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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 19, 4:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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Identify Authentic El Camino SS '70

Hi, I'm new in this forum.
I want to buy a '70 el camino SS and i was asking myself if it is possible to identify the SS from the Gear shifter.
Did the '70 SS had the gear shifter only in front of the seats or did they have them behind the steering wheel too sometime?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 19, 6:19 AM
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Re: Identify Authentic El Camino SS '70

I would think the shifter would be available on the column or the floor, so that is no indication of SS status. Determining if it is an SS is a lot more involved than a simple look-see at the shifter. Original paperwork, or numbers matching engine would be required. Be aware that numbers matching means a lot of things to different people, but there is only one engine and transmission in the world that would truly be matching numbers... and that is the ones that came from the factory in it (unless it has been changed under warranty).
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Re: Identify Authentic El Camino SS '70

This may help.

https://www.chevellestuff.net/1970/70ss.htm

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Re: Identify Authentic El Camino SS '70

I may be able to help. I have a 1970 SS 454-M/22 El Camino that I ordered in Feb. of 70. MANY FOLKS on T-Chevelle can and will help.
One thing that is for sure,,, It MUST be a 13680 body to start with. If the body is NOT a 13680 it is NOT and never will be a Z-15 or a Z-25 1970 El Camino.
Chevrolet used ONLY the 13680 Camino Body for the SS conversion.
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Re: Identify Authentic El Camino SS '70

The only gear shifers an SS would not have had is the three speed manual on the column (three on the tree) or three speed manual on the floor (with or without console).

I donít like being manipulated!
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Re: Identify Authentic El Camino SS '70

Anything could have been changed from original over the years.

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Re: Identify Authentic El Camino SS '70

If it's the original steering colum then it would be painted black from the factory on an SS. An automatic SS has a column shifter. A manual trans SS will have a 4-speed floor shifter with or without a console and can have either a bench seat or bucket seats.

Here's some basic info to ID a 70 SS.

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/dont...0-chevelle-ss/

https://www.chevelles.com/shop/ss_ident.html

https://www.chevellestuff.net/1970/70ss.htm
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 19, 2:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Identify Authentic El Camino SS '70

Hello El Camino lovers,

Thanks a lot for these really helpful answers and links you provided me !
I guess i have enough to read myself through for now and hopefully find and identify my dream El Camino SS soon.

Greets from Europe
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I only accept build sheets for proof. Having the markings and options is nice and all, but save your breath.
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Re: Identify Authentic El Camino SS '70

Get an inspection camera and snake it along the top of your gas tank, you just might find your build sheet. Mine was there when I pulled the tank to replace it with an EFI tank, my car was a Van Nuys build. While it is a little faded, it is readable.

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Re: Identify Authentic El Camino SS '70

Has anyone found a gas tank sticker on a 71 El Camino from Kansas City?
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Hello El Camino lovers,

Thanks a lot for these really helpful answers and links you provided me !
I guess i have enough to read myself through for now and hopefully find and identify my dream El Camino SS soon.

Greets from Europe
If and when you find your El Camino post some pictures here on TC so the El Camino experts (not me) can help you with your goal.Good Luck in your search.

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Re: Identify Authentic El Camino SS '70

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Has anyone found a gas tank sticker on a 71 El Camino from Kansas City?
I found my build sheet on top of the gas tank on my '71 Leeds (Kansas) Camino.

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Re: Identify Authentic El Camino SS '70

If you have a krazy mind like I have ,,, You can also tell if it was a " FACTORY" ..M-22... El Camino!
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