For this issue's tech section, we caught up with Chris Roark from C&C Customs out of Vacaville, CA. Chris has put together some of the industry's most complicated hydraulic set-ups, and logged countless hours of shop time while perfecting his craft. Engaging and knowledgeable, Chris offered his personal insight on what it takes to put together a show-stopping setup. According to Chris, individuality is the key component of all show cars, as most of them are built to have something unique that separates them from the competition. Right now there are a few guys that have broken away from the traditional installs, using paint and custom machine work to help them gain the competitive edge. Others have incorporated the tubular racks from the mini-truck and hot rod world into their Lowrider builds. While it is clear that the ideas are out there, nobody has really stepped up to the plate to grab that top spot. This set up that Chris was working on was for his own car, and he was gracious enough to give us a sneak peek at the innovative work being done. Now follow along, as Chris from C&C Customs works his magic and creates a perfect score for his '58 Impala. Chris started off by laying it all out to see what he was working with. As you can see, the hydro set up had several pieces that needed to be sorted out before the install could begin.Chris started off by laying it all out to see what he was working with. As you can see, th The factory floor boards received an aluminum foundation, which ensured that the hydraulic platform would be level when all the work began.The factory floor boards received an aluminum foundation, which ensured that the hydraulic With the aluminum plate drilled out, it was ready to receive the hydraulic blocks and brackets that hold the system in place.With the aluminum plate drilled out, it was ready to receive the hydraulic blocks and brac All four of the blocks were bolted on to the rack. The second set of pumps was placed into position before being bolted down.All four of the blocks were bolted on to the rack. The second set of pumps was placed into The custom billet tanks were bolted in place. The manifold and slow down plate were sorted out and ready to be installed. The pressure manifold was ready to be put into position. Chris installed the armature and casing, which featured the custom ball bearing end caps. 1 | 2 | 3 | » | View Full Article By Saul Vargas Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!