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General Information

Year
1965
Make
Chevrolet
Model
El Camino
Color
Maroon
History
Body tag shows it was built in Fremont, CA during the second week of May, 1965. Left the factory "Ermine White" with "Fawn" beige interior (bench seat). 327 c.i. 300 HP, Two Speed Powerglide, Factory A/C. Was painted black in 2010 when sold in Kentucky. I purchased in Jan. 2017 with a great maroon paint job. In May 2017 started frame-off "restomod" conversion. Finished the new build in March 2020: LS3, TKO-600, Ridetech,...
1965 Chevrolet El Camino (Maroon)
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Modifications

Drivetrain
LS3 Crate, TKO-600, RAM Flywheel & Clutch
Interior
Switching to TKO-600 required enlarging the tunnel. Also replaced front floor pans.
Exterior
Body dropped back on the chassis in June 2018. No exterior modifications.
Exhaust
Sanderson Shorties, Magnaflow
Suspension
Ridetech front control arms, front sway bar, and coil-overs all around, taller, 2" drop spindles, Hotchkis trailing arms, Detroit Speed rear sway bar. New steering box, tie-rods ends, etc.
Wilwood discs all around.
Wheel and Tire
Foose 17X8 "Knuckle" with Nitto 555 G2 245X45 front and rear.

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