1967 El Camino Pro-touring Build - Chevelle Tech
Pro Touring Todays performance with classic style

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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 18, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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1967 El Camino Pro-touring Build

Hi Everyone,
I guess its about time that I share my project. I purchased this car 8-9 years ago while working for Best of Show Coachworks in San Marcos CA. The original plan i had was that I was going to Daily Drive and fix up the car to flip. Well here we are 9 years later and I still own it and I'm still working on it. Like others, My progress on the car slowed to a crawl after I met my wife, moved to Ferndale, Wa and had kids and businesses to take care of first. While in CA, I did D/D the car for about 2 years until we moved up here. I had installed a newly rebuilt 468 BBC, TH400 Trans with a 2500 stall converter, replace the 10 bolt with a 12bolt filled with a Detroit Truetrac and 3.73 gears. Also installed new Vintage wheelworks wheels and Nitto tires, along with a complete suspension, steering, and big brake kit from CPP. Over the past couple of years I have completely gone through every nut and bolt on the newly blasted and painted chassis. Installed New Ni-Copp fuel and brake lines. On the body, all the body work has been done and I've installed new floor pans, bumper filler panel, and new passenger side fender. This weekend I sprayed down what should be the last coat of High build primer before paint. The color is going to be the new Mopar F8 Green on the new Chargers and Challengers. I recently acquired a set of like new Recaro seats I'm stoked about. My intention is to keep progress and pictures posted and updated to keep me moving along. The rendering was done by my old friend Michael Castilione.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 18, 1:22 PM Thread Starter
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Got it all primed up
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 18, 2:07 PM
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Re: 1967 El Camino Pro-touring Build

Very nice, I love the camber on inner front wheel in the stock test picture. What is that image on the passenger door, looks like a bull?
And I think the F8 Green is a great color and should look perfect on a classic car. I have a 2015 B5 Charger now, and love it, but if the F8 was out then, I may have looked for one of those.

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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 18, 3:04 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1967 El Camino Pro-touring Build

HAHa, It was downright scary going through the slalom in stock form. The (image) is actually just residue left over from an old Optima ultimate Streetcar challenge door sticker we jokingly had on the car from the shop
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HAHa, It was downright scary going through the slalom in stock form. The (image) is actually just residue left over from an old Optima ultimate Streetcar challenge door sticker we jokingly had on the car from the shop
Thanks, I sent you a PM about the rendering.

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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 18, 3:17 PM
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Re: 1967 El Camino Pro-touring Build

I saw your build on a couple of other sites and am glad you're sharing it, here. Great to see it getting a new lease on life.
Lots of El Camino and protouring fans, on this site.

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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 18, 3:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Clint
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 18, 8:35 PM
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Re: 1967 El Camino Pro-touring Build

Looks like a blast! I have a '67 which I originally intended to do the same with, but it got hijacked into strip only duty lol...





All is not lost though...I have a '65 which I will see thru for sure.
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 18, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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thanks Rich, I watched your build thread all the way through. Sweet car and looks like a handleful
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 18, 3:11 PM
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Re: 1967 El Camino Pro-touring Build

Sun is out. You better get busy before it starts snowing again.

Do you think you'll be finishing up the build this summer?

I'd drive up to Ferndale to see the finished product. Well, only if the sun was shining.

Hope it's all smooth sailing. Looks like a beauty in the making.

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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 18, 6:33 PM Thread Starter
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No Kidding Right! It beautiful out. I wish I could say yes. Realistically, I should have it painted and polished by June. After that is easy peasy for me. I did buy a new Highway 22 wiring kit I've got to install 2 from AAW.
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 18, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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We be Jamming! Holy hell! After almost 10 years i finally got some color on the car tonight. Color is Mopar F8 Green of the new chargers and challengers. Next up is to hang the metal again and squirt it. Although im contemplating doing my wiring and brakes now b4 hanging the metal again.
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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 18, 2:34 PM
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Re: 1967 El Camino Pro-touring Build

I remember reading about your car in Car Craft some years ago. Very cool to see.

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post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 19, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got the car painted and it came out fantastic. Im super happy with the color choice. I also order a Holley Sniper EFI system complete with there new ignition system. Merry Xmas to me
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Love the color. Great Christmas colors!

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