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NOT a rice-rocket!

  1. May 20, 2006 #1

    Danger

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    Since a few people have expressed curiosity when I mentioned a couple of things about my El Camino,
    I figured that I might as well get the details out of the way all in one shot.
    Here she be:











    Volkswagon's-eye view :bugeye:


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    side view showing built-in step so my 4'6" mother can get in (with help) :rolleyes:

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    the only warning to would-be pests :uhh:

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    proof of the above warning :biggrin:

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    It's a '76 El Camino frame-stacked on a '74 Jimmy chassis. The motor, as you can see, is a '76 Olds 455. A custom bell-housing mates it to a Chevy 350 Turbo tranny with manual valve body for driver-controlled shifting. A second custom plate attaches the GMC transfer case to the tranny. The transfer case has a differential built into it, so I don't have a 2-wheel-drive option; the shift lever either sends 70% to the back and 30% to the front, or splits it 50/50. The tires are 33" Trailblazers, and it'll chirp them going into 2nd gear in low-range. :biggrin:
    As you can see, it needs a bit of body work.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2006
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  3. May 20, 2006 #2

    brewnog

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    That looks bloody cool old chap, I'd love to see it in the flesh!

    I think I'm gonna base my 10 year plan around moving to the US with work so that I can buy something with a monstrous V8 and not feel guilty! A work colleague moved over there in January, and has now got a Mustang for his runabout, and an AC Cobra for a project, mwhaha!
     
  4. May 20, 2006 #3

    Danger

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    Ooooooooo.... me want. :biggrin:
     
  5. May 20, 2006 #4

    Mk

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  6. May 21, 2006 #5

    Danger

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    Hey, Mk;
    I did actually resize all but one. The reason that I left it full sized is that the sticker didn't show up when I tried to shrink it. Yours looks good, though. Thanks.
     
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