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Very nice. So what are you going to do with it, repaint, motor swap, build a book shelf with the wood paneling?

I would love to watch you build it into a street sleeper, keep the paneling and stuff a HO350 in it.

Edit: Sorry after closer inspection I see its not paneling, my bad.

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It doesn't have the wood panels. I'll have to see what the status of the engine really is once it gets here. I'm thinking that I'll get it running right, put some decent wheels on it, add the missing parts, paint it in original colors and bring the interior back to decent.

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Nice one Camino...reminds me of my grandad's old El Camino. Ran until the day a drunk plowed into him on U Street in DC...

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How 'bout stealing some cues from what Foose did in Overhaulin'? They put a Laguna S3 nose on and a custom hood from some other year SS Chevelle or something (it's been a while...) Has a nice rise to the hood. That episode on DVD might get you some suppliers and parts sources too.

Overhaulin' Episode

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Spacetruck II??? Or are you saving that moniker for a new Elky.

Nice find Camino, and the price is right on what looks to be to be a pretty sound body.

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Whoa, looks like a fun project, Camino. More pics please, when you get it home.

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Spacetruck II??? Or are you saving that moniker for a new Elky.

Nice find Camino, and the price is right on what looks to be to be a pretty sound body.

That's what I'm hoping,Z. We'll see how sound it is when it gets here, but I think it should be pretty good.

Would you be willing to go take a look at a parts car on L.I. for me? I think I'd like to buy it, but that's a long way to go just to be disappointed.

Let me know.

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OK, now to respond to everyone else.

No, I won't SSify it - I don't like clones

BP: That is one cool custom! I don't think this one is going to be a hot rod though.

Schuby and Detroit Nut: Thanks!

OCN: you can count on those pics.

No, this will not wear the Spacetruck name. Funny thing though, yesterday when I walked into the local Wawa, Spacetruckin by Deep Purple was playing on their satellite radio. :scratchchin:

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Please, please, PLEASE leave the paint exactly as it is and make it something spectacular on the inside. This thing's got fantastic patina that you can only have once; stuff a 502 between the rails and be done with it!

Awesome buy; I'm very jealous, ESPECIALLY because of the price!

:thumbsup: x1000

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Please, please, PLEASE leave the paint exactly as it is and make it something spectacular on the inside. This thing's got fantastic patina that you can only have once; stuff a 502 between the rails and be done with it!

Awesome buy; I'm very jealous, ESPECIALLY because of the price!

:thumbsup: x1000

Sorry man, without paint the air here in PA will eat the car alive - so no patina.

Anyone notice the bullet hole in the tailgate? :unsure:

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KICK-@$$!!! congrats. :yes:

Is it 350 powered or 305? Have you seen it in person?

Can't go wrong for $800. One of the few Chevrolets

with stacked headlights. And yes I also say 502 this

thing and call it a day.

I'm with XP on the patina but I understand where you're coming from Camino.

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I won't know which V8 it has 'til I get a look at it. IIRC, in '77 you could only get a 305 in a Camino - I'll have to check my references about that. Anyway, there's no reason to think that the engine is original anyway, so it will be a surprise.

No 502s for this one. This car will just be a nice cruiser - I'll go nuts on another one someday.

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Shopping List

- windsheild

- hood

- trim for left 1/4 panel

- dashpad

- set of Corvette-style rally wheels

- filler pieces for rear bumper

- interior light

-turn signal lens'

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Camino, you have now officially earned the new nickname of "EARL"!!!

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:lol::lol::lol:

You took the words right out of my mouth.

I'm suprised that the show hasn't made the vehicles more popular.

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Congrats... Looks good. Me? I'd paint it darker color (I have one in mine.. :P ) to contrast well with freshly polished chrome. But that's just me. :D

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Just becuase I'm totally nuts I'd love to have one of these with a 572 & M22. :D

Still even if you drop a 283 between the fenders, it will be a fun cruiser!

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