month, we feature "Sabroso," Edgardo Saldana's
"delicious" '63 Chevy Impala from Rollerz Only C.C.
in Chicago, Illinois. Traveling the nation, we get
to see many of the nicest custom vehicles around.
Take Ed's completely done-up '63 Impala. We spotted
this orange pearl Impala at its debut at last year's
Denver, Colorado, Tour show. It just needed a few
final touches and then it would be ready for our
From The Hood section. Ed found the time to tie up
those loose ends and we caught up with him to show
you his custom engine compartment.
Ed started with
one builder and stuck with him through thick and
thin. But then, Bob "Hollywood" Wagner and his star
staff at Hollywood Kustoms in Northlake, Illinois,
aren't just any builder. They took this project to a
highly competitive level. They hooked up an '88
tune-port-injected 350-c.i.d. engine, painted to
match the exterior of the vehicle. All of the wiring
was hidden to keep the engine compartment looking
clean. Bob made some custom motor mounts to hold the
power plant in place, and also built a custom
firewall panel to further enhance the engine.
was able to be polished or chrome plated was sent
out to the plating shop where it was given a show
finish. Pinstriping was added as an accent to the
paint and chrome. Hollywood Kustoms took a year and
a half to put this car together, with a major part
of the build concentrating on the engine
compartment. Ed told us that it was well worth the
wait. We think so, too. Keep your eyes open for a
full feature on Ed's '63 in the near future.