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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 17, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone,

Ive done a lot of reading at this place and regarding Chevelle and El Camino owners, this seems THE place to go. Im amazed at how much new content is pumped out on that place everyday. Even the El Camino section has more content than some dedicated El Camino forums out there

Why Im here? I recently fell in love with a 64 El Camino with a 454 and something which looks like a TH350 behind it. Since I dont have the car yet, I rely on pictures to do a lot of research in the meantime of what was done on that car and what not. It will take a few weeks until I get my hands on the car again and in the meantime its quite possible that I might a few weird or even stupid questions here.

My Background: I drove V8s since I was about 22 years old until recently as daily drivers throughout Summer and the hardes winters you can get here in Germany. But for various reasons I sold the last one and got a low fuel consumption I4 as a daily driver to get to work / shopping and so on. To fill the gap and to finally fulfill a childhood dream of driving a mean, loud, strong and preferrably old US car here (where gas costs around the same as gold ), and thanks to a wife which did not understand why I sold my last V8 at all, we got our hands on that 64 Elky and cant wait for the summer to kick in!

Im still trying to figure out a lot of things about that car, engine and transmission, so I might start a few posts soon in other areas here to ask for some help identifying parts and asking for advice. Im glad I found a nice place with some petrol heads which seem to have an endless amount of knowledge


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Welcome to the site. Good luck with the El Camino.

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good luck with your elky. don't forget to post some pics when you get you ride.
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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 17, 5:36 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you very much everyone. And yes, there will be some pictures for sure! I already have some, but theres some work to be done on the car and Id like to show it when this is finished. Its only a matter of weeks now. I cant wait! :-)
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Welcome Patrick, from another big block 64 El Camino owner!

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Welcome Patrick, to Team Chevelle.....

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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 17, 7:01 AM
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Welcome here. Elcamino are great.I have a 68 one that I got a good deal on as I was going to clean it up and sell it to them have money for a chevelle. I ended up driving it and said no I'm keeping this instead.
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 17, 4:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks again everyone for welcoming a newbie from overseas :-)

@fr8dog : Beautiful color! And judging by your Videos your El Camino looks like its a really mean machine! Do you run it on the 1/4 mile? If yes, is there a huge need to get more weight on the rear axle?

@elco68 : I always liked the El Caminos, Rancheros and Holden UTEs. Its probably because I like the idea of having a Pick Up which looks more like a car than a truck. They look a bit "out of place", but in a very positive and unique way. I did not primarily search for an El Camino, but when Ive seen the one I bought now I fell in love immediately. I put the idea of buying it away for a while, while I was looking at some other (a few hundred in those weeks I think) cars, but I never got the El Camino out of my head. So this happened.

Ill get you all some pictures in a few weeks. If nothing goes wrong, I should be able to get it around end of April. This will be a fantastic summer!
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Thanks again everyone for welcoming a newbie from overseas :-)

@fr8dog : Beautiful color! And judging by your Videos your El Camino looks like its a really mean machine! Do you run it on the 1/4 mile? If yes, is there a huge need to get more weight on the rear axle?

@elco68 : I always liked the El Caminos, Rancheros and Holden UTEs. Its probably because I like the idea of having a Pick Up which looks more like a car than a truck. They look a bit "out of place", but in a very positive and unique way. I did not primarily search for an El Camino, but when Ive seen the one I bought now I fell in love immediately. I put the idea of buying it away for a while, while I was looking at some other (a few hundred in those weeks I think) cars, but I never got the El Camino out of my head. So this happened.

Ill get you all some pictures in a few weeks. If nothing goes wrong, I should be able to get it around end of April. This will be a fantastic summer!
Thanks Patrick. No I haven't taken it to the track yet. I'm still working on a purchasing an open car trailer so I can tow it to a track. Not too many available in my neck of the woods, unless you buy new. Prefer to buy a tilt deck but they're pricey.

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The way I see it is the El Camino is the sport version. Not the family car with the back seat. (at least that is what I tell myself...)
I also like "niche" vehicles. I have had 3 Dodge Rampages one with full Shelby Charger Turbo swap, those are a blast to drive, but get no respect.

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Welcome to the forum.

I know first hand how hard it is to maintain an old US car in Germany, not to mention the strict rules they have if you modify anything. Good luck with your El Camino.......I would hate to buy the gas at German prices to feed that beast.

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