Lowrider car shows are more than just local events designed to display the industry’s latest creations. They are more often than not ” must-attend” destinations to see the most current styles and trends. It was at the Las Vegas Super Show that Fernando Pineda Jr. got the inspiration to add some of that lowrider flair, synonymous with vibrant color schemes and crazy pinstriping accents, to his 2005 Chevy Tahoe.
First on the list was a visit to Victor of VG Autobody who sprayed the lively eggshell white pearl basecoat with Zack of Felix Dezigns complementing the paintjob by adding medium gray “one shot” dagger-style pinstriping as well as a custom blend of aluminum silver leaf featuring a tribal style scheme and centerpiece.
Antonio of JRs Customs in Mesquite, Nevada, would be called upon to create the diamond pattern stitching with a blend of ostrich eggshell white and dark stingray combinations. J and J Autobody molded the fiberglass inserts found throughout the interior, along with installing the Kicker audio system, including multiple TV monitors, an additional 15-inch TV, and a custom subwoofer box. He then decided to upgrade from 22-inch to 30-inch Diablo Elite wheels that were then mounted onto 255/30-30 Lionhart radial tires. With a front and back 1.5-inch static drop in place, Kustom Edge finalized this project by adding a few more custom details, such as chrome and engraving, as well as a custom Silverado front end with a tilt hood.
“Special thanks goes out to my family,” says Fernando. “Especially my wife for putting up with this expensive hobby of mine, and of course to all my Nokturnal Car Club brothers who, together, we continuously push each other with new ideas and always stay show ready.”
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe
Fernando Pineda Jr.
Las Vegas, NV
2005 5.3 Vortec
Antonio of JRs Customs in Mesquite, NV, created the diamond pattern stitching with a blend of ostrich eggshell white and dark stingray combinations
Victor of VG Autobody applied an eggshell white basecoat with Zack of Felix Dezigns applying dagger style pinstriping and a custom silver leaf tribal scheme
Front and back 1.5-Inch static drop
30-inch Diablo Elite wheels / 255/30-30 Lionhart radial tires