Even though John didn't want a traditional, hopping hydraulic system, he knew that he had to step the build up and get the car lifted. Paul took on the task of designing the trunk, which would feature a huge sound system and custom hydraulics. The chrome Billet series pumps featured tubing and Adel dumps that were complemented by molded panels, and an extreme audio system that could be seen upon popping the trunk. The panels were then painted and pinstripped to give an even greater detail to the setup. To accent the trunk even further, Paul added neon lights, which really gave the paint and chrome in the trunk compartment an intricate look.
With molding in mind, Paul molded the package tray and dash so that they could be painted to match the exterior. Paul's partner Ed "the Material Man" found a clean vinyl and suede that tied-in the design of the interior with that of the exterior. The car was then shipped to Max of Discount Upholstery in Riverside, CA, who worked his magic, by wrapping and stitching the interior.
The car was pretty much finished, but Paul wanted to give the car some final details, so after a week of brainstorming, he made a custom grill for the car. The grill started off from 1/8 flat aluminum stock, which was cut and bent into shape. Paul gave the grill round contours and tig-welded the stock into the shape that he wanted. After three long weeks, the grill was finally done, and so was the Caprice.
Now that John's car is finished, he is ready drive his car, just like he did when he first debuted this car at our San Bernardino show. We will definitely have to follow up with him to see how many miles he puts on this amazing street show car. John is definitely in the "Best Position," as his Caprice graces the pages of Lowrider Magazine, and his dream is realized. Congratulations John!
Owner: John Torres
Vehicle: '69 Chevrolet, Caprice
City/State: Temecula, CA
Engine: Stock GM 1985 Camaro TPI top end, '69 350 engine with a 350 transmission combo
Setup: Custom build billet setup, 4 Adel square dumps, and 10 batteries
Tires: Hercules 175/70R14 radials
Wheels: 14x7 Galaxy Wire Wheels