350 / custom
Mine as of Feb '13. Body was pretty straight and it ran. Now the engine is cleaned up and strong again and it's been stripped and given a cheap paint job to make sure it doesn't rust, and I'm on to working on the electrical.
1972 Chevrolet El Camino (Blue)
Lots of cleaning and re-conditioning here. Nothing has "changed" yet ... still a 350 with a 4bbl quadrajet. Replaced some parts (fuel pump and brake vacuum assist among them) and redid most of the gaskets and normal tune-up stuff along with higher quality distributor and wires and whatnot. Running strong for the most part now.
Not much done here yet. Redid a little of the wiring as necessary and the speedo cable. Need to redo carpet and have seats replace or reupholstered completely, then on to the dash. Going for a multi-gauge replacement and I'll put in a older looking dual knob radio that's modern while I'm at it.
Original color was green, bought it black. Painted it a modern GM blue with the black SS stripes (I know, I know). Had to reseal a lot of the exterior including the smuggler's box and rear window and it still leaks a bit of water here and there, but it's a work in progress and now it looks good. I moved the spare to the bed to make room.
Only upgrade here so far is to the fast turn gearbox. Not much of a difference between the two, but slightly noticeable.
Gutted and replaced. Still nothing fancy, just basic replacements, but cleaned up and drives straight now.
Wheel and Tire
Got some cheap (but nice looking) steel rims and some BFG A/T's on there for the winter. In the summer, I'm running much wider BFG T/A's that are the right size for the car. With 450lbs in the back (spare plus sandbags) it actually does pretty well in the snow.