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  1. Electrical Systems
    Hi fellow Elkies Lately I’ve been having issues with my 72 El Camino starting and I believe it is the neutral safety switch. Has a stock TH350 trans on the column. At first it could’ve been a bad starter so I went ahead and replaced that to no avail. Then I realized that it would sometimes...
  2. Interior Restoration
    1) I am looking for a molded 1 piece headliner for my 72. Does anyone know of a place that makes them. 2) If none avail, what is the size difference in a later model 1 piece 78+ Roofline / headliner shape and the 72. I cant find information anywhere. The car is a resto mod, so as long at the...
  3. Suspension & Steering
    So, I'm looking to get a 2"-3" lift on my 72 base El Camino. Nothing crazy, just trying to clear some good A/T tires to give it a bit of a rally look. I'm hoping to either do taller springs or spring spacers, but I'm having a hell of a time finding what in looking for. Hoping to get some answers...
  4. General BS Topics
    Hi guys i’m kinda new to this and el caminos in general. I’ve found a 72 that claims to be an ss and is asking 10k. From stuff i’ve read here and other places online it looks to me as if it’s a clone but like i said i’m not an expert at all and don’t know what to look for. Says it’s a 350 motor...
  5. Interior Restoration
    I just bought a 72 Elky which has a ripped up bench seat. I found a local junkyard with a 1973 El Camino. I'm wondering if anyone knows if the 73 bench seat will fit in the 72. Thanks!
  6. Engine Topics
    I have a 72 EC with the 402 BB. It has 65K miles on it. I have not been able to get this thing to idle smoothly since I bought it last September. I can see in the receipts from the previous owner that he had the pushrods and rocker arms replaced a few thousand miles ago. Has headers, and the...
  7. Interior Restoration
    I have an early 72 SS El Camino bench seat with a partial seatbelt set. There are long shoulder belts with tongues mounted on the sail pannels; Retractors with tongues at each door; black plastic buckles mounted on the tunnel. There is no way to interconnect the shoulder belts, and I am not sure...
  8. RPO Codes
    Hey Guys, From the fresh new red paint on the camino, I was able to find the body plate for her. (It was black before and I couldnt read it...) I was hoping someone could decode it for me...I tried to google how to do it, but could only find it for camaros and chevelles. Or if you could...
  9. Interior Restoration
    Hey everyone! My '72 is equipped with a bench seat. I've already taken it out once and noticed that it has no mechanism to make the back-part lean forward. My guess is that at one time the original seat was taken out and replaced with one out of a 4-door Malibu or something similar. Anyways...
  10. Body Restoration
    Hey everyone! The problem I am having with my passenger side exterior door handle is that I have to push the button completely in while slightly pushing and pulling on the door for it to open. The interior handle works perfect and I don't know what is going on with the outer.:dontknow: I hope...
  11. General BS Topics
    hey guys..im new to this posting/replying system on here so im not exactly sure if im in the right place to post or not haha. But what i am looking for is a website that has a big inventory but still cheaper prices. year one, the elcamino store do have quite a few things, but the prices are...
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