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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. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
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    Real nice ride........:D:D
     
  2. I love it!

    Caps & all!!!!

    JH
     
  3. ORGANGRINDER
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
    Posts: 382

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    only thing i keep coming up with to say is WOW!....WOW!
     
  4. billys54
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
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    I love it looks great
     
  5. hemifarris
    Joined: Sep 30, 2005
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    I think someone repops '56 dog dish hubcaps. I have a perfect set of '57 dog dish if you're interested. PM me.......Mike
     
  6. I've seen the 55/56 Chevy dog repop's . I'm not sure on the 57 yet , looked at them as well. I like the 58-60 dog dishes and are pretty inexpensive so far( they need work most of them) There was a 55 in the last Rodder's Journal that ran the full Corvette caps and looked pretty darn good. Running 15 x 7 American Racing Torque Thrust "D" with ribbon whites..but always look to change the look. The Nomad runs disc brakes up front so a drum brake rim mostly like won't work ? If anyone know , yeah or neah ! enlighten me !
     
  7. hemifarris
    Joined: Sep 30, 2005
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    I switched to 15X7 steelies from Coker. I wanted a larger rim anyways but I needed them to clear the caliper.
     
  8. BIG RANDY
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
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    F-in beutiful, great looking elco.
     
  9. Bosco1956
    Joined: Sep 21, 2008
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    from Jokelahoma

    Thanks for posting I think this is the best El Camino I have ever seen :cool:
     
  10. Bosco1956
    Joined: Sep 21, 2008
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    from Jokelahoma

    Love the look of those caps... I bought a car to get a set of them Tried buying just the caps but the guy wouldn't do it.
    It was a running driving 62 Impala
    They ended up on my 60 Vette
     

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  11. qzjrd5
    Joined: Nov 23, 2004
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    from Troy, MI

    Mike,

    That car is absolutely beautiful. Its the best El Camino I've ever seen (and I saw it up close!!) - hands down.

    Oh, and that love affair you have with black steelies and black walls? I am 100% on board with you. Nothing tougher looking IMO.

    Enjoy the new ride man!

    Mike
     
  12. kookee
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
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    Hey Mike!! Love the new ride! Clean and timeless, a real jaw dropper!

    I have not made it up to Ram's Horn for breakfast in a while, as the Michigan "situation" has affected my family.

    Hope all is well!

    Adam
     
  13. hemifarris
    Joined: Sep 30, 2005
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    Thanks Mike and Adam......I appreciate it.
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2010
  14. You nailed it on this one, Mike.... but the 34 Vic is still my favorite of your fleet. :)
     
  15. B.A.KING
    Joined: Apr 6, 2005
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    i run the dog dish caps on my 59 elky.but they are VERRRY ROUGH . but so is my elky.its white, wheels are creme. caps .came from a box of parts that had been in our old barn since..........who knows. i swap them out with old americans 5spoke,red rallyes with differrent type of caps.small police caps,2 bar spinner and what ever strikes my fancy.sorta like you, do what i want ,when i want to, how i like to. thats a very cool elky.congrats
     
  16. hemifarris
    Joined: Sep 30, 2005
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    Hi Dan, the '34 Vicky is still my favorite as well because my Dad bought it in '59, I drove it to high school in '61 and still own it today...............Do you still partake in the website I first met you on a few years ago?.....Mike
     
  17. Theo:HotRodGod
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    I love the 59's looking great!
     
  18. mattlowe
    Joined: May 7, 2008
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    looks really nice!
    thats the only year camino I like
    nice job
     
  19. hemifarris
    Joined: Sep 30, 2005
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    Thanks!
     
  20. Wheelie
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
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    Wheelie
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    from Dallas

    Are those armrests out of a bubble top? Very clean!
     
  21. SMC? Not really. I pop in every once and a while, but not enough Hot Rod stuff to keep me interested. A lot if talk, not much building. I haven't even touched my modeling stuff in months... I just kinda lost interest. Plus, I've been messing with my 38 more lately.
     
  22. hemifarris
    Joined: Sep 30, 2005
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    Glad to hear you're working with the '38. It's a nice car. I haven't visited SMC in several years.
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2010
  23. 66Coronet440
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    I don't know who wouldn't love that. You couldn't ask for a better looking car. No frills, just super clean.
     
  24. petes65usa
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
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    Words very well put.......IMO also :cool:
     
  25. bogart62
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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    Mike, glad to see the pics. Really turned out killer. Luv those dog dish caps! See ya soon,

    Kent
     
  26. VinnieCap
    Joined: Oct 30, 2007
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    Great looking car... actually all your cars are great looking!
     
  27. The best El Camino I have seen in years. Sure miss my 71 SS 454 clone I had , been over two years and not a trace since being stolen in Tacoma.
     
  28. hemifarris
    Joined: Sep 30, 2005
    Posts: 2,322

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    I got a PM asking me to send some photos of my El Camino bed with the tailgate open. John, you didn't include your email address so I'll post them on here.....Mike
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    I hope these work....Thanks to toner283 for providing me with these.
     
  29. Toner283
    Joined: Feb 13, 2008
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    Glad you are getting some mileage out of the pic's Mike. I still have a couple of hundred detail shots if there is any other detail pic's you need/want. Just takes me a while to upload them to my email so I can send them to you.
     
  30. afan
    Joined: Jan 1, 2006
    Posts: 283

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    from michigan

    I have seen Mikes car in person, you need sun glasses to look at out side .like he says 99% done. Outstanding.
    Now, to see Mike in person is a very rare sight!!!! He did ride up to Franfenmuth(sp) last night to drop off the cars .that is rare
    Nice car Mike really nice.
     

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