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General Information

Year
1970
Make
Chevrolet
Model
El Camino
Color
Mulsanne Blue
Packages
SS 396
History
Purchased in March 2017, still undergoing restoration. Modifications: exhaust, 5-speed manual, 3.73 positrac, gauges, steering box, suspension, R134a, radio, 17" wheels, Gaylord's lid, paint color.
1970 Chevrolet El Camino (Mulsanne Blue)

Modifications

Drivetrain
396 engine with 290 heads
Aluminum intake, Chevy Performance
Hedman intermediate headers
Edelbrock 1906 carburetor (temporary)
Replaced all A/C components with new parts compatible with R134a.
TKO 600 5-speed manual transmission
Eaton 3.73 positrac rear end
Interior
Kept bench seat, but changed blue interior to black
Replaced warning lights with gauges for voltage, temperature, and oil pressure. Replaced clock with tachometer.
Replaced seat belts with Morris Classic 3-point belts.
Exterior
Changed Astro Blue paint to Mulsanne Blue from 1971 El Camino.
Removed vinyl roof
Added Gaylord's Truck Lid
Audio
Replaced AM radio with replica of factory AM/FM radio with 180 watts RMS and Bluetooth.
Lighting
Standard except LED bulbs in dash
Exhaust
MagnaFlow exhaust 2.5"
Suspension
Replaced steering box with later model from 1997 Grand Cherokee.
Replaced front and rear suspension with QA1 Level 2 (for street use).
Class III trailer hitch bolted to frame
Wheel and Tire
American Racing wheels VN501 17x8
BFG tires P235/50R17 G-Force Comp 2 A/S
Power steering box from 1997 Grand Cherokee

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