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General Information

Year
1987
Make
Chevrolet
Model
El Camino SS
Color
Metallic Flake Gold
History
Vicki Sue started her life in Dallas in mid '86 at Young Chevrolet the same way as most vehicles, sitting on a sales lot, waiting for someone to take her home. A father/son had her before me, with the Dad buying her new in the Fall of '86. When I bought her in the Fall of '11, she had 78,xxx original miles.
She's garaged nitely and washed & polished often, even tho she's not perfect. Despite her flaws, she's won "Best in Show" a time or two (a couple of dings, some hail dents; I don't consider it 'damage', but rather 'character' on an old redneck's old truck.) I don't put her in competitions often, but when I do, I have a little sign that I lay up on her dash next to the entry slip. It says "You're right... I'm NOT a perfect "10" -- I've been thru "hail" and back, plus -- I WORK FOR A LIVING!!!" after all, she's still a daily driver.
1987 Chevrolet El Camino SS (Metallic Flake Gold)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Naturally-aspirated 355 cid Chevrolet engine with a cold air induction system and twin exhaust manifold cooling hood scoops; Hi-cooling wide-core aluminum radiator; over-sized alternator (to support sound system amp & other after-market equipment); A/C system has been converted to R-134a.
Interior
Center-mount Sunpro triple gauge pak, illuminated digital exterior temp display, Equus speedometer & tachometer (built-in to the instrument panel in original stock locations; factory-installed fuel gauge has been painted black & white to match), new headliner, black-trimmed saddle blanket seatcovers on 55/45 buckets /w/ armrest, 1,100 watt amp coupled to a Pioneer am/fm/cd/mp3-mp4 detachable face receiver pushing twin tri-axle 6x9's, twin 5" rounds & twin 12" subs in independent behind-the-seat kicker boxes & a rear window-mount single shotgun rack.
Exterior
She was all original when I got her; paint, trim, side molding, headliner. Everything was original except the rims (she even still had the original upper radiatior hose, date-stamped 09-17-86 by GM). All T-bolt trim & T-bolts have been removed & replaced with mid-'80's Silverado style side trim, new metallic flake gold paint job, hood pins, functional triple hood scoops, black double 5/16" pin striping & custom '87 Super Sport deco pak. The bed has been upgraded with a spray-in liner as well as a 3/4" thick rubber horse stall mat & bolt-down black tool box; In the Spring of '13 I installed a 14" x 31" sun roof with smoked deflector. She's also out-fitted with a multi-faceted anti-theft system & a driver's "A" pillar-mounted chromed halogen spotlight.
Audio
200-4R backed by a 10 bolt 3.73 rear end.
Suspension
Ryder gas-charged shocks (front), 3-T's RV T-3 Anti-Rock adjustable air shocks (rear).
Wheel and Tire
Summit racing 8 spoke wheel, powder coated white, 14" x 5 x 4.75, 3.5 backspace equipped with 215/60R14 BF Goodrich Redial T/A black walls (front) & 235/60R14 Cooper Cobra black walls (rear).

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