Now a full-fledged member of Rollerz Only Car Club, Ralph takes pride in all of the decisions and ideas that led him to the completion of his head-turning Cutlass. Throughout his journey, his wife, Crystal, and their baby daughter, Aubrielle, have remained by his side in support. “At the time I bought the Cutlass, my wife was pregnant with our daughter,” Ralph says with a smile, “I guess you can say I now have two kids that make me happy.” When most car builders have a set plan and rarely deviate from it, Ralph used his creativity and allowed his changing decisions to reach his dream.
Tech Specs “Changing Mindz”
Owner: Ralph Villegas
Vehicle: ‘83 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Car Club: Rollerz Only C.C.
City/State: Pueblo, Colorado
Body/Paint: Vanderslice from Albuquerque, New Mexico laid down a House of Kolor Kandy Magenta and Oldsmobile logos to the exterior. The undercarriage was coated to match.
Engine: A Chevy V8 350-c.i.d. was removed from a pickup and added to the Cutlass. The chrome plating was performed by Denver Bumper in Denver, Colorado. The motor work was performed by Ralph and his father Ralph Sr.
Setup: Jim and Jerry from Champions Hydraulics in Pueblo, Colorado added a CCEtwo-pump, four-dump hydraulic setup that uses 8-inch cylinders to the front and 14-inch cylinders to the rear. Denver Bumper chrome-plated the hard-line hoses that carry the fluid. Four Duralast batteries power the lifting and lowering mechanism through the 10-switch panel on the dashboard.
Interior: The masters at Angel’s Upholstery in Alamosa, Colorado added a suede and vinyl peanut butter interior. The dashboard was painted to match the exterior.
Wheels: 13x 7 center-gold Crown Wire Wheels.
Tires: P155/80R13 Mohave rubber.