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General Information

Year
1987
Make
Chevrolet
Model
El Camino
Color
Silver / Red
Packages
LS1
History
The company I worked for purchased this car new for me to drive in November 1986. I drove it for 4 years and 144,000 miles when they purchased me another vehicle for me to drive. I then purchased the Elcamino from them for $1500.
We used it very little for several years and then parked it for many years. I retired in 2010 and in 2011 took on the project of rebuilding the car from the bottom up.
Everything has been replaced with new parts,Everything.
The motor is an LS1 Corvette with only 9,000 miles from fparts in Bristal Pa. Transmission is a 4l60e out of a 2005 Calorado with 10 miles on it. The rearend is a custom built 9" ford running 350 gears with positraction. 4 wheel disc brakes with E brake on rear.
The dash is new from Mikes Montes and the gages are Dakota Digital. Everthing works including the cruise control.
1987 Chevrolet El Camino (Silver / Red)

Modifications

Drivetrain
I was able to replace everything with new.
Interior
I dyed the hard surface trim pieces with SEM. Because of the blue gray original color I had to spray all the parts with white prior to red to get the right shade that I wanted. After the dye coat dried I sprayed everything with a satin clear SEM.
The door panels were wraped in the same material as the seats. A ultral leather product.
Exterior
Most metal parts, hood, door skins, tailgate were purchased from OPGI. The car was originally a Conquista with the upper and lower trim. I had the upper removed and left the lower. The car is painted Silver matalic with clearcoat. the bottom is a medium gray.
Audio
LS1 2000 Corvette motor, 4l60e transmission with a 9" ford rearend running 350 gears with a posi unit.
Suspension
Rydetec coil over. my only regret.
Wheel and Tire
15" polished ralley from PepBoys..American racing and FireHawk from Firestone white raised letters.

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