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That looks pretty sick! Maybe darker red stripes and smaller wheels on mine?

And No way am I putting real ADV's on my shit! They will cost more than the car...that's a bad look for us big black guys! ;-)
 

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Great minds think alike! I had 16" chrome Cragar s/s's on it with white letter BFG comp t/a 275's...my dad put them on his black '67 Chevelle 396 SS while I was in law school...which is why I have the skinny ass ralley's off of his car.

BTW, the black steel wheels in the OP are Cragar "Soft 8's"

Oh, and thanks for all your help guys! I know this isn't the most luxurious of cars/topics! I really do appreciate it!
Heh I don't have a choice, this is the only category I can afford lol


Fastford, I like your idea of the the thrusts, if not the ones I suggested than I'd suggest those right after. I was thinking Matte black with gloss back stripes. Reg seems a bit tacky but that's my opinion.
 

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i like the stripeless look. Cragar Soft 8s. get the highest offset in the 17x9 and have them widen out to 11 inches. You can always tub the bed, nothing like a ElCamino squatting on some 305s.
This was my original thinking. Great video of that car on YouTube ...look for "Drive big muscle chevelle."
 

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Hoon, the silver El Camino has Torque Thrust wheels on it. I like their style more than Crager. You can get a set of Torque Thrust rims for about $1K.

Torque Thrust T70R


Torque Thrust M Anthracite


Chrome Torque Thrust M


I like the T70R the most. Now if I was gonna do matte black with matte red, I'd go with this red...




If I was gonna do gloss black and matte black, I'd do gloss black paint with matte black stripes. It just seems like it would flow better.
 

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Now something we haven't talked about. WHAT is under the hood? Pics would be good, 'cause she needs to look good under that hood. The bed should be lined as well, you will end up putting stuff back there might as well protect the bed.
 

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Ok, finally have an opportunity to get on my computer so I can type like a normal person. I think there are plenty of good ideas being thrown around, but me personally, when it comes to hot rods, restomods, and pro touring, I'm all about keeping it simple aesthetically. A unimaginably clean hot rod, to me, speaks more than one that has flames, glass packs, a blower, and 20's. I also don't think matte anything belongs on a vehicle pre 2000's, especially a 71 elky.

Like I said above, a lot of really cool ideas being thrown around, but we really don't know how much our man Hoon wants to spend. A lot of talk about paint, and stripes. Are you wanting to do a repaint? Do you want to do anything suspension wise, brakes, etc? Or just wheels, and maybe some paint? I like the 5spoke idea, I think that's a classic aftermarket Elky wheel choice.

Divers has been working on a El Camino for a while now.

 

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That is a good point, how much do you want to spend Hoon? Are you willing to try and paint the car yourself? It seems like a huge task but I've known people who decided to take it on and did a pretty damn good job in just their garage with proper prep to make it happen. Doing your own paint can save you a lot of money, you just have to be willing to learn a new skill.
 

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Thanks for the great input! Markus...can you post a link to that project? (Looks nuts!)

I think I would actually be happy with the setup on that '73 Chevelle in the OP (Gun metal gloss with those Soft 8's) I like simple as well…

Under the hood is well sorted out IMO. It looks period correct. Sprayed flat/satin black. The block is hugger orange, chrome valve covers and air cleaner cover. I think I might go with steel braided hoses this time around. The 383 is around 400 hp/420 lbs/ft. Blueprint is shipping it back to me TODAY! (and extending my warranty 4 months…love that company!)

It needs paint, stance correction, and wheels/tires. I don't want to spend a ton of money on it...I'll probably re-do it in 5-8 years. It has to come down to the bare metal; the paint and primer (from 1998) are shot. So I will do that myself in the garage/driveway with paint stripper and some Pabst. EuroCar OC said they would spray it for me in-house (we’ll see what they’re talking about as far as pricing) I don’t want/need a perfect paint job; just driver quality.

I took all the trim off the side of the car and the wheel wells. Now the only trim left is around the bed, the windows, and the light fixtures. Leave it stock or paint them same as the body color?

If I go with a 5 spoke, it would be some variation of the torque thrust in a flat gun metal finish.

Wheels I’m leaning towards…what do you think?:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/are-105m7861a/overview/

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/are-470776537/overview/

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-3428860/overview/

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-3978835/overview/

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-3998850/overview/

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-500g773442/media/images

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-391g7950p/overview/
 

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Thanks for the great input! Markus...can you post a link to that project? (Looks nuts!)

I think I would actually be happy with the setup on that '73 Chevelle in the OP (Gun metal gloss with those Soft 8's) I like simple as well…

Under the hood is well sorted out IMO. It looks period correct. Sprayed flat/satin black. The block is hugger orange, chrome valve covers and air cleaner cover. I think I might go with steel braided hoses this time around. The 383 is around 400 hp/420 lbs/ft. Blueprint is shipping it back to me TODAY! (and extending my warranty 4 months…love that company!)

It needs paint, stance correction, and wheels/tires. I don't want to spend a ton of money on it...I'll probably re-do it in 5-8 years. It has to come down to the bare metal; the paint and primer (from 1998) are shot. So I will do that myself in the garage/driveway with paint stripper and some Pabst. EuroCar OC said they would spray it for me in-house (we’ll see what they’re talking about as far as pricing) I don’t want/need a perfect paint job; just driver quality.

I took all the trim off the side of the car and the wheel wells. Now the only trim left is around the bed, the windows, and the light fixtures. Leave it stock or paint them same as the body color?

If I go with a 5 spoke, it would be some variation of the torque thrust in a flat gun metal finish.

Wheels I’m leaning towards…what do you think?:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/are-105m7861a/overview/

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/are-470776537/overview/

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-3428860/overview/

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-3978835/overview/

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-3998850/overview/

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-500g773442/media/images

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-391g7950p/overview/
Take a hard look at Coys Custom Wheels. Very well priced, classic looking and available in a lot of sizes.
 

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Thanks for the great input! Markus...can you post a link to that project? (Looks nuts!)

I think I would actually be happy with the setup on that '73 Chevelle in the OP (Gun metal gloss with those Soft 8's) I like simple as well…

Under the hood is well sorted out IMO. It looks period correct. Sprayed flat/satin black. The block is hugger orange, chrome valve covers and air cleaner cover. I think I might go with steel braided hoses this time around. The 383 is around 400 hp/420 lbs/ft. Blueprint is shipping it back to me TODAY! (and extending my warranty 4 months…love that company!)

It needs paint, stance correction, and wheels/tires. I don't want to spend a ton of money on it...I'll probably re-do it in 5-8 years. It has to come down to the bare metal; the paint and primer (from 1998) are shot. So I will do that myself in the garage/driveway with paint stripper and some Pabst. EuroCar OC said they would spray it for me in-house (we’ll see what they’re talking about as far as pricing) I don’t want/need a perfect paint job; just driver quality.

I took all the trim off the side of the car and the wheel wells. Now the only trim left is around the bed, the windows, and the light fixtures. Leave it stock or paint them same as the body color?

If I go with a 5 spoke, it would be some variation of the torque thrust in a flat gun metal finish.

Wheels I’m leaning towards…what do you think?:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/are-105m7861a/overview/

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/are-470776537/overview/

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-3428860/overview/

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-3978835/overview/

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-3998850/overview/

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-500g773442/media/images

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-391g7950p/overview/
Take a hard look at Coys Custom Wheels. Very well priced, classic looking and available in a lot of sizes.
 

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^ Clean as hell! My trim is like that one; nothing on the sides, just around the windows and lights. I'll post some pics this weekend.
 

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Vossen's, look good, not expensive at all, if you like any of these I'll shoot you over a PM with pricing
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