|02-09-2005 05:46 AM|
|willowbilly3||I have a retired friend who is into those. He buys and sells maybe 2 or 3 a year and only top shelf models. He just sold a 78 or 79 with the original 350/4 speed. I don't even like Chevy's all that much but that was a sweet ride. I think he got around 11 grand for it.|
|02-06-2005 10:15 AM|
|RCastle||Here is the 85,or part of it|
|02-06-2005 09:20 AM|
ElCaminos are cool,I have an 85 SS,does not have the ChooChoo front clip which is fine with me. Needs to have some work done to it though. I drove it the last two summers,but it is about to get the body lifted this summer. Which should be fun,since the bad is not seperate like a truck is. Get my family to gather round and then say"Well since everyone is already here."
|02-06-2005 08:54 AM|
Re: 1978 El Camino SS
|02-06-2005 05:00 AM|
As it shares the same front clip as the Malibu I have found quite a few links to places selling parts.
I currently get catalogs from 4 sources and look online at 3 other places for parts.
You will have MUCH better luck than I, in finding what you need as the El camino shares parts with the Malibu coupe, and as I own a sedan I have been having a difficult time in finding weatherstripping, trim, door panels, and many other things.
I have actually parted out a few sedans in a couple junkyards for some of the "sedan only" hard to find parts.
|02-06-2005 01:38 AM|
|akm||finish your truck, before you start on it nigg|
|02-05-2005 09:33 PM|
I did find out that the 88's were actually the last 740-sumptin cars that were left over from '87....Probably a good thing that they killed it before it became some fwd,sheetmetal framed grocery getter with a 4cyl.
Thanks for the link...I will definately check it out and sign up.
|02-05-2005 09:22 PM|
Congratulations !!! Check here: http://elcaminocentral.com/ they have tons of info. Might as well sign up while you're there.
Beginning in '74 the SS was just a trim package but there are lots of goodies available for the 5th Gen El Camino's as they are very popular so making it a bit more than just an SS in name only is pretty easy. Plus that same body was in production from 1978 through 1988.
|02-05-2005 08:50 PM|
1978 El Camino SS
Does anyone have any parts sources on this generation of El Camino? I am aquiring one from my wifes grandfather and am looking for any info about them. What makes them an SS? Are they a special performance package or just a trim package? It is a fairly clean....car...er....truck...El CarTrucko I am pretty happy about getting this truck also(look for my Olds post) The body has some small rust spots starting to bubble here/there, but the frame, floor, doors, rockers and quarters are all pretty solid. It has a 350/th350 in it with a 4bbl carb. As far as suspension,frame,engine parts go I am pretty hip to it. I do know what parts will swap from which cars. But I am looking for someplace that specializes specifically in Elkys. You know for glass, sheetmetal, interior, etc.
Thanks for all the help! I will also post pics of this when I get it.