Check put this modified Willy Jeep, which has been bagged and lowered to look extremely exciting!
Indian auto enthusiasts love to customise their cars. Over the year, we have seen numerous examples of modified Jeeps, old and new alike. Here, we have a brilliant example of an old Willys Jeep, which manages to look like a desi-rat-rod.
The video above, posted by YouTube channel ‘Dayakaran vlogs’, shows a beautifully resto-modded Willys Jeep fitted with air-suspension on all four wheels. This feature is shown-off immediately, right as the video starts! Due to the new suspension system, the ride height of the car can be raised and lowered as the user’s preference. In the lowest setting, the Jeep sits mere inches from the ground, and there is virtually no gap left in the wheel arches above the tyres. Other than that, the rest of the front suspension has been sourced from a Mahindra Scorpio, while the rear continues with the old leaf spring mechanical setup.
There are plenty of visual changes to the car as well. At the front, we see a pair of auxiliary lamps mounted above the bumper, and an LED light bar mounted below it. The front grille has nine vertical slats instead of the regular seven. At the side, we see custom alloy wheels with extremely wide tyres. The ORVMs are also unique, and a little too large in our opinion. The best design detail though, is the tailpipe sticking out from the left side of the car. The rear portion of the car features new LED taillights, sourced from Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. You also get a tail-mounted spare wheel, just like on the original Jeeps.
Under the hood, there is a different engine – a Toyota 3C motor. This 2.2-litre diesel engine is not a new powerplant, but a used one. The mechanic, however, claims that there will be no problems with the build, and the engine-swap has been handled with care. The interior of the car has also been customised. The steering wheel is tilt-adjustable, the gear lever has been sourced from an old truck, and the instrument console has also been replaced. You also get a remote for adjusting the ride height. The rear seats have been removed to make way for the compressor and sensors for the air-suspension system, turning this Jeep into a two-seater.