Tech Specs

Owner: Juan & Rachel Romo

Vehicle: '48 Chevrolet Fleetline

City/State: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Club: Somos Uno Old School C.C.

Engine: The straight six was replaced with an '88 Chevy pickup 350-c.i.d, an Edelbrock carburetor, and a 350 turbo transmission. The work was done by Reyes Customs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Body/Paint: The chassis was replaced with a '78 Camaro in the front and an '88 Oldsmobile Supreme in the rear. The handles were shaved, the fenders were welded an inch and a half and a custom fifth wheel was built. Reyes Customs handled the body work. Ernesto "Pito" from Players Choice in Milwaukee used House of Kolor Kandy Apple Red paint over the Chevy with Mike Coronado airbrushing a mural on the trunk.

Interior: The cabin was gutted and '92 Honda Accord seats were wrapped in cream leather with a custom center console running through the middle. The classic trademark Lowrider symbol is embossed in the rear deck and behind both front seats. The front dashboard was molded and VDO gauges were added for a newer look. For the Milwaukee cold temperatures, an air conditioning/heating unit was installed. Power windows were added to the '48 and the gear shifter from a custom Camaro was installed. All work was done by Reyes Customs.

Suspension: Two Viair compressors are run to a 5 gallon air tank and four SMC valves lift and lower the Chevy frame. Four switches were mounted onto a custom Chevy emblem on the console making it easy to adjust the height. Reyes Customs handled the suspension work.

Wheels: 14x7 OG center-gold Wire wheels in the rear and 14x6 OG center-gold Wire wheels in the front.

Tires: P175-40R14 Hankook