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Hardtop 1959 elcamino

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kustomkid, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. '52 F-3
    Joined: Sep 30, 2007
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    great build..... your vision and craftsmanship are outstanding.

    I really like the 59's too, just did some interior work on a friends.

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  2. Kustomkid
    Joined: Nov 21, 2010
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    Thank you!


    To chop, or not to chop. That is the question.
     
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  3. Johnboy34
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    If that is the question, I say no. I mean after, all your building a 59 hardtop elcamino!
     
  4. Never saw this build before but I looked at your posts after reading a comment from you elsewhere.
    This is really cool- I like it a lot. Hope it's coming along ---



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  5. Kustomkid
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    Going to get the frame swapped in 2 weeks and start welding the body together. I've been bouncing between the merc and the 59. This summer it's the 59!


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  6. Kustomkid
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    Wasn't able to do the frame swap yet but got a front seat and got the steering column in so it steers again. Body is unbolted but I'm thinking of stripping the firewall and painting it before I swap it then at least the engine doesn't have to come out. [​IMG][​IMG]


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  7. Great job on the Camino and your postings and pictures are outstanding
     
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  8. Kustomkid
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    Got the 59 out and took some pictures before it gets tore down for the frame swap. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  9. How my 59s do you have


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  10. Kustomkid
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    I am down to one and lots of parts. Years ago I had 10 elcaminos, 3 wagons and a 4 door hardtop. A rusted out 60 Buick convert and a 60 Pontiac convertible.


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  11. SR100
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  12. Kustomkid
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    Nothing yet. Building an addition on the house, so the car projects have to wait....


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  13. catdad49
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    This is Slick! When this is done, there's going to be a lot of head shakin' going on. I'm in.
     
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  14. What do you have for elcamino parts?!


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  15. Kustomkid
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    Box trim, some tailgate trim, some fin trim corners, some roof trim. What are you looking ?


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  16. It's encouraging to know I'm not the only one making progress on the house but none on the cars. :)
     
  17. Kustomkid
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    Yup, got a broke merc , but 1400 square ft added to the house!


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  19. Kustomkid
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    It was. Got broken pushrods, stuck valves, and rocker studs pulling out of the heads.


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  21. Kustomkid
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    Well, I ended up getting back the back half of my original elcamino I drove in high school. The guy that got it 10 years ago ended up not using it for his project.
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    This will make the project go smoother and I will have most of my original car back!


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  22. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Cool! What happened to the front half/rest of the car?
     
  23. 59 El Caminos are one of the best looking Chevys, and massive yet subtle modifications are my fave-o-rite kind. So this is gonna be good!
     
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  24. Kustomkid
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    It got converted into a Chevy convertible.


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  25. SR100
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    I'm glad to hear that this is moving forward. It's one of my favorite builds.
     
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  26. Kustomkid
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    It’s been slowly moving. Got a house project that I am working on that needs to be finished. Then I get to work on the cars.


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  27. Kustomkid
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    This was my old elcamino when I sold it. IMG_7326.JPG IMG_7325.JPG IMG_7324.JPG IMG_7323.JPG IMG_7322.JPG IMG_7328.JPG IMG_7327.JPG
    A 59 elcamino frame, front end, doors and seating area, 60 pontiac convertible, and a 59 2 door sedan back skin to make the Chevy.


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  29. Kustomkid
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    Box is on the frame. IMG_7440.JPG


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  30. Kustomkid
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