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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 20, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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New to the forum 1975 El Camino recently acquired project

Hello folks and forum community!

I am new to this forum and recently picked up a 75 El Camino. The car is Originally from New Mexico, built in Arlington and I bought it from a guy who flew out to drive it back to Indiana in 2008-ish. I am in Chicago and have had it since September. It is 2 tone White and persimmon orange. Pretty clean but needs the usual plastic/rubber replacements. The car was originally a 400 but apparently was overheated and replaced with a 350. I have yet to pull the numbers but I have already done a bunch of work interior-wise and got everything working electronically since the dash was replaced and nothing worked - at all, lights radio and the fuel cage which are a necessity! I am doin the seat (over) it is a bench with center armrest. It was recovered with a PUI but didn't have the 5 buttons on the seat backs. can someone let me know the measurements? I have them coming and want to get them in the right spot! Thanks and glad to be here. I will post pics later...
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 20, 12:58 PM
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I love the Laguna body style of that year and almost bought that year of EC when I acquired my 1970 model nearly three years ago.

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Nice ride.
I drove a 76 Chevelle station wagon as my work vehicle for years, great ride. Always liked the stacked rectangular head lights...
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Nice El Camino, I can't help you on the measurements, and us Elky guys are kind of the red-headed step children here, (well orange in your case!), but I'm sure there is someone that knows. This site is mainly about 64-72 as well, but there are a lot of guys with a lot of cars here.
Maybe also look here https://www.elcaminocentral.com/
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Welcome Tony, to Team Chevelle.....
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 20, 8:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Ed, I am a member at ECC but it seems to move a little slow there, or at least the replies do? I am working on gathering as many resources as possible. I will eventually end up with something between 66 and 72...


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Nice El Camino, I can't help you on the measurements, and us Elky guys are kind of the red-headed step children here, (well orange in your case!), but I'm sure there is someone that knows. This site is mainly about 64-72 as well, but there are a lot of guys with a lot of cars here.
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I don't have the button measurements but I can't stand to see you waiting in vain. Attached is a brochure pic of the split bench style seat in your '75. At least it gives an idea to the approximate placement of the buttons. They almost seem to be at the same level as the buttons on the door panels. I'm not sure if they used them but hopefully there are backing pieces for the buttons that will allow the buttons to be countersunk into the seat.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 20, 9:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the picture, I can scale it and figure where they go. I have the seat apart so I want to figure it out now. It looks like the door button tops would line up to the seat back button bottoms. When PUI said they were sending them free of charge, I didn’t think to ask any more questions.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 20, 7:27 AM
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My guess is they are way up that top panel from the head rest holes to the seam at the bottom.

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