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Images from SEMA are awash with bling'd out show rigs that are so overdone that most couldn't be safely driven down the road let alone the trail. But not all of these "show cars" are more fluff than filling. Some have the show and go down pat. The staff enthusiasts at the Four Wheeler Network have spent some time behind the wheels of capable off-road rigs both on the trail and during the boring parts between, pounding pavement, so we know how to spot the real thing even in a vast sea of bling.

Here are some of the coolest, and utilitarian trucks we saw at the 2019 SEMA show. Trucks that we hope to see on the trail, and trucks that could handle the trail and the road to the trailhead.

<a href="https://www.motortrend.com/cars/jeep/">Jeep</a>'s Concept J8 from Moab is one of our favorite trucks of all times. The blue is just right, and while a single cab and 8-foot bed might not be as useful as a Gladiator and its bed, it sure does look good. This is the Jeep truck this tech editor wants a piece of.

Military Jeep FC
We didn't even know it, but we've bumped into this Jeep FC M677 before. Course since then it has been through quite the restomodification. This truck is clean and useful with lots of usable gear!

Willys Truck on a JK chassis
This Willys Jeep truck gets an award for best use of a JK frame. We didn't even think to ask what powers this vintage truck. Regardless of what is under the hood, we are betting this is one of the best highway cruising and trail ready Willys trucks there is.

Land Rover
We're pretty sure this iconic Land Rover is a 127 or 130 truck model. Whatever it is we sure wish there were more of them in the U.S. Then maybe we could find one for ourselves and build our own mustard yellow version. We'd call it the Grey Poupon the RoverLandy!

Overland Micro Truck
If you've never noticed these utilitarian little mini or micro trucks at the golf course, zoo, mall, or whatever, you should open your eyes. Many even have 4x4 drivetrains. We're betting with some upgrades like a Samurai transfer case, gearing and axles, some (still small, but) larger tires, and more, one of these little trucks could be tons of fun on the trail.

Sleeper 80's GMC Squarebody
Check out the video for more of the details on this rig! It is not what it appears with a fully fabricated frame, twin turbo LS3, custom axles, coilovers, and more.

YJ Grille'd Gladiator
Gladiators filled SEMA 2019, and this is one of the best looking custom Gladiators we saw at the show. Totally digging the YJesque grille with its crease and square headlights. We are not sure who came up with the idea for the grille, but we love it even though we probably would have sworn the opposite if we'd have just heard about it.

Spartacus The Gladiator
Our friends from Offroad Power Products know how to build a clean looking rig. They always go above and beyond. Spartacus, the name for this Gladiator, may not have been our first choice for names, but the design, colors, suspension, fire-breathing Hell Cat engine and JKS suspension all come together for one hot looking package.

Sintor the Super Duty
Keep your Bro-Dozers with shiny wheels with stupid offset and non-functional suspension and give us more trucks like this. It's big. It's bad. It's probably going to brake axleshafts on the trail...it's named Sintor?

Chevy's Miltiary Colorado ZR2 Buggy
Chopping the body work off an otherwise perfectly good 4x4 is always fun if not always a good idea. This prototype Chevy military rig is basically a ZR2 minus most of the useless (to the military) sheet metal. Body work came off in lieu of functional cage work, seats for nine, some suspension tuning, massive lift points, and more.

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