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|1978 El Camino
About My 1978 El Camino
Here are some picture of my 1978 El Camino. I haven't really done much with it yet other than some basic repairs but it really doesn't need much other than a new paint job and the interior redone. In case you're wondering, this is not a factory color (the factory color was silver) and it is also not black. This is a very dark metallic gray. The paint is 1988 GM code 85.
Some of you may be wondering why I've put up this page about my El Camino when the rest of the site is Rambler related. There is, of course, a story behind this. This particular El Camino was purchased new by my grandpa in the fall of 1978. He's always taken very good care of it (as you can tell from the pictures) and I've always admired it and he had promised the car to me when he was ready to let go of it.
Late last year (end of 2000), he decided that the time had come, so for Christmas, I became the second owner of this fine trucklet. To say I was excited is the understatement of the century.
Fortunately, it hasn't really needed much work done to it and the vast majority of what I've done is maintenance type of stuff (new brake rotors, replacement of belts and hoses, etc..). The biggest problem it has mechanically is the rear springs (original) and shocks need replaced and it has a bad ball joint.
Last Updated 01/03/04 11:25:17 AM