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Projects My '59 El Camino - 8-13-11 - It's Finally Done

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hemifarris, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. hemifarris
    Joined: Sep 30, 2005
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    I'm almost done with my '59 El Camino that I purchased in early May. I changed it to suit my taste. It may not be everyone's cup of tea but I like it........Mike
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  2. Jeff Norwell
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    Wow..... what's not to like!!!!
    killer sleeper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. What no pics of the ENGINE ?? >>>>.
     
  4. Moondog13
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    Beautiful!!!! :D
     
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  5. hemifarris
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    It's just a 185 horsepower 283 2 barrel. It has a working '59 dealer installed underdash air conditioner. I'll post some photos of them a little later.....The engine looks as good as the outside though..JMO
     
  6. Looks really cool! I like the idea that it doesn't have red wheels or www's. Interior is great!!!
     
  7. hemifarris
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    My other cars run black wheels and blackwalls.....
     

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  8. You have a good eye! I like both of them....Very nice!
     
  9. primer31
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    That thing is awesome. You say it may not be everyone's cup of tea. What's not to like. Anyone who doesn't think that's cool needs to be whacked upside the head. The 59 is my favorite year of el camino.
     
  10. Wow, that's ULTRA nice!!!! I had a red 59 Elky with a 348 tripower that was a real favorite. Yours is the nicest I've seen!!!:cool:
     
  11. hemifarris
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    Thanks Bob......
     
  12. wow, thats the sweetest 59 elco Ive seen.
     
  13. I love 59-60's, and yours looks great. Good Job.
     
  14. hemifarris
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    Thanks Max.............Mike
     
  15. This is Stunning !!!!! WOW so clean and just flatout badass !!!!!!!!!
     
  16. Jay71
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    Gawd I love that 59!! Makes me wanna keep my 2 dr. Bel Air and build it the same way. Very nice!!!
     
  17. Kustom Komet
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    Super tasteful, not a single element out of place, a real stunner and an example of restraint at the same time. How many cars can you say that about?

    -KK
     
  18. VNTGE41
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    damn! nice elco!! love the blackwalls
     
  19. Just Jones
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  20. Boones
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    really clean.. and whats nice about a car like that is it only takes a change of wheels when the mood hits to give it a different look (set of astro's or chrome reverse) and you can have a totally different vibe.

    I love the painted steelies and small caps look..
     
  21. farmer12
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    Stunning looking cars, you've done well!
     
  22. HELLMET
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    That car gives me a bonner . Wow great job. Billy
     
  23. farmer12
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    Can someone tell me what the American word "bonner" is?
     
  24. Rusty Junk Ranch
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    The first thing I would change is the title,,,,,, IN MY NAME!!!:D
     
  25. hemifarris
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    Thanks,and I've been good friends with Bill Coon (new SOHC Ford heads, cams, etc.) for 33 years. That should make you happy.:)
     
  26. Toner283
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    I have seen & touched Mike's car, it is absolutely beautiful. It is the cleanest, best put together 59 Elcamino that I have seen in person & I have looked at a lot of elkys over the last few years.
     
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  28. elricho
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    Sweet ride man-like it a lot!!!!
     
  29. hemifarris
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    Here's some engine pics...........

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    AFTER....excuse the dust:)
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  30. Want2GoFaster
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    As I said in another post, your car is perfect. It has a real understated beauty that I am just drawn to. The engine bay IS as nice as the exterior.
    Really nice work - and your other rides look bad ass too.

    You say its 99% complete... what's left to do?
     

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