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Features EL Camino and Ranchero picture thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 76cam, May 11, 2011.

  1. No Plan
    Joined: Nov 2, 2008
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    Here is one of mine.[​IMG] Currently building a OT 85 Elko.(airbagged,18''IROC wheels,LT1 powered; you would Hate it! pics in profile)
     

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  2. hemifarris
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    That's cool. At least you owned up to it. At my age I'm always making mistakes on here. Excellent site though, isn't it?...Mike
     
  3. B9
    Joined: May 14, 2011
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    Traded a 1/2 impact gun and an old 870 pump for this. Engine was "seized". Turns out a clutch disk spring broke and was wedged between the ring gear and bell housing.

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    Painted it myself and came out real nice but the color was a bit more pink than I thought.

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  4. 57belair
    Joined: Jan 5, 2008
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    Hey Mike, you're right about forgetting things.
    Have to be more careful, do enjoy the sites
    tho and the array of posts!
     
  5. chevy59409
    Joined: May 7, 2011
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    59 elky project still more to do will get more picts later
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  6. chevy59409
    Joined: May 7, 2011
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    not a ranchero but is kind of next project econoline pu (5).jpg

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  7. Toner283
    Joined: Feb 13, 2008
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    X2, the 59 build threads always get lots of attention.
     
  8. hemifarris
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  9. hemifarris
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    Here's some completed pics of mine after installing a stock factory '59 Rochester passenger car fuel injection unit, fuel injection nameplates and flags. Nameplates and flags were 1 year only (1959) and there were less than 35 passenger cars that were built with it..................Mike
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  10. choprodz
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    I have had this one in my collection for a few years. I got real lucky when I found this one. The last owner wound up with it in a trade on a swimming pool (pool dealer) and didnt know what he had. Cool thread!!!
     

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  11. I have always been fascinated with this el camino varient the "El Catalina" It's featured in the October 2011 issue of Hemmings Classic Car magazine. Go here for more pics and info:http://www.hemmings.com/hcc/stories/2011/10/01/hmn_feature1.html

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    The white one above is a factory prototype/design exercise that was shevled and used as a shop truck for a Michigan Pontiac dealership. It has been restored by Tom Girrard recently and was just at the 2011 Pontiac Oakland International meet where it scored 400 out of 400 points and claimed best of show honors. It has no VIN and only wears a body tag 2180 and does not exist in pontiac books. The first two digits decode directly to Catalina but the last two are the GM code for El Camino.

    Another El Catalina was reportedly assembled from remaining prototype parts and restored. It was spotted around 2006 at an auction in Indiana.

    The El Catalina below was made from a 4 door.
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  12. epinut
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    Really? Looks just like a cut wagon or sedan to me, short doors etc...
     
  13. Domiracer66
    Joined: Aug 8, 2011
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    My pop's 59 in 63... He picked up the car in Iowa for $800 then gave it this custom paint job himself... He married my mom and always regretted having sold the car...
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    Here he is 48 years later checking out my 59 for the first time...

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    Smiling isn't something that comes easy for the old man...
     
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  14. KustomCars
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    those look sweet, I love 59's !
     
  15. epinut
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    Looks great, now build a clone!
     
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  16. I am mistaken.....When I dug deeper with the info....You are correct the short doored one is cut from a 4 door.
     
  17. c57heaven
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    There was an "el Poncho" on display this year at Bair's corvettes in Linesville Pa. I believe it was a 1960. Done very well. but unfortunately I did not have my camera.
    It looked absolutely genuine in the way it was done.

    Did you let you Pop drive your 59?
     
  18. Mr Mayo
    Joined: Aug 1, 2008
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    I have always been fond of first-generation El Caminos. I find it a little bit amusing when pictures of flower cars (usually Cadillacs) are posted, and someone will always think it's a variation on the El Camino concept.

    Well, I came upon this picture today of a funeral procession that actually used El Caminos as flower cars.
     

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  19. Leadfoot327
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    Here are a few more shots of mine. I love this thread!
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  20. 59camino
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    Loving this thread,thought i would post some pics of my rides,some wild shapes come out in 59,my favourite by far.The ranchero come from california,i prefer to build my own rides but could'nt resist this one when it got offered up forsale,if anyone has any info on this car it would be appreciated,i was told it came out of bakersfield?The el camino is a work in progress,getting some root beer flake and candy scallops at the moment,i'll post more as the build goes along,cheers.
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  21. I love this '59! It is one of my faves.....Didn't know it went "down under". I'm glad it went to someone who appreciates it.

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  22. 59camino
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    Thanks mate,yeah it came over a few years back now,it's in good hands,the only plans at the moment is to drive the hell out of it!
     
  23. Gareth
    Joined: Jun 18, 2008
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    So that is your el Camino? For some reason I thought it was Ryans. Looking good, will we be seeing it at chopped this year?
     
  24. jroberts
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    This '62 belongs to Paul Caligario of Ontario. He brings this to Maxton run the Monster Mile with the East Coast Timing Association. Presently is running a Pinto based engine.

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  25. jmh
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    I want a 57 Ranchero soooo bad it hurts!!!:p Have to wait till I get the last one out of college!!! Some day..:rolleyes: John
     
  26. injunjoes
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    Kal Koncepts/ www.gotpaint.com. im pretty sure it was dion giulano's car. Ive got a magazine with a full feature somewhere on it with all the info, I will try to find it tomorrow. Pretty sure it was streetrucks mag.
     
  27. 59camino
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    That's right mate,I've got Ryan painting it at the moment,spoke to him yesterday and said he would like to have it at chopped before i comes back up my way.
     
  28. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
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    You're chopping your El Camino? I chopped mine, I wanna see more pics please.
     
  29. fleetbob50
    Joined: May 1, 2006
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    from Waco,Texas

    two of my sittin and rusting projects, the 57 has a caddy in it, old shop truck
     

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