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Hardtop 1959 elcamino

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

  1. Kustomkid
    Joined: Nov 21, 2010
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    Remounted some of the trim I installed in 97. It’s what got me thinking of this project. IMG_7445.JPG IMG_7444.JPG IMG_7448.JPG
    And since everything else is chromed on the dash... IMG_7449.JPG IMG_7450.JPG
    Going to be blinding to drive...


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  2. Atwater Mike
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    Lovin' this Elk! I thought of an El Camino ('59, what else is there?) with the top 'factory chop', i.e. the convertible... thought it was just a dream.
    Superb job, so easy to follow. Rust so prevailant in these that it's like the impossible.
    Ford man mainly, I'm drawn to this.
    The custom antenna thru 2 levels is extreme cool...I'd HAVE to keep it!
    Ultra cool, Kid. Good move on the steering, too!
     
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  3. Kustomkid
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    Found a few more pictures of the my car. Adjustments.JPG Adjustments.JPG Adjustments.JPG Adjustments.JPG Adjustments.JPG Adjustments.JPG Adjustments.JPG [​IMG]


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  4. Kustomkid
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    IMG_7476.JPG


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  5. Kustomkid
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    Got the chrome head for the autronic eye assembled, hopefully it will work without needing rebuilt... IMG_7819.JPG IMG_7822.JPG IMG_7826.JPG Adjustments.JPG


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  6. rudestude
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    Thats cool...
    Here's a wiring diagram for you if you don't already have one ...I just happened to have a 1959/60 Chevrolet Passenger car shop manual laying on my desk when I read your post. 20200222_104931.jpeg

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  7. Kustomkid
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    The body swap is done. Have to trim the rockers a little to get the body to slide back, but the front of the body is on the new frame. IMG_0265.JPG IMG_0267.JPG IMG_0266.JPG


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  8. YJ4000
    Joined: Feb 5, 2009
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    Great to see an update.
     
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  9. Peanut 1959
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  10. Kustomkid
    Joined: Nov 21, 2010
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    70B53A93-DBB5-49B9-BA65-5FF4D07D4C2A.jpeg ACE2F770-3819-453E-B785-3358BF03291C.jpeg B84CD63C-85E9-40A9-A901-8893D2A373EB.jpeg I ended up getting a 59 Chevy mount for the autronic eye and relocated it to the correct placement. Also got the rockers trimmed and the body pulled back so it is closer. Few more adjustments and it should be close…
     
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  11. Kustomkid
    Joined: Nov 21, 2010
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    I did the frenching in high school. And yes it’s staying!
     

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