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Behind the drivers seat in my 65 el camino there is a fairly large storage compartment about 18"x23"x8" with a rubber boot insert going under the box. I've seen them on later models el caminos but i was told at a recent local car show that the 65 did not have one.If it was done after market who ever did sure was good.Anyone know anything about this??

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Does'nt anybody know about this storage compartment???

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It's the Smuggler's Compartment, I've seen one in a 70 SS Elco, but I don't know if they came on a 65, the guy at the show might not have known for sure, I'd say it's probably factory or done by a reallly good bodyman.

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Thanks guys, i think your right cause i don't ever remember seeing one in an older el camino but my son has a 80 and it has one.Oh well i think its kind of neat so i'm going to put some sort of opening door on it

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All El Caminos have the compartment (not sure about '59 & '60), it is where the back seat in a wagon goes. I haven't seen any that were accessable from the cab, though. If you remove the bolts at the front of the bed you can access it there. It seems a previous owner installed a boot for you, very nice of him.

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Just checked the catalog from El Camino store and they do not list a compartment for anything earlier than '68. I do not know if this means that '68 was the first year or not. maybe just another clue.
 
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