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Joel Tan

Joel Tan owns a very special car. In fact, it's so special that it is one of just three in the United States. Through carefully selected modifications, Tan takes his 1973 Trueno a step above, choosing to alter history and create a JDM classic fan's dream.

Owner: Joel Tan
Location: Covina, California, United States
Vehicle: 1973 Toyota Trueno
Horsepower: 180 whp (estimated)
Club: Pogi Points

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Joel Tan
Instagram: @jt_built

Photography by Ben Hsu, John Jujinami, Daniel Hyon, Petrolicious.

Joel Tan 1973 Toyota Trueno 4

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
2TG dual overhead cam with 309/310 cams
89mm piston rare SK Racing twin carbs
3T crank
Port & polish intake
Toms headers
Bosch spark plug wire
Koyo aluminum radiator

Joel Tan 1973 Toyota Trueno 5

EXHAUST:
Toms headers

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
N/A

DRIVELINE:
OEM

Joel Tan 1973 Toyota Trueno 2

WHEELS & TIRES:
Revolution wheels - 13x8 (f/r)
Federal tires - 185/60/13 (f/r)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
TRD coilovers

BRAKES:
Techno Toy brakes

Joel Tan 1973 Toyota Trueno 6

EXTERIOR:
Toyota fender mirror
Toyota metal fender flares
TRD front & rear spoiler
New front & rear stainless steel bumper  

INTERIOR:
Original seat skin from New Zealand

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Alpine Gooseneck equalizer
Pioneer head unit

Joel Tan 1973 Toyota Trueno 3

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
West Coast Invasion 2016 - Best Toyota
Autocon 2015/2016 - Best JDM
Toyota San Bernardino 2016 - Best in Show, Best JDM 
Toyotafest 2015/2016 - Best Modified, Best Toyota
Japanese Classic Car Show 2015 - Best Toyota
Xtreme Autofest 2016 - Best JDM
Wekfest 2016 - 2nd Best Nostalgic, Lito Matta Award
2016 D2 Tuning - Best JDM

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"Built the whole car and hunting parts all over the world, except paint."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
Replace wheels & tires

SPONSORS:
N/A

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
Racetoys (Walnut, CA)

Joel Tan 1973 Toyota Trueno 8