New project El camino "diablito"

malibootay

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Hey gbody fam, I'm back with my new project! 1986 El Camino ss! I've had alot of projects in the past, but none that Ive gone to the extent of restoration like I will with this one. She's gonna be a complete ls swapped frame off restore. It'll be my first ls swap, so be kind with all of my "dumb questions"... Been about 8 years since my last gbody (Malibu) project. Any knowledge, opinions, and comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance
 

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Streetbu

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Welcome back! What's your plans for it?
 

mclellan83

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I like the sound of it, hope to get more details on exact plans
 
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Doug Chahoy

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Looks like a good candidate for your plans. Why I’ll never understand why someone would originally order an SS without bucket seats.
 
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ck80

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Looks like a good candidate for your plans. Why I’ll never understand why someone would originally order an SS without bucket seats.
I mean... the console gets in the way of your lady friend getting "close" while your driving...
 
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mclellan83

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I mean... the console gets in the way of your lady friend getting "close" while your driving...
Exactly what I was going to say
Get Over Here Mortal Kombat GIF by Twitter
 

malibootay

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So had some down time with these winter blizzards in Texas and decided to gut the interior. To my surprise, very very little rust (mostly surface rust). Plan on doing a custom dash and custom seats/center console (floor shift), everything will be brand spanking new.... Or thats the plan at least.... Wife may disagree with my spending habits
 

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malibootay

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Also went ahead and pulled the motor and transmission! 17 year Old son comes in handy! If yall don't have one, get one quick, lol
 
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