I've just finished modifying this jeep Gladiator from the IXO Townside (smooth-sided) version into the basic Thriftside pickup. Once the original pickup bed was removed (hobby razor-saw) an entirely different cab back (small window, visible stiffening indents,etc.) was fabricated in styrene. An appropriate '63 style step-side body was significantly modified from another IXO earlier Jeep pickup (new body sides with lower boxed in panels and wider upper flanges). A fine wire ring was added to the wheel rims to make them a touch deeper, and the correct Parkway Green color was mixed in automotive basecoat/clearcoat to finish the body. I enjoyed photographing the finished model along with a couple of other appropriate early '60s Jeep models from GLM...the Panel Delivery and the Wagoneer. I've attached a couple of factory pics to demonstrate the Thriftside version.
IXOs original Townside (smooth-side) pickup The modified body parts (cab back and pickup box) still in primer