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Ask me about my El-Camino. Seriously

Discussion in 'General' started by Robby-Bobby, Oct 28, 2022.

  1. Robby-Bobby

    Robby-Bobby Steeltoe’s Daddy

    So I am pretty much done with my G-Body and honestly, while I love it, i have always lusted after the first gen 59-60.

    Well, lucky for me, I found one in Alabama about 30 min from Barber.

    Basically, its at the point where it needs to come ALL the way down for restoration, which I may get to in the next 20 years....... Or its kinda roached out, but can be put on the road within a month, needs pan, brake rebuild and clean carb.

    I am thinking, that while I do the floor pans (which is necessary because youll fall through) that I should do the interior nice as fuck, like perfect and leave the exterior roached out (patina....) which I really like that look as well.....

    Then..... If I get motivated, and actually restore it and hustle (1-2 years) itll be worth 100k..... But I am also not very good at selling shit.
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  2. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    Pic? I agree that a roached out (patina) car can be pretty cool, especially with a supercharged LS based engine!
  3. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

    Pics dude.
  4. renegade17

    renegade17 Well-Known Member

    Will you be able to drive it without the Burmester amp installed?
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  5. Robby-Bobby

    Robby-Bobby Steeltoe’s Daddy

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  6. Robby-Bobby

    Robby-Bobby Steeltoe’s Daddy

  7. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

    Nope...do the body also.
  8. Robby-Bobby

    Robby-Bobby Steeltoe’s Daddy

    So If I keep it patina, I am thinking the interior needs to be bright ass red and houndstooth or a plaid/red seat. Either that or green interior, but I am leaning towards red with red wheels.
  9. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    my buddy maintains one in a collection of some unique vehicles. It was their "test" mule... no VIN. Value is probably in 7 fig territory
  10. brex

    brex Well-Known Member

    Looks perfect for a Rush sticker across the back window.
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  11. R Acree

    R Acree Banned

    Now that's just mean.
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  12. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    Nope got to have white wheels.
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  13. Sudowoodo

    Sudowoodo Error 404: Skill not found

    Damn that thing is fuckin cool. Patina outside and LS with a stupid big cam would be pretty gnarly.
  14. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    What's the red truck next to it ?
  15. Dan Dubeau

    Dan Dubeau Well-Known Member

    Nice car. You HAVE to go get it :D

    Personally I'm over the patina thing on older cars. Maybe on old trucks it still looks good sometimes, but on cars I think they look better restored and painted. Perhaps you could restore and paint the front of that, and leave the back ready to party.
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  16. Pride & Joy

    Pride & Joy Well-Known Member

    That car has WAY too much cool factor going for it to be left in a "patina" unfinished finish... ESPECIALLY, if you do the interior in red. Picking a color that highlights the chrome, body lines and bright red interior will lead to a vehicle that you, and everyone else can't stop admiring. Adding a cool drivetrain will only enhance the wow factor. Best of luck, I look forward to seeing the results of your efforts.
  17. Robby-Bobby

    Robby-Bobby Steeltoe’s Daddy

    You trying to get Broome to uppercut me? LOL not that he would like this, but I don't need that trouble.
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  18. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    I like Derek's way at Vice Grip Garage / Road Worthy Rescues. Self tap some license plates, or floor pan patches in the floor. Throw some mexican blankets on it and drive it.

    Mechanical...flush/fix/replace brakes tuff. Carb rebuild. Clean fuel system/add some filters. Oil change. Tranny service. Then send it.
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  19. fastfreddie

    fastfreddie Midnight Oil Garage

    Don't forget to get it ceramic coated. Gotta protect that patina! :D
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  20. tzrider

    tzrider CZrider

    Looks way meaner as is, don't paint it.

    But then again, I was going to suggest luminescent shag for the interior, I could just be insincere......:D

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