Born in Texas, and I think it spent most of it's time there based on the solid condition underneath overall. Some quarter issues, and rear floor pans, but it would be much worse if it lived up here for all of it's life. 88k orig miles. Originally a 400, auto trans, 273 open rear.
1974 Chevy El Camino (Blue)
Have a seasoned 350 block, fully reconditioned and ready for parts. Wish I could find a 400! Update 4/18 - found a 400 thanks to a fellow Region 3 member! Most appreciative, and anxious to get it home and ready for complete rebuild!
Switching to black. Found some swivel buckets that need rebuilding. Sun tach on the column. Remember - 80's!
Just getting started. Cut out the bad areas of the driver's quarter, converting the inside, and cutting the patches out of replacement panels. Only using pieces because the new ones don't have the same exact lines as factory.
8/2016 - rear diff completely rebuilt to a 3:42 LS. The only part of a car I don't rebuild myself is the trans, so had a well known guy back in Jersey rebuild the TH350 that was in the car with an HD shift kit and a Boss Hog stock converter.
Staying stock - ish. Larger springs for a slight lift over stock, and adding a factory rear sway bar. Otherwise using stock suspension and brakes.
Wheel and Tire
Think 80's restoration. The biggest I can fit in the rear without rub. Wider than stock up front but not crazy. Keeping the 15" wheel size - don't care for the new all wheel, no tire profile. Leaning towards chromed Rally's, different center caps depending on my mood, no trim rings.