Building a great Lowrider is all about timing and when Jason Cox, a painter from Indiana, got a chance to build one of his own, he jumped on the opportunity. Having been around custom cars since he was a child, Jason knew that his $2,500 investment and one-year project would pay off, as he could use his profession as a painter to build his ride. Jason bought the Fleetwood for its condition and reliability, but he also saved some build time, as the car’s interior was already complete, allowing Jason to focus on the exterior of the car. Jason concentrated on the paintjob after he tackled the bodywork, spraying meticulous coats of DuPont Hot Hues. The fine lines pulled by Darrin Allen of Killer Designs of Flatwoods, KY., complemented these candy orange graphics. The exterior also received murals courtesy of Tramond Spencer. Jason also focused on adding a custom trunk, so his first order of business was to pay a visit to Scott Wiebrink, of Rob’s Touch of Class from Jefferson, IN. Scott installed a Clarion head unit, power bass woofer, and Rockford amplifier.
When it came time to add hydraulics, Jason’s buddy, Jason Caronto, built the two CCE fatboy pumps, while also designing and tubing the set up to complement the exterior of the car. The chassis was also reinforced to keep the quarter panels from collapsing under the stress of the hydraulics. When we spotted Jason’s project, we knew that the car had a killer look and we realized why he named the car “Death Certificate.” Clearly, Jason’s Caddy is killing the competition in the Midwest. When asked about his next project, Jason responded that he might have to build an Impala, as he is ready to start over and paint another project for himself.
Owner: Jason Cox
Vehicle: 1995 Cadillac Fleetwood
City/State: New Albany, IN
Engine: Stock V8 LT1
Body/Paint: DuPont Hot Hues black base and candy orange.
Interior: Black leather stock.
Sounds: Clarion head unit.
Setup: Two CCE fat boy style pumps and four batteries.
Tires: 155/80R13 Cornell Whitewall.
Wheels: 13×7 72-spoke Dayton Wire Wheel.