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Post by cees klumper on Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:33 pm

Hi all - my name is Cees (pronounced "Case") and live in Geneva, Switzerland. I would like to own a early seventies El Camino and will be browsing here for general education.
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Re: New Member from switzerland

Post by Limey SE on Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:43 pm

Welcome aboard buddy and you have came to the right place !!!

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Post by JB2wheeler on Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:36 pm

Welcome Cees, Lots of info here and the price is right! JB
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Re: New Member from switzerland

Post by 74chick on Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:30 am

Welcome. Ask away we are full of answers.

As well as here there is http://www.elcaminocentral.com/


Some of us are on both.

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Re: New Member from switzerland

Post by Leike on Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:53 am

Welcome Cees,

your name sounds dutch somehow scratch , welcome Smile
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Post by abajc3 on Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:58 am

welcome! you should find something in germany without major problems

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Re: New Member from switzerland

Post by The Dude on Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:50 am

Welcome to the forum. Very Happy
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Re: New Member from switzerland

Post by cees klumper on Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:21 am

Thanks for all the welcome words guys - I will certainly check out elcaminocentral.com

Yes Leike, I am Dutch indeed. Are you by any chance also on SL113.org? There's a Leike there as well.

I hope that, before too long, I will have found my own El Camino and can start contributing what I can here (initially it will be more learning I'm sure though)...

Switzerland has traditionally had lots of American Iron, so I'm not ruling that out either.

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Re: New Member from switzerland

Post by cees klumper on Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:35 pm

As I just posted in another topic, yesterday I did buy my own El Camino - it's the 1973 'My Name is Earl' one. As soon as I can get my hands on it (currently planning to pick it up in person, in a couple of weeks) I will start asking questions (of course, after using the search function ...). So to be continued ! My 12-year old son, who I watch the Earl series with, and I are really excited and even my wife was in full support so what more is there.
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Post by 74chick on Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:40 pm

Wait, this car? V V
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Re: New Member from switzerland

Post by Leike on Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:33 am

Congratulations with your newest car cheers i would say : don't change a thing on it !
I'm not on SL113.org, so that must be someone else...
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Re: New Member from switzerland

Post by cees klumper on Sun May 01, 2011 4:00 am

Hi - yes, it's that red-with-the-blue-door one in 74chick's picture.

Leike - it is indeed another Leike on SL113.org. I will keep the car exactly as-is (except for normal maintenance of course) but change nothing to the appearance. Will be interesting to see whether there is any rust that the authorities here would want to see fixed, or that dent in the driver's door, before they issue a new title. For the door, I would just see about loaning one temporarily pirat

I will upload photos when I get the car over here.
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Re: New Member from switzerland

Post by Limey SE on Sun May 01, 2011 12:49 pm

I for one can not wait to see pics of that car ummm truck ummmm TRAR

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Post by pila on Sun May 01, 2011 4:25 pm

Welcome from Michigan! I was in Switzerland in the early 50's And I still have the Omega Sea Master watch I bought there! Smile Good luck with your project. Very Happy

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Re: New Member from switzerland

Post by cees klumper on Mon May 02, 2011 5:18 pm

Thanks Pila - those Swiss watches ...

Right now I am in the middle of arranging the logistics, but should have that worked out soon. Already ordered a bunch of shop manuals, owners' manual reprints and so on, so I'll be ready when the car makes its way over here.
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Re: New Member from switzerland

Post by cees klumper on Tue May 17, 2011 4:54 pm

Here's a pic of the car after it arrived in Texas for forwarding onto Europe via container:

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Re: New Member from switzerland

Post by Limey SE on Tue May 17, 2011 4:55 pm

is that the ranch in texas that has camping as well in the airstreams ??


If I remember right his name is Hans ??

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Post by cees klumper on Tue May 17, 2011 5:09 pm

Yep, it is!

Small world!

Hans is taking care of the shipping onto Europe.
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Re: New Member from switzerland

Post by Limey SE on Tue May 17, 2011 5:13 pm

Hans and his wife are very very nice people will probally Vacation there for my honeymoon beautiful place for sure !!!!

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Re: New Member from switzerland

Post by BlackChevelleSS on Wed May 18, 2011 1:40 am

very cool indeed, is it the actual show car? and does it really have 454 in it?

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Re: New Member from switzerland

Post by The Dude on Wed May 18, 2011 9:27 am

BlackChevelleSS wrote:very cool indeed, is it the actual show car? and does it really have 454 in it?

Yes and, I believe yes.
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