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  1. Swap 5th gen front ends?

    Body Restoration
    Started thinking I need another El Camino because you know just one isn't enough right? Found one in good shape but it is the Older 2 headlight style. I believe from 1978-1981. I do not particularly care for this front in but it ain't enough to make me pass up this deal. So I was wondering what...
  2. Headlights stay on for a little bit then go off

    Electrical Systems
    When i turn on the headlights they stay on for a second then go out. There was a burning smell right before is happened, so i thought is was the headlight switch but that didn't fix it. I'm stuck and have no clue what else to try. I didn't see any obvious messed up wires behind the dash or under...
  3. Headlight / highbeam problems

    Electrical Systems
    I have a 79 el camino conquista and it has the tilt wheel. Its my daily driver and just a few dayas ago i started having a wierd problem. When i go to turn my headlights on in the morning by pulling the knob on the dashall the way out, only the parking lights come on. So i pulled the blinker...
  4. better headlights

    Electrical Systems
    I'm restoring a 1971 Chevy el camino and the headlights are really dim for the roads i drive does anyone know of any headlights that will be brighter and mount right up without cutting anything off the original front end or changing a wiring system hardcore?
  5. headlight always left on? install a buzzer !

    Tips & Tricks
    today i installed a piezo buzzer in my 87 elco . it was the easiest thing ive done so far !!!!first go to radio shack and buy a piezo buzzer (3.99 to 10.99} depending on how loud you want it . then put a spade tip on the red and black leads , connect the red lead to a spare light socket in the...
  6. Custom Billet grill? anyone interested?

    Document your restorations and modifications
    I have fallen on hard times. I recently considered selling my elky, I realize now that doing such a thing before I have finished the beast would be a an insult to what i plan on creating. So I have decided to continue to build the beast but, with an even lower budget than before. This comes...
  7. custom billet grill? would anyone be interested?

    General BS Topics
    I have fallen on hard times. I recently considered selling my elky, I realize now that doing such a thing before I have finished the beast would be a an insult to what i plan on creating. So I have decided to continue to build the beast but, with an even lower budget than before. This comes...
  8. MAD Electrical?

    Electrical Systems
    I stumbled across this article about dim headlights in 3rd generation Chevy's. According to the author, the electrical system in these cars have an inherent design flaw that causes a nearly 5V drop at the fuse block (and as a result, this low voltage is used by the rest of the systems in the...
  9. 79 Headlight/Turn Signal/Emergency Flasher Disaster

    Electrical Systems
    Hello all! I'm new here, but I did a thorough search before posting my seemingly unique problem. I recently purchased a 1979 El Camino Conquista. When purchased, headlights worked fine. Now, however, an interesting problem has developed. When headlight switch is turned on, headlights either...
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