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1946 WILLYS JEEP (CJ-2A)

Super Street - - Project Car -

OWNER JOEL TAN

HOME­TOWN MANILA, PHILIP­PINES

OC­CU­PA­TION HVAC TECH­NI­CIAN

IN­STA­GRAM @JT_BUILT

EN­GINE Nis­san SR20DET swap; Dat­sun 240Z ra­di­a­tor; 610cc in­jec­tors; in­ter­cooler retro­fit­ted from ro­tary-pow­ered ’72 Toy­ota Corolla; cus­tom en­gine and trans­mis­sion mounts

DRIV­E­TRAIN Five-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion swap; ’82 Toy­ota Corolla eight­bolt rear-end with lim­ited-slip dif­fer­en­tial

EN­GINE MAN­AGE­MENT ECU flash

FOOT­WORK & CHAS­SIS Ford Mus­tang front sus­pen­sion; K Bros Fab­ri­ca­tion cus­tom roll­bar

WHEELS & TIRES 14x8 front, 14x10 rear Colin Project Longchamp XR4 wheels; 165/55R14 front Fed­eral, 225/50R14 rear Toyo R888 tires

EX­TE­RIOR Vinyl wrap

IN­TE­RIOR JEGS seats; Takata Rac­ing seat­belts; Tom’s Rac­ing steer­ing wheel

THANKS JDM Cal­i­for­nia, @denzme­chanic, @john­fob­move­ment, Takata Rac­ing, @raystoys, @mod­junkies, K Bros Fab­ri­ca­tion, Colin Project, Toyo Tires, Tang­i­namo Life­style, Nor­man, Allen, and my wife and fam­ily

Un­der­neath is the front sus­pen­sion from a Ford Mus­tang, com­plete with coilovers and paired with an eight-bolt lim­ited-slip rear-end from a Corolla. Joel's Jeep is ex­tremely dumped. In fact, dur­ing our shoot, we were sur­prised he was able to get over lit­tle speed bumps and curbs.

The wheels are 14-inch Longchamp XR4 wheels built by Colin Project in Ja­pan. Joel added that he’d love to rock 13s if they’d clear the brake calipers.

Joel did 99 per­cent of the la­bor in his garage, mi­nus the align­ment, mak­ing this a true built-not-bought ride—much like the Jeep he’d street raced back in the Philip­pines. He even men­tioned that the vinyl wrap was a fam­ily project. “My mom was hold­ing the wrap while I was stretch­ing it out,” he laughed.

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