Building a lowrider comes with many challenges. For some, their lowrider will always come first and they will do anything to finish it. “Chrome bill before the phone bill,” they say. And for others, there will always be some sort of excuse as to why it is still not completed. Perhaps we can all take notes from Mauricio Curiel, of Compton, California, who, with a family of eight children, managed to put together one of the cleanest G-body lowriders in all of Southern California.
The build first began with a trip to Homies Hydraulics who would install a chrome two-pump custom hydraulic setup with three dumps, four switches, and six solenoids. From there, Ricardo Munoz of RM Customs in the San Fernando Valley applied the vehicle’s signature black two-stage paint with John Harris of Dreamscape creating the Mexican heritage-themed murals found throughout the car.
BB Customs Inc. in Hawaiian Gardens, California, was called upon to complete the two-tone black vinyl and gray suede inserts with Junior aka “Big Mack” creating the custom trunk panels encasing two 10-inch Kicker subwoofers powered by Fosgate amplifiers and controlled by multiple built-in Kenwood head units. With engraving completed by Carlos Salas of Pasadena, California, and custom powdercoated 13×7 wire wheels bolted on, Mauricio’s dream of owning a lowrider worthy enough to represent the Stylistics Car Club had finally came true.
“It wasn’t easy,” says Mauricio. “This was only possible with the support of my fellow car club brothers, friends, and most importantly my family.”
Vehicle: 1984 Buick Regal
Vehicle Nickname: Mi Consentida
Owner: Mauricio Curiel
Car Club: Stylistics So. L.A.
City: Compton, CA.
Engine: Original 5.0L V-8
Upholstery: BB Customs Inc. in Hawaiian Gardens applied the two-tone Black vinyl and gray suede inserts w/ Junior aka “Big Mack” creating the custom trunk panels
Body/Paint: Ricardo Munoz of RM Customs in the San Fernando Valley applied the signature Black two-stage paint with John Harris of Dreamscape creating the Mexican heritage-themed murals throughout the car
Suspension: Homies Hydraulics installed the chrome two-pump custom hydraulic setup with three dumps, four switches, and six solenoids.
Wheels/Tires: 13×7 reverse powdercoated 100-spoke wire wheels / 155-80/13 whitewall radials