What a difference
We are so nearly done with the El Camino it makes no difference. We need to replace the shop tires with the actual set of wheels and tires that go on the car, put the rear-view mirrors on and get the hood latch installed, but those are trivial things compared to where this car started.
If you haven’t been following the progress of this car over the last year, click here to see what the owner started with, and compare that to what he has now. If you want to read the complete story on this car, you can follow the rust repair at the Throwback Custom Cars website then come back here and read about our part of making this sows ear into a silk purse. Just click on the 1969 Chevrolet El Camino (2012) link in Categories to the right.
The car still needs to have it’s interior installed, a service that we don’t offer here at JMC AutoworX, but once that is complete we will be able to do my favorite part of the job … give the car one final polish, take the completed photos and turn the keys over to the owner.
The first six photos show the car in it’s gleaming Blackberry Pearl paint. This car was painted using our High Performance Finish technique, our finest paint finish, displaying the sharpest reflections and the maximum depth and clarity.
The last photo, number seven, is of the El Camino leaving to have a bit of light transmission work done. When we started the car last week for the first time it made some rather ominous noises from the transmission area. I don’t think it is anything serious, but best to have it checked out before it turns into something serious.
Everyone, even cars, deserve one last piggy-back ride before they stand on their own two feet.