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El Camino Custom
Started in California, worked it's way to Oklahoma, was restored very nicely. Made its way to Arkansas through Mecum. Was thoroughly abused for a while. Then I purchased it on the Internet. The last 5 years have been spent trying to get everything the way I wanted it, but the money only goes so far, so you pick out what you can afford each year, and be happy with that.
1965 Chevrolet El Camino Custom (Black)


406" Chevrolet. Been beefed at bit with 10.5-1 pistons, hi perf GM heads, Comp complete roller cam kit 270. Had a 290 cam in but a little too big for cruising, so had to tone it down a bit last winter. Edelbrock dual plane with Holley 750. Flows through Hooker headers and Flowmaster mufflers out back and sounds so good! MSD HEI distributor and 6AL box run lots of spark thru. Aluminum radiator.
Interior was replaced last year. Completely gutted. Dynamat Extreme throughout. Felt on top of that. All primed and seam sealed. New fusebox and New wiring harness through out complete car. New door panels, handles & cranks, dash bezels, mirrors, carpeting, trim work, window felts & all rubber, wing window assys. completely rebuilt. New Flaming River tilt steering column. GM 6 way electric bucket seats.
Black Emron paint. 6 years old, but still looks good. Getting thin in a few spots from too much polishing. Now I don't use anything with grit. Still needs some more brightwork replaced, but that's in the "waiting for money" area. Body is arrow straight. Undercarriage all stripped and coated. New grille and eyewear. Most trim.
5 speed Tremec TKO transmission, new Empire Driveline driveshaft, yokes, GM 12 bolt rearend. New Zoom clutch & pressure plate kit.
All new Moog from suspension, new shocks w/air on rear. Still need a few more goodies like rear sway bar, newer control arms, etc. You know! Changed steering from manual to power with complete kit including pump, steering box, all hoses and lines front and rear.
Wheel and Tire
American Racing aluminum wheels 15"x8". BF Goodrich radia T/A's around size P205-70/R15. Nice and low! New front disk brakes complete kit from master cylinder to rear brakes. I kept the manual brakes, which I like.



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