June '19

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6 THE SHOP JUNE 2019 The sheer number of project vehicles and noteworthy introductions released each fall sometimes makes it difficult to give each build the attention it deserves. Showcasing the industry's innovation while serving as inspiration, the good news is that these creative works of art emerge each spring to hit local and national car show circuits, festivals and concerts, and automotive-related events nationwide. Shops can learn a lot by studying projects and new vehicle designs, whether it's subtle styling cues or an outlandish idea for that next over-the-top creation. You'll find all of that and more in this most recent collection of car, truck and SUV builds. Another chapter of noteworthy premieres & quality builds. 6 THE SHOP JUNE 2019 SKETCHBOOK SPRING PROJECT VEHICLE 2018 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED JL RUBICON Superlift Suspension Systems is using a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JL Rubicon to demonstrate the power and versatility of Black Diamond lifts with King Off-Road Racing Shocks components. Offering a combination of smooth performance and controlled comfort, the suspension setup features a front coil-over conversion and rear three-link design optimized for performance and function using 3D OEM CAD data. Participants include: Avery Dennison (Matte Metallic Silver & Matte Metallic Charcoal body wrap with blue & yellow accents); Prismatic Powders (Porsche Silver & Forged Charcoal with Electric Yellow accents powder-coat); MoTech Premium Conversions (future V-8 conversion GM 6.2-liter LT1/L86 Gen-5, future transplant GM 8l90 transmission from 2016 Cadillac Escalade); Advance Adapters (future conversion ATLAS 2-speed transfer case); Dana (Spicer JL front & rear axles, Ultimate Dana 60 with 4.88 gears & e-locker, JL driveshafts); ARB 4x4 Accessories (future conversion front & rear air lockers, vehicle accessory interface, 12-volt twin air compressor, air compressor manifold kit, pressure control kit); Rare Parts (adjustable draglink, tie rod); AMSOIL (motor oil, gear lube); American Force Wheels (bead-lock BL1 Dune 20x10 wheels); Nitto Tire U.S.A. (Trail Grappler 40x13.50R17LT tires); McGard (lug nut & lock sets); BORLA (exhaust); ODYSSEY (battery); Whistler Group (jump starter with premium protection cables, power inverter); Black Diamond (front bumper with winch mount, rear bumper, rock sliders with entry steps, front & rear quarter panels with fender flares); Mopar/Black Diamond (JL hood with custom raised cowl, custom half-door); Mopar/Jeep Performance Parts (spare tire carrier mounting bracket & tailgate reinforcement kit, Rubicon auxiliary switch bank); Rugged Ridge (Spartacus winch with synthetic rope, D-ring shackle & isolator kit, multi-mount phone kit, grab handle kit, fire extinguisher holder); Factor 55 (Hawse fairlead & ProLink bridle); A.R.E. Truck Accessories (roof rack, TrailSlide by CargoGlide); RIVAL by A.R.E. (lighting); RotopaX (gas containers); Strapworks (tie-downs); Paoli (impact wrench); Hi-Lift Jack Co. (off-road jack); Roadwire (leather interior); BedRug (cargo floor liner); Husky Liners (floor liners); Hifonics (compression horn tower, amplifier); and Cup Holder Hero (compartment liner accessories). \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

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