Jetta Conversion Kit Creates a Quirky German Pickup

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Longingfor the days of small pickup trucks based on popular passenger cars? Somethinglike the Subaru Brat or El Camino? Do you have some very inexplicable nostalgiafor the Volkswagen Caddy? If you are a lucky owner of a fourth generation VW Jetta, a company calledSmyth Kit Cars in Massachusetts can solve all of your problems with this unique conversion kit,earmarked specifically for turning the Jetta into a multi-purpose, functionalpickup truck.

The three-box kit costs $3,500 and promises a build time that won't takemore than a weekend. The kit includes a fully-functional steel tailgate, taillights,an aluminum reinforced steel bed, a sliding rear window with fiberglass windowsurround, and new fiberglass exterior panels. The six-foot bed has a payload of750 pounds.

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