My 59 has not been out since December----been waaay too busy at work.
The 66 is literally about 10 labor hours away from driving out of the body shop on it's own--as a completed car. Again--too busy at work and she is spending the money before I can get to it. (not bothered by this at all)
But---I have put a few dollars into the 65 Ranchero----just enought to turn it into a commuter (I'm kinda diggin' this v-8 4-spd, 8 pound micro car---pretty zippy):yes:
Mine got painted the last quarter of 2010.
I already had one track appearance for 2011. Too bad the track was green. Hoping to run again on the 20th. This is to say if the regularly-scheduled rain ever stops here so the tracks dry out. I have a black Craftec tilt up cover for the cargo area headed my way. I also have to get the emblems back on the Elky. Probably a good time to install the new carpet since I had the seats re-covered in DEC. I may want to do that dash upgrade too.
I also got myself committed to a 68 Camaro ragtop re-do. Takes a lot of my free time. But the last three weeks have been de-wintering the yard and doing outside home projects, what project what day depends on the amount of rain coming down.....
giving up trying to sell mine. Decided to strip the 71 of the "good" parts and put them in the 68 elcamino. (buckets, console, stereo, 12 bolt) and put the 10 bolt, bench back into the 71. basically turning a 3700 dollar running el camino into a 1500 dollar running plain jane el camino. jim
We have been busy getting ours ready for the Power Tour and then onto Chevellabration. I don't post much in this forum but am thankful for the good info. After doing a search on Craftec bed covers I took the plunge and put one on to keep my junk dry during the power tour. They are as nice as advertised.
Once we get the rechromed front bumper installed it wil be down to a little cleaning, oil change, load the bed and GO!!
I forgot to mention the Elky got the other new inner fender (dvr) and new rad support while it was at the paint shop. When my hectic schedule allows, I must adjust my driver door for a better fit. This would move the window frame outward. I'll simply get a helper to assist 'massaging' the frame inward while holding the door open. Two-man job.
New seat bun springs do in fact sit taller for my bucket seats
Debating with myself the pros and cons on the cargo bed refinish. My Elky is a 134 car that had a lotta goodies added to it before me (67 12 bolt, CI hood, SS stuff). Naturally I upgraded to 454 power end of 2008 and created a meaner unit early 2010. Paint and a lotta work fixing a 'hauler' bed or going with a working spray-in liner. Craftec cover will hide the eyesore until I figure out the best course of action
Well I haven't been posting much because the '67 is pretty much done. All I have left to do is put the spark plug boot socks on, replace or fix the long side bed trim pieces, install the door panels and arm pads. I visit allot to see if anything is going on in the elky forum, but I don't post much anymore. The only problem I've had with the Camino was the 700r4 was leaking trans fluid out the U joint hole at first startup but I installed a sock and added a hole cap plug and it fixed the issue.
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