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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 20, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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1964 El Camino build

Have been working on it off and on for many years. I replaced or rebuilt everything in the drive train, frame, brakes, suspension, rear, engine, tranny... Had hopes to paint it myself but year after year went by and I bit the bullet and had the body done right and had it painted.

Just got it back from the body shop. Had the quarters replaced by a rust free Texas donor truck - got real lucky to have found it since no one makes repop quarters for these early models. Had a new skin installed on the rear hatch, headliner replaced and new front glass.

I bought myself a chrome buffer, trim anvil and hammer and have been restoring the trim. It's paid for itself already.

Need to install the side glass, interior and bumpers and i'll be able to finally enjoy it.

Engine: 383, mild solid cam
Trans: Richmond 5 speed, lakewood bell, centerforce clutch
Rear: 10 bolt with posi
Fuel system: Tanks inc EFI tank, soon to be BBC TBI running at 30 psi using Microsquirt EFI
Exhaust: Hedman headers, 2.5" pipes, magnaflow mufflers
Suspension/brakes: mostly stock but polyurethane bushings, big sway bars, drop spindles, disc brakes
Interior: Mostly stock, Acura buckets, soon to install Intellitronix dash
Wheels: 16" chrome rallys, 225 55 16 front, 235 55 16 rear (5.5" back spacing makes them fit perfectly)
Paint: recent camaro color (2018 or so?)
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1964 El Camino 383 5-speed (resto in progress)
1967 Chevy II (build in progress, LS 5.3 turbo)
1965 Plymouth Valiant Convertible
1964 Malibu 2dr Post (SOLD) 350/350
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 20, 7:27 AM
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Re: 1964 El Camino build

Looking good, I really like the color!

The quarters are finally available for the early El Camino Link: https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Dynac...RH,351443.html

I'm finishing up my daily driver and am leaving the paint ugly-ish due to the expected door dings that go with it being a daily. After I retire (regretfully several years away), it will likely get a new quarter and paint.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 20, 10:56 PM
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Re: 1964 El Camino build

Great project. Looks good. Show some more pix!

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 20, 3:54 AM
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Very nice!
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 20, 7:29 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 1964 El Camino build

Thanks. Wow, they're making the quarters now! I wonder how they fit.

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1967 Chevy II (build in progress, LS 5.3 turbo)
1965 Plymouth Valiant Convertible
1964 Malibu 2dr Post (SOLD) 350/350
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 20, 7:37 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 1964 El Camino build

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Great project. Looks good. Show some more pix!
Thanks. I will post updates as i make them

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1967 Chevy II (build in progress, LS 5.3 turbo)
1965 Plymouth Valiant Convertible
1964 Malibu 2dr Post (SOLD) 350/350
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 20, 7:50 AM
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Re: 1964 El Camino build

Not trying to steal this, but they're making quarters now? Who? What years?

Love the color on you El Camino. Nice work.

66 Malibu

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 20, 8:21 AM Thread Starter
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Not trying to steal this, but they're making quarters now? Who? What years?



Love the color on you El Camino. Nice work.
Daycorn it seems, click link provided above.
And thanks for comment on my truck, i appreciate it.

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1967 Chevy II (build in progress, LS 5.3 turbo)
1965 Plymouth Valiant Convertible
1964 Malibu 2dr Post (SOLD) 350/350
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 20, 9:12 AM
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Not trying to steal this, but they're making quarters now? Who? What years?

Love the color on you El Camino. Nice work.

I put a link in my post for the 64...




Edit: Sorry, I jumped to post before I noticed someone already pointed to the link. They are for 64-65, I haven't looked for 66-67 so no idea if they are out there but none came up when I was looking for 64 quarters.

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