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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 14, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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Take an El Camino on Hot Rod Power tour?

My son and I are planning to do the Hot Rod Power Tour as long haulers in 2015. He has 63 Nova, 68 K20 Burb, and I have 69 Camaro and 70 El Camino. Trying to figure out which one vehicle to take. His don't have air, both of mine do, so I say has to be Camaro or El Camino to be in AL, MS, and LA in June. Trip will be almost 3000 miles, and I don't think the El Camino has enough room (no bed cover). Camaro is probably better choice to haul everything, but it is a red 69 Camaro, and therefore probably not very unique. Anyone with experience long hauling the Hot Rod Power Tour with an El Camino? Advice to share?
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JMHO, take the one with the most comfortable seats. Haven't been on the Power Tour yet and the heat and humidity in those states is killer in the summer, BTDT.

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I sure wouldn't be embarrassed to be seen in that camaro!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful car!
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Whata great trip that would be, wish they would arrange a northwest tour.
I would think the Elcamino is allot more comfortable, you can get a cover, or use a lockable container of some type for storage, or weld up your own custom fit aluminum lockable lid container that fits good in the back maybe covers the bed floor and is about 18" deep, paint satin black or body color? Any metal dealer will shear some stock for you, then take it home and weld it up.

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3000 miles and hot weather? Since it's not a race,take whichever car will use the least amount of gas and has A/C.
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Flip a coin, either one will work.My vote is for the El Camino

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Have several friends that have done the long haul in their Elkys with no issue. You will really want the AC in June here in Alabama.

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Get a small trailer to secure your possessions.

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Did part of the 2013 in my 59.

Will most likely do it again in the future----maybe with the Ranchero

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El Camino! Hands down. As much as I love '69 Camaro's, how many of those do you see at functions like these?

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I'd vote for the Elk too, but I'm biased! Camaros are a dime a dozen. Go with the one that people will remember.

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Re: Take an El Camino on Hot Rod Power tour?

Noted the comments on how hot it could be in the south next summer. The Camaro is running original R-12 system, completely rebuilt 12 years ago, and it will freeze you out. El Camino has Classic Auto Air R-134 which is good, but not as good as an R-12 system.
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Tint the windows on the Ely buy a couple of those lockable plastic trunks from Wally World for storage and take off

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Did Power Tour last year in my 67 ElCamino, had a BLAST!. Blew a tire 70 miles from home was only issue...
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Take the Camaro; who what's to be caught dead in an El Camino.....

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Re: Take an El Camino on Hot Rod Power tour?

You can fit a lot of stuff behind the seat of an El Camino.

I mean, you're guys. How much stuff do you expect to take? Couple of changes of clothes, a soft cooler for snacks, some cleaning supplies and a small tool set should cover it.

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