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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. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,183

    from Austin, TX

    beautiful, , ,makes you wonder why chevy didn't build those, , , there are some pretty amazing builds going on right now on this board,,,lots of FRESH ideas,,love seeing creativity in action, , ,
  2. Recluse
    Joined: Mar 14, 2009
    Posts: 31

    from Montana

    wow. Can't think of anything else to say. Just, wow.
  3. moparron426
    Joined: Aug 25, 2005
    Posts: 658


    I got some more pics and info on this build from Ray

    the back window and front bed piece is from a 71 ElCamino as well as the inside cover on the tailgate.

    and the bed floor is from a early 90's chevy truck.

    the rear of the door was leaned forward more like a nomad

    a set of 58 Chevy Nomad strips on the tailgate.

    The inside of my bed will be all steel and fully usable.

    the paint is 2007 GM colors, Sunburst Orange #6218 and Dark Tarnished Silver #6223.

    here are a few pic of the build in the early stages. Ron...



  4. That's the best ElCamino conversion I've ever seen! The proportions are right on. Makes me want one!!!!!!!!!!!

    (but then, I AM a pick-up man)
  5. motorhead711
    Joined: May 7, 2008
    Posts: 736


    Very clean looking conversion. I've seen some hacked up ones in the past, this one however looks really good. Nice work, and I dig the color scheme.
  6. very nice!,i made a 55 el camio out of my hot wheels as kid
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2009
  7. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 10,196

    from Chicago

    That's super bitchin!
  8. shoprat
    Joined: Dec 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,109

    Member Emeritus
    from Orange, CA

    I don't normally like conversions, but that is really nice and well done.
  9. B.A.KING
    Joined: Apr 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,703


    haveing owned a56 2dht for35 years and a 59 el camino for 20 year,i really like the way that looks. i hope my 2 cars mate and have a baby like that:D very nice!!
    volvobrynk likes this.
  10. poorboy
    Joined: Feb 8, 2003
    Posts: 1,437


    pretty cool execution!
  11. moparron426
    Joined: Aug 25, 2005
    Posts: 658


    I Agree, when I was back there for a visit he told me he was going to cut the roof off and do this, I tried to talk him out of it, but I think it IS looking great.
    in the past he has made a 37 chevy windowed delivery,
    his daily driver is a primered 37 chevy extended cab PU
    and now this cool ElCamino :cool: Ron....
  12. Excellent craftsmanship and it looks very nice but I'd rather have the 2 door wagon.

    Would I drive the Camino?.... hell yea
  13. henry's57bbwagon
    Joined: Sep 12, 2008
    Posts: 676


    Very nicely done, can't wait to see it out in the sunshine.
  14. moparron426
    Joined: Aug 25, 2005
    Posts: 658


    well Ray sent me some new pictures of his car outside, and almost completly finished, I think it came out GREAT... Ron...





  15. jim mchargue
    Joined: Jan 5, 2009
    Posts: 92

    jim mchargue

    Nailed it! Great job,love the way the sail panel angle mimics the side trim.Very clean and good choice of rims.
  16. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    from Reno,nv

  17. killbilly
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
    Posts: 258


    Man,that really turned out cool! perfect proportions.really nice work.I would like to se some pics of his 37 too
  18. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,631

    from Hypocrisy

    very nice indeed
  19. flynstone
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,711


    wow that is sweet,, xlnt job
  20. moparron426
    Joined: Aug 25, 2005
    Posts: 658


    he has a pretty cool fleet...


  21. 50ChevyFrank
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 229


    A man named Lonnie Jent in Sullivan, IL has had a 56 Camino for several years. Nice car, but not as nice as this one (I don't think). I don't know any history of the car.

    I wonder what prompted Ford and then Chevy to build a car/truck like that when they did?
  22. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,631

    from Hypocrisy

    They never made a 56 El Camino, this is a one off, El Caminos came out in 59, Rancheros in 57.
  23. I would like to say that I am very impressed, quite a nice job, excellent. 2 years ago a neighbor tried to build one, it ended up on the front lawn with a sign asking $4000. It would not even made a good r*t r*d, if you were so inclined for that type of thing. Thanks for posting the pics and story, TR
  24. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    Absolutely perfect! Perfect "factory-appearing"
    body lines. Perfect choice of colors and use of
    "factory-appearing" two-tone paint and
    integrated with the modified, but also still very
    "factory-appearing" side trim too! I like the
    fact that car's been lowered a bit, but not totally
    slammed into the weeds. The stance is perfect.
    The 'gray cast-spoke' American Torque's look
    perfect on the car as well and are just icing on
    cake! They're the only things that don't look like
    they actually could have came from the factory
    when the car was new, but also, perfectly and just
    "ever so subtlety scream" (LOL!) '60's-vintage
    "hot rod"! One thought did come to mind after
    looking at the pics for a bit longer. It's a minor detail
    and not to pick nits in any way, shape or form at all,
    but I wonder how it would look if the sliver-gray paint
    had been continued onto the roof, but with the window
    and roof pillars still in orange?

    Last edited: Jun 11, 2011
  25. The car looks great. This conversion was really well thought out. I love how the slant of the back window is matched by the trim.
  26. torino_Joe
    Joined: Mar 11, 2011
    Posts: 102


    Very nicely done!
  27. That roof sweep back to the bed looks perfect, very nice job.
  28. Zombie57Ranchero
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
    Posts: 528


    Damn that came out better than i expected! Awesome work!
  29. n.z.rodder
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,016


    Damn nice, I've seen a '55 done like this, lucky Chevrolet didn't make em cause then you'd have to find something else to do.


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