FameOwner: The Ramirez FamilyVehicle: '80 Cadillac "Le Cab" ConvertibleCity/State: North Long Beach, CaliforniaClub: Stylistics Car Club
Engine/Drivetrain: An '85 Chevy small-block, featuring an Edelbrock carburetor and intake, along with aluminum valve covers, brackets, and a pulley system take "Fame" where it wants to go. An all-chrome exhaust expels the gases. George and Big Sergio at GM Customs, in North Long Beach, California, performed the work.
Body/Paint: A '90s front end and side moldings where swapped out for the original units, updating the car. A lavender basecoat was put into play and then a pattern of purple and silver was used around the entire car. Wiro, of Long Beach, sprayed a series of Aztec-based images into the pattern, and Curly of Curly's Striping, in Long Beach, did the pinstriping. GM Customs, in Long Beach, did the body and paintwork.
Interior: The custom interior was stitched in custom lavender-colored leather. The late model dash and door panels received a similar treatment. Unfortunately Sergio, of Sergio's Upholstery, who performed the stitchwork, passed away shortly after the '07 Super Show.
Sound System: An Alpine flip-out head unit sent the ones and zeros to an Alpine crossover to shape the sound for a pair of Alpine amps. A Nesa DVD video player resides under the dash, providing the visual stimuli. The Alpine amps juice up a set of Pioneer mids and highs, and on the bass end two Rockford Fosgate subs make things rattle. The sound system, along with much of the rest of the car, was installed by George at GM Customs in North Long Beach.
Setup: The frame, along with the upper and lower A-arms, received the full wrap-and-mold treatment. Eight-inch cylinders in the front and rear and 3 -ton springs front and rear make up the suspension. Four mini pumps, four Adel dumps, eight solenoids, and two switches control the fluid flow, and four batteries provide the power. GM Customs and Lowlife Hydraulics put it all together.
Tires: Sportways Supreme 5.20s
Wheels: 13x7 100-spoke