New to me 1969 El Camino
Purchased on 7/12/2014.
ODO reads 46,300 ????
Purchased new in Aurora, CO.
Been here its whole life.
ST 69 13680 KAN307261 BDY
TR 764 53 CPNT
Glacier Blue with Dark Blue Vinyl Top(53)
Metallic Dark Blue Coated Fabric (764)
GOAL: Keep as original as possible. However I do want to drive the car. So mods that may not be true to the original but add driveability are not out of the question.
Example: I am adding a expansion tank to the cooling system. Not just an overflow. I will post pics when its in.
14x6 Rally wheels on it now.
Am shopping some 15x8 vette rally wheels. will then add some redlines.
picture in front of sellers home day I drove it away.
bought some 15x8 corvette (AZ code) rims.
came with aftermarket rings. seller had 3 100K camaro's, he restores 67-69.
i wasnt sure of the vette rings but I know the chevelle ones arent smooth at lip. I questioned, he said GM with a dirty stare so I guessed I was wrong. Instead I got played on them.
but the bonus was a set of 215/70R15 tires that are almost new. all balanced and ready to go. paid $300. not disappointed just dont like to be lied to/ next time I will do my homework and not let that happen.
a few pics
also, installed a new ac/delco gas cap. other one seemed like vent wasnt working as I got a bit of a swoosh sound.
i added a coolant recovery tank.
i did a bit of research and found that many were using a 82+ camaro tank.
while it didnt fit perfect it was close.
you will see in one of my pics I added a rubber mount ( from the old harley days) to the lower area. i could not get it mounted otherwise. on the top its bolted to the inner fender directly. only the bottom needed a spacer.
cracked the thermo housing. found a decent one at oreilly. painted it engine orange.
So new parts included:
GM Recovery tank and lid 14070997 & 15630112.
Stant Radiator cap that allow recovery 10331.
New Stant SuperStat 195 degree 45359.
New thermo housing (murray) and gasket.
New upper radiator hose. (gates)(lower looks new and feels soft so left it as is)
gas cap GM 3931449 new
here is a shot of the lower mount.
and here is a shot of my hard wired battery tender plug sticking out the grill
15x8 AZ code wheels
Nice! You just convinced me to use the 15x8 rally wheels that I have on my 68.