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some pics of My friends 1956 ElCamino

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by moparron426, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. moparron426
    Joined: Aug 25, 2005
    Posts: 658


    My good friend Ray May in Rochester NY is making some good progress on his 56 ElCamino, this car started out as a 2 dr wagon(yeah he cut up a 2 dr wagon) :eek:
    but it is coming out very nice.:cool:
    here are the pics he just sent me. Ron...

    :EDIT: I just put the pics here at the bottom to maybe get some better order:..........




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    Last edited: Sep 18, 2009
  2. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,928

    from DFW USA

    Did he use a Nomad tailgate? Roofline is clearly non-Nomad. Looks great, the thread title had me worried. :D
  3. moparron426
    Joined: Aug 25, 2005
    Posts: 658


    Yeah it was a 2 dr wagon(not a nomad) and he used a nomad tailgate:cool:
  4. Lunatic
    Joined: Sep 28, 2004
    Posts: 1,199

    from Carson,Ca.

    pretty damn kool

  5. str8axle55
    Joined: Dec 19, 2006
    Posts: 355

    from MA

    Looks real nice. I like the way he slanted the door post. What is the rear window from? Fantastic work, looks better than GM would`ve done. You never see anyone do 56 Elco`s, usually they all are 55`s.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2009
  6. Dat Dirty Rat
    Joined: Jan 15, 2003
    Posts: 3,503

    Dat Dirty Rat

    I've known Ray since i was a kid and when i turned 16 my father almost bought me his old 58 del ray as my 1st car...The last time i seen him he was doing a truck and his newest 58 was being painted. He told me about this & I couldnt believe he cut that wagon cause it was a pretty solid car but that thing is turning out pretty kool...Ray is a very talented guy.
  7. 54BOMB
    Joined: Oct 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,106


    Did they even make a "concept" car like that in 56? I wouldnt do that myself, but I have to say it doesnt look bad.
  8. kwoodyh
    Joined: Apr 11, 2006
    Posts: 641


    That's going to start some head scratching at some shows! Very well executed!
  9. retromotors
    Joined: Dec 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,045


    I'm normally not too interested in tri-5s, but this I like!:D
  10. X426X
    Joined: Jul 22, 2009
    Posts: 174

    from OhiO

    One of the best I've seen! Tell Ray great job!
  11. Can't wait to see it finnished.
  12. fireball350
    Joined: Jul 16, 2006
    Posts: 129


    I have to admit, I was worried when I read the title. It looks like he did a great job and it is going to confuse a lot of people at shows. Cool.
  13. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,631

    from Hypocrisy

    Looks real good.
  14. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,089


    Ray is a good fabricator and an all around nice guy. I sold him one of my '37 Chevy pickups a few years ago and he made an extended cab out of it. Wasn't my style, but his workmanship is A-1. I haven't seen Ray in a while and didn't know about his latest build. Guess I'll have to get together with him and have a look-see at it.
  15. moparron426
    Joined: Aug 25, 2005
    Posts: 658


    we started that truck in my garage right before I moved out here to CA.
    Ray did most of his work at my place and I stored my stuff at his place.
    he now has a nice BARN work shop at a friend house.... Ron...
  16. moparron426
    Joined: Aug 25, 2005
    Posts: 658


    I believe the rear window is the back hatch door from the wagon, but I have an email into Ray to find out for sure. Ron...
  17. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,375


    Wow, he's done something really neat there. Looking forward to the finished product. Wheel choice will be important.
  18. BuickBorracho
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 430


    ^ I agree. looking forward to more updates.
  19. Used Up Junk
    Joined: Nov 12, 2008
    Posts: 673

    Used Up Junk
    from Merced, CA

    Just know some jackass is going to take a look at it at the cruise night and start telling everyone who will listen about how he had one "JUUUUSSSTTT like this one" and about how rare they are lol......
  20. Kustomline54
    Joined: Aug 15, 2009
    Posts: 467


    I was worried when i read the title, but ass soon as a saw the pics i was amazed. Its a quality build. Cant wait to see more pics!
  21. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 3,076


    Damn, that looks cool. What kind of rims/tires and upholstery is he gonna put?
  22. looks great and we need more pic's. the back window could be the back hatch glass. after looking at pic's again it looks to wide because the hatch was same width as gate factory.
  23. moparron426
    Joined: Aug 25, 2005
    Posts: 658


    I've got an email into him for some more pics and details.
    it might be a few hours before he see's it.... Ron...

    here are 2 pics from last weekend before two tone.


    Last edited: Sep 17, 2009
  24. skullhat
    Joined: May 30, 2009
    Posts: 892


    looks pretty darn good, like the color combo as well.

    certainly nicer than a 2 door wagon in my book, keep it coming

  25. merc-o-madness
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,544


    wow im surprised it looks pretty good actually! i was a little worried that it was gunna be a hacked up nomad like i usually see. looks good i like the tail gate and how the rear pillars have that slant to them it doesnt look like they just hacked the roof behind the doors and sealed it up. also i like the ribbed panel behind the seat
  26. moparron426
    Joined: Aug 25, 2005
    Posts: 658


    I know I am doing this a little backwards but here are a few more pics before paint. Ron...





    and a model of what it will be
  27. Not liking the model! I was thinking how bitchin it would be if it was made to look like it was stock. Wheels and interior,you know. I'm sure it will look great,but,just a thought...The metalwork is amazing!
  28. jakesbackyard
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 728

    from ND
    1. Upholstery

    Outstanding execution....very nice.
  29. I must be at least the tenth one worried about the title, but pleasantly surprised.

    Nice concept, planning, and execution.

    Looks great!
  30. I liked the look in all the progress pics. All the colors looked great. I really like the back window idea.

    There was a 58 Elcamino around here years ago. A guy said "I bet you've never seen one of these..." It was kinda neat...but nothing like this 56!

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