If you want to build a lowrider but don't want the discomfort that comes with cruising an older car, you can do what many people are doing and fix up a newer ride. Late model Cadillacs seem to be the car of choice for a new generation of American car builders who have grown accustomed to air conditioning, power windows and all of the options and luxuries of a newer car, but still want a stylish and powerful American cruiser. We've seen several of these hooked-up four-door luxury cruisers on the pages of Lowrider Magazine. The first big-body Brougham to grace the cover of Lowrider was David Olivares' '95, "The Big Payback," which was featured in the February 2000 issue. Another fixed-up Caddy of recent vintage was Junior "Kebo" Keeble's "Supreme Hustle," also a '95 Brougham, which made the centerfold in April 2001. The most recent hard-hittin' big-body Cadillac to be featured in Lowrider (November 2001) was Brent Reese's "Mr. Unique" '93 Fleetwood Brougham. Thanks to such high-profile lowriders as these, it was only a matter of time before we began to see a surge in popularity of new generation Cadillacs within the lowrider community. As a matter of fact, we have learned of the making of a two-door Brougham. We can't wait to see that car when it's done, but for now, let us show you a few bolt-on accessories that you can add to your Cadillac. This is what these family cruisers look like before being turned into lowriders. 1. Check out how the stock rocker molding looked on this big-body Brougham. 2. The lower rocker molding was removed and prepped for the next stage in customizing. 3. Ralph of Homies Hydraulics started off by marking the fender where it would be cut. 4. The rocker molding was removed, allowing access to the bare fender. 5. Since the car was already painted, tape helps prevent the paint from flying off. 6. With safety in mind, you should always wear safety glasses, especially when working with grinding tools.6. With safety in mind, you should always wear safety glasses, especially when working wit 7. A file was used to clean off the burr left from the cut-off wheel. 8. With the panel back on, a marker light was wired into the turn signals and snapped into place.8. With the panel back on, a marker light was wired into the turn signals and snapped into 9. This Cadillac marker light was ready to "blink, blink." 10. Another custom touch being done to these cars is the addition of a billet grille. 11. Castle grilles (as seen here on Brent Reese's '93 Fleetwood) are also a favorite customization.11. Castle grilles (as seen here on Brent Reese's '93 Fleetwood) are also a favorite custo 12. The stock taillights also received a custom touch as they were changed out. 13. You can see the difference between the stock taillight on the right and the "Euro" light on the left.13. You can see the difference between the stock taillight on the right and the "Euro" lig 14. Another goodie available for these Cadillacs is this lighted trunk emblem. 15. Brent's "Mr. Unique" is a perfect example of a fixed-up new-age lowrider. SOURCE Homies Hydraulics 14345 Garfield Ave. Paramount Ca 90723 Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!