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Old 11-23-2016, 06:13 PM
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I have converted all exterior lamps to LED except the tails cause both sides had bad sockets, loose in housing.

So I saw LED BOARDS on OPGI
I cut of the 1157 END and
I added some terminals M and F.

For ground, I used a ring terminal on ground wire attached to one of the bolts that mount the base to the car.

I owe you pics of them on; working on stereo so battery not in.


They are BRIGHT way brighter than 1157.






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I did LED tails in mine also.

I found the whole light on eBay for about $100 for both.

Plug and play and BIG difference in light output.

You'll love them.
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Old 12-08-2016, 10:07 AM
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i added a new amp to the stereo.

Alpine MRV-F300 V-Power 300 Watts RMS 4-Channel Class D Car Audio Amplifier

4 awg ground and power.

plenty room under the seat. I added VELCRO to the bottom of a piece of wood. mounted amp on 1/2 inch spacers.

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Old 02-15-2017, 07:56 PM
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here a pic of the amp with the seat installed.

there is plenty of room





i installed this led panel bed lamp.
I attached it to the craftec cover. added a switch too.

I also now have power back there with KEY OFF.

I tapped into the dome light wires in the B pillar.
then snaked the wire into the bed through an existing hole from the PO fiberglass cover. added a grommet to the hole.



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Old 02-15-2017, 08:05 PM
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another warm February

annual oil change time


2/10/17 51985
2/14/16 49356


ANNUAL MILEAGE 2629



New oil Valvoline VR1 10-30 Dino
Wix short filter 51069
Wix gas filter 33044





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Old 02-15-2017, 08:11 PM
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i found this static ground strap in my boxes. acquired it long ago.

its new Gates 90330 Rubber ground.

I used SS Bolt and washers.

I used my steel brush on the area I mounted it.

There was a hole in the frame so I used it.





BUT EVERYONE WANTS TO TELL ME IM DRAGGING SOMETHING

I get it. they just being helpful.




so do i DITCH IT.
or I was thinking I could move it to the rear bumper area.
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:49 AM
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What's that dragging the ground?

Was the engine in it for this pic, looks high in the front?

Nice El Camino BTW.
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Just read the whole thread Rob.Thanks for sharing and your Camino looks great!Bill.
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WoW! Your car looks great Rob. All you work has paid off!
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:42 PM
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What's that dragging the ground?

Was the engine in it for this pic, looks high in the front?

Nice El Camino BTW.

Yeah you like that front spring height......

UMI STOCK HEIGHT SPRINGS AND GAS SHOCKS
$800. AND YOU SEE THE RESULT.

THEY TOLD ME TO CUT THE FRONT SPRINGS QUARTER COIL AT A TIME.

IM IN CAPS CAUSE UM FARKING SCREAMING

I BASH THEM REGULARLY ON Team Chevelle vendor over there.

It's on the list to get them cut a coil or so.

I've had guys say....You did the BB front springs, looks good lol
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Yeah you like that front spring height...... No, not really. Just a personal preference though.

UMI STOCK HEIGHT SPRINGS AND GAS SHOCKS Gas pressure could be the cause, unbolt the shocks and see what happens. I've seen it happen before.
$800. AND YOU SEE THE RESULT.

THEY TOLD ME TO CUT THE FRONT SPRINGS QUARTER COIL AT A TIME. Shame on them, should be correct out of the box, especially on a stock build.

IM IN CAPS CAUSE UM FARKING SCREAMING I don't blame you.

I BASH THEM REGULARLY ON Team Chevelle vendor over there.

It's on the list to get them cut a coil or so.

I've had guys say....You did the BB front springs, looks good lol
Still a great looking El Camino regardless, you should be proud.
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Still a great looking El Camino regardless, you should be proud.
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That is a fine image under the lights.
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:17 AM
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Thanks for listening. Back to civility lol

And Thanks for the feedback.

I have to say I LOVE DRIVING MY ELCAMINO

And I will undo the shocks first and see if anything changes, you never know. Good idea!

That makes me even more frustrated cause the alignment the ride all great. I drive it like any other car on the road
It handles well for what it is.

I just not into the higher front look.

I'll get it right. :thumbsup:
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