Hello all, I'm working on a 1987 Chevrolet El Camino, 305 and TH200 4R with split bench and power convenience options and A/C when I found it in SoCal. New engine: GM Performance L31-R long block, changing the GM vortec heads for PoMaxx iron vortec (upgraded for .600 lift), replacing the truck cam with TPiS ZZ-409, replacing the stamped steel rockers for full roller 1.5's, Edelbrock Performer EPS, FAST EZ EFI 2.0, Aeromotive Phantom stealth 340 for the fueling and Fast Dual Sync / FAST E6 / E92 for the spark. Patriot Mid length headers (ceramic coated) Stainless Flowmaster American thunder duals with X pipe (for a MCSS modified to fit) Transmission: Installing TKO 600 (close ratio), G Force double hump crossmember, Sick Speed MC g body hydraulic clutch set up. Undecided on the rear diff mods at this time (3.23 or 3.42 most likely, definately limited slip). Suspension: For now I'm going with Eibach Pro kit and F-41 upgrades, Undecided about coilovers and tubular A arms / control arms. Exterior: Line-X'ed the bed, installed Goodmark 2" cowl hood, painting it PPG rattlesnake or HOK rootbeer candy....Undecided. Probably keeping the GM IROC wheels. Interior: installing Recaro Specialist M seats when it comes back from the Jim's Rod Shop. Plan on custom center console, going with black and tan interior (loosing the factory burgundy). Electrics: Dakota Digital VHX blue / silver with cruise, GPS speedo, outside temp. Installing remote door locks, Alpine 7" double DIN (moding the radio bezel) and Sundown audio 8" and 12" in a custom box.
I'm planning on this being a nice cruiser / daily driver type car so decent fuel mileage would be nice, at the same time though, a car that will keep up with and out perform some of the newer cars would be great...hopefully I've picked a balance of parts to get it somewhere in the middle of the two. And I'm sure thee will be a few changes and additions along the way....such as engine cooling, accesory drive, which is still undecided.
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