The last time that we were at Homies Hydraulics in Paramount, California, we showed you how they wrap frames. While we were there, we made an appointment to come back and see how the setups turned out. Homies honcho Anthony Fuentes told us that when building a trunk setup you need to be ready to make some decisions. The first is whether you want performance out of your hydraulics or do you want looks. The reason for this is that it’s hard to have the best of both worlds and you’re going to have to compromise and give something up.

Such was the case with this ’64 Chevy Impala. It was originally set up to be a street hopper with no room for a decent sound system. After driving around with a small sound system, the complete hydraulics setup was pulled out to make room for a better setup. This Impala had the old setup torn out so that Homies could build something more reliable. After a couple of hours of tearing out the has-been setup, Homies was ready to redesign the trunk. Now let us show you how the pros at Homies get busy with their show-winning setups as this is the first part of the two-part section. Part two will deal with the integration of audio and hydraulics for the complete show look.