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General Information

Year
1965
Make
Chevrolet
Model
El Camino
Color
Gold
History
Abandoned in a field for I don't know how many years. Previous owner found it and put junk yard parts on it and painted it. I bought it for a little more than it was worth thinking it would make me 45 years younger, and be an interesting project. So far it's just been a hole to pour money into. Fun to drive though.
1965 Chevrolet El Camino (Gold)

Modifications

Drivetrain
290HP 350 Chevy Performance crate motor base with ATK heads, 1.6 ratio full roller rockers, mild Howards retrofit roller cam and hydraulic roller lifters, MSD 6AL ignition and pro billet mechanical advance distributor, Pro Flo 4 4150 MPFI, Edelbrock MPFI intake, Hedman Elite shorty headers, Pypes Race Pro X pipe exhaust, Champion 1-inch tubes 2-row radiator. Not sure about the real HP now, but it's north of 35O for sure. 700R4 built for 600HP with constant pressure valve body, lock up torque converter.
Interior
Mostly black, bench, column shift, stock color scheme would have been fawn.
Exterior
Previous owner put Maaco paint over poorly sanded rust and fooled me in a few spots. I knew I'd have to repaint it regardless. I stuck a new grill, headlamp bezels, and emblems on it. Still needs body work, bumpers, and paint.
Audio
Aftermarket Radio CD player cut in where the original radio goes. Not cool, but music comes out of it.
Suspension
Global West negative roll upper and lower control arms and QA1 single adjustable coil over shocks in front. UMI sway bars front and rear. UMI rear control arms top and bottom. QA1 adjustable trailing arm frame braces. Global West rear coil over conversion with Viking dual adjustable shocks.
Wheel and Tire
17 x 7 Vision Legend 5

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