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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by El Camino Kid, Apr 23, 2018.
Anyone know this car? Was for sale at Hershey a few years ago. Probably still has my drool smears on it. I think it was somewhere in the $40k range. One of those "sell it all to buy this" kinda cars.
I would love to know if anybody knows anything about this car, where it is and who built it!
Been a long while since I had anything to add to a H.A.M.B. post. My 64 and a bobber I’ve finally finished. Now that the bike is done I’m looking for some 14” supremes and thinking of a new paint job.
Nice El Camino. It looks perfect with the wheels that are on it. A little bit of race car look always helps the style. At the time of your 64 and my 65, the 5 spoke wheels were very popular, but expensive. That was the look my friends and I wanted, but could not afford. So, keep those 5 spokes.
There were only two times that I had to put our Harley Sportster in the back of the El Camino. I had made a nice ramp sturdy enough to ride our two desert racing motorcycles up the ramps after a long race. So, when the Sportster could not move on its own, I had to get the modified bike inside the bed for transport. It was a little "shaky", but manageable. The weight difference made it a little wobbly. Nice photo of your bike in the back.
Here is an interesting story you might like for your El Camino.
We are partial to the color RED. Two red 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery hot rods, and one red 65 El Camino, as well as several not HAMB friendly fast cars over the years.
An air shock gauge that fits under the rear panel of the El Camino, just under the valve stem. These days, a portable compressor would fit in the rear bed compartment near the cab. It is well built inside and weather proofing could be done. That way no more trips to the gas station for air. And, no more "up in the rear stink bug" look for an empty bed from the gas station back to your house or where ever you may have to have air in the rear shocks. Instant air anywhere, in any location.
I pulled the air shocks off the El Camino for Gas-A-Just and some air lift 1000 air bags. I route the line into the cab and use a tire infiltrator to add air as needed. I'd love to bag it and slam it to the ground but this is gonna need to be a working truck and I don't want to cut up the bed, I like to be able to roll bikes into it easy.
I see the need for a working truck and bed. Our was always working and the bed always had stuff in it on our travels. This is what I remember when I took off the steel plate that the factory put in place. There is space under there for additional storage when needed. I just did not have the time to fix that section of our El Camino up for further projects.
already there under the plate...
It can be useful for a myriad of stuff, like compressors already hooked up to the shocks, with an inside of the cab switch. Then there is no need to ever break out a portable compressor or make a run to the gas station.
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