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Animated Low Rider

This hysterical Animated Low Rider Car bumps up and down while playing the classic cruising song Low Rider! Inside the red convertible three homeboys jiggle their spring-mounted heads. This Low Rider is even tricked out with hydraulics and blue under-lighting! License plate says LW-RDR.

How to Build a Lowrider (S-a Design) provides a serious, in depth view of this specialized form of car building. Everything from: "how-to" examination of major elements of low rider constructions with technical information concerning the design and construction of the unique hydraulic systems, specialty metal plating, vehicle lowering, drive train modification, etc. Includes good emphasis on the latest trend in low riders, i.e. the construction of European/Pacific Rim low riders.

The low rider, Once a South California phenomena, is now securely entrenched across the U.S. with shows, competitions and specialty builders found from Los Angeles to New York.

Because you can build a low-rider from any vehicle, it does not give exact steps for any one vehicle. However, GM products does recieve the major focus, a favorite brand of lowriders. This book also thoroughly covers most of the major subject areas, from the purchase of the vehicle, to welding and tool recommendations, to modifying the suspension, to installing hydraulics. The author gives creative ways to save money and tips to prevent lots of grief while completing your project car.

This book is very detailed, covering all aspects of building a low-rider. It would be wise if you used this book as a base reference before you start your project. It will pay for itself!

Lowriders in Chicano Culture: From Low to Slow to Show

Lowriders in Chicano Culture: From Low to Slow to Show allows readers to see how this expressive culture fits within the broader context of Chicano culture and understand how lowriding reflects the social, artistic, and political dimensions of America's fastest-growing ethnic group. It includes chapters that explain the culture of pachucas/os and cholas/os; the unique aesthetics of lowrider vehicles; lowrider music, shows, and clubs; the mechanics of building a lowrider vehicle; and lowrider culture in the media including film, newspapers, and television. The book also traces how lowrider culture has recently expanded beyond the urban streets and into the massive exhibit halls of lowrider shows, exposing lowrider culture to even more enthusiasts.



Lowriders Music

Lowrider Oldies 1-3: Cruisin Chrome

Lowrider Oldies Chrome 1

Lowrider Jams

Lowrider Oldies Chrome 3

Lowrider Coloring Book

Lowrider Coloring Book

Paint your own lowrider just the way you like it! Impalas, Cadillacs and Rivieras. In the Lowrider Coloring Book, you will color the classic and most popular Lowrider models. Lowrider culture reaches back to 1930s Los Angeles, where it became popular for style-conscious Latino-Americans to load their cars with sandbags to bring it closer to the road. Style was everything, and when lowered cars were banned in California in the 1950s, it became necessary to find a way to raise and lower the car simply to avoid fines. The solution was to use hydraulics from old fighter planes left over from World War II. The rapper Kid Frost showcased lowriding in the early 90s hit Lowrider, and since then, the cars are closely associated with hip hop culture. Today, lowriding is bigger than ever with thousands of enthusiasts in most parts of the world. All strive to outdo each other with the most elegant varnish, interior, hydraulics, chrome and rims. The custom cars you'll be coloring in the Lowrider Coloring book were converted by some of the best and most legendary enthusiasts. What color is your Impala?




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