Lowrider http://www.lowrider.com Ultimate Source of Lowrider Cars, Bikes & Arte Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:42:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 Evapo-Rust: The Super-Safe Rust Remover http://www.lowrider.com/uncategorized/evapo-rust-super-safe-rust-remover/ http://www.lowrider.com/uncategorized/evapo-rust-super-safe-rust-remover/#respond Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:42:30 +0000 http://www.lowrider.com/?p=204602 Do you have old rusted parts that for whatever reason you can't bear to throw out? If so, try cleaning them up with some Evapo-Rust.

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Do you have old rusted parts that for whatever reason you can’t bear to throw out? If so, try cleaning them up with some Evapo-Rust.

Evapo-Rust is the number one non-toxic rust remover in America. It is an environmentally safe, waterbased product that can clear away rust in minutes. Why spend money on special tools or on professional metal refinishing and cleaning when Evapo-Rust can do the same job without any scrubbing, sanding, mixing, sweating, or babysitting, like other rust-removal methods. In fact, unlike other commercial rust removers, Evapo-Rust not only removes rust but also provides long-term rust protection for un-rusted steel.

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Evapo-Rust is biodegradable and earth-friendly. It is water soluble, and pH-neutral, and is non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-flammable, and contains no acids, bases, or solvents. Evapo-Rust is completely safe to use on metal and is not harmful toward other materials, such as rubber, plastic, wood, glass, PVC, most paints, most chrome, or non-rusted steel. Evapo-Rust is also completely safe on eyes and skin, which means using it will not require any gloves, masks, or protective eyewear. Evapo-Rust is reusable, with 1 gallon Evapo-Rust capable of de-rusting up to 300 pounds of steel.

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To see Evapo-Rust in action, check out this short video of LOWRIDER Editor-in-Chief, Joe Ray using Evapo-Rust on an artillery wheel and on some other rusted items.

For more information on Evapo-Rust, check out their website at www.evapo-rust.com.

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Now that you’ve got your parts back from the machine and chrome shop, there’s only one thing left to do: assemble it. But before doing so, you want to make sure that you put it all back together using the only trusted source for bolts and fasteners.

That company? ARP (Automotive Racing Products).

ARP is not only a trusted source but their work speaks for itself and the client roster they possess is not only comprehensive, but also top-notch and impressive. ARP bolts have not only stood the test of time, but they’re the top choice for racing professionals in NHRA, IHRA, NASCAR, and even Formula 1. As if that weren’t enough, they have set the benchmark since 1968 and are globally known for supplying the best bolts, studs, nuts, and fasteners for engines, cylinder heads, wheels, transmissions, and more.

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All that said, ARP bolts are an absolute must when it comes time to putting your lowrider back together. Virtually everything you need comes completely organized in one convenient package and more importantly, each and every fastener is superior in strength when compared to OEM bolts (significantly stronger than Grade 8 hardware).

Furthermore, each kit has a dozen different types of fasteners, all neatly organized and labeled in protective vacuum-wrapped packages. Kits are available in both premium-grade chromoly steel with black oxide finish and polished stainless steel. Both materials are rated at 170,000-psi tensile strength and available in hex and 12-point heads.

So what are you waiting for? Grab a set of ARP bolts and make sure that your engine is bolted up to sheer perfection.

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1959 Chevrolet Impala Built in Tijuana http://www.lowrider.com/rides/cars/1959-chevrolet-impala-built-in-tijuana/ http://www.lowrider.com/rides/cars/1959-chevrolet-impala-built-in-tijuana/#respond Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:00:55 +0000 http://www.lowrider.com/?p=204236 The first car built in Mexico to grace the cover of LOWRIDER's LS issue

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Deciding which car would grace the cover of our annual LS issue has always been somewhat of a challenge. For starters, the car needs to possess just a little bit of everything. From custom paint to a unique setup, the only obvious requirement was that it needed an LS engine, but beyond that there was so much to consider.

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Well this time around things went south—literally. The perfect candidate happened to be based just south of the border in Tijuana, Mexico. This isn’t the first ride from Mexico to be shot in the LOWRIDER studio, but it’s definitely the first one to ever grace the cover.

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Alejandro Penaloza used to compete for Bike of the Year a couple of years back, but that all changed once he decided to buy this 1959 Impala five years ago. When he first got it, he had a certain direction he wanted to go with it but that changed as soon as he saw an opportunity to be a member of the illustrious South Side Car Club.

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As most already know, the club is real picky on what kind of car and style of car can join. To build a car of South Side’s caliber is no easy task and it’s even more difficult when you consider the limited amount of resources found in Mexico. Luckily for Alejandro, his brother, Victor, happens to be a talented car builder and owner of South Side Customs in Tijuana, Mexico.

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At South Side Customs, Victor installed the 5.7 LS1 and added a few goodies, such as a Street & Performance serpentine kit, Spectre air filter, Lokar dipsticks, aluminum radiator with dual electric fans, and a Blue Top Optima battery. The body was prepped so that Choche could lay the crown sapphire blue paint. Mike D. of Davey’s Auto Body was then called in to layout flaked-out patterns in different blues. For the setup they found some rare Pesco aircraft pumps in swap meets or through friends and once they had everything they reached out to Homies Hydraulics to have them restore it. For the interior they went with a Ciadella interior kit and loaded it with N.O.S. accessories, such as vacuum ashtray, tissue dispenser, speed liner, throttle holder, and so on.

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With everything locked and loaded, and every screw polished and tightened to perfection, the final product is this magnificent ride, which now graces to the cover of this highly sought after issue. We would like to thank Alejandro for taking the time to shoot with us, while also congratulating him on a job well done.

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1959 Chevrolet Impala

Vehicle Nickname
El Junior

Owner
Alejandro Penaloza

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City/State
Tijuana, Mexico

Club
South Side

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Engine
5.7 LS1 with Street & Performance serpentine kit, Spectre air filter, Lokar dipsticks, aluminum radiator with duel electric fans, and Optima Blue Top battery

Body/Paint
Choche of South Side Customs laid the crown sapphire paint and then Mike D. of San Diego laid the patterns with Hawaiian blue and oriental blue colors

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Suspension
1-inch extended and molded A-arms, molded wishbone with everything candy painted or chrome. The setup consists of four Pesco 777 pumps, four original Zig Zag slowdowns, four Adex dumps with stainless steel candles, shorten oxygen tanks, and four Optima batteries

Interior
Ciadella interior kit with Dakota Digital gauges and stockpiles with N.O.S. accessories, such as cigarette vacuum

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Sound
Alpine stereo with JL six-way amp, four 6×9 JL Audio mids, and a 12-inch JL Audio subwoofer

Wheels/Tires
13-inch skinny spoke cast hubs of Zenith from Campbell with machined short ear three-wing knockoffs and 5.20 Premium Sportway

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’49 Chevy Fleetline Deluxe – Lessons Learned. Stripes Earned. http://www.lowrider.com/rides/cars/1949-chevrolet-fleetline-deluxe-lessons-learned-stripes-earned/ http://www.lowrider.com/rides/cars/1949-chevrolet-fleetline-deluxe-lessons-learned-stripes-earned/#respond Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.lowrider.com/?p=204160 There’s no denying that the culture of lowriding is a family affair.

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There’s no denying the culture of lowriding is a family affair. Stroll into any of our shows and you’ll find the place littered with families in full swing. But take a deeper look and you’ll often find countless fathers teaching their children about the tradition, styling, and values of lowriding—and that’s essentially what we’re all about.

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You see, lowriding is about passing not only the torch but also passing along the culture and the heritage of lowriding. And for Roy Gutierrez, these childhood memories and valuable lessons have resulted in him creating this beautiful, award-winning bomb. Then again, what would you expect? Roy didn’t have just any ordinary teacher. His father is none other than Viejitos Car Club cofounder Roy Gutierrez Sr. who, in 1985, also happened to own a similar 1949 Chevy—the inspiration for this build.

After purchasing a Chevy Fleetline DeLuxe from an 18-year-old kid, Roy soon found out that the young man he purchased the vehicle from had actually inherited this gem from his 92-year-old grandmother, who incidentally had purchased the vehicle brand new off the lot at a Flagstaff dealership.

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Upon its return, the Chevy was off to Bell Auto Upholstery where the transformation would begin. There they would install a brand-new cloth interior with original stitching and patterns with Gordo, of Fontana, California, redoing the woodgrain dash and window frames. Roy and wife, Jychelle, just as they would on a great deal of the car, took on the task of wiring the Alpine stereo, which controls the mids and highs powered by two JL audio amplifiers. From there, they would drop in a 1959 Chevy 1/2-ton 235 with three-speed transmission and custom split manifold connected to 1/2-inch straight pipes. Roy and Jychelle themselves would also apply the enamel PPG Vanilla Shake custom paint found throughout the car.

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Longtime friend Ramon of Long Beach, California, would be called in to install the custom Helix airbag suspension with 1/2-inch line setup. With the original five-lug 15-inch Chevy rims painted and chrome beauty rings installed, it was finally time for the unenviable task of tracking down all those hard-to-find OEM accessories that make every bomb build complete. The long list would eventually include an original 1949 Bango steering wheel, Fulton suicide knob, original Pres-A-Lite cigarette lighter, GM reverse backup light, and GM vent shades.

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Roy and Jychelle would like to personally thank all those involved with the build, “especially, Roy Sr. and Lydia Gutierrez, my five brothers, and our kids Kylee, Tico Jr., Robert, and our baby girl who is on the way. Many thanks, as well, to our friends Martin Ochoa and all of the Viejitos familia.”

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1949 Chevy Fleetline Deluxe

Nickname
Miss Beauty

Owner
Roy & Jychelle Gutierrez

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Car Club
Viejitos

City
Tolleson, AZ

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Engine
1959 Chevy 1/2-ton 235 with custom split manifold and three-speed transmission

Upholstery
Bell Auto Upholstery installed the cloth interior with original stitching and patterns

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Body/Paint
Roy and Jychelle applied the enamel PPG Vanilla Shake custom paint themselves

Suspension
Ramon in Long Beach, CA, installed the Helix airbag suspension with 1/2-inch line setup

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Wheels/Tires
Original five-lug 15-inch Chevy rims with chrome beauty rings mounted onto 5/60-15 whitewall tires

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Amber Grace – Cali Girl at Heart http://www.lowrider.com/girls/amber-grace-cali-girl-at-heart/ http://www.lowrider.com/girls/amber-grace-cali-girl-at-heart/#respond Tue, 16 Aug 2016 20:00:50 +0000 http://www.lowrider.com/?p=204106 Grace & Beauty

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Makeup Artist: Marilyn Ramirez (IG @mua_marliyn)

Hey you. Yeah…you. You ready to read yet?

Now that you’ve wiped the drool off your bottom lip and clicked “Save to Desktop” on your favorite pictures, let us introduce to a model that probably doesn’t need an introduction.

Her name? Amber Grace.

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A bonafied hustler, model, speed demon and a damn gorgeous female, Amber’s been a global sensation ever since she hit the scene. In So Cal she became a household name almost overnight and till today she commands the respect so many others try to demand.

But what makes this humble, well rounded, model such a hit? Well there’s plenty. Aside from being known as a model that makes you want to pinch your helmet, Amber is also an avid street bike lover and stunt queen. Yes you read, that right, Amber can out stunt about a lot of riders out there and because of that she’s built a pretty damn big fan base. With both street cred and industry cred, she’s built a cult following of fans and it’s with good reason.

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As I write this piece, I’m thinking back to the day I first met this half Mexican and Arab girl that loves tacos and how she became family to us over here at Lowrider Magazine but the girl really does have skills.

So how did she get into bikes? At 18, Amber vividly remembers the time some random guy pulled up to her on as street bike. As he approached, he popped a wheelie, blew her a kiss and that life-changing moment was better served for the bike industry that it was for the guy.

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You see, the guy didn’t end up getting the digits, but his stunt created such an impact that shortly thereafter, Amber wound up getting herself a Kawasaki Ninja 250cc. As time passed, her passion for the bike life became evident and as her skills increased, so did her accompanying bike game.

Though she’s gone through plenty of bikes, she’s currently riding a KTM 1290 RC8R and the confidence in her skills has made her a global sensation. She’ll throw it up, wheelie and do all kinds of tricks and just recently she became the talk of town when she raced a GTR through South Beach…but that’s a whole other story.

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But here’s the crazy thing, since moving her apple bottom to the Big Apple, her fan base has literally expanded from coast to coast. Since moving out there, she’s pretty much remained low key and focused on her daily grind, but the good thing is she’s never too big to reach out and call us when she’s back in town.

That said, enjoy these flicks from the last time she was around and be sure to follow her on IG.

Model Name: Amber Grace
Hometown: Duarte, CA
Ethnicity: Mexican and Arabic
Instagram: @_AmberGrace

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’53 Bel Air with Lowrider Style & Hot Rod Performance http://www.lowrider.com/rides/cars/53-bel-air-lowrider-style-hot-rod-performance/ http://www.lowrider.com/rides/cars/53-bel-air-lowrider-style-hot-rod-performance/#respond Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:00:27 +0000 http://www.lowrider.com/?p=204016 At first glance, this rag looks like something you’d see going low and slow, but that’s actually the farthest from the truth.

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At first glance, Gary Villeggiante’s 1953 rag looks like something you’d see going low and slow, but that’s actually the farthest from the truth. In fact, his rag is a sleeper and a creeper of sorts. To be honest, his car may be pretty but get on the pedal and it moves like a bat out of hell and it’ll easily make enough donuts to feed the local police department.

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Don’t believe me? Then check out his IG profile (@cadbomb) because it definitely does justice to the work he puts in. The first time I saw the video, I was speechless. I remember the rag with its top down and headlights on and after that he launched the 1953 into a violent launch that left me in the clouds.

So how did this bat out of hell come to be? Well Gary bought the restored 1953 after a friend sent him a link for it. To his understanding the car was built buy someone in San Diego and today it still looks the same, at least cosmetically speaking.

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So with the help of his friend, Allen Magrini, the 1953 underwent a frame and suspension fabrication overhaul. They changed the drivetrain out, added an LS motor to it, and all the bells and whistles they felt necessary. When I asked him why he went with the style he did, his response was, “I like them when they look like low-lows but run like white boy hot rods.”

Since he and his wife don’t own new cars, it was essential that they have their classic in prim and proper condition, which is why there’s so much invested into it. To add to that, a car of this caliber might be a garage queen to many, but for Gary it happens to be his daily driver.

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Don’t believe us? Then hang out at the Bay Bridge and you’ll see him riding to and from work. It’s yet another great example of how classic cars can be built to be dependable daily drivers with that necessary oomph.

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1953 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

Vehicle Nickname
Project ’53

Owner
Gary Villeggiante

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City/State
Millbrae, CA

Club
Sin Nombre

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Engine
4.8 LS with aluminum radiator

Body/Paint
Axalta

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Suspension
Mustang II front suspension, Ford 9-inch rearend, four-link, disc brakes, ViAir 400c compressors and airbags

Interior
black leather

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Sound
Rockford five-channel amp, two 6-inch Infinity mids, and two 10-inch JL Audio subwoofers

Wheels/Tires
15-inch artilleries and 3-inch whitewall Coker Tires

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Parts to a Dream http://www.lowrider.com/how-to-tech/aftermarket-parts/parts-to-a-dream/ http://www.lowrider.com/how-to-tech/aftermarket-parts/parts-to-a-dream/#respond Mon, 15 Aug 2016 19:49:35 +0000 http://www.lowrider.com/?p=204062 A short compilation of parts and distributors you should know about.

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Here’s a short compilation of parts and distributors you should know about. Although you may not need them now, it’s always good to know about the latest parts in the game so we’ve put together a short list of companies that might have what you need.

Make: NOS Impala Parts
Model: various parts
URL: www.nosimpalaparts.com

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Overview: Scavenging for parts for your classic Impala has never been easer, so stop wasting time trying to refurbish bad parts and check out the fellas at NOS Impala Parts. With a complete lineup of emblems, bumpers, moldings, sheetmetal, accessories, and more, these guys have what you need.

They’ve got parts for your 1958-1976 Chevrolet Impala, and included in their extensive catalog are parts for your Biscayne, El Camino, Station Wagon, or Caprice.
Uncontested and unmatched when it comes to parts, they not only have the largest collection of parts and accessories for classic vehicles, but they have a customer service department that is knowledgeable and willing to help.

So save your knuckles, spare your brain from scouring through the net-and junkyards-and spend more time getting the parts you need so you can get to enjoying your ride.

Make: MSD Performance
Model: Black Chevy Distributors
URL: www.msdperformance.com

Overview: A faulty, old, or underperforming distributor can turn your showroom sensation into a limp nightmare, so be sure to scope out MSD’s new Black Chevy Distributors.

Created by the authority in high-performance engine parts, MSD has long been the benchmark, and it’s with good reason. Take these new distributors as an example. Crafted from CNC machined billet aluminum, the easy-to-adjust distributors feature a polished steel shaft and sealed ball bearing. In addition, the maintenance-free magnetic pickup never requires adjusting and they offer two models: PN 85555 and PN 83603. So step with pep and put a little action to your performance by installing one of these new units.

Make: CleanTools
Model: The Absorber
URL: www.cleantools.net

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Overview: Stop drying your car with beach towels and old T-shirts and get The Absorber. With proper care these drying cloths will last for years and they absorb 50 percent more water than towels or those funky-smelling chamois.

Now, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should already be familiar with The Absorber. These superior drying towels consist of a material that creates less friction on the finish and it won’t pull off the wax. Not only have they become the trusted brand in car drying, but they’ve also been the leaders in their market. Besides, your paintjob is one of the most highly priced investments on your car, so protect it by making sure you give it a regular wash and dry it up with the best products in the game.

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Chad Fincher’s Slammed 1950 Chevy 3100 Truck http://www.lowrider.com/rides/trucks/chad-finchers-slammed-1950-chevy-3100-truck/ http://www.lowrider.com/rides/trucks/chad-finchers-slammed-1950-chevy-3100-truck/#respond Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.lowrider.com/?p=203868 Chad doesn't think of himself as that "exciting of a guy," but he does try to be a good person who builds cool stuff.

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Chad Fincher, from Phoenix, says he first obtained the truck from his grandparents. His grandfather had done a mini restoration on it in the mid ’90s and then parked it in their barn out in New Mexico where it sat for quite some time. Chad had bugged his grandfather for 12 long years about giving him the truck. Eventually Grandpa finally gave in and made a phone call to Chad asking him to come pick it up!

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Once Chad had the truck back in Phoenix, he took it over to Todd at Lowboy Motorsports to get the truck back on the road. Todd is a fellow club member and as far as Chad is concerned, is one of the best builders out there. The club founder, Courtney “Tito” Halowell, was in the process of building a Chevy when he suddenly died. This hit everyone in our club and our scene very hard. As Todd and Chad were going through this build, they would stop and look at the progress and wish that Tito was still around to see how it was coming along. They knew how excited he would be with the build and could almost hear his motivation pushing them forward. It was just another part of the “family theme” that was going on with this build. Between getting it from Chad’s grandparents and then the support and motivation of his truck club family, it really pushed him to build an awesome truck.

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Todd’s custom suspension components were installed and equally important for both Todd and Chad was to use the truck’s original frame. In addition to the suspension, the LS engine swap, power steering and power brake upgrades, air conditioning unit installation, and an amazing interior from BW Upholstery, Chad just couldn’t be happier with how the truck ultimately came out.

Now that it is done, Chad takes pride in the fact that he drives it to the shows and he’ll even pull it into daily driver duties when needed. Chad says it is amazing to see the facial expressions that people give when the old truck passes them on the freeway!

Chad thinks of himself as not really that “exciting of a guy,” but he does try to be a good person, build cool stuff, and just be a good example of our sport and lifestyle to people both in and outside of it.

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1950 Chevy 3100 pickup truck

Vehicle Nickname
Ole Lady

Owner
Chad Fincher

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City/State
Phoenix, AZ

Club
Negative Camber

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Engine
2004 Chevy 5.3L Vortec LS with a 4L60E automatic transmission, built by Chad and plumbed and wired by Diego at Desert Auto Works. Dirty Dingo serpentine, custom intake tube, and stock AC Delco replacements, and electric fans were also installed.

Body/Paint
Chad’s own grandfather did the bodywork and paint during a minor restoration project on the truck in the ’90s.

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Suspension
Todd Burton of Lowboy Motorsports in Mesa, AZ, installed an airbag suspension with independent front suspension consisting of 1995 Chevy spindles and a custom rear dual-wishbone four-link suspension. Full AccuAir management with ViAir compressors and Slam Specialties airbags. A rack-and-pinion and power steering were also installed. Disc brakes were installed up front. The bed was raised to give room to the lowered rear suspension.

Wheels/Tires
15-inch steel rims with Goodyear whitewall tires

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Interior
Brian of BW Upholstery in Phoenix installed a 1965 Impala reproduction fabric with Symphony vintage vinyl.

Sound System
The hidden audio system consists of a Bluetood Kenwood head unit and Kenwood tweeter, midrange, and woofer speakers, all installed by Chad himself

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Extreme Auto Fest Anaheim 2016 http://www.lowrider.com/events/extreme-auto-fest-anaheim-2016/ http://www.lowrider.com/events/extreme-auto-fest-anaheim-2016/#respond Fri, 12 Aug 2016 23:04:46 +0000 http://www.lowrider.com/?p=203950 EAF brings out some of the hottest cars on the West Coast.

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In theory, the end of June may not be the best time to hold an outdoor car show, especially in Southern California, what with the god-awful heat. But even with the sun blazing down in full force, causing temperatures to rocket to the triple digits, that didn’t stop thousands of car fans from filling the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim stadium parking lot with hundreds of badass rides from all over the West Coast for Extreme Auto Fest Anaheim 2016.

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The people behind Extreme Auto Fest pride themselves on giving their attendees a wide variety of sights to see, and this event was no different. Walking through the grounds there was something for everyone to take in, from lowriders, to off-road trucks, to tuner cars, as well as drift car demonstrations, breakdancing competitions, and bikini contests.

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In the lowrider section, clubs like Showdown, Familia, Forever Clown’n, Our Style, and Nokturnal had their best and brightest customs out on display for those willing to brave the heat. For many of the cars out on display, engraving appeared to be the weapon of choice especially for those trying to stand out just a little bit more. We saw engraved undercarriages, engine bays, hydraulic setups, bumpers, or even just accessories, as these vehicles were decked out in some of the craziest scrollwork we’ve ever seen.

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As the sun set and temperatures dropped down to a more tolerable level, awards and prizes were handed out signaling a close to another successful Extreme Auto Fest event. We can’t wait for the next Extreme show to happen; our only hope is that when the next event rolls around the weather will be much cooler, but we know that doesn’t matter to the many fans who support this show.

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The X-Man Proudly Presents 14th Annual “CRUISE for the CAUSE” http://www.lowrider.com/news/x-man-proudly-presents-cruise-cause/ http://www.lowrider.com/news/x-man-proudly-presents-cruise-cause/#respond Thu, 11 Aug 2016 22:55:34 +0000 http://www.lowrider.com/?p=203926 San Diego radio station Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM) will host the annual Xavier The X-Man's Cruise for the Cause Car Show, Saturday, August 13, at Qualcomm Stadium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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San Diego radio station Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM) will host the annual Xavier The X-Man’s Cruise for the Cause Car Show, this Saturday, August 13, at Qualcomm Stadium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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This special fund-raising event will benefit the Emilio Nares Foundation, a local organization providing free medical transportation for children receiving treatments for cancer and other ailments. Hundreds of custom classic cars, trucks, and lowrider bicycles, along with the sounds from Magic 92.5 Radio Show will take over the southwest parking lot of Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Xavier The X-Man will be broadcasting live during the event to encourage the San Diego community to stop by and donate blood to the American Red Cross and register for the National Bone Marrow List.

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Well-known Xavier the DJ Host is blessed to say that “This is my favorite event of the year. I love helping people and supporting organizations that truly impact the lives of those in need. I’ve turned a lifelong passion for cars and years of community service into a signature event that helps children with their cancer treatments at Rady Children’s Hospital.”

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Bring out your ride to the show and enjoy some fun for the whole family, including a free kid’s zone plus live entertainment by San Diego bands The Sleepwalkers, No Face, Jamie Limon, and The Wild$ide Band.

For more information on this fantastic charity event, or to register your vehicle in the car show, visit www.magic925.com.

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