Gilbert’s House of Lowriders in San Jose, California provided the bodywork and paint preparation on “Mad Max ‘64. Thanks to their efforts, this ’64 boasts the unique and bold one-tone color of Red from the undercarriage, to the interior, to the exterior paint and custom red ragtop. Max says the color choice had nothing to do with the areas he has lived in (as some have wrongfully assumed), but rather the motivation stemmed from his desire to build something eye-catching and unique. In general, he wanted to build a car that would just represent him and his custom car ideas, as well as represent USO Car Club in a strong way. He took other matters into his own hands, installing the stereo and hydraulic set up himself, using a Pioneer 300-watt amp and four 6x9s for the audio. As for the hydraulic set up, Max assembled a pair of 8-inch cylinders up front and a pair of 12-inch cylinders in the rear, using two chrome ProHopper pumps powered by six deep cycle batteries. Andy’s Customs had already reinforced the frame, and suddenly Max’s ride was ready to hit the streets!
While most people might think this ride looks complete, Max insists that he is far from finished with this masterpiece, vowing not to stop building until this topless beauty is displayed on a turntable as a certified show-stopper! Max thanks his wife and kids for their support, and he gives big thanks to Gilbert, Bubba, the USO Family, and everybody else who helped with the build-up of the new “Mad Max ‘64.”