The 1980 El Camino
Here it is parked in front of our house. Doesn't look like much, but the Rallye wheels are better than what was on it when I got it.
About the El Camino: We bought this one from the original owner after it had been sitting is a field for
nine years. The transmission had been replaced and was hydraulically locked.
Only four of its six cylinders were firing and it was puking nine years worth of junk out the tail pipes. But it was running!
After some new spark plugs, getting the trans unlocked, putting the wheels and tires from the
85 MCSS on and replacing the starter motor it was ready for the road...sorta.
Then came brake shoes and turning the brake drums. There were some wiring problems with the front
parking lights and about a jillion burned out light bulbs.
The windshield wiper/washer switch and pump assembly required replacement and there were exhaust leaks that had to be repaired.
New wiper blades and a turn signal arm were also added.
The sun and weather had taken its toll on the paint, so here it is sanded down and ready for primer.
Doesn't it look better with a fresh primer coat?.
Here's the front with the black-out trim scheme.
Next page: Organ donation.