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1978 El Camino 454 Big Block w/pics

Discussion in 'Chevrolet El Camino / GMC Caballero' started by docrocket1967, Sep 19, 2010.

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  1. docrocket1967

    docrocket1967 Greasemonkey

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    I am new here and had some questions for you guys. I bought this el camino at a car show and the trailer it sat on. It was an original 6 cyl. car but now has a 454 with a 700R4. I have looked for this paint scheme all over the place and can not seem to find one with this color can someone please tell me if this is a factory color scheme or aftermarket. It seems to be original. Let me know guys

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  2. oldtinsmith

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    Doc,
    Check the body number plate that's under the hood,on the firewall,near the windshield wiper arm shaft. Look on the right side of the plate where the word "paint" is. From your picture it looks like Silver Poly (code number 15), and black (code number 19).Hope this helps.

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    Ya I was going to do that but I was more interested if anyone has seen one this paint scheme before to be honest with ya. I will check soon I have just never seen one like it specially that year so I was hoping to maybe see another one. Thanks for your response. :D
     
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    Doc,
    I remember seeing pne years ago, but the roof and the tops of the quarters and the top of the tailgate were also painted black. It had the chrome (just below the cargo tiedown rails) like you've got, and was black above them.

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    hmmmmm interesting. Thanks Doug
     
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    How 'bout some underhood pics.
     
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    bawazir Master Mechanic

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    who us that 454 :)
     
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    Sure will I have to watch my daughter after work today until late tonight because the fiancee has school. Tomorrow after work I will post some pics for you.
     
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    Sorry I havent got the pics up yet but I have not forgot. Things have been hectic.
     
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    That is a beautiful Elky. How much HP is that Big Block??? I can't wait to see some under the hood pics as well. I am thinking about building a Big Block for my baby.........Still on the fence though 8)
     
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