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Brannan Kajitanis 1964 Chevy Impala SS

12/14/2010 5:45 PM


At the Remix Hawaii Car Show there was just about every type and style of car and build showing. But this ride in our books truly exhibits a ride that is not BOUGHT but BUILT! Bought meaning “just buying parts and installing it” Built meaning “the true art of customization and modifications that go well beyond just buying aftermarket parts” This ride showcased the extreme of modifications, scoring in every aspect of the game and nothing and I mean nothing was left untouched on this ride. This ride was in its own class!

How can we at Helluva Rides not give some love to this ride after finding out that only imports qualified for the Best of Show award. It was kind of shady on the show promoters part by not stating that.

We will post the pictures for you decide to agree or disagree with us! on this ride being robbed!

So what we have here is a 1964 Chevy Impala SS owned by Brannan Kajitani of Childhood Dreams C.C. of Honolulu Hawaii. Brannan isn’t a newbe to the world of customizing, even before he could drive he was building some Hawaii’s meanest lowrider bikes. Many would have thought that lowriding is the thing of the past, but the style is still around and setting the standards high in the of automotive customization world. You look at this ride and it’s more than just a build, its a rolling piece of art just like any other lowrider you see.

When you look at this ride you may ask what didn’t he do to it. The ride is just as old as your grandparents yet it looks even better than when it rolled of the showroom floor. There is so much mods to list but we will just point out a few to so you why his ride was the Hellluva Rides choice.

Shouts out to Brannan and the rest of the Childhood Dreams C.C. for keeping the Lowriding tradition alive in Hawaii and for showing with Team Helluva Rides and being true to the sport!


Customization at its best.


Detail work in the engine bay, Engine swap with color matched engine block, shaved and smoothed fire wall tons of chrome and polished aluminum.


Full custom upholstery. These days the art of upholstery is forgotten because of all the bolt in aftermarket parts available.


Custom billet steering wheel.


The cleanness and attention to detail in the truck is hands down sick. well thought out and executed. 2 Full Chrome Hi Low Hydraulic pumps with old school candle stick valves. 


Triple dipped chrome


The lines looked as good as day one of this Impala. The badges are like new.


The art of pinstriping. 


Murals tell a story. Truly adds to the craftsmanship of this build, making it another mod that the competition lacked


Even the wheels were left untouched with the lips of the wheels color matched.


I believe this isn't you normal chevy rear end also. Looks like its a Toyota rear end that was modified to fit the chevy, reinforced with chrome plating. Take notice to the reinforced shaved frame for added strength. Notice that he was the only one that showed the undercarriage of the car and took the Best Undercarriage Award. Nothing even came close to this.


The OEM pan hard rod was removed and this was custom fabricated.
aka "One Off" something that can't be bought and bolted on.

On the end note:
WIN LOOSE WE ARE ALL WINNERS! DON"T EVER LET POOR JUDGING DISCOURAGE YOU! JUST BUILD IT TO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY. DON'T BUILD IT TO IMPRESS THE JUDGES!

Discussion topic on our FACEBOOK FAN PAGE. Join the discussion on the on going judging problems at todays car shows.
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