Lowriders build cars that incorporate many different aspects of other vehicles-airplane hydraulics adapted for car applications, hot-rod engines, and now even newer vehicle-style sound system applications. Maybe you've noticed the great lengths that import and SUV owners go to and the amount of cash that they drop to make an integrated sound system with a trunk that's painted, neon lit and molded to perfection. While our beloved low-lows have much more space than the aforementioned vehicles, the fact still remains that our hydraulics take up more space than we would like to admit. The options are no system at all, an oversimplified sound system, or the same molded trunk areas that newer vehicles have been enjoying for years. Case in point is this '56 Chevy Nomad. While the car itself is a little more on the clean restoration side, the engine has the heart of a lion like a hot-rod, and the molded and chromed-out undercarriage that lowriders have been known for. So how then to integrate the sound system in a such a way that doesn't detract from the clean restoration feel of the body or play down the custom touches that a lowrider deserves? Mold it! Follow along as we dress the hatch and integrate the classic feel, custom touches and the new school technologies that make lowriding what it is today. For this build, a well-rounded product assortment was in order-everything from wires to amps to batteries and then back to speakers. Who better than EFX to supply the product? To complete the custom touches, we looked to Select Products for our fabrication needs.For this build, a well-rounded product assortment was in order-everything from wires to am Like a blank canvas, this empty rear hatch was begging to be built. First on the agenda are some quick measurements before the cutting begins. As we start cutting the individual panels, pieces of scrap wood aid us in determining what cuts will have to be made.As we start cutting the individual panels, pieces of scrap wood aid us in determining what Here, our fearless visionary comes to terms with the fact that the spatial constraints are tougher than originally anticipated. The position of the subs will determine the size and shape of the box in relation to the top of the seat and new fabricated floor.Here, our fearless visionary comes to terms with the fact that the spatial constraints are You should dry fit the product multiple times at various stages in the build. The first dry fit of the components revealed an issue with sub basket clearance. The interfering areas were trimmed for proper clearance before tackling the next series of tasks.You should dry fit the product multiple times at various stages in the build. The first dr The interior window chrome was secured in place and the frames for the curved upper panels were cut.The interior window chrome was secured in place and the frames for the curved upper panels With the keep away areas known, the material was stretched tightly and stapled in place with an upholstery stapler. Keep in mind that any area that's not stretched tight will sag from the weight of the resin and lose shape.With the keep away areas known, the material was stretched tightly and stapled in place wi The resin was applied and once dry, the speaker opening was cut out before the final coat of resin was applied.The resin was applied and once dry, the speaker opening was cut out before the final coat 1 | 2 | 3 | » | View Full Article By Mario Escamilla Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!