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60 THE SHOP NOVEMBER 2020 2020 PROJECT VEHICLE SKETCHBOOK 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser LINE-X of Torrance built this 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser finished in two-tone LINE-X green and black and featuring many custom- fabricated parts. Participants include: ICON Vehicle Dynamics, ARB/Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport and King Shocks (suspension compo- nents); Coil Spring Specialties (rear springs); Americus (mud terrain tires); Method Race Wheels; R1 Concepts (slotted rotors); Metal Tech (steel-braided extended rear brake lines); Nitro Gear & Axle (4.56 front axle); Revolution Gear & Axle (4.56 rear axle); TRD (supercharger); Offroad Garage (snorkel with integrated radio antenna); JBA (titanium headers); MagnaFlow (custom after-muffler tube exits before rear axle); Badland (ZXR 12000 winch); Keyline Chargers (IsoPro dual battery kit); Interstate Batteries; Xprite USA (lights, light bars); Smittybilt (front bumper); Warrior Products (platform roof rack); iKamper (Skycamp); Katzkin (leather); DFG Offroad Accessories (fridge slide); Whynter (85 refrigerator); SEAFLO (water pump attached to 11-gallon tank); Camplux (water heater); ARB USA (twin compressor); Pioneer (receiver); TRU Technology (amplifier); and Dynaudio (speaker system). 1993 N.A.S. 110 E.C.D. Automotive Design, known for its ground-up Land Rover Defender restorations, has delivered a rare and rebuilt North American Spec Defender with Project Alpine Yeti, a Defender 110 named after its rare model as a N.A.S. 110—one of only 500 vehicles made—and its Alpine white gloss color. Project Alpine Yeti stands out with its 2.8L Cummins diesel engine complemented with a custom stainless steel exhaust, plus extras such as an extended fuel tank, 16-inch steel wheels, interior and exterior roll cages, front brush guard bumper with winch, fold-down side steps, rear step, snorkel, Explorer ladder and more. "Through our East Coast Overhaul division, this vehicle now has enough power and refinement to be used every day. This is a superb and tasteful refurbishment of the ultra-rare classic, the N.A.S. 110," says Tom Humble, company co-founder. Participants include: ARB (air lockers); FOX (shocks); Moal Bomber (short sweep gauges); MUD Pod (TD5-style console); BFGoodrich (tires); MOMO (steering wheel); JL Audio (sound system); Alpine (wireless car play); and Exmoor Trim (front seats). MKIII-R Roadster Superformance unveils its new MKIII-R roadster, a modern evolution of the world's most popular continuation classic Cobra. Sold as a rolling chassis (without engine and transmission), each limited-edition car comes assembled, painted and ready for drivetrain completion. Weighing just 2,450 pounds when properly equipped with a Ford V-8 engine, the contemporary twist on a heritage car can be made to go faster than most supercars. "The timeless design of a classic 1960s roadster was mixed carefully with modern- day aesthetics and performance to create the Superformance MKIII-R," says Lance Stander, CEO. "We enhanced the styling, modernized the interior, improved the brakes, updated the suspension and designed it to accommodate the latest drivetrains. This is for those who envi- sioned the Cobra as if it had continued in production and evolved over the last five decades." The car can be configured for heritage or modern drivetrains, and just 20 will be built each year.

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