The love for lowriders has been with Michael Rodriguez of Corcoran, California, since he was 10 years old. “I’ve always loved going to car shows and seeing lowriders,” explained Michael, who grew up around the lifestyle. At 16 years old, when many his age didn’t have a driver’s license, Michael had purchased a Chevy El Camino. “That was my first lowrider and after I sold that I got myself a Cutlass and added hydraulics to it.”
After a few lowriders, Michael decided to build himself a big-wheel ride. He purchased this 2005 Hummer SUT at a local car dealer. “I was going with big wheels, but I wanted to keep with the lowrider theme.”
When he brought out the Hummer for the first time it had leafing, rims, and a beat. Unfortunately, he was involved in a car accident shortly after completing it. Not letting the accident discourage him, Michael decided it to rebuild it and better than ever. He started the rebuild by suiciding the rear doors and then having Arturo Valadez of E&I One Stop Shot in Oxnard, California, lay some House of Kolor kandy lime green paint. Multiple greens and blues were laid on top of the candy with patterns ranging from tape shades, flake, and fingerprints. Silver and gold leafing followed with multiple green striping by LG Pinstriping to highlight the patterns and leafing.
Rick at LA Kustoms installed an airbag setup while David Hernandez in Oregon added murals to the frame. Ruben Franco installed the Hifonics amps and Kicker speakers. Joe Camacho at California Upholstery in Bell Gardens, California, finished off the build by fully reupholstering the interior with a custom pattern in mint green vinyl. A year after the wreck, the Hummer was reborn again. Keep an eye for this Hummer at shows in Cali.
2005 Hummer SUT
6.0L V-8 With Chrome Alternator, Painted Cover, And K&N Filter
Mint Green Vinyl Wrap
Lime Green House Of Kolor Paint
Ipad Used As A Headunit With Hifonics Amps And Kicker Speakers
30-Inch Lexani LSS-55 / Lionhart 255/30R30 Tires