Way back in the August ’01 issue of Lowrider Magazine, we showed you a basic hydraulics setup which had the best of two worlds, performance and show. The ’64 Chevy Impala trunk setup was done at Homies Hydraulics in Paramount, California, where they installed a chromed-out two-pump setup controlled by three polished Adex square dumps. The setup was strategically mounted on the side next to the 31-series batteries that powered the system. Setting up the pumps this way allowed maximum room for the next step of the trunk makeover–the sound system.
For that we visited Mauricio at Azteka Custom Cars in South Gate, California. The pro installer made a few suggestions regarding the installation of a high-quality sound system. After looking through a Sony catalog, Mauricio picked out two 10-inch woofers and four pairs of 61/2-inch separate midrange speakers, with power provided by three 800-watt Xplod amplifiers. For a head unit, Mauricio picked an in-dash Sony 52×4 MD/CD unit to control a 10-disc changer. Through the head unit, the driver is able to access the portable CD/DVD player which operates two RGB monitors.
Once all of the product was in hand, Mauricio got busy with the time-consuming project. The result was a show-quality sound system. Now let us show you how the ace installers at Azteka Custom Cars completed Part Two of our Trunk Makeover.