From Canada With Love

HOW AN F-350 AC­CI­DEN­TALLY CRE­ATED ONE BAD CUT­LASS

Low Rider - - CONTENTS - STORY & PHO­TOS BY HEC­TOR LEYVA

Ge­or­jah J.'s '87 Oldsmo­bile Cut­lass

Noth­ing af­fects our lives like ne­ces­sity. It’s what forces us to make choices, it’s what de­vel­ops our abil­ity to be cre­ative. And while ne­ces­sity is said to be the mother of in­ven­tion, it not only changes the con­di­tions of our life, but the way we live it—and this ul­ti­mately is the sto­ry­line for one Ge­or­jah Jaymes.

“At the time, I didn’t haven’t a car to drive to work,” Ge­or­jah says. For­tu­nately for her, Tyler Van­der­wall (now her fi­ancé) had a Lin­coln Town Car parked at his shop. The Lin­coln was low­ered on a set of Day­ton wire wheels and not only did it be­come her mode of trans­porta­tion, but a ve­hi­cle that would change her per­cep­tion on lowrid­ing. Driv­ing a “lowrider” was a new ex­pe­ri­ence for her, and like most, she fell in love with the at­ten­tion, ad­mi­ra­tion, and feel­ing one gets when driv­ing one. “I in­stantly fell in love with the cul­ture and art­form,” she says.

But the bor­rowed love af­fair was some­thing she wanted to make per­ma­nent, so shortly there­after she pur­chased an '87 Oldsmo­bile Cut­lass Supreme, orig­i­nally owned by her grand­fa­ther. The car had been pur­chased off the dealer lot and had re­cently been spend­ing its time in stor­age, al­most as if it had been wait­ing for her to come res­cue it.

While this is gen­er­ally the part where we in­tro­duce all the cool things

Ge­or­jah did to her Cut­lass, this story had one ma­jor speed bump she had to get over. While the car was in fairly good shape, she low­ered the Cut­lass and ham­mered on a set of oblig­a­tory 13x7 wire wheels. It be­came her daily driver to and from work up un­til it was struck by a mon­strous F-350 while re­turn­ing from the mall. Dev­as­tated, but not de­terred, she set out to bring her Cut­lass back to life and trans­form it into the show­stop­ping car it is to­day.

“I wanted noth­ing but the best,” Ge­or­jah says, re­fer­ring to why she went with a House of Kolor Candy Brandy­wine for her new paintjob.

And noth­ing ac­cents a great paintjob like cus­tom en­grav­ings from En­grave It. Found through­out the car, the en­grav­ings help bring the car to life. And while her build has many fea­tures, it’s what is in the trunk that cap­tures ev­ery­one’s at­ten­tion. In­side, the crew at Hoppo’s Hy­draulics built a cus­tom, one-of-a-kind setup fea­tur­ing two pumps, whammy tank, hard lines, and a cus­tom name­plate/stand. Th­ese days, she can be seen cruis­ing around the streets of Canada. That is un­til some three-wheel mo­tion driv­ing got her car im­pounded. But that’s a story for an­other time.

CAR MODEL 1987 CUT­LASS BY OLDSMO­BILE

Supreme hy­draulic ac­tion from a Cana­dian clas­sic.

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