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  1. General Automotive News
    Classic car restoration is a very broad term that can mean almost anything, depending who you ask. Deciding what it means to you is crucial to making sure your restoration project goes smoothly and doesn’t end up as a never-finished pile of parts. Decide exactly what you do and don’t want to do...
  2. Body Restoration
    Im planning on getting this el camino roller that looks rly great holds a 7.4l and im wondering what frames will be interchangeable to this year and where to get proper supplies and parts for restoration
  3. Body Restoration
    Can you guys tell me how the underside of my original factory hood was painted ?? Was it black or body color from the factory? I want to refinish and repaint the underside of my hood, but I honestly can't tell if it was originally painted black or the " body " color ( which in my case is "...
  4. Before and after pics

    Started this restoration project of 7/29/15
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    Sup from the South Bay? Please excuse this rook but need to borrow some OGs experience. What's the best muncie to put in my 69 ss396 project? First I want to preserve the value of the car, next I want to love driving it. Not so in love with wrenching on it but I do it anyways. Thanks yo...stoked...
  6. Interior Restoration
    I have a '73 custom that i bought for son, the exterior is is great shape and newly painted. The inside is a complete restoration. I found a '76 that has all the interior parts I need. WILL THEY FIT? I am looking to use from the '76; - the seats - door panels - dash - a/c control nobs - door...
  7. Body Restoration
    Been sanding on this rust bucket for a couple days here and there with a air compressor and air sander, found alot of old spots (some really major down low)of bondo,taken all chrome off and everything else i could get off, I've also recently removed the dash.....ill need to get the gas tank off...
  8. Body Restoration
    SO....I've had the wife helping me deconstruct my 5th Gen Elco for the Rod Shop to install a new motor / trans and paint the engine bay and such while it was apart. This is how it's setting now. BLESS HER HEART! She made a comment "are you going to re-use these nasty looking bolts?!" This got...
  9. Suspension & Steering
    As before, this information was compiled while working on my 1970 Chevelle SS, but is relative and applicable to 3rd, 4th and 5th Gen El Caminos. While cleaning and painting the front clip of my Chevelle earlier this year, I decided to go deeper into the engine bay and give her the cleaning and...
  10. Brake Systems
    I'm currently working to restore my 1970 Chevelle SS396's front end and engine compartment. My immediate project is brakes related: master cylinder, booster, proportion and distribution valves, and hard & soft lines. Though I'm working on a Chevelle, the things I'm learning are absolutely...
  11. Engine Topics
    [img=http://imagizer.imageshack.com/img540/1886/vGTill.jpg] [img=http://imagizer.imageshack.com/img661/9720/iqLeaV.jpg] [img=http://imagizer.imageshack.com/img912/5996/oCumwN.jpg] [img=http://imagizer.imageshack.com/img911/6379/a6xpFx.jpg] This past Friday I went to check on my exhaust...
  12. Body Restoration
    I talked to some nice people at a company called Concourse Trim LLC. They had some examples of pot metal stuff they restored 1/2 of the part, and OMG its hard to believe it looked so good from what I would have considered Junk. They can straighten and polish stainless to show quality if its not...
  13. Body Restoration
    Good day, Looking for good sources of OEM and/or aftermarket suppliers for restoration projects. Right now I want to rebuild the doors in an '85 Conquista. I've doen business with Original Parts Group in years past but they seemed to have changed. Summit doesn't have much stock/original...
  14. Interior Restoration
    I'm new to elkys. Can someone tell me why it is so hard to find a complete dash? Covers are everywhere but why not dashes. Educate me please.
  15. Region 10 (IL,MN,WI)
    Hey everyone. I've never had an Elky before, but my goal is to buy a 69 el camino for a good restoration project. Anyone that has any advice on where to look for one, please let me know! I just really don't know where to start
  16. Region 8 (OH,WV)
    I am just throwing a line out to anyone in the columbus Ohio area that might be interested in selling some tools and other shop equipment. I am a young kid (still in high school) restoring my 78 GMC I work throughout the summer and weekends when I can to pay for parts and shop equipment and I'm...
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