Since he was a young child Jessie had always been interested in Chevrolet El Caminos.
When Jessie was 15 he bought three El Caminos for part cars and one body to salvage. This being a father/son project, Jessie and his father knew they had some serious work ahead of them. Aware of this, Jessie and his father put their heads down and got to work. Over the course of 5 years, both of them spent countless hours getting the ’69 El Camino project off the ground.
“Like everybody else, we understood the time and devotion to a restoration and what it takes to finish one.”– Jessie H
Currently Jessie’s 1969 El Camino is equipped with a BBC 396 coupled to a TH400. The carburetor setup on this ’69 El Camino is a 650 Edlebrock 4 barrel. In the rear sits a 3” true dual exhaust to FlowMaster Super 10s Mufflers. While a lot of ground work is in place for this El Camino, there’s still plenty of work to be done.
“I have gotten PLENTY of parts from Ground Up SS396.com. They always have just what I need to accomplish getting my car back together.”– Jessie H
Today Jessie’s El Camino still sits in primer and some minor body work needs to be accomplished but final color of this 1969 El Camino will be Purple Haze by Harley Davidson.
Great Story Jessie, we love featuring these father and son builds! Can’t wait to see the finished product sitting in a beautiful Purple Haze. – Team Ground Up