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Projects Big daddy gets his dream car build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Lloyd's paint & glass, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. There was a thread on here a while back about "if you could have any car" and i posted that my all time favorite car is the 59/60 Chevrolet. What started that was at age 14ish i was deer hunting on a friend's grandparents farm and there was probably 100 cars back behind the barn. One that built a fire under my ass was a 59 El Camino. I had never seen one until that. I fell in love with the car and asked my buddies about it. He told me the who owned it and i called him. He told me i could have it and a parts car for $800. Being a poor kid, that might as well been a million bucks! I did end up buying a 59 Rambler out of that bunch of cars for $60 :D but from that day on I've loved those cars, especially the wagons and El Caminos. The tail fins, tailgate, dash cluster just make me happy! So..... looking through the classifieds here i find a 60 El Camino, call the guy up and had a great conversation with a wonderful gentleman. After a couple of days of pictures being sent, the deposit is paid, and in a couple of weeks, I'll be hooking up the trailer and taking a road trip to Tulsa! Been about 37 years, but i got my 60 Chevy ;) plans haven't started yet, i know the rust repair that has to be done, but I'm thinking straight axle, small block, 4 speed :cool: hang with me y'all, I'm excited! :D thanks again @buffords40ford Has goin.jpg Hh sh n bf.jpg
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  2. Man, we're going to have to start a 1960 El Camino HAMB Club.
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  3. ronzmtrwrx
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 890


    That’s awesome man! Love those elkys.
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  4. wheeldog57
    Joined: Dec 6, 2013
    Posts: 2,476


    Good for you bro, you can now build your dream car!!
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  5. Well, hopefully they'll let me in
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  6. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,967


    Congrats, must be your week. Better play the lottery. 6565ffe8117875de4a1b5b2d787ce02a.jpg
  7. Congratulations getting one of you dream cars. I have had both 59 and 60 El Caminos, they were both a lot of fun.

    Sent from dumb operator on a smart phone
  8. I can't afford a lottery ticket now :rolleyes:Lmao! But that's exactly what I'm thinking right there;)
  9. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 24,144

    Staff Member

    that should keep you out of the saloons for a while..... caminos make bitchin customs.....
    Charles Gilbert 60 El Camino a Carnut.jpg Charles Gilbert 60 El Camino b Carnut.jpg
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  10. Cool on you and buffords40ford........
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  11. I'm truly stoked man. Not a fan of long trips, but I'm looking forward to going to pick it up.
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  12. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,584

    jim snow

    Congrats! Snowman
  13. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 8,602

    from Nicasio Ca

    Congrats Lloyd. They do make great customs, but I'm diggin the straight axle idea, like that orange one above. That is sweet!
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  14. Gonna be west bound and down snowman! I'll be the bandit :D
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  15. Oh yes :D Got me feeling all giddy lol
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  16. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 9,449


    Livin the dream!

    Good on you, at first I thought you’d gone back to the one you saw as a kid. Look what’s happened, join the HAMB, be here a year, find your dream car!
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  17. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 29,197

    Jalopy Joker

    exciting time - yep, gotta start with a good foundation - there goes all of your "spare time"
    are you sure? 20201118_185913.jpg 20201118_190021.jpg
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  18. And they said that I'd never amount to anything :rolleyes: they can kiss my 300lb hairy ass :D the best i remember, they scrapped all of those cars! But i have no idea if the el camino was still there.
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  19. time will tell :D
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  20. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 16,449

    from oregon

    I was expecting Garlits!
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  21. Lmao! I never thought about that! I've had that nickname for 30 years ;)
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  22. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,777


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  23. Hell yeah man! Thanks! I plan on taking my time once i get there. I'm actually buying a 50 Chevy truck cab off of him also, so i was wondering if i could "enlist" anybody to help lift the cab into my truck :D
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  24. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 6,400


    Technically it has a bed so it`s kind of a truck. The El Camino that is.
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  25. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 3,795


    Yeah Lloyd, I can kinda see where "Big Daddy" might apply:p:eek:

    Incidentally, I'd be more than happy to take the '57 Wagon off your hands (extremely cheap of course) to help you finance the '60 Elco build...what are friends for ?:p
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  26. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 29,085


    I'm happy for you, I can relate to how you must feel, 37 years dreaming about an El Camino, took me 50 to get the Hupmobile. That body looks solid, I can see it black with American 5 spokes. Bob
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  27. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 40,147


    Congrats on the find. Now mount a hose reel in the bed and get the"G" to pay for it. :rolleyes:

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