new to the site with a 85 el camino.

macgyver49

macgyver49

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I've restored several cars in my day but this is a first forum for me so forgive if I not all correct yet.
I joined to tell the fight with the 16" IROC wheels. I didn't know there was fronts and rears until I bought them.
A 1 1/2" spacer did the rears ok but the fronts hit the new dropped spindle steering arms, so a 1/4" spacer worked until I realized the lug nuts weren't long enough.
so off everything came and new lug studs pressed on then all back together again. nothing is ever easy when changing things.
I also put on a new dash cover, if you do this get 3 times as many clamps, vice grips, c clamps, spring clip, whatever, as you think you need
I ordered a ss front end from honest charlie's ( not thrilled with them but they had it) got a cowl hood from summit and changed the interior from blue to tan.
done so my future color looks better, (2019 Kia wild orange pearl)
I took out everything computer related, carb, knock sensor, o2 sensor, computer, all wiring in engine compartment and under dash, only thing I haven't figured out is the cruise wire.
 

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Turbo Zach

Turbo Zach

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Welcome and looks good so far!
 
airboatgreg

airboatgreg

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Welcome from a fellow El C owner in SW Georgia. I have to do my dash also
 
michmalibuman

michmalibuman

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Welcome, Looks good.
 
melloelky

melloelky

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welcome,looks like you've got a handle on tthe dash cap situation.can never have enough clamps.looking good.
 
O. D. Showtime

O. D. Showtime

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Welcome! Looking good.
 
Longroof79

Longroof79

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Welcome aboard! The Elky is coming along nicely.
 
roger1

roger1

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Nice looking car!

Since you've got 16" wheels you could think about upgrading to '98-02 Camaro "LS1" front brakes. One of the best upgrades I've done to my car.
 
macgyver49

macgyver49

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Jan 30, 2019
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good idea Tks. for the thought. now just update the money list.
 
roger1

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