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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 8th, 19, 5:07 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking around and see another el camino for sale. this one is rough, no motor or trans. needs rust repair. it rolls and has a title. Usually I would be posting look at my new project! But I'm hanging back and decided to check it out on my way home from work Monday. it's been for sale for a few weeks, 95% of potential buyers dont have a complete drivetrain and exhaust,.clutch pedal set up laying around with a decent seat, wheels, tires and disc brakes. plus a complete wiring harness.
call me crazy but I'm almost getting excited about it. jim
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this should be a check out my new project thread BUT...
project was well worth it for what is included. But the cars got patch panels welded in poorly, it's got lots of parts, fairly complete body, lots of dings and dents. this would be a great road kill car. But at 1300 for the shell, add in a new front suspension, wi shield, brake system headers, tires wheels etc. when it's running it's probably a $3 to 3500 dollar car on a good day locally. so I guess it's a pass for me. jim
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 19, 10:33 PM
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So many cars, so little time. Terry
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it's just that the truck and all the extras he was throwing in was well worth it. everything was a bit rough, and trying to sell the parts local would be difficult because not too many 65 el camino builders in town. jim

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Re: why dont we ever learn???

since I passed on the new project, decided to go back to the old project. had a 12 bolt rebuilt with 3.31 posi, new axles etc done back in july. so I had a couple hours last night before the we needed to go to the store, so jacked up the 70, got the rearend almost pulled. had 2 hours tonight, got the new rear installed! a few things to tighten up and swap the U joint, and it's done. (I think rolling around in the dirt, my backs done too).
if anyones ever installed a lock rite, 10 years is a long time to try and remember how to take the thing apart to pull the axles.
so the goal next year, no more project cars, finish up the ones I have. (sorry, no paint)
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