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Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Brainerd International Raceway
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Vehicle Name In progress!
Year 1985
Make Chevrolet
Model El Camino
Color Gun metal grey met.over Silver met.
Packages Cabellaro
Installed 3rd. break light.
History 56K original miles never seen salt or snow! Except from "The barn" Started it's life in Tennessee. 4K miles on GM/Jegs crate engine 350TH trans w/shift kit. 4 years on restore 4 month's on suspension & wheels & tires etc. Replaced front clip to 79 Always prefered this style with single headlights. But love them all!
New rear bumper & nos rear moldings
Removed most chrome trim and badges sprayed Linex bed liner, 2 tone Gun metal grey and silver metallic paint, Re-chroming bumpers. Color sanding in spring & new windshield. Just got nos rear window moldings soon to be installed. 6/15/13 re-chromed bumper installed, 3pc. nos impact strips and guards, new windshield, re-sealed rear wind. and installed nos rear moldings and installed 3rd. LCD brake light.

Used Buick bracket and re-drilled to mount.
Completely restored from floor to headliner with power driver side split bench. dash cap, P/W P/DR.lks P/W Dr.Seat, AC, Tilt, upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo/speakers. Going to figure out how to reinstall cruise control? Completed dash light bulb upgrade including re-painting back flat white and satin black gauge face.Interior lights (pic) on with all overheads on during the day! well worth the effort also MCSS steering wheel! Update 6/15/13 Installed a 90 Buick Le Sabre center console re-upholstered to match cloth int. Adds much needed storage instead of just the original armrest.

Soon to be installed!
Just bought 8.5 GN W/3:42 Eaton posi drum to drum it will be the next project. Update 6/15/13 Finished cleaning, primed and painted close to install by end of June. Media cleaned aluminum brake drums and clear coated!Installing with all Energy Suspension Poly bushings with stock control arms.

Under the Hood
Jegs crate 350 w/TH350 w/shift kit Edelbrock 1406 w/high rise, new AC, Radiator and electrical & duel exhaust. 4K miles on all since installed. I use Bounce softner sheets under hood, in the interior and through out the barn! Heard it keeps the mice away! plus steel wool in the exhaust pipes to keep them from crawling up there while stored for the winter. I start it and drive around in the barn every 10 days to keep things moving around. Seemed to work! Had no problems this spring! Smells good! lol ; ) Added fender to core supports and Rad. X braces to stiffen things up a bit!

4 new Moog coils and 4 KYB Gas shocks, Airlift 1000 bags,sway bars all new poly bushings, tires & brakes. 6/15/13 Media cleaned aluminum brake drums and clear coated.

Wheel and Tire
8" Vette before 8" after powdercoat
BF Goodrich T/A RWL 245/70's X 8" Vette rims on rear and 235/70's X 7" Monte Carlo's on front Rally rims powder coated w/new trims & flat caps.
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