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I want an Elcamino

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by bablazer73, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. bablazer73

    bablazer73 1/2 ton status

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    I don't know why, but I really want one! a 69 like I had in school! I'm getting old and need to "relive" my youth. anybody got one???
    Just sharing a dream!
     
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    I bought a 78 El Camino this summer. Fun car too drive. I bought mine from a auto museum. Next to perfect body, and only some minor issues. (Power windows not working, but it's just a loose wire, I still haven't fixed that. Also needs a carb, I'm going Demon Carb.) I've basicly parked mine for the winter. I'll worry about the minor issues come next spring.
     
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    I really hated to get rid of mine. but it was a piece of crap! I was young and stupid. It ran good. 350, muncie 4 spd, 10 bolt posi with 3.73's but there was a ton of bondo on it. The frame finally came apart from all the salt/rust up here. At the time, it was only 10 years old!! 1979! Every thing that old around here is a pile of rust dust now!! But i really want to "finish" what I started in my mind 20+ years ago!! 454(or bigger) th400, 12 with 4.10's.
    fast, but daily driveable!

    I've been starting to "hord" parts. Thats why i bought the junk 69 chevelle. It's got a 12 bolt in it. I'm saving that, for the elky I don't have...... YET! /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
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    I wanted a 5th gen (78 to 87) just because I like the smaller body style. Got lucky and found one with a next to perfect body. That was my main goal, I can do mechanical work, but I hate body work. I much reather start out with something with a good body.
     
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    A few years ago I wish I would have had $4000 sitting around.

    A guy was selling a '70 El Camino. It was an original 454SS, all the body had been redone just needed paint. Had the cowl hood, but was missing the air cleaner setup. I was a sweet car.
     
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    My mom had a 71 SS454, she was puttin headers in it and it got stolen and stripped, Im trying to save up enought money to get her another one, but they are gettin pretty expinsive
     
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    Still got my 71 after the fire. Was going to sell it but just cant bring myself around to that after all the work I put into it. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Still got my 71 after the fire. Was going to sell it but just cant bring myself around to that after all the work I put into it. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] Glad too hear you still have it. So what are the plans for it now ??? I think a BIG BLOCK would be ultra kewl in a 71. Heck, couldn'd ya just see a supercharger sticking up through the hood ?? /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Poster: bablazer73
    Subject: Re: I want an Elcamino

    I don't know why, but I really want one! a 69 like I had in school! I'm getting old and need to "relive" my youth. anybody got one???
    Just sharing a dream!


    [/ QUOTE ] el caminos are badass. i think the 69-69 models are my favorite . the front end/grille is just perfect.

    my dream elky would FI502, TH400 w/ gearvenders underoverdrive, custom dana 60 w/ 4.56 gears and tubbed wheel wells w/ 30" tall mickeys. /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    My current "dream" Elky is a 9.5 to 1, 540CI roller cammed big block, with 600 easy HP on tap, then a proshot fogger system for an extra 350+. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif4l80E would be nice, or atleast a th400, to a ladder bar suspended rear with 4.10's. Open up the wheel wells just enough to get a 11" wide slick under it. /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif /forums/images/graemlins/weld.gif Should be good for a daily driven 10 second ride with 9 seconds on tap. /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
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    my dad has a 76 SS, i hate it, but he likes it alot.
    it has the factory tach, and a 3-somethin rear, with a chromed out/all stainless hoses, edelbrock everything 350 and all. corvette ralleys, etc. i never understood what ppl like about these cars though?
     
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    Had a friend back in the 80's with a 68 and a Hot 406/beefed glide tranny, 12 bolt etc. He found out that a Chevelle wagon seat fit in the space under the removable floor panel behind the cab. So he put one in and he had room for more than 2 passengers, plus the seat folded down for haulin stuff. It was a really nice looking rig till he totaled it.
     
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    [​IMG]My plans are for a mildly built 327, 700r4, posi rear with 3.73 gears. I'm leaning tords a Air Ride suspension. Not going for the mega hot rod, just a fun all around cruser. Something fun for crusin' on a warm summer evening or a short road trip. Working A/C, heat and a major stereo system is a must !!!!!
     
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    Same reason why we like K5's, because they are kewl !!! :deal::whistle:
     

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