Tom C’s 1982 El Camino

Built From The Ground Up

Tom C’s 1982 El Camino

Tom C got this 1982 El Camino that the previous owner set up for racing just two weeks prior.

It came equipped with a 350/425 HP crate motor, Holley 850 double pumper carburetor, headers, and a TH400 automatic transmission with a shift kit.

Keeping this power to the ground are 10/15” M/T slicks 5”/15” front tires on American Racing Wheels and for an added kick going down the track sits a brand new NOS system. While all these things are great to have on the track, Tom is not interested in racing in the slightest. Tom says;

“I just want to get this 1982 El Camino back in shape and use it as a regular driver for car shows and swap meets.”

– Tom C

Tom notes that the frame and body are in great shape and the interior has been freshly redone. It needs some new paint which Tom is currently trying to match. The dash was completely disconnected when he purchased it and Tom is currently working on restoring all the gauges and the dash back to its original styling. All-in-all the car looks and drives great! Tom says;

“The ’82 El Camino is fun to drive and brings back a lot of memories, can’t wait to get it back in shape and ready for shows.”

– Tom C

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

1978-1987 El Camino Front Bumper, Without Pad Holes

Part #: MAU-E78F


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1978-1987 El Camino Rear Bumper, Without Pad Holes

Part #: MAU-E78R


You Save: 11%

1978-1987 El Camino & Caballero 2 Inch Cowl Hood

Part #: RH-872


You Save: 18%

1978-1987 El Camino Remote Side View Bullet Mirror, Left Hand Driver Side

Part #: MK-870


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