El Camino Central Forum banner
Showcase cover image for Kam86's 1986 Chevrolet El Camino

General Information

El Camino
Found this elco in a barn on tractor jack stands about 6 yrs ago. Had been sitting for almost a decade. Original paint, interior, motor and trans. All I did to exterior was hammer out 2 small dings and buff. I spent 6 months restoring fuel lines, TBs, brakes, gauges. Decided to pull motor and rebuild, 30 over, little bigger cam, roller rockers, dual timing chain, ported exhaust manifolds, lots of little goodies. With factory over drive I average 24mpg on regular gas when on interstate. It's my daily driver. Touched, repaired everything on the car except trans...it's good. Did change stock radio though for am/fm,cd Bluetooth, still have original radio.
1986 Chevrolet El Camino (Gold)


Full SS gauge package restored (what a pain), Also built walnut console and added 3 more gauges where ash tray used to be Trans Temp, AFR, and vac/boost. I'll figure out later what will go/stay there. Car has full length bench seat saddle color. Interior is saddle. Built pecan bed for the back end protected be a saddle tonneau cover from craft tech. Added locks to cover to replace the pull tabs. A little more secure. I'll have to put a picture of that here.
Swapped 14 rims and tires for 15's gold Hurst rims and 205 70 15 cobra GTs. Put better brake calipers on car and swapped out brake lines to SS
UMI suspension bars front and back...like them a lot. Changed feel of car completely. Still have air shocks on rear. Replaced diff cover because I wanted easy drain, fill and better look.
Wheel and Tire
15" wheels and 205 70 15 tires provide the ideal ride in this camino



· Registered
65 Posts
Hands down the best elco I've seen thus far. How much for a duplicate center console like the one shown shipped to Dallas, Tx ?