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Old 03-20-2012, 02:59 PM
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Hi all,

I just received a 1983 El Camino thanks to my dad. I saw it on Craigslist and he said if it was less than $3k he'd help me buy it. I've wanted one of these for almost 30 years (back when I was 12) and today, I was lucky enough to become the proud owner of this one.

The paint is excellent, purple base with multi-color metal flake in it, makes it look like christmas lights in the sunshine. The 305 runs great, tranny shifts like a champ. But there are a few issues. Most importantly for someone living in Columbia, SC, the AC doesn't work.

I'll be around the forums bothering you for advice, I'm sure. But I found the forums last night and joined as soon as I knew I was going to own this car. Thanks for having me!
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:07 PM
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Welcome from NC !! Ask away and somebody will have the answer for you.
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:41 PM
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Congrats! Great Dad you have there.. If it has ac, we can bring it back. If not convert over or go Vintage Air. Lots of options, let us know what you have.
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:53 PM
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Welcome from Florida !! Ask away on your questions !! Got any pics ?? We like pics !!
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:08 PM
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Bill, welcome from Mid-Michigan! Our daughter and her family live in Anderson, SC!

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Another Florida welcome.

Mine didnt have A/C when I bought it either. Installed Vintage Air.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:14 AM
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I'll post pics later when I gey back home. Thanx for the welcomes. The car has factory ac but it needs charged at minimum. also the blower doesnt work on high so I have to dig around and see whats causing that.

I'm sure i'll be posting all over the forums once I get into things.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:46 AM
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Here's one pic. Haven't taken many yet.
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