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alex
alex UberDork
3/1/10 8:11 p.m.

Wally, Dav, spill it on the suspension goodies. This has become a surprisingly interesting thread.

SVreX
SVreX SuperDork
3/1/10 8:12 p.m.

I can't resist when you guys start knockin Elkys!

Here's mine:

vazbmw
vazbmw Reader
3/1/10 9:49 p.m.

I am sure he looks like a lady from the back. Who wears pants like that?

ignorant wrote: hockey hair man bag stone washed jean shorts mullet. I'm going to continue posting mullet pics until someone laughs...
Appleseed
Appleseed Dork
3/1/10 11:25 p.m.

Look at the size of the cell phone. That pic can't be that old.

96DXCivic
96DXCivic HalfDork
3/1/10 11:47 p.m.

The El Camino is an A-body except the last ones which were G-bodies so I imagine any A-body suspension bits will fit. I am not sure on that though.

Nitroracer
Nitroracer Dork
3/2/10 12:11 p.m.
aussiesmg wrote: No drifting here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2QNpYnYo90 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPNd4bWiKbc

I had no idea such a series existed. Bad Ass!

SVreX
SVreX SuperDork
3/2/10 10:59 p.m.
96DXCivic wrote: The El Camino is an A-body except the last ones which were G-bodies so I imagine any A-body suspension bits will fit. I am not sure on that though.

First gens (1959-1960) are also an exception to this.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg SuperDork
3/2/10 11:17 p.m.

Just cause its a Chebby truck

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
3/3/10 7:49 a.m.

I always wanted to do up a Ute, but the shipping would kill me!

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
3/3/10 8:06 a.m.

Do your own.

jikelly
jikelly Reader
3/3/10 8:23 a.m.

I'd like to get an El Camino for my nephew to work on with me. That's the car he really wants, but they are hard to find at a good prince around these parts. The El Camino was/is very popular. I was hoping GM was going to bring that model back to market.

slantvaliant
slantvaliant HalfDork
3/3/10 8:51 a.m.

Here's the late Bud Powers' ORR El Camino.

Photobucket

pres589
pres589 Reader
3/3/10 8:56 a.m.

Here's a great way to improve all sorts of things on the front end of an Elky or similar G-Body;

http://www.hotchkis.net/gm_ag_body_tubular_upper_aarm_for_tall_spindle_swap.html

Not cheap but it opens the door to big brake swaps and an improved camber curve using commonly available GM bits.

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro HalfDork
3/3/10 9:13 a.m.

In reply to pres589:

Here you go: http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Chrome-Moly-Upper-Control-Arm,4853.html

Can't even make them yourself for that price.

A G-Body El Camino is a GM Metric Chassis.

Welcome to the world of ultra-cheap circle track race car parts.

Shawn

DukeOfUndersteer
DukeOfUndersteer SuperDork
3/4/10 9:19 a.m.
aussiesmg wrote: Just cause its a Chebby truck

what kind of wheels are those? Off a Camaro?

alex
alex Dork
3/4/10 9:57 a.m.
aussiesmg wrote: Just cause its a Chebby truck

Details? Build thread? You have my attention.

Rad_Capz
Rad_Capz HalfDork
3/4/10 10:28 a.m.
pres589 wrote: Here's a great way to improve all sorts of things on the front end of an Elky or similar G-Body; http://www.hotchkis.net/gm_ag_body_tubular_upper_aarm_for_tall_spindle_swap.html Not cheap but it opens the door to big brake swaps and an improved camber curve using commonly available GM bits.

My current project is an 81 Malibu I'm installing the full Hotchkis suspension upgrades on along with a V6 to 350 V8 swap. Project thread can be seen here http://www.maliburacing.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=92684&sid=6b3428a5073beffe14c682ed8abdca29

alex
alex Dork
3/4/10 11:22 a.m.

Nice, John. I'll be keeping an eye on that one.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim HalfDork
3/4/10 11:32 a.m.
slantvaliant wrote: Here's the late Bud Powers' ORR El Camino. Photobucket

That's rather cool looking. Got any more info about it? Google wasn't really helpful on this.

SilverFleet
SilverFleet New Reader
3/4/10 11:34 a.m.

Someday, I plan on getting one of these car/truck abominations! It's actually my fiance's favorite "vehicle", lol. She wants a brown one though, I'm still trying to talk her into a different color. Although, a crazy, built-up one wearing a shade of poop might just be one of the greatest sleepers ever!

patgizz
patgizz PowerDork
3/4/10 12:01 p.m.

i want to get a 70-72 in the fall, we'll see what happens. i'm selling the vic, camaro, and one of the trucks in addition to scrapping two more to get $ to pay back my cousin for the chevelle. so my wife better be grateful for that(she claims the chevelle is her car but i'm paying for it) and buy me an elky when i am ready.

Appleseed
Appleseed Dork
3/4/10 11:51 p.m.

This is awesome. And its real.

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