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  1. 78 Roof Panel

    Body Restoration
    I've been searching around , with no luck finding a replacement roof panel for my 78 el camino . I have only found weld in replacements for 68-72 . My original idea was to cut out the rusted panel , and have a sheet metal replacement formed and welded in its place. I need some direction ...
  2. How Do I Fix Hood?

    Body Restoration
    I have an 85 EC with the the factory choo choo scoop. However, the "points" of the hood (two corners closest to windshield) have been beaten down. It appears somebody before me stored the hood on its points and bent them down. I have attached a picture of an 87 hood with the points circled...
  3. 1970 Gas Tank Restoration

    Body Restoration
    Hello all, What follows will be the refurbishment of my 1970 Chevelle SS fuel tank. While technically not an El Camino, I'm sure that a lot of people here will be interested in the process. I'm starting this project, because I cannot fill my tank past half full because it seeps out from...
  4. 1977 AM/FM AC Delco problems

    Audio
    once again i apolagize if this has been covered already, if so direct me to it...but about eight months or so ago i was listening to my radio and all of a sudden it just crapped out on me. and keep in mind i dont turn it up very loud. when i got out of class it still didnt work(cant blame for...
  5. Just an fyi for those who have large dents...

    Body Restoration
    lol I just pulled a huge dent out of my elky with a PLUNGER! Thank you youtube! It really works!! hahaha:nanawrench:
  6. Got in an accident...

    Body Restoration
    Happened monday morning on my way to school, I was heading northbound on route 7 in the right lane and a linemen truck pulling out of a parking lot didn't see me and hit my passengers side. Glad he didn't have much momentum or things could've gotten real ugly. Here's the results: So my...
  7. Can I Weld Over Pinhole Rust to Repair

    Body Restoration
    I just gutted the interior of 1985 EC and cleaned up the floorboards. Everything looks almost like brand new except the "foot well" (it would be a foot well if my EC was instead a malibu wagon) behind the passenger seat where water accumulated over several years from a hold in the bed. In this...
  8. Other cars that patch pieces could be cut from for behind the doors?

    Body Restoration
    My '79 Elky unfortunately has some pretty bad body rust between the doors and the rear wheel well. Since I'm operating on a shoestring budget and the actual patch panels are definitely not in that budget, I'm hoping to find a car in a salvage yard that I can cut the pieces from to weld in...
  9. Otterfox -1982 GMC Caballero Amarillo

    Document your restorations and modifications
    My 1982 GMC Caballero Amarillo * 267 v8 engine, stock except for a holly carb and eddlebrock intake. * Stock drivetrain, the turbo350 trans may not be from the truck originally... things have been in and out several times. The rear is original and I have no idea what gearing it is. * Suspension...
  10. 68 fuel delivery

    Engine Topics
    Seems uncomplicated but it sure has be stumped. So first a little background information. My elky was bought as a father son project when I was 17. I proceeded to work on it every weekend with my father until my mother decided I should no longer live with her (parents are separated). I left...
  11. 1986 Camino - What to Do

    For New Forum Members Only
    I finally decided to join on behalf of my dad who's had El Caminos for 20+ years. The current one is an 86 and it's health has gone down as my dad's has. He's in a nursing facility now; we're trying to figure out what to do with the vehicle. :dontknow:It DEFINITELY STAYS parked out front til...
  12. Wanted: Portion of 5th generation bed floor

    Body Restoration
    I am repairing my bed floor and have found four or five rust spots in the bed of my fifth generation EC. As a result I am looking to purchase a piece of good bed say 1' x 1' to as big as 2' x2'. My intention is to create patch panels from the good bed and then weld then into the existing bed...
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