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post #46 of 264 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 13, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Paulie's 69 El Camino build

Shane, thanks, ya I'm excited again. Man I want to finish this and drive it. I'm gonna be 50 this year but times sliding away on getting it done. More a money thing I guess.

Hey you did a great job on your make over I see. Love that color too. I've had a burgundy 65 Bonneville 2dht/white interior and a dark cherry 96 SS as well.

You know, that's the funny thing about this el Camino; this time I can't settle on a color. Maybe when it's together in primer, I don't know. I planned this 69 out methodically as to what works as a killer combo, but color maybe needs to come to me as I feel the personality of it after driving it. House of color brandywine or an deep aqua I've considered.

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Re: Paulie's 69 El Camino build

My Pontiac buddy jogged my memory back to mechanical on the clutch linkage, bought two height bearings and an adjustable pivot bolt last week, now I just have to pull the tranny/ engine back out and body off. Now I can order the driveshaft too. Sand blast the frame and epoxy it, do my brake lines etc......

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post #48 of 264 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 13, 7:20 PM Thread Starter
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This last weekend I put the car back up and pulled the trans out and ordered the bearing collar, speedo plug and both wiring plugs for the T-56 from D & D Performance. Seem like good folks.

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Re: Paulie's 69 El Camino build

So COOL
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My "Little Mule"

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Nice little mule there Not so Fast. I envy you guys that can turn the key and drive...

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Pulled the tranny out to change the flexplate to the flywheel. That went well, my first time working with a clutch. Had to wait this week for a new clutch fork as I snapped off the spring, slipping it over the pivot bolt, extra brittle. It was a new Jegs piece. Now I'm glad it broke right away and not later, Got a McCleod fork this time. I'll try again to test fit the throw-out/ clutch clearances.

Ordered a set of lower tube control arms yesterday, next tall spindles and SC&C top arms later. It's hard to stay focused when I have so many things to get but the deal came now so... get it!
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post #52 of 264 (permalink) Old May 19th, 13, 8:22 PM Thread Starter
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Got the lower arms and they are quite strong, Coil-overs or air ride suspension???
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post #53 of 264 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 13, 7:51 PM Thread Starter
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July already... Well schools out and the grandson came down for the summer break and helps me work on it. The motors back in a cradle and the trans is fitted with a bearing and fork now, setting up on the work table. I lifted off the body so I can do the frame. Here a short clip link.

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Here I blasted the frame, then wire wheeled, then sanded in, shot with SV epoxy (high build) primer. Sanded it down, repaint, sand, repaint, etc...
I bought the satin Chassis Black from Eastwood thru Jegs and shot the frame with two coats. Sure looks like gloss to me.
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post #55 of 264 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 13, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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I found the bearing collar at D&D Performance. I'm using the RAM 495 bearing and a McCleod fork. The Bell is the new QuickTime #6023P for a manual set-up.
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While waiting for parts I wheeled the 44+ years of undercoating off, man what a mess, I even had to clean off the washer and dryer in the garage
Don't try that without using a good 3m filtered mask and goggles. So glad it was coated though, I'd rather clean, than cut out and replace from rust.
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post #57 of 264 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 13, 6:22 PM Thread Starter
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Like Christmas in July, I received the SPC top C.A.'s and they are awesome. I got the pro-lite ones and they really are lite, maybe a couple of pounds each. They feel really well made. But a wheel stand or two will tell.
They come with spacers to lower the ball joint to clear the frame. I really wanted to run 17"+ rims on all fours, but the rim only came in a 14" wide, in a 15". Might get 18" rims to run the sportsman S/R radials and sell off the 15"s; not sure yet.

Anyways the tall spindle won't fit a 15" rim so I've read, so I'm going to assemble it with the spacers and see what I have clearance wise. I'd rather go the tall spindle route than the ball joints but I'll have to see what I got.
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Hi, now it's brake time, I pulled the axle to see how things line up or not and clocking mine to the two o'clock ought to work with the E-cable stuff. The front lines were trash so all new will do, I really don't like running brake lines, just something about it I guess. Jegs has the Right Stuff preformed front lines in stainless ,so the front I'll order and run the rear lines cause nothing I buy will fit anymore with the back halved and a Dana. They sell the gravel guard coil sleeve by the foot too.
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Paulie I finally added some pics of my work on my 71!
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August; Hot and humid, tried to work on brakes, I got some done but mostly ended up soaken wet. I drilled out the rotor holes for the 1/2" rear studs, and cut the steel for the brake brackets to weld up.

I ordered a Right Stuff stainless front lines kit and a roll and nuts for the front to the back out of 1/4" stuff. Also ordered the ProForgred tall ball joints for the front. That will give me something to play with next week; it should start cooling down soon no pics

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