Not Rat Rod
Magenta and White Interior
This is my daily driver 1959 El Camino Shop Truck.
I purchased this Elcamino not running over 3 years ago now.
Put a lot of work into it to get it up to this point.
My father in law brought this car down from Washington and
I purchased it from him.
It was a complete car minus glass.
The first few months with the car I got it up to "daily driver" condition.
Over time I worked on getting the exterior, interior,
engine and underside of the car up to the same condition.
This car is a blast to drive as is,
We have put on many miles using it to pick up parts,
scrap metal with it, and
we even got our Christmas tree a couple years in it.
I have had my fun with it and
now it''s time to put my focus and attention
into other cars and life ventures.
Please read all the descriptions below
for I have tried my best to explain and
list all that I've done so far,
if there is anything I missed or
you want to ask please don't hesitate to ask.
Exterior: So when I got this car it had no glass,
I took the opportunity to spray the roof and dash
in some lavish 1960''s inspired flake, kandy and patterns
with the help of my father in law.
The roof and dash were taken down to bare metal,
no rust, minor dings body worked and dash speaker shaved.
Then we epoxy primered, high build primered,
block sanded and finally kustom paint was done using
House of Kolors Kandy over white flake base and lots of clear.
All the patterns are buried under the clear
so you can not feel the edges.
All new glass and seals were ordered and installed.
The body was not in bad shape,
but like most '59 El Caminos
the rear lower quarters needed replacing.
New quarters were fully welded in
as well as inner required structure,
the body was stripped to bare metal,
epoxy primered, body worked, high build primered,
block sanded and finally shot in flat Lilac color urethane.
A lot of the original stainless trim has been taken
to a local shop for polishing but not all of it is polished.
I decided to shave the hood, tailgate and door key holes
for a cleaner look.
The "California" 1 piece bumpers also help with smoothing things out.
The bed has been sprayed in a tintable bed liner
to match the body.
While a piece of plywood is on top of the rust free floor
to protect it during day to day use.
Hood, doors and tailgate all open and close properly and
are fairly well gapped.
Overall this car has nice curb appeal but it is not perfect.
I built it with the intent to use it daily.
Kustom paint work on roof and dash
All new glass and seals
New rear lower quarter panels
Hand made tail light lenses
One piece front and rear bumpers
Nosed and Decked
Sprayed in suede Lilac urathane PPG paint
Interior: You will find a 1961 Cadillac bench seat redone in pearl white vinyl,
purple zodiac vinyl and vintage pink fabric
by local shop Rivero Upholstery and
a matching speaker tray.
The carpet is also purple and
it is a premolded drop in with matching floor mats.
The floors underneath are solid and
had been replaced by a previous owner.
I cleaned them up a bit and
added some protection by painting them in a red oxide primer.
Also painted red oxide primer is the insides of the doors
to preserve them.
New kick, door, rear quarter and rear panels are made
out of aluminum ready to be upholstered.
Window cranks and door handles are new repop
and are all in working order.
There is no headliner or windlace installed,
however the ceiling does have new tar insulation to keep temps cooler inside.
Currently the speedo is not working,
the gas gauge is not hooked up
however there is a new sending unit in the new gas tank.
There is a headunit in the glovebox with 2 6x9 speakers
on the rear tray and 2 4x6 speakers in the front kick panels.
The cabin is very quiet inside and
the seat is very comfy.
New drop in carpet kit about 3 years old
daily driven but still nice.
New firewall insulation molded
Lots of original gauges
(not sure what works or not but have almost 2 of each)
Stereo in glove box 2 6x9 speakers 2 4x6 kicker speakers
New steering column top bearing installed
New interior panels fabricated from aluminum
New interior door and window cranks
New door seals
Mechanically sound daily driver with original 283 Small Block Chevy,
I''ve driven it up to Daytona (4 hour trip each way) with no issues,
drive it every day to work and on errands, in city and highway.
Starts up every morning, does smoke a little
cause I''m sure the rings are worn on the pistons,
I did a head job on it about two years ago thinking it was valves.
Plugs, wires and electronic ignition keeps it running on time,
while the remanufactured 2 barrel carburator,
new fuel pump and new gas tank along with new fuel line
make sure the gas supply is clean and consistent.
The Power Glide Tranny only made it about 10 miles
on its first test drive
so I replaced it with an overdrive 700R4 rebuilt.
This Elcamino Is In Florida USA
PRICE: $17,990 Or Best Offer
Stock #: 2036MM
My Location: Elkhart, IN United States
Information Call Ray at Toll Free 800-852-1911
Or Cell 574-849-5323
Second phone: 574-970-0645 (24 hrs) Or
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