Dan has just started the restoration of this 1968 El Camino. Our client has contracted us to do this project with the idea of a clean, daily driver in mind. We will be repairing the body damage, repainting the vehicle, rhino lining the bed, installing a 350 crate engine and restoring the mechanical systems of the vehicle. So far we have been working on removing old parts, restoring the brakes, installing new shocks and getting the engine bay ready to paint.
Mike is working on disassembling the El Camino to prepare it for body work.
Mike continues to strip the paint off the body for this muscle car restoration.
Mike continues to work on stripping down the El Camino for this muscle car restoration.
The new drivers quarter is in for the Chevy El Camino.
Mike is cutting out the old quarter skin in preparation of the new one for the 1968 El Camino.
Larry is fitting the new quarter skin today.
Larry has finished fitting on the new quarter skin for this El Camino’s Restoration.
Mike is working on grinding down the hood and getting it ready for body work.
Mike is repairing the bed of the El Camino.
Dan is masking off the body of the El Camino and getting it ready to paint.
Dan has finished with applying the bed liner for the inside of the bed on the 1968 Chevy El Camino.
Mike is sanding the El Camino to prep it for paint.
Dan is getting ready to Paint the El Camino to move this classic car restoration along.
The El Camino is getting painted and getting the stripes laid out. This is going to be one great classic car restoration.
The El Camino is painted and cleared.
Dan is working and sanding and buffing the El Camino to really shine up this classic car restoration.
The techs here are hard at work reassembling the El Camino to wrap up this classic car restoration.
The wheels are getting painted in the booth and trim is getting laid out.
The wheels are painted and back on the El Camino.
Bumpers, more trim and the tailgate went back on the El Camino today.
Mike is finishing the assembly on the El Camino and installing the new tonneau cover.
Mike is finishing up with the assembly of the El Camino. It will be ready for detail tomorrow.
We are repairing a few little spots that were showing through the paint on this El Camino.
Dan has painted the cast manifolds and the engine and dropped it into the engine bay.
Dan is putting the final pieces together for the engine on the 1968 El Camino. The plugs, wire, wiring, HEI, Carburetor, A/C, pulleys are all coming together.
Dave is finishing up the install on the custom dual exhaust with x-pipe.
Dan got the El Camino started up and the new 350 crate engine sounds amazing. We found two issues after the vehicle got started that the client is handling with style. One was a leaking heater core, which will be replaced with original. The other was that the transmission was not shifting into gear. The client decided that this was the best time to swap in a 700R4.