Ok so I finally decided to start the whole dash/wiring replacement on my elky. One big problem...the entire passenger side was rusted to ****!!! I'm not talking about the dash pad, I mean the actual dash panel that's made of metal and welded to the body! Worst part is that no one makes these anymore. I already pulled the dash out so it's basically firewall and some wires among other things. Question is, does anyone know where I can get this part? Dvap wants about 500 and won't even send pics first. Am I stuck getting something custom and not so great or am I stuck searching for years to come?
01-08-2013 09:14 AM
Your '65 El Camino is identical to the '65 Chevelle forward of the "B" pillars, so check with the Chevelle web sites.
01-08-2013 09:33 AM
I started looking into that a day or two ago but still no luck. Just a bunch of clutter about dash pads. Good advice though!
01-08-2013 11:45 AM
Any 64-67 A body dash will fit in there, it might not be stock but it's a option.
01-08-2013 12:14 PM
Wow v8&4spd! I knew A bodies had a lot of matching parts but I wasn't sure about this one. That helps a million! I'll let u all know what dash I choose!
01-08-2013 12:35 PM
I put a 65 Pontiac dash in a 67 El Camino. There was more cab room after I swapped dashes. Just use a cut off wheel and cut near the windhsield.
01-08-2013 12:43 PM
Some of the gauge openings are standard size GM. You can use gauges from a 2nd gen F body if you want. You can also use different speedo readings all the way up to 160 mph.