Still Ballin'
Owner: Adolph Garcia
Vehicle: '96 Cadillac Brougham
City/State: San Bernardino, California
Club: Pharaohs C.C.-Inland Empire
Engine/Drivetrain: Stock '96 LT1 350-c.i.d. engine with 700R transmission and posi-traction rearend.
Body/Paint: "Topo" and his nephew "Junior" at Bowtie Connection in Artesia, California, converted the four-door into a two-door by stretching the doors and removing the pillar post to allow the doors to line up to the new quarter panels that were made. The front end also received a sectioned hood with a castle grille. The roof was shortened so that the trunk could be stretched, and they also installed a 42-inch moonroof for summer cruises. Once the car was ready, it was shipped to Transylvania Motorsports in San Bernardino, where Ceasar Cabalero sprayed two-stage DuPont silver blue pearl paint, later accented with pinstriping by Mike Lamberson of Mike's Stripes in Ontario, California.
Interior: The upholstery was done by Gus of Perfect Sound in San Bernardino, who re-wrapped the interior in leather and suede, and prepared the wiring for the sound system.
Sound System: Troy at Audio Extreme in San Bernardino installed the Kenwood head unit and Orion amplifiers, midrange speakers and 12-inch subwoofers. For video, an 8-inch flip-down monitor from Directed Electronics was tied into the interior.
Setup: Adolph shipped the car to Homies Hydraulics in Paramount, California, where the frame was fully wrapped and reinforced by Cesar, who also molded the A-arms and reinforced the posi-traction rearend. Adolph then took the car home where he and Lil' John installed the two Xtreme aluminum pumps that allow the suspension to come alive at the flip of a switch. The pair of pumps and three Adex dumps are controlled by four switches and six solenoids. Six batteries power the hydraulic system and allow the 8-inch front and 10-inch rear cylinders to lock up the hydraulics.
Tires: P155/80-R13 Firestone
Wheels: 13-inch Dayton