Rusty W’s 1969 El Camino

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Rusty W’s 1969 El Camino

Rusty owned a 1973 El Camino many years ago, and he fell in love with the utilitarian uses. If he owns a car, he wants to drive it, so this 1969 El Camino is his daily driver.

The original 396 on the 1969 El Camino has been replaced with a 7.4 liter 454 rebuilt and painted to match the orange/red Chevy motor paint. The motor was built for driveability and torque. His goal was achieved along with FAST E-Z fuel injection, and electronic ignition. The transmission is a built GM 700 R4 with an HD shell, Alto clutches, Colene steels, Transgo shift kit, 500 boost valve, and corvette servos.

The 12 bolt rear was filled with a 3:73 rear end ratio which enables a quick start, firm shifts, and a great cruising rpm. It has cold Harrison factory air conditioning, Saginaw power steering, power disc brakes, power windows, bucket seats, and a horseshoe shiftier calibrated to match the four-speed automatic transmission.

The Hugger Orange paint is complemented with painted-on hood and side stripes that have very little paint edge between the colors.

He has been invited to display his 1969 El Camino at several car shows over the last two years. He may eventually enter it in future car shows. He would like to convert the rear end to a posi-trac and hopes to convert the vehicle to LEDs this year.

"I bought my El Camino and have had to replace a number of OEM parts which had when my local company did not. My '69 396 is now factory original except for the 454 engine."

-Rusty W

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1969 El Camino SS396 Grille Emblem

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1969 El Camino Super Sport Stripe Kit White

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1968-1972 El Camino Vinyl Top Molding Set

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1964-1970 El Camino 5 3/4 Inch LED Headlight Set

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