When Calvin Chapleau of Cochrane, Ontario, Canada, brought home his Jeep Wrangler, he didn’t think much of it. He initially bought it as a daily driver for his wife and to take out for weekend spins himself. But two days later, he got a call that would change the future of his Wrangler. “Eric from ECD Customs called to tell me that he had an opportunity to place my Jeep at SEMA,” he explains. “From that moment, I knew I only had two months to strip it down and have it ready for the biggest automotive show of the year!”
From the jump, he knew it wasn’t going to see much off-roading, so he went for a “nice, clean look” instead of a full-on trail rig. The most attention-grabbing detail is in the form of a flashy wrap inspired by Vegas’ No. 1 attribute – gambling. “We called it #MoneyTrapJeep for the money-inspired wrap because it was headed to Vegas,” he says. “What better theme is suited for Sin City!?!”
Calvin didn’t cut any corners when it came to choosing products, only going with the best in parts to be on display at the industry’s biggest event of the year, having Uptown Service Centre put in countless hours to make sure it was ready for the show. Aside from the ECD Customs printed wrap (installed by Chucky Courty) sporting money graphics, other standout mods on the Jeep include the 6” Skyjacker long arm suspension that was powder coated white to match the Jeep, TIS 535 wheels wrapped in Fury Off-Road 37x13.50R22 tires and Off Camber Fabrications bumpers.
The end result was a stunner of a Jeep that was a hit at SEMA and later at the Lone Star Throwdown in Texas. “Everyone loved it! It’s definitely my favorite since it was my first real SEMA build, but it certainly isn’t my last! Be on the lookout for my F-250 Powerstroke with RYD Motorsports at SEMA 2017!”
“We called it #MoneyTrapJeep for the money-inspired wrap because it was headed to Vegas. What better theme is suited for Sin City!?!” – calvin chapleau