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Old 04-07-2010, 04:23 AM
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That's lucky number 7 on that camper. How did you do in the race?
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:46 AM
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Thats interesting, I wonder how many are still around? I have never seen one. I do recall a photo of one in the back of a 2nd gen, it hung off ofthe back a few feet and had another axle to support it.
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:03 AM
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I've never seen anything other than the caps (toppers) on Elkys. I wonder how many were sold and how many still exist. If it were mine I'd keep it, just because no one that I know has one!! (That might explain the shelves full of usless crap that I have)
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:45 AM
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Here's a pic of one for a 67. http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/at...hp?attid/4893/
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:59 AM
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WOW that is an interesting camper stop you have there. I seen them before on some trucks, but never on an El Camino. WOW that is different! So do you actually sleep in it?
Here is some info I found of them
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I've never seen one of those before, but seeing that one makes me wonder how many are left. If it were mine I would try and restore the El Camino and the camper and take it to shows with the camper. Who else would have an El Camino with a camper.
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Well I would like to see a pic of that, never heard of a camper on an El, just the little toppers that most ppl have.
If I'm not mistaken I remember seeing an original Chevy El Camino dealership brochure with a pic of full size camper on a 5th gen. Welcome to ECC Doug.
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:30 PM
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:15 PM
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Thanks to everyone for the feed back (good and ??)
I just spent an hr replying to your comments but it ended up in cyberspace,
But I'm gonna try one more time
Hopefully this add will answer some of your questions,
So 'Texas' NO Bubba didn't make it'
And 'Tuggy' over cab bunk and a table that folds down 2 sleep 4+
Hopkins MFG Milan Ill, bought in 83 (used) and they told me they made about 400 units,
And like '87' said it was and is called the Idlewild,
'87' found a link to another one,thats the only one I have ever seen online or otherwise,
Anyway have more to add so if its OK I'll be back soon
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texaselkyWho built that? Bubbas' backyard camper co?
texaselkyWho built that? Bubbas' backyard camper co?
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Wow, I guess that's versatility for you right there.

Still, I'd never put one on an El Camino. I don't know of any El Camino's that came with more than a 1/2 ton rear end. Even on a Full Size truck a cabover camper shell can overload the rear end. I had a neighbor who experienced that problem.

I'd bet it's got overload springs on it and beefy air shocks on the rear end.

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Old 04-08-2010, 03:41 PM
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Holy cow man... have you ever read something on here and actually been stumped?
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:48 PM
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Well, yeah the camper my neighbor had actually stuck out over the hood so it was kinda big.

I just really don't care for the look but to each his own.

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It,s a choice thing,could even say a look only a mother could love,
Sleeping,2 max with maybe a kid or two,but what the heck is in a camino box,
Rear end yep "air bags in the coil springs and an extra set of shocks"
87 Thanks for the pics,
I don't have any at the time,
Once again thanks,but it really doesn't do it justice the builders used the space like real pros,cabs and storage every sq in,
And like the pros you guys are,
From a collector standpoint what value would you put on it?
I don't know!!
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:22 PM
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:24 PM
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