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post #16 of 41 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 16, 8:40 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 6 in a row, no go.

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Just this.........but then we're the ones who would end up in jail.

Jon - hopefully with some floor work you can get the El Camino back in shape. Is it too late to post the eBay listing so we all can see who you dealt with?
Yeah it's long since ended. He is not a chevelle guy or much of a car guy really so it's no threat to our community. It's just a little more work than I expected. I got an awesome set of tools, I can fix it! 😀

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post #17 of 41 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 16, 11:01 AM
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Re: 6 in a row, no go.

Cool! Keep us posted, or better yet you can always do a thread on the build....

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Re: 6 in a row, no go.

I figure the best place to start on this car is replacing the trashed floor pans and re-do the steering and brakes to make it safe to drive. I have already ordered all the steering parts with the exception of the control arms. Here I have several options and wanted to throw this out to you all for a consensus.

Option #1: Rebuild the factory arms. Cost effective but still 45 Year old fatigued arms.
Option #2: Replace with all stock re-pop stamped arms complete with ball joints and bushings.
Option #3: Replace the stock lowers with re-pop stamped arms and chinese tubular uppers for improved geometry (Remember this is a lo-po six cylinder and won't be subject to HP driving).
Option #4: Replace all 4 arms with Chinese tubular arms. (Again Low performance driving).

I just can't justify $1300 or more for quality tubulars on this non-performance application.

What option would you go with?

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post #19 of 41 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 16, 4:25 PM
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Re: 6 in a row, no go.

I went with a stage three system from Global West and I'm very happy with how it turned out, but if money is an issue I'd go with 3 or four. IMHO.

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Re: 6 in a row, no go.

I would rebuild your stock arms before installing Made in China parts, Your life depends on it.


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post #21 of 41 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 16, 10:33 AM
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Re: 6 in a row, no go.

I got burnt a few years ago on a '59 El Camino I bought out of Miami. The seller claimed it was a "Daily Driver: blah blah blah. He himhawwed around for a few weeks before I could nail him down to meet the shipper and send it. When she finally arrived, there was: no glass in the doors, late model buckets (not bolted in) no Air cleaner, shipper asked if I had a screw driver to start it!, weak ign switch, al four headlights pointed in four different direction, missing lug nuts, some due to broken studs, dry rotted tires, no latches or hinges to the tailgate held in with bungy cords. a few boxes of miscellaneous parts and trim, and a goofy assed " bubble built into the bed- like a HUGE smugglers box! I tried contacting him a few times to get parts he said were coming, and finally he just disappeared. If I ever get to Miami again......well At least the car is rust free and does run and drive. Its a I6 for now, but will be a modern LS engine/ trans and hopefully I'll sneak on a turbo

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Re: 6 in a row, no go.

But the '59's are very cool! If I didn't own a '67 I would have wanted an '59.... Sorry about getting burnt; it would have been a cool car.

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Re: 6 in a row, no go.

I'd get the chinese ebay arms but change the ball joints before you put them in. The arms are fine, but the ball joints are junk. I used the ebay ones that look like the old global west arms in my 6cyl 4 door Chevelle. I think they are the same part actually just with a lower spec joint . The upper ball joints were loose and clunking after 500 miles, but the arms themselves are well made. I've actually run the arms hard, including high speed autocross on a bumpy track with 275s on the front. If they were going to fail, they would have by now.
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But the '59's are very cool! If I didn't own a '67 I would have wanted an '59.... Sorry about getting burnt; it would have been a cool car.
It is kinda cool for now, but it Will be Very Cool One day!
Do you get out to Pyramid lake chasing Cutthroats very often?

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Re: 6 in a row, no go.

Sometimes, I try to go fishing as much as I can but I only seem to make it a few times a year to Pyramid.

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Re: 6 in a row, no go.

I decided to go with the stock stamped arms. I got all 4 in a kit from Ground Up. I guess I decided since my goal is simplicity, there is nothing simpler than the stock set up.

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I decided to go with the stock stamped arms. I got all 4 in a kit from Ground Up. I guess I decided since my goal is simplicity, there is nothing simpler than the stock set up.
I have some stock uppers and disc spindles I would part with and save you some cash. I could also get you some lowers, PM me, if interested .
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Re: 6 in a row, no go.

Thanks for the kind offer, but I already ordered and received the new control arms. Now if I can just get a break from this heat to install them!

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Thanks for the kind offer, but I already ordered and received the new control arms. Now if I can just get a break from this heat to install them!
No sweat. Good luck!
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Re: 6 in a row, no go.

So I finally got some work done on my "unmolested, rust free eBay camino. The floors are now replaced. At least I feel like I have a solid foundation to start from now. Next up is to rebuild the front suspension. I have all the parts piled up ready to go. here are pics of the floor.
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