As with many vehicles at car shows these days, the plan for this 1994 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon was to be a family vehicle. When Robert Rosales from San Fernando, California started hearing from friends that it had no potential as a custom car, he felt he had to prove them wrong.
Robert dropped his Chevy off with Cary and the talented crew at IF Customs. These guys are known for some of the lowest vehicles in Southern California so Rob's wagon was destined to scrape body panels on the pavement. The car received a full Firestone air bag setup at all four corners, two ViAir Compressors, SMC Valves, extended rear link bars, Moog steering links, and upper/lower control arms. Robert saw a similar wagon at a show and realized he needed the IF guys to lay his wagon on the body. They completed a 3-inch body drop along with custom front fenders to fit 20-inch wheels in front and can fit up to 22-inch wheels in the rear. The frame was smoothed and boxed in thanks to Robert's friend Travis. The frame was then painted pearl white with a green pearl sprayed over that. The suspension components were all powdercoated green. The wheels are a set of 20-inch Hot Wheels Kustoms with Toyo Proxes 255/35/20 Tires.
This laid out wagon would not be nearly as noticeable without the bright green paint on the bottom section of this two-toned ride. Before that paint could get flowing onto the body, several items were removed or changed. The door handles, taillights, gas filler door, and license plate box were shaved permanently. The license plate was relocated closer to the back window and a set of L.E.D. lights were molded into the new IF Customs one-piece roll pan by Sal's Fix and Paint in Lancaster California. The front end was upgraded to a cat-eye grille with billet insert and a new front bumper with fog lights as well as a billet grille insert were added. Sal then painted the car House of Kolor Lime Time Green with Pearl White and Green Pearl in the clear coat. Bob Coslett came in to add the orange pin-striping that separates the green and white. There is also pin-striping on the tailgate and hood to match.
The city of Oxnard, California was the next stop for the Caprice. It was taken to Wicked Upholstery where they smoothed the dashboard, added an opening for a 10-inch video monitor and readied it for paint. The seats are all custom buckets covered in Leather and Cheetah tribal print as well as the headliner. The custom center console flows through the bucket seats while housing a Pioneer head unit, Kicker Amplifier Controller, and 30 Band Equalizer. The cargo area is stacked with a custom enclosure full of Kicker Audio products. It includes two 1,200x1 amplifiers, two 900x4 amplifiers for highs, six 10-inch L7 subwoofers, and three sets of 6.5-inch component sets.
A 1996 Corvette LT1 Motor resides under the hood with the block and heads painted green to match. Upgrades include Edelbrock headers, a polished pulley set, 58mm polished Edelbrock throttle body, button head chrome bolts on the whole motor along with many painted and chrome plated brackets. The chrome master cylinder is coming off of a painted booster and all of the hard lines have been chromed as well.
Robert wants to thank Cary and the crew at IF Customs, Ray at KMC Wheels, Tina at Toyo Tires, Casey at Kicker Audio, Sal’s Fix and Paint, Jason at Street Trends, Fernando at Wicked Upholstery, Mike at Impala Mikes, Josh at Rail it Customs, Shady at Borrachos Clothing, Scott at Monarch Clothing, and Jay/Chris at Brand one clothing. Special thanks to his wife Lydia and two daughters Jazmine and Jessica. Also his club members from Down To Earth for being there and helping on the build.