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General Information

Name
Steve & Darlene
Year
1959
Make
Chevy
Model
El Camino
Color
Red
Packages
Parked in barn garage for 11+ years after owner died
History
Bought in CA by a woman that lived in Oregon towed to AL years ago. Last on the road 1984.
Our first 59 El Camino looked like it had a cinderblock dropped from a HWY over pass right through the windshield. It ran and drove great but it was rotted to the gills. It Was well beyond my body working skills. Sold it about 12 years ago to some one that was going to restore it right away. Last we heard it was still sitting in their back yard rotting away. We bought this one on Facebook Market place over in AL. It is much better shape body wise. Still mostly all original. Owner before last one started doing some body work on it but died and the truck sat in a barn since about 1984. Still had the original 283 in it. It is worn out so we installed a newer 350 i had. It has 3 on the floor. Replaced all the brakes except the drums and back plates. Master cylinder was replaced with a two reservoir type. Runs, drives and stops great. Now if we could just get any of the lights on the back to work. Have new light switch and fuse box assembly on order.

Modifications

Drivetrain
350 chevy V8
Interior
shot
Exterior
Needs body work and paint
Audio
none
Lighting
front and dash only
Exhaust
Shot but sounds great!
Suspension
Original in good shape
Wheel and Tire
wheels and hub caps are off later El Camino but I have an original set for it

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