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1983 El Camino shave job.

Posted: 26 Sep 2014, 20:14
by RewT
This was started by the owner, so he stripped down most of the car already, I am shaving all the markers and trim holes along with a little bit of rust repair. Then cleaning the firewall and core support. Also going to clean and prep the inside floor boards and re due the undercarriage with new liner. And re doing the doors to get rid of the rust.

Re: 1983 El Camino Shave and rust repair.

Posted: 05 Nov 2014, 07:28
by RewT
I started working on filling all the trim holes and tie down holes that were in the body. Also removed all the small molding tabs. I did wind up cutting squares and welding new in where the hold downs were do to years of use and stretching out the metal pretty good.


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Now the holes are all filled and smoothed.

Re: 1983 El Camino Shave and rust repair.

Posted: 05 Nov 2014, 07:41
by RewT
Then I started making patch panels for the front and rear marker lights and a patch panel for the radio antenna.

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Antenna patch.
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Welding in the patch.
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And after grinding.
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Antenna hole finished.
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And all sealed.
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Re: 1983 El Camino Shave and rust repair.

Posted: 05 Nov 2014, 07:48
by RewT
Then shaved the license plate box. Reinforced the area first then made a patch panel, cut it in, welded it up and then sealed it.

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Fitting the patch panel.
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Re: 1983 El Camino shave job.

Posted: 05 Nov 2014, 08:55
by RewT
Then shaved the trim holes and the hood ornament on the grill.

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After.
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