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Post by patriot_5420 on Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:07 pm

Hey fellas. New guy here. 30 year old infantry vet. Been a car guy, shade tree mechanic, budget fabber since I was a pup holding the droplight for dad. Favorite project we ever worked on then was a 71 elk withthe old school cragers and 8 track. And an obsession was born, lol. Been lurkering for a couple days and seen a lot of good info. Hope to get to pick some brains, contribute what I can and end up with a hell of a ride to show for it.

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Post by thatfnthing on Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:26 pm

Welcome, and thanks for your service! We like pics!
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:36 pm

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Post by patriot_5420 on Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:45 pm

Ask and you shall recieve. Just be kind guys. What you see is how I bought it. She's daily driven and the build is just starting.

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Post by 77mali on Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:15 pm

thatfnthing wrote:Welcome, and thanks for your service! We like pics!

X2, welcome & thank you. Nice Elco.
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Post by dynchel on Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:57 pm

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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:25 pm

welcome aboard

everyone has to start somewhere
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Post by JB2wheeler on Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:21 pm

Welcome, it's good to see another El Camino owner member. JB
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Post by patriot_5420 on Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:40 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome guys. This weekend should be the first big garage day since the weather just got right. Doing ball joints and tie rods, fixing some idiot affected wiring, steering colomn repairs and if we have time, a rear bumper sink.

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Post by driveit on Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:16 am

I have been building a porch in the last few weeks and have needed an elcamino! Instead I had to borrow a boring truck. But I was thankful to get it.

Nice ride. What are your overall plans for it?
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Post by patriot_5420 on Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:43 pm

Overall, I'm looking to have a good looking cruiser for dd, slighly beefed up engine and some custom interior with highly upgraded and modernized suspension, steering and braking so I can use if for scca autocross. Like I said tho, mostly just a nice restomodded daily ride.

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Post by pila on Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:20 pm

Welcome from mid-Michigan ! Very Happy
I have a '75 Elco project.
Some mods could include '76 or '77 rear brakes, which are 11 inch, as opposed to the 9.5 inch you have now, etc..

Here's a link to photos of my project..
https://s561.photobucket.com/user/steelybill/library/El%20Camino%20Restoration

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Post by Bruisr on Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:57 pm

Don't mean to hijack- Pila it didn't know you were working on an elky, for some reason I thought you had a chevelle.
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Post by 1973montec on Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:55 am

very nice start,atleast it runs.

i bought mine in pieces

welcome
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Post by driveit on Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:17 pm

Just looking at the pic of your El Camino and wondered what it would look like 74 Chevelle top with the bed still there kind of like the Avalanch trucks.
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Post by Limey SE on Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:13 pm

driveit wrote:Just looking at the pic of your El Camino and wondered what it would look like 74 Chevelle top with the bed still there kind of like the Avalanch trucks.

You mean like this ??

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Post by patriot_5420 on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:07 am

Huh cool I guess but not my style.

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Post by Tom77 on Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:45 am

thatfnthing wrote:Welcome, and thanks for your service! We like pics!

X2 and X2 again. Because of people like you we can have this site and many other things. Enjoy!
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Post by patriot_5420 on Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:37 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome guys. No need to thank for the service tho. I chose it and loved it. I feel like gained more out of it than I gave.

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Post by driveit on Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:56 am

Yeah, kinda like that but with the g3. I think that would look awesome!
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Post by Graham Perkins on Fri May 17, 2013 9:48 pm

Welcome!

Your elcamino doesn't look like a bad start , I sure have started with a lot worse than that......wait.....I have driven a whole lot worse than that Lol.

Thanks Graham.
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