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Looked at what I thought was a '70 El Camino today (had a '70 front clip), but VIN of 136801L114041 decodes as a '71 model year.
The car has no motor or tranny, but does have the factory gauge dash with the 7000 rpm tach, buckets and console.
I'm relatively new to this and was wondering if there are any other clues I should look for to determine if this is a possible SS car. The paint is shot and the only emblems are on the fenders and are 350 emblems.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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I'm not much of an expert on (anything
) the 70-72 vehicles, but I do know that SS cars came with 12 bolt rear ends and 3/8" fuel line coming from the gas tank. Just something to look for...

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Check the wiring in the dash...
And take off the fender extensions and see if the fender itself was drilled...
If so, you can be sure it isn't a 70.

Ask for POP or Building sheet...
Mybe the owner has them. Then you can bee 100% sure.
Or if the car was built was sold in Canada.
You can get the history of it.
And find out if its a real SS 71 or 70.

SS also had Matching numbers BB engine.
Ask the owner if it had a SB or BB.

Hope this helps.
 

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With a different front clip and no engine or trans does it really matter if it "was" an SS? FYI you could get the SS-style dash and buckets in a non SS car. Having these things are good reasons to further consider this car - regardless of SS lineage.
 

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let me know if you'd like me to look at it with you, im in ft.worth and if close enough i can give you my opinion as to it's autenticity,price/condition.

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