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curtis73
curtis73 UberDork
6/20/14 10:44 p.m.

I did it. It was a total impulse but it was the last few minutes of an Ebay auction. $1385 bought me this:

It runs and drives. That's all I know.

Well, I also know it will be getting and LSx/T56 swap.

Boo yah.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
6/20/14 11:05 p.m.

Nice.
I am here to enable should you ever need it.

Lancer007
Lancer007 HalfDork
6/20/14 11:32 p.m.

Sweet

SilverFleet
SilverFleet SuperDork
6/21/14 8:54 a.m.

I love El Caminos. I will own one someday. And it will be brown. It has to be brown.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 Dork
6/21/14 9:16 a.m.

Welcome back to the dark side.

Let me know when you want to make it handle for cheap

Silverbrick27
Silverbrick27 New Reader
6/21/14 9:31 a.m.

Nice!

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit Dork
6/21/14 9:50 a.m.

Nice and cheap. Good move.

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
6/21/14 10:03 a.m.

my least favourite flavour of el Camino.. but still cool

patgizz
patgizz PowerDork
6/21/14 12:02 p.m.

awesome

i haz 4.8 shortblock if you want to build a screamer.

fasted58
fasted58 PowerDork
6/21/14 12:08 p.m.

Nice score, I'd build one. LSX FTW.

and yur gonna need a build thread.

JtspellS
JtspellS Dork
6/21/14 12:11 p.m.

Hell yeah cleatus!!

Would love to rock the E36 M3 of one some day.

Fobroader
Fobroader Reader
6/21/14 2:58 p.m.

Thats sweet!! Nice buy buddy, looking forward to the build thread.

beans
beans Dork
6/21/14 3:05 p.m.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/21/14 3:58 p.m.

Make it Drrriiiiiffffftttttt...

fasted58
fasted58 PowerDork
6/21/14 4:09 p.m.

Often overlooked body style. Good price, good platform and aftermarket. Good choice.

Duke
Duke UltimaDork
6/21/14 4:38 p.m.
Appleseed wrote: Make it Drrriiiiiffffftttttt...

I always figured those things would be God's Own drift machine. I don't know if you can get enough steering angle out of them, though.

rebelgtp
rebelgtp UberDork
6/21/14 5:39 p.m.

Nice looking Elco. Look forward to seeing a build on it.

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt UberDork
6/21/14 7:23 p.m.
Duke wrote: I always figured those things would be God's Own drift machine. I don't know if you can get enough steering angle out of them, though.

They might be a good choice to test Paul Van Valkenburg's suggestion of using a dirt track straight axle in a drift machine, if only for the extra redneck factor.

curtis73
curtis73 UberDork
6/21/14 8:48 p.m.
Dusterbd13 wrote: Welcome back to the dark side. Let me know when you want to make it handle for cheap

Tomorrow

curtis73
curtis73 UberDork
6/21/14 8:56 p.m.

Went to get it today. Its really not bad. I expected the worst. It was at a really ghetto dealer in Trenton NJ, but they are really nice folks. Plenty of expected body rust, but surprisingly no frame rot. Really solid bones.

Tranny is slipping in reverse and the fluid looks like Hershey's chocolate syrup. Its OD, so I assume 700r4. I guess it could be 200-4r. I forgot to look. This might be a good opportunity to pop my cherry on rebuilding an automatic. There is a rusted break in the rear brake lines so that needs to be addressed, but other than that I really think it could hit the road soon while I acquire parts.

Mostly everything works. PW, PL, runs smooth. Looks like a bunch of vacuum lines were replaced. AC doesn't blow cold (no shock there), and one tire has some dry rot.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
6/21/14 9:10 p.m.

I'm looking forward to this build!

curtis73
curtis73 UberDork
6/21/14 9:14 p.m.
mad_machine wrote: my least favourite flavour of el Camino.. but still cool

I think the 70-72 is one of the sexiest, but I really like the boxy style of these last-gen malibu versions. Another neat thing is that the front bodywork is all interchangeable, so if I want to I could make it an El Cutlass, or El Regal.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
6/21/14 9:37 p.m.

Just don't turn it into an El Camino SS. I liked the Monte SS, but those were terrible.

rebelgtp
rebelgtp UberDork
6/21/14 9:56 p.m.

In reply to Woody:

I dunno I kinda like them

Now all you need is Bruce Willis

nicksta43
nicksta43 UltraDork
6/21/14 10:13 p.m.

Fairly certain it should be a 200-r4

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