'67 El Camino re-do - El Camino Central Forum : Chevrolet El Camino Forums
El Camino Central Forum : Chevrolet El Camino Forums
 
Ground Up
User Name
Password

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-16-2015, 11:14 AM
HandOverFist's Avatar
HandOverFist HandOverFist is offline
Senior Member
Master Wrench
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Name: Rich Taylor
Year: 1967
Model: El Camino
Region: 7 (AL,GA,TN)
NECOA #: 60754
Posts: 415
HandOverFist will become famous soon enough
Garage
Default '67 El Camino re-do

Just brought this one home with the idea of turning it into a NHRA Stock Eliminator ride. After much thought I just could'nt bring myself to install a cage into such a clean and solid little truck, so I'm headed in another direction with it.











I've owned three other Camino's over the years ('71, '72, '65)...the '65 I really miss as it was probably the most fun daily driver I have ever owned. This one will be spiffed up and driven...maybe not daily, but it will be used with trips to the drag strip from time to time. Currently a 283 w/4-speed and 12-bolt w/3.73 Auburn locker. Paint is an older version of about 10 years age the best I can gather...while still in decent shape I just can't describe the color, so that will be the first order of business.

Tentative schedule:

paint
suspension/brake upgrades
396/350 upgrade
possible 5-speed manual
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 08-16-2015, 11:21 AM
Old Bear's Avatar
Old Bear Old Bear is offline
Site Contributor


Master Wrench
 
Join Date: May 2014
Name: Gale and his cats
Location: San Juan Capistrano
Year: 1970
Model: El Camino
Region: 18(CA)
NECOA #: 38617
Posts: 1,831
Old Bear has a brilliant future
Garage
Default

I would call the color Cambell's Tomato soup, with a touch of ketchup.

Very nice looking truck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 08-16-2015, 11:36 AM
HandOverFist's Avatar
HandOverFist HandOverFist is offline
Senior Member
Master Wrench
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Name: Rich Taylor
Year: 1967
Model: El Camino
Region: 7 (AL,GA,TN)
NECOA #: 60754
Posts: 415
HandOverFist will become famous soon enough
Garage
Default

Probably going back with Ermine White which was the original color. I can live with white for a long time and it won't hurt during the summer months with no air.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
  #4  
Old 08-16-2015, 11:58 AM
elamott's Avatar
elamott elamott is offline
Senior Member
Master Wrench
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Name: Earl LaMott
Location: 10(IL,MN,WI)
Year: 1978
Model: El Camino
Region: 10(IL,MN,WI)
NECOA #: 2632
Posts: 301
elamott is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

What color are you thinking? I was at a car show in my home town and a gentleman there just purchased a 68 in a candy apple red. Great looking machine and so is yours. Great generation.
elamott
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 08-16-2015, 12:21 PM
HandOverFist's Avatar
HandOverFist HandOverFist is offline
Senior Member
Master Wrench
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Name: Rich Taylor
Year: 1967
Model: El Camino
Region: 7 (AL,GA,TN)
NECOA #: 60754
Posts: 415
HandOverFist will become famous soon enough
Garage
Default

I have a question about the tailgate trim/moulding. I have found all the moulding I want to replace on the truck with the exception of that rectangular trim piece on the exterior of the tailgate...is it fastened with clips, studs or glued on? Any vendors offer those pieces for a '67? I would like to go back with the woodgrain insert, but those pieces are a little ratty looking.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 08-16-2015, 06:26 PM
RobZZ572's Avatar
RobZZ572 RobZZ572 is offline
Member
Loose Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Name: Rob
Year: 1967
Model: El Camino
Region: 1 (NY)
NECOA #: 54969
Posts: 96
RobZZ572 will become famous soon enough
Garage
Default

Smart Decision and VERY NICE looking 67

PS
Me likey 67's...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1071b.jpg
Views:	40
Size:	1.33 MB
ID:	48994  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 08-16-2015, 06:58 PM
HandOverFist's Avatar
HandOverFist HandOverFist is offline
Senior Member
Master Wrench
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Name: Rich Taylor
Year: 1967
Model: El Camino
Region: 7 (AL,GA,TN)
NECOA #: 60754
Posts: 415
HandOverFist will become famous soon enough
Garage
Default

Great looking truck Rob! When complete the El Camino will take a spot beside my other '67.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 08-16-2015, 08:51 PM
87next2last1's Avatar
87next2last1 87next2last1 is offline
Deputy Director Region 6 - Supporting Member


Master Wrench
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Name: Steve
Location: Gainesville
Year: 1987
Model: Conquista
Region: 6 (FL)
NECOA #: 16317
Posts: 7,096
87next2last1 has a reputation beyond repute87next2last1 has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Default

Have fun with it !
__________________
1987 EL Camino Conquista 4.3L (My Car)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


1984 EL Camino SS V8 (My Truck)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

1983 El Camino V8 (My Toy)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


Check them out on link Below !

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 08-21-2015, 10:51 PM
HandOverFist's Avatar
HandOverFist HandOverFist is offline
Senior Member
Master Wrench
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Name: Rich Taylor
Year: 1967
Model: El Camino
Region: 7 (AL,GA,TN)
NECOA #: 60754
Posts: 415
HandOverFist will become famous soon enough
Garage
Default

Pulled the existing adhesive side trim off the vehicle today to see what was underneath. Found the doors had the holes for trim clips, but the fenders/quarters had none. I'm guessing the fenders and quarters were replaced at some point.

The question now is what to do about the side trim pieces. I have no clue what is involved for trim/moulding clips nor where to place them...drilling holes involved? At any rate this must be decided before paint. I could just run the door piece alone, but that would probably look funky.







I almost forgot about the smugglers box on these trucks...that access hole to the quarter will be handy as it is almost directly opposite to a small dent that needs attention.





Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 08-21-2015, 11:20 PM
78 Elk's Avatar
78 Elk 78 Elk is offline
Senior Member

Master Wrench
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: 19(AK,ID,OR,WA)
Year: 1978
Model: El Camino
Region: 19(AK,ID,OR,WA)
NECOA #: 3102
Posts: 4,109
78 Elk is just really nice
Default

That's a good looking El Camino.
__________________
hagensen78
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11  
Old 08-22-2015, 04:22 AM
Skylarkul's Avatar
Skylarkul Skylarkul is offline
Director, Region 13



Master Wrench
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Name: Les
Location: Fort Worth
Year: 1983
Model: El Camino
Region: 13(TX)
NECOA #: 22327
Posts: 2,250
Skylarkul has a reputation beyond reputeSkylarkul has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HandOverFist View Post
that rectangular trim piece on the exterior of the tailgate...is it fastened with clips, studs or glued on?
Rich,

You should be able to pull the inner panel off the tailgate and tell if the trim is held on by studs.

Nice looking 2nd gen. I'm hopful that one day soon, we will see separate sub-forums by generation - that will generate more cross talk between year model/generation owners.
__________________
Les



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

1983 El Camino (Daily Driver)
1986 GMC Caballero Project (Finished and up for sale at Gateway Classics)
1965 El Camino (LS2 Project)
2004 Corvette Commemorative Convertible
2014 Chevy Cruze
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12  
Old 08-22-2015, 05:28 AM
HandOverFist's Avatar
HandOverFist HandOverFist is offline
Senior Member
Master Wrench
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Name: Rich Taylor
Year: 1967
Model: El Camino
Region: 7 (AL,GA,TN)
NECOA #: 60754
Posts: 415
HandOverFist will become famous soon enough
Garage
Default

Yes, I found them Les...very large studs to boot. Mine are kind of ratty looking and the lower piece is into in one spot. Odd how you can get repro's of any trim on these vehicles with the exception of those pieces. I may have located a used set and will know next week.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13  
Old 08-23-2015, 01:07 AM
HandOverFist's Avatar
HandOverFist HandOverFist is offline
Senior Member
Master Wrench
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Name: Rich Taylor
Year: 1967
Model: El Camino
Region: 7 (AL,GA,TN)
NECOA #: 60754
Posts: 415
HandOverFist will become famous soon enough
Garage
Default

I would welcome some honest opinions and advice from those in the know. I need to address this before starting the body work and paint.

I have two routes to go with - I can either just weld up the holes in the door skins and go with a rocker moulding like this...



Or I can find someone to locate/mount the side body moulding across like this...



I would be satisfied either way, but I don't know which would be the least painful.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14  
Old 08-23-2015, 03:55 AM
dirtpoor's Avatar
dirtpoor dirtpoor is offline
Senior Member

Master Wrench
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Year: 1983
Model: Conquista
Region: 10(IL,MN,WI)
NECOA #: 20106
Posts: 383
dirtpoor will become famous soon enough
Garage
Default

I vote for the rocker

Last edited by dirtpoor; 08-23-2015 at 04:04 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15  
Old 08-23-2015, 04:13 AM
xlchjoe's Avatar
xlchjoe xlchjoe is offline
Site Contributor


Master Wrench
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Name: Joe L.
Location: Da Boro of Hats PA
Year: 1971
Model: El Camino
Region: 3 (DE,NJ,PA)
NECOA #: 52961
Posts: 4,140
xlchjoe is a name known to all
Garage
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dirtpoor View Post
I vote for the rocker
Louvered rockers from a 67 would be da cats meow!
__________________

And I will not be commanded
And I will not be controlled
And I will not let my future go on
Without the help of my soul


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

71 Camino
02 Z28
03 Blazer
11 Vette
11 Fatboy


Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Smilies
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the El Camino Central Forum : Chevrolet El Camino Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Postal Code
Required
Street Address
Complete, verifiable Street or other address required (Hidden)
City
Your city or town
State or Province
Required
Location area within State
Which selection best describes the area of the State that you live in.
Country
Required
NECOA Region
Required
Year of Vehicle
Required
Make of Vehicle
Required
Model of Vehicle
Required
Real Name
Required. Your real name to be shown in your posts and profile.
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:19 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners. Comments are property of their posters, the rest 2001-2009 by me


 

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.