Lowriders build cars that incorporate many different aspects of other vehicles-airplane hydraulics adapted for car applications, hot-rod engines, and now even newer vehicle-style sound system applications. Maybe you’ve noticed the great lengths that import and SUV owners go to and the amount of cash that they drop to make an integrated sound system with a trunk that’s painted, neon lit and molded to perfection.
While our beloved low-lows have much more space than the aforementioned vehicles, the fact still remains that our hydraulics take up more space than we would like to admit. The options are no system at all, an oversimplified sound system, or the same molded trunk areas that newer vehicles have been enjoying for years.
Case in point is this ’56 Chevy Nomad. While the car itself is a little more on the clean restoration side, the engine has the heart of a lion like a hot-rod, and the molded and chromed-out undercarriage that lowriders have been known for.
So how then to integrate the sound system in a such a way that doesn’t detract from the clean restoration feel of the body or play down the custom touches that a lowrider deserves? Mold it! Follow along as we dress the hatch and integrate the classic feel, custom touches and the new school technologies that make lowriding what it is today.