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Old Dec 28th, 09, 7:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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64 Elky Gasser

Has anyone ever seen or thought about building a gasser-style El Camino?
I just was fiddling around the other day (Okay, goofing off at work!) and drew up a rendering of my 64 in gasser style. You know, straight axle and old-school Hilborn injector stacks through the hood. Huge assed rear tires, maybe open up the wheel wells. Anybody ever done that? Or did the Chevelle cops beat down the door before any progress could be made? I'm just toying with the idea, no real plans yet. Just asking for feedback.
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Old Dec 28th, 09, 8:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't recall seeing one gasser style, but in high school (72) there was a Street Freak (Car Craft's name) style driven by a friend that was sky high all the way around, skinny Cragars in front, 15x10 Cragars with some real wide rubber on back. Nasty small block/4 spd. combo. 1/4 panels had the name "Bump Truck" painted in psychedelic font. It would have been pretty fast if it wasn't wheel hopping uncontrollably from the horrible suspension!
I have a 64 wagon, the Cragars, and just bought some "Extra High Lift" coils from J.C. Whitney....should ride almost as bad as the Bump Truck!!
I considered a straight axle, but I'm going to experiment with tall spindles and ball joints to see if I can improve on the horrible geometry we used in the old days.
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Old Dec 28th, 09, 10:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I`ve seen a couple straight axle chevelles but not a elky. I actually think it would be pretty cool. Might have to look into that some day. man, got my wheels spinning now. would look best in a 64-67 body style in my opinion, minus the front bumper of course.
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Old Dec 29th, 09, 7:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My cousin's son-in-law had given his '64 Elky that look. I'm not sure how he'd done it but he had raised the front end and removed the bumper and the lower fender panels. Not a true "gasser" but it did look prety cool!
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Old Dec 30th, 09, 8:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Man, those things give me some more ideas. I had forgotten about the front bumper removal. I already have the Cragars and the nasty 350/ 4 speed combo. I think a chrome tube axle would look slick. And if the parts are all saved, it would be relatively simple to put it back normal if you got tired of it. If anyone has any pictures, please post them.
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Old Dec 30th, 09, 9:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Check my site for links to photos of axle cars we've built--I also sell a DVD on how to build your own. www.thefunnycarfarm.com
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Old Jan 3rd, 10, 1:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That would be realy cool, Coker Tire has a real cool vintage cheater slick out, I have a set for my 62' when i want that old S/S look. Wide whites and black walls both avail. 820 & 1000.
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Old Jan 4th, 10, 9:06 AM   #8 (permalink)
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All these ideas floating around in my head now. Only thing I don't like is cutting up the wheel wells to get those big old slicks in there. If I go that route, there is no going back.
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I think that would look so cool!
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Old Jan 4th, 10, 4:57 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The 820's Should fit with minor tweeks. It would be cool.
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Only thing I don't like is cutting up the wheel wells to get those big old slicks in there.
If you went REALLY high.........

We put the 10" M/T/Radir slicks on several cars with just a mini-tub using the stock tubs widened 2".


These are different tires than the usual ones we use:
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Old Jul 13th, 11, 2:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Did you ever build the GASSER? I know it's an old post but I came accross it and was wondering. I am building a 66 Nova Gasser style drag car and a 67 Chevelle Pro-Street car.
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Did you ever build the GASSER? I know it's an old post but I came accross it and was wondering. I am building a 66 Nova Gasser style drag car and a 67 Chevelle Pro-Street car.
No, not yet. The Elky is still in pieces in the driveway, under the carport.
No floors in it yet. I have them 3/4 fitted and am about ready to start welding. Still playing with the idea though.
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Love to see it done. ditch the bumper, glass flip front end, yellowish window tint like back in the day. Go all out.

Dont make it too pretty
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Old Aug 9th, 11, 10:59 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I agree. Love to see it done. Good luck.
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