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. The slowdowns and check valves were next on the agenda. Chris began to plumb the hard lines. Chris bolted up the Adex dumps into the system. Take a look at the underside of the slowdown plate, which looks just as good underneath as it does on top.Take a look at the underside of the slowdown plate, which looks just as good underneath as These Adex dumps really complimented the setup. For a comfortable ride Chris was going to add a set of accumulators. A total of four Ride Rockets were installed into the system. The solenoids were wired. These allow the fluid to be cushioned, giving the car that smooth ride.The solenoids were wired. These allow the fluid to be cushioned, giving the car that smoot The complete system was plumbed in stainless steel. The setup was almost ready to be pressure tested. All of the wiring was hidden for a clean look. The hydro rack was installed, and the batteries were wired to power up the hydraulic system.The hydro rack was installed, and the batteries were wired to power up the hydraulic syste This system was ready to be pressure tested to make sure that everything was going to work before the set up was installed into the trunk of the car.This system was ready to be pressure tested to make sure that everything was going to work The battery racks were the first to go into the trunk. The setup was installed into the trunk. The ride rockets were in. This setup was now ready to be broken down and sent out for a touch of chrome and engraving.This setup was now ready to be broken down and sent out for a touch of chrome and engravin Here is a look at the finished product, once all of the cosmetics were applied to it. SOURCE C&C Customs Vacaville CA 925-525-5282 By Saul Vargas Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!