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Old 09-27-2006, 11:14 PM
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67 el camino long bed?


I heard the following story from previous owner:
he was told by a former GM employee that the body was modified by a GM facility or a GM special supplier (after leaving the original manufacturing plant) and intended to be ! a hearse ! (kind of open top but with a canopy) and could only be sold to offshore funeral houses and only about a 1000 were made. Part of the story is the same guy found one in Panama and another somewhere else and rebuilt one out of them, cause it was a very rare item.
(Original sierra fawn paint kind of make sense, actual yellow is bombardier sea doo yellow, previous owner was a local dealer and painted for a world sea doo convention video)

Appreciate your help and comments on the issue

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Old 09-28-2006, 12:43 AM
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It's hard to tell from the pictures if the bed is extended or not. Cadillac built a few, Caddys with a ElCamino looking back, they were used for flowers to the gravesite transportation. It would be a cool find. Dan
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new pictures

Dan, thanks for your comment. Im enclosing new pictures. Its has been enlarged between the door and the rear fender, about 15 inches. Theres 2 kind of deposits (smugglers box? now covered by the new bed) that clearly were moved back.

How can I track the modification? (if done by any GM facility or supplier)

Cristian
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Dan, thanks for your comment. Im enclosing new pictures. Its has been enlarged between the door and the rear fender, about 15 inches. Theres 2 kind of deposits (smugglers box? now covered by the new bed) that clearly were moved back.

How can I track the modification? (if done by any GM facility or supplier)

Cristian
Correction: the smugglers box is still attached to the cab end and cuted after it. The chassis beams has a triangular shape and has been added with same shape, right below seat, the driveshaft added at front with same (narrow than the rest of it) round section. Cant tell where added on the sides.
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That looks like it's about a foot longer than it should be!

That is just bizarre! I love it! it ranks up there with the crew cab El Camino, built with a Monte Carlo (or Malibu) and an Elky back half.

As for a way to track its origin, I don't think GM kept as good of production records on El Caminos as say Chevelles or Camaros. For Example, GMC Diablo.

Too bad that isn't state side, I would love to see that car in person.
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You just need to send it to my house, to go with the 59 and the 66.

Triangular shape chassis beams???
That is similar to an X frame car (my 59)

My 66 is a perimeter frame (same as a Chevelle only boxed side beam)

Are you perhaps describing the shape of the perimeter beam??

Or was a second "under rear seat" panel added??

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You need to take your El Camino over to Chevelles.com, the best Chevelle site on the net hands down. They will love to see it!

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Cristian; I would get on the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America web site and jump on their forum. Just look for the year of car in question and post the question. There are a bunch of walking history books over there when it comes to Chevies. Good luck. That is one cool lookin' ride. Let us know how you make out.

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Bryan; One nice lookin' '59. Thats my favorite el camino of them all and I've always wanted one. I do actually have a part of one. Its powering my '46. Cool ride.
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Oh--By the way

in all likely hood Chevrolet never built this car.
A base Elky was shipped to a coachbuilder to have this work accomplished.
In the same way that a base caddy deville would be shipped to (Superior Coach Builders) a builder for finishing. (yes--the bus people)

The first K-Car converts (and Mustangs when they were re-introduced) were all shipped to a builder to modify and install the soft tops.

Perhaps there is some mention of the builder in some previous ownership papers.
I have heard that a original title for a hearse/ambulance will have all of the builders and certifications on the paperwork.

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One of the companies that do hearses and ambulances probably did it.
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Thanks Bryan, its going to be a long trip from Chile to your place, but who knows....

Ok, chassis beam at the wheels are square section and inner than the section between the wheels, which are triangular shaped and perimetral. Nor panel added under rear seat. Cab floor, crossmenber from perimetrals beams, smugglers box, then cutted, but triangular beams added under seat.
I`ll clean up everything down there and get some shots to post in the future.

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Thank you Brian, I will do it.

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Thank you 46. I will jump on there.

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67 el camino lon bed

VIN reads

..........12C............668
ST......67.13680.....BAL...2028.......BODY
TR......761............SS..................PAINT
..........M..............137574
.........................................1
...............body by fischer

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new pictures

I added new pictures (from the bottom) at

http://elcaminocentral.com/gallery-a...m05-page5.html

the yellow one, pages 2 & 3
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