interrupting swivel.
From the factory, the six-cylinder turbine develops 285 horsepower (289 hp) and 260 pound-feet (353 Nm). Given the extra weight of the three-row conversion, a compressor would come in handy on and off the road.