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I thought id post my newest car. I got it in trade for staining a man's house. The work was a little less than 24 hours of work, all i paid for was to rent a car dolly (no ones got a road legal trailer!)and gas. It was about 3 hours one way. The guy was really accomodating and easy to get along with.

The car is a 87 El Camino SS, the last year they made it. It has the 305 in it. As far as add-ons, it has a B&M quick speed Silver Shifter, Corvette rims, new tires, a huge wall of subs and speakers behind the seats, bucket seats, Edelbrocke (sp) carb. It runs and drives good, though the carbeurator needs a little adjustment.
It needs a tiny bit of body work- really just a pair of doors and a paint job. I am planning on doing all black exterior, -maybe some white racing stripes?- and black interior with red details. I have alot more planned for it, but no one wants to hear that.

I just thought i would put this up. If people show interest, i can keep you guys updated to the work i do to it. So far, i have redone the interior, switched it over to black. I'm waiting for the weather to make up its mind before working on the outside of the car.

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I love El Caminos and have for a while. I plan on getting one in the next couple of years and restore it with my dad. My dad had a 1970 SS when he was younger but he sold it to do a mud truck project because thats what all his budies had. I still wish he hadn't sold it.
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He sold it and bought this:
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Which turned into this:
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nhrider said:
I love El Caminos and have for a while. I plan on getting one in the next couple of years and restore it with my dad. My dad had a 1970 SS when he was younger but he sold it to do a mud truck project because thats what all his budies had. I still wish he hadn't sold it.
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He sold it and bought this:
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Which turned into this:
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He really turned that car around, thats a beauty by far, and a great year.

JD said:
Nice car. And a good price. Are those 14-inch wheels or 15-inch?
I gotta tell you a secret- it'll be just between me and you. And everyone who reads this. I dont know jack about tires, what all the different sizes are or lug patterns are.
 

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Nice car, if there off a corvette there 15in
 

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He's showed me dozens of cars that he restored and painted for people after work, out in the garage. That's actually why my parents got divorced, he spent too much time in the garage. He's been a collision technician (body man) since high school.
 

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IndyRXL said:
Nice car, if there off a corvette there 15in
This is true. But sometimes people mistake the 14-inch rally wheels for the 15-inch ones. Both are equally as cool.



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I dont know jack about tires, what all the different sizes are or lug patterns are.
I was referring to the diameter of the wheels. You can easily tell by the size of the tire denoted on the sidewall. The two numbers after the "R" are the rim diameter, such as 235/60R14. (Which would look awesome on that El Camino, by the way.)
 

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Gota love em' my dad had a 69' back in the 90's, it had a 283 in it when he got it and used it as a grocery getter. then he dropped a built 350 in it, stripped the car (to the point there was no bed, just the rear 1/4's left for looks) and ued it for drag racing. it was a high 10 sec car when he sold it.
 
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