: ADAM: 1963 Impala Lowrider VIDEO



Ralph
02-27-05, 05:41 PM
http://www.drivingtelevision.com/segmentviewer.php?segment=3&episode=202&searchStatus=&keyword=&keywordcall=&segtitle=

I was hoping to see it hop though. :(

Kev
02-27-05, 07:26 PM
There's a lot of Hommies in my area drooling and cursing at the same time! :coolgleam

Ralph
03-03-05, 06:31 PM
Find it yet Adam!!??

Hopefully your software allowed you to see the gold plated engine. :D

Adam
03-03-05, 06:39 PM
cool video Ralph thanks! yeah i got it to work. i was hoping to see it hop too but it didnt. i bet that guy has never been in a lowrider before, he dont know how to hop (not as easy as you think). when he turned, a true lowrider (with charged batteries) would have 3 wheeled it right there (especially if it was on tv). and obviously he has never heard the term "the low and slow." man he was flying in that thing. cool video none the less, nice car too.

"I lowride homie, six tre Impala, gold d's spinnin chrome hydraulics..." from The Game.

id love to get me a 63, 64, 59 (my friend has one) and a 61 Impala. just to juice. i hate seeing them turned into hot rods or deemed(sp?) muscle cars. drives me insane.

Adam
03-03-05, 06:40 PM
Find it yet Adam!!??

Hopefully your software allowed you to see the gold plated engine. :D

hahaha, yeah i found it. yeah, GOd forbid i see whats under her hood :histeric: :disappoin .

Kev
03-03-05, 06:43 PM
Used to be, before hydraulics, you pull out the shocks and heat the springs. That would drop them puppies onto the rubber bummper thingies. Slammed down to the ground in the back. They didn't handle very well back then either for obvious reasons.

Ralph
03-03-05, 06:48 PM
id love to get me a 63, 64, 59 (my friend has one) and a 61 Impala. just to juice.

My friend inherited a 1961 Blue with white stripe (all orig. paint) Impala back in HS (mid-1980's) when his Grandpa died. I drove him out to the barn where it was stored and he had bought the plates (tags) in advance for it to take it back home. It was in PERFECT shape but had the most gutless engine, something like a straight 6 inline if I recall. We cleaned it up a bit on the spot, put in new plugs, etc. We didn't know anything at the time about those old oil air cleaners! So what did we do like dumbasses, dumped the oil and tried to figure out where it leaked from into the filter housing!! LOL! :helpless: We drove it back with no oil to filter the air!! It probably was like that for another year w/o getting clean air! It was always reliable and I lost touch so I don't know if he has it still.

Kev
03-03-05, 07:00 PM
'64 Impala SS is one of my favorites. Here's a sweet ride complete with Cragar SS rims.
http://www.detnews.com/2004/autosconsumer/0408/23/g02-245574.htm

I also like the '58. Remember this one?
http://kathyschrock.net/graffiti/impala.htm

Kev
03-03-05, 07:47 PM
My friend inherited a 1961 Blue with white stripe (all orig. paint) Impala back in HS (mid-1980's) when his Grandpa died.
Did it look like this?

Kev
03-03-05, 07:49 PM
'Course, some guys like the '59.

Kev
03-03-05, 07:50 PM
Those darn girls are in the way of the cars! I hate when that happens! Can't see the car as well!
Dagnabit! #$*%^)&*!!

Ralph
03-03-05, 08:21 PM
Those darn girls are in the way of the cars! I hate when that happens! Can't see the car as well!
Dagnabit! #$*%^)&*!!

I AGREE!!! I mean WHO do those girls think they are anyway!!! This is a CAR forum and I want to see CARS!! :mad:


:hmm:

Adam
03-03-05, 08:52 PM
one day i will own cars like that. i would also like to get a 60s Coupe Deville and a 50s Fleetwood to juice them as well. of course i will need a large garage so i need to win the lottery or atleast get a loan from Onbagz :D :disappoin :helpless: . plus ill have my Fleetwood and the others. if you wanna see some hoppin go to www.caliswangin.com (http://www.caliswangin.com) or it might be www.cali-swangin.com (http://www.cali-swangin.com) i dont remember but they show some clips of their videos Ralph so you should see some hoppin. i havent been to their site in a while so i dont remember.

Ralph
03-03-05, 09:01 PM
Did it look like this?

Yup, that's it. Now I always know a '61 when I see one. Getting rare though. Sometimes you see them beat up and running around, so they must have been well built! I don't see too many old BMW's or Toyotas running around from the 1970's.

Thanks Adam, I'll click those links later tonite. I've got my internet radio running right now and I don't want to interrupt it just yet. :band:

Adam
03-03-05, 09:38 PM
Thanks Adam, I'll click those links later tonite. I've got my internet radio running right now and I don't want to interrupt it just yet. :band:

just whenever. i think it is the second one, or both might work. i can only dream of those cars right now. i did find a 64 about 2 years ago sitting across the road from a dealership that had an almost mint 84 Coupe Deville (the only thing wrong was the headliner, well you know that story). that Deville only had 84k miles on it, real nice velour interior. looked as if no one had sat in it. anyway, that Impala was in even better condition. only had 5,600 miles on her, drop top. man it was beautiful. i called the guy who owned it and he gave me the run down on it. his father bought it brand new in 63 i think, and only drove it to church on Sundays in the summer (unless it was raining). he kept it stored in a garage for 20 years until 84 or 85 when he died. his wife (the guys mother) put it in a storage place and she died in 89. he said he forgot about the car, was getting monthly bills from this storage place and knew that his dad and mom had stored some stuff. he went up there and found the old Impala him and his brothers used to ride in as kids and decided to sell it. he was only asking 8,995.00 obo for it. i tried getting a loan but at the time i only made like 200 bucks every 2 weeks and was only working part time so they wouldnt give me one. i wish i could have bought that thing, it was in MINT condition. black leather interior, the paint was like a dark brown with like a gold highlight kinda thing (i cant really explain it) and a white soft top. factory wheels wich would have turned into 13 inch Supreme Wire Wheels. gold grill with gold emblems and everything. man it was so beautiful, id give my left (well you know) for that car. it was sold like 3 days later. i kick myself every morning for not being able to get it.

Kev
03-03-05, 10:01 PM
just whenever. i think it is the second one, or both might work. i can only dream of those cars right now. i did find a 64 about 2 years ago sitting across the road from a dealership that had an almost mint 84 Coupe Deville (the only thing wrong was the headliner, well you know that story). that Deville only had 84k miles on it, real nice velour interior. looked as if no one had sat in it. anyway, that Impala was in even better condition. only had 5,600 miles on her, drop top. man it was beautiful. i called the guy who owned it and he gave me the run down on it. his father bought it brand new in 63 i think, and only drove it to church on Sundays in the summer (unless it was raining). he kept it stored in a garage for 20 years until 84 or 85 when he died. his wife (the guys mother) put it in a storage place and she died in 89. he said he forgot about the car, was getting monthly bills from this storage place and knew that his dad and mom had stored some stuff. he went up there and found the old Impala him and his brothers used to ride in as kids and decided to sell it. he was only asking 8,995.00 obo for it. i tried getting a loan but at the time i only made like 200 bucks every 2 weeks and was only working part time so they wouldnt give me one. i wish i could have bought that thing, it was in MINT condition. black leather interior, the paint was like a dark brown with like a gold highlight kinda thing (i cant really explain it) and a white soft top. factory wheels wich would have turned into 13 inch Supreme Wire Wheels. gold grill with gold emblems and everything. man it was so beautiful, id give my left (well you know) for that car. it was sold like 3 days later. i kick myself every morning for not being able to get it.
Man, sounds sweet. Too bad you weren't able to pick it up.

Adam
03-03-05, 10:11 PM
God i know, it was an SS too. i really wish i could have got it. i could now seeing as i am full time and can afford to pay that kind of money on a car. i couldnt believe he wanted so little for it. i asked him why so cheap and he said he just wanted to get rid of it. i couldnt believe what i was hearing (must be an mb or bmw fan i guess). i really wish i could have got that thing. i am still looking for one. just patiently waiting. you know the bad thing, my friend bought one from a junkyard and completely rebuilt it. painted it yellow and had black and yellow interior in it. spent 25k dollars rebuilding it. had it for 2 or 3 weeks and one day after school he was leaving when smoke came barreling out from under his hood. he hopped out and popped the hood and the damn thing was on fire. i seen the whole car go up in flames. he sued the school (and won) cause another friend of mine ran inside the school and got a fire extinguisher when it first caught fire and the teachers stopped him from taking it outside (yes it happened on school grounds). it was sad, he spent all that money on it and the only thing left was the frame. he was fixing to get hydraulics for it. it took us the whole 2 or 3 weeks he had it to convince him to do it. he bought a 82 Fleetwood Coupe after that and totaled it one night cause he was drinking. we never did find out why it caught fire. he said it might have been electrical but we never figured out why. he dropped out of school.

Kev
03-03-05, 11:10 PM
you know the bad thing, my friend bought one from a junkyard and completely rebuilt it. painted it yellow and had black and yellow interior in it. spent 25k dollars rebuilding it. had it for 2 or 3 weeks and one day after school he was leaving when smoke came barreling out from under his hood. he hopped out and popped the hood and the damn thing was on fire. i seen the whole car go up in flames. he sued the school (and won) cause another friend of mine ran inside the school and got a fire extinguisher when it first caught fire and the teachers stopped him from taking it outside (yes it happened on school grounds). it was sad, he spent all that money on it and the only thing left was the frame. he was fixing to get hydraulics for it. it took us the whole 2 or 3 weeks he had it to convince him to do it. he bought a 82 Fleetwood Coupe after that and totaled it one night cause he was drinking. we never did find out why it caught fire. he said it might have been electrical but we never figured out why. he dropped out of school.
Double shame, the loss of the car and you buddy dropping out. Hope he at least gets a GED.

Ralph
03-03-05, 11:12 PM
just whenever. i think it is the second one, or both might work. i can only dream of those cars right now. i did find a 64 about 2 years ago sitting across the road from a dealership that had an almost mint 84 Coupe Deville (the only thing wrong was the headliner, well you know that story). that Deville only had 84k miles on it, real nice velour interior. looked as if no one had sat in it. anyway, that Impala was in even better condition. only had 5,600 miles on her, drop top. man it was beautiful. i called the guy who owned it and he gave me the run down on it. his father bought it brand new in 63 i think, and only drove it to church on Sundays in the summer (unless it was raining). he kept it stored in a garage for 20 years until 84 or 85 when he died. his wife (the guys mother) put it in a storage place and she died in 89. he said he forgot about the car, was getting monthly bills from this storage place and knew that his dad and mom had stored some stuff. he went up there and found the old Impala him and his brothers used to ride in as kids and decided to sell it. he was only asking 8,995.00 obo for it. i tried getting a loan but at the time i only made like 200 bucks every 2 weeks and was only working part time so they wouldnt give me one. i wish i could have bought that thing, it was in MINT condition. black leather interior, the paint was like a dark brown with like a gold highlight kinda thing (i cant really explain it) and a white soft top. factory wheels wich would have turned into 13 inch Supreme Wire Wheels. gold grill with gold emblems and everything. man it was so beautiful, id give my left (well you know) for that car. it was sold like 3 days later. i kick myself every morning for not being able to get it.

Plus, I think it's pretty hard to get a loan on a car that old. When I came close to selling my Caddy a couple years ago one guy really wanted it bad but the bank wouldn't give him a loan on a car older that a 1997.

Adam
03-04-05, 04:48 PM
at my bank for a classic car they loan you 75% of the price of the car. they loan money for any year but go by kelly blue book pricing, so for that Coupe Deville i almost got they wanted 1600 the bank would have gave me 900 dollars and i would have to come up with the rest or whatever the kbb price is.

i didnt care that he dropped out, he was kind of a pr!ck anyway. he had an attitude that i would have gladly adjusted if he start sh!t with me.

Adam
03-04-05, 04:49 PM
Hey Ralph, did you ever check out that site?

Ralph
03-04-05, 05:03 PM
Hey Ralph, did you ever check out that site?

Not yet, been too busy (as you should see) in the CI forum!! now I have to walk downtown. I will!!

Later ....

Adam
03-04-05, 05:13 PM
those are the movies (some of them) that i have. if you want to see hoppin, that is the place. back when we had more lowriders where i live than ricers we used to do the same stuff they do, hop right in the middle of the street. alot of people have sold out though and gone to rice for some God awful reason. Bristol is now mostly honda boy (ricers), Kingsport is going to the ricers but there are still more lowriders/ dirty south style than ricers and Johnson City is more lowrider/ dirty south style. dirty south style is like 22s-24s on old Caddies and Caprices and Regals and Cutlass' and well, you get the picture.

Ralph
03-04-05, 08:07 PM
one day i will own cars like that. i would also like to get a 60s Coupe Deville and a 50s Fleetwood to juice them as well. of course i will need a large garage so i need to win the lottery or atleast get a loan from Onbagz :D :disappoin :helpless: . plus ill have my Fleetwood and the others. if you wanna see some hoppin go to www.caliswangin.com (http://www.caliswangin.com) or it might be www.cali-swangin.com (http://www.cali-swangin.com) i dont remember but they show some clips of their videos Ralph so you should see some hoppin. i havent been to their site in a while so i dont remember.

What am I supposed to click on when I'm in those links??

Adam
03-04-05, 08:11 PM
im not sure, i havent been there in a long time. they used to have like i guess where you can order the videos, you could preview them first. it would show a little like 5 minute clip of the movie or something. i cant go on there cause i am at work and it is blocked out. the last time i was on their website you could preview the movies. it has been 6 months or more since i have been there.

onbagz2002
03-04-05, 09:33 PM
Heres my 59 impala...
http://img239.exs.cx/img239/9242/picture1191lx.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)
http://img239.exs.cx/img239/2553/picture1208ic.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)
http://img239.exs.cx/img239/2132/picture1243ab.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

Ralph
03-04-05, 09:36 PM
Nice!! :thumbsup:

Kev
03-04-05, 09:36 PM
Oh Yeah! :yup:

Adam
03-04-05, 09:40 PM
IT AINT JUICED YET? SH*T! come on you got money, i woulda had that thing done (if i was you) by now. how long have you had that thing anyway? oh wait, didnt you say it was getting worked on or something?

Kev
03-04-05, 09:45 PM
Some cars are beautiful in original mint condition, they need no help.
That one...........whew!
That's what I'm talkin' 'bout!

Kev
03-04-05, 09:48 PM
Heres my 59 impala...
http://img239.exs.cx/img239/9242/picture1191lx.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)
http://img239.exs.cx/img239/2553/picture1208ic.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)
http://img239.exs.cx/img239/2132/picture1243ab.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)Get outa the way Natasha! Let me get a good look at this little lady! :eye:

Kev
03-04-05, 09:50 PM
Now, Ralph, that is some gorgeous photography! :)

Ralph
03-04-05, 10:04 PM
Now, Ralph, that is some gorgeous photography! :)

See!! You shamed Natty and now she hides her face!

Thanks a LOT KEV! :annoyed: :farting:




:)

Kev
03-04-05, 10:06 PM
See!! You shamed Natty and now she hides her face!

Thanks a LOT KEV! :annoyed: :farting:




:)That's OK, you'll be whippin out that bikini pic again soon enough!

Kev
03-04-05, 10:07 PM
http://img239.exs.cx/img239/2132/picture1243ab.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)"..I like big butts an I cannot lie....." :band:

Ralph
03-04-05, 10:11 PM
That's OK, you'll be whippin out that bikini pic again soon enough!

I like this one too! :lildevil:

I gotta get my darn balcony fixed again, the railing is always loose for some reason? :confused:

Kev
03-04-05, 10:16 PM
I like this one too! :lildevil:

I gotta get my darn balcony fixed again, the railing is always loose for some reason? :confused:In your dreams Ralphie, in your dreams.....:p :boring:

onbagz2002
03-05-05, 12:46 AM
I like this one too! :lildevil:

I gotta get my darn balcony fixed again, the railing is always loose for some reason? :confused:

Damn she is HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT..... :sneaky:

Kev
03-05-05, 01:58 AM
Damn she is HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT..... :sneaky:High maintainance, beleive it!

Ralph
03-05-05, 03:37 AM
High maintainance, beleive it!

Oh, we're talking about your car now?? :lildevil:

Actually, she's pretty down to earth as you can see here and even grew up in a trailer park for a while!:

"Natasha is a fun loving, outdoorsy kind of person who doesn't like to be pigeonholed by anyone. In fact, she has a brutally honest character that lets anyone who is in contact with her know where she stands."

"She enjoyed tremendous success as a high-profile model. At 5'10" and with a body molded from ancient Greek statues, she could do just about anything she wants. And with a name like Natasha, don't get us started on what other career paths she would have also been highly successful in."

"Though she is a relatively simple person off-camera, that doesn't mean she doesn't like having men's jaws drop with a wardrobe that is elegant, sophisticated and sexy."

http://www.askmen.com/women/models/56_natasha_henstridge.html

(just so you don't confuse her again with those California girls :shhh: ) :sneaky:

Kev
03-05-05, 12:46 PM
And Ralph is president of her stalking....er..I mean....Fan Club! Yeah, that's it! Fan Club. :D

onbagz2002
03-05-05, 02:05 PM
And Ralph is president of her stalking....er..I mean....Fan Club! Yeah, that's it! Fan Club. :D
HAHAHAHA :coolgleam

Ralph
03-05-05, 03:24 PM
And Ralph is president of her stalking....er..I mean....Fan Club! Yeah, that's it! Fan Club. :D

How did you know?? :sneaky:

Adam, regarding the video, I don't think he wanted to hop it because if something happened to it, and since he didn't own it, they probably didn't want to risk it. Too bad the owner didn't go along and they might have bounced it. I know that if I was the owner I wouldn't let that guy drive my car!

So are you saying you can't go fast in a lowlow?? I noticed in the video that car was bouncing like there were no shocks and it was a solid link to the frame??

Kev
03-05-05, 03:28 PM
The suspension in a lowrider that's 'juiced' is nearly rock hard, shock absorbers are replaced with hydraulic rams. The old school without the juice was no shocks in the back and sagged springs (springs are de-tempered with a torch) so either way, you wouldn't want to try any road racing with 'em.

Ralph
03-05-05, 03:29 PM
The suspension in a lowrider that's 'juiced' is nearly rock hard, shock absorbers are replaced with hydraulic rams. The old school without the juice was no shocks in the back and sagged springs (springs are de-tempered with a torch) so either way, you wouldn't want to try any road racing with 'em.

When did the lowrider movement start?? '80's??

Kev
03-05-05, 03:34 PM
When did the lowrider movement start?? '80's??
I went to HS in the '70's, we had them then. I think it started long before, '30's or '40's, during the 'Zoot Suite' era maybe?

Ralph
03-05-05, 03:39 PM
I went to HS in the '70's, we had them then. I think it started long before, '30's or '40's, during the 'Zoot Suite' era maybe?


I had no idea!! :eek: I thought late '80's or early '90's.

Kev
03-05-05, 03:43 PM
Check this out for a little more info;
http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/youth/cinco_low.html

Kev
03-05-05, 03:45 PM
Lead Sleds, Esse! Que bueno!

Adam
03-05-05, 04:18 PM
yeah the shock absorber is replaced with a hydraulic cylinder. that car had probably small springs like 2 tons or something. for smoother less bumpy ride you can get 4 or 5 ton springs and you dont do like that (well not that bad, if you hit a bump hard enough or fast enough then yeah). it is all on how well you juice it. ive seen some pretty sloppy jobs, one guy i know, his cylinders came through his floor. not every lowrider drives fast, the suspension isnt made for that. not that you cant drive fast because i have. but you dont need to be going 120 mph down the interstate but with a few upgrades tht can make pretty good for 1/4 mile times.

yeah Ralphie, lowriding has a deep history and culture that almost rivals that of racing cars and driving fast. of course racing is dated back to the times of roman empires, lowriding was around before teenagers started souping up their cars to race each other. racing started and went big in the 50s were as lowriding was underground until about the early 70s. and hydraulics havent always been in lowriders. they used to cut or heat the springs in the cars to lower them. ive talked with OGs and they'd tell me that if you laid your car down on a dollar and you could pull it out from under the car than it was too high! remember lowriding isnt just a sport, it is a life style a culture.

Ralph
03-05-05, 04:24 PM
Come to think of it, wasn't there a James Dean movie from the '50's where he had a Mercury "Led Sled?" I think it was chopped and lowered so I wonder if that could be considered a lowlow. What do you think 93lowlow :p

Thanks for the link Kevie.

Kev
03-05-05, 05:25 PM
yeah Ralphie, lowriding has a deep history and culture that almost rivals that of racing cars and driving fast. of course racing is dated back to the times of roman empires, lowriding was around before teenagers started souping up their cars to race each other. racing started and went big in the 50s were as lowriding was underground until about the early 70s. and hydraulics havent always been in lowriders. they used to cut or heat the springs in the cars to lower them. ive talked with OGs and they'd tell me that if you laid your car down on a dollar and you could pull it out from under the car than it was too high! remember lowriding isnt just a sport, it is a life style a culture.I hate to contradict you, but auto racing has been around since shortly after the auto was produced. Face it, post pubescent males have never been satisfied with the speed of what ever they are riding/driving whether it be horse, car or motorcycle. They can never be fast enough!
Hydraulics in lowriders started showing up in the late 60's early '70's. Underground? Not in California Vato!

Adam
03-05-05, 06:29 PM
maybe you missed this big Kev:




of course racing is dated back to the times of roman empires, lowriding was around before teenagers started souping up their cars to race each other.

i was saying that racing has been around for centuries ya know chariots and all that. lowriding wasnt mainstream like it is today. my dad never heard of lowriding until 1973 he said when he first saw a lowrider. he was always into fast cars and stuff and had never knew lowriders existed.

Kev
03-05-05, 06:48 PM
lowriding was around before teenagers started souping up their cars to race each other. It was this line that I hsould have highlighted. This was the one that I was contradicting. What I should have said was that teenagers have been trying to make their cars go faster ever since there have been cars for them to drive.
But it's cool though, no need for me to get my chonies all bunched up over. :p

Adam
03-05-05, 06:55 PM
yeah i am not disagreeing with that but what i ment to say is that driving faster cars was always popular but the 50s it blew up even bigger but lowriding was around before that. am i making sense? lowriding has been around for a long time but wasnt that popular until the mid 70s when it finally blew up.


my dad said the first time he ever saw a lowrider was in 73 when he was riding around with his brother (he was 13 at the time) and some guy in a 50 something Bel Air that was real low. he didnt know what to think of it when he saw it later with the front end up and the back end down and vice versa. he bought a 64 Impala in 78 from his friends dad and said he had thought about making it into a lowrider but he never got into doing it cause he had a 76 Trans Am Firebird. he likes the fact that i like lowriders though cause it is something he never got to do and he has fun riding in them (although i never let him hit my switches). i have sold all of my lowriders and am now working on my Fleetwood.

Kev
03-05-05, 07:09 PM
Your dad and I are the same age. I grew up around fast cars and lowriders. Pretty diverse area.

Adam
03-05-05, 07:50 PM
yeah they werent real big in Michigan at the time. it was mainly fast cars he said up until the 80s when he started seeing more and more lowriders. a couple of his friends had lowriders but he never got one. at the time he was dating my mom and they got married in 82 and out pops me in 85 so he never got a real chance to do anything. and the industry was very small and he couldnt remember any hydraulic shops around where he used to live so it was DIY (much the same as it is down here).