EL CHULO
Owner: Adan Ramirez
Vehicle: '63 Chevrolet Impala convertible
City/State: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Club: Xquizete C.C.

Engine/Drivetrain: The stock V8 283 was removed and substituted with a V8 305-c.i.d. motor, swapped from a '79 Chevy Malibu. The 2-speed Powerglide 305 transmission was rebuilt. Adan built the motor and El Gordo Chrome Plating in Guanajuato, Mexico added the chrome plating.

Body/Paint: The body was stripped and smoothed out at Adan's shop in Colorado Springs. Sherwin Williams Aztec Brown and Bronze basecoat was laid down, and murals are featured in the engine bay, undercarriage and trunk. Jesus "Freddy" Legarda from Colorado Springs added the pinstripe.

Interior: Danny Wahlen from MCC Inc., who tragically passed away recently, removed the stock seats and panels, and replaced them with brown and tan leather. "El Poblano" in Mexico added a custom wood steering wheel.

Sound System: Adan gets the credit for the sound system, using the stock head unit from 1963, JL Audio components are also placed throughout the cabin to support the output.

Setup: A full air suspension setup was installed by Adan. Firestone airbags were mounted on all four corners using two Viair 480 compressors. A solid chrome seven gallon air tank was built into the trunk to store enough air for the basic moves. Eight SMC valves make sure the air flows through the half-inch airline.

Wheels: 13x7 center gold OG wires in the front with 14x7 center gold standard OG wires in the rear.

Tires: P155/80-R13 Cornell 1000 radials in the front and P175/70-R14 Cornell 1000 radials in the rear