Being the president of one of the most prolific lowrider car clubs in history has it advantages. One of them is that you get your car on the cover of Lowrider Magazine. Another would be the notoriety that one movie about your club can have on a curious public. In Sunday Driver, now distributed by Rockstar Games, you get to see the origins of this car club and how it all played out over an almost 20-year period.
But this is about “Dmack’s” ’93 Cadillac Fleetwood, and that all started like many projects in the SoCal area with a trip to the world famous Pomona Swapmeet. It was there that “D” says he saw the car, made the deal and immediately rolled it to “Chino” and the crew at C&L Hydraulics. A two-pump, six-battery Pro Hopper setup controlled by four switches was installed. As projects like this tend to do, the car bounced around from shop to shop, and the next stop was with Raphael Nunez for the 42-inch moonroof installation and then off to J.C. Customs for the initial paint and patterns.
Much of the undercarriage was stripped off of the car and taken to “Junior” for chrome plating and then Mike Lamberson for pinstriping. There are certain painters who have a style all of their own and “Doc” would be one of those painters. With a couple decades worth of experience in laying tape and paint, he continues to churn out masterpieces and this car is no exception. The apple jewels on the top proved to be a challenge, but one that in the end Doc made happen, and the color-matched wheels are the accent on this rolling canvas.
When it’s all said and done, lowriding’s about the streets, and that’s where you can find “Papa Don’t Take No Mess.” Even the president of Majestics C.C. doesn’t make it happen alone, but with the help of “Twin,” “Gangster” and Dmack’s wife, Cynthia, and their kids, anything is possible.
Papa Don’t Take No MessOwner: “Dmack”Vehicle: ’93 Cadillac FleetwoodCity/State: Compton, CaliforniaClub: Majestics C.C.-Compton chapter
Engine/Drivetrain: The stock motor and tranny were painted and chromed out for mass appeal.
Body/Paint: Juan at J.C. Customs in Winnetka, California, handled the initial bodywork and paint. After that, the one and only “Doc” laid down his signature candies and pearls as only he can. The murals are the combined work of Javier and Abel Rocha, and the pinstriping was done by Mike Lamberson of Riverside, California.
Interior: Mike Bertel of the Upholstery Factory in Lancaster, California, got down on the Gucci interior. The 42-inch moonroof was installed by Raphel Nunez.
Sound System: The system was definitely a DIY type of deal with Dmack taking care of the entire install. An Alpine head unit spits out all of the Xs and Os to a set of Rockford Fosgate amps. Bose mids and highs yell with authority and Cerwin-Vega subs belt out all that is bass. The rear headrests each sport a 5-inch monitor and in the dash resides a DVD player.
Setup: The “kids” at C&L Hydraulics in San Fernando, California, were busy making it happen for Dmack with a full Pro Hopper setup. Eight-inch front and 10-inch rear cylinders get their fluid from a pair of Pro Hopper pumps with six batteries providing the power. The “belly” was reinforced, the rearend bridged and the upper and lower A-arms were molded. “Big John” and “Hoss” at How High Hydros in Lancaster handled that end of the deal. “Big Rich” at Central Driveshaft took care of Dmack’s driveshaft woes.
Tires: P175/80-R13 Cornell 1000
Wheels: 13×7 L.A. Wires custom painted by Doc