Sounds clean. WHat's the compression ratio?
BTW clean taste with the mags.
BTW clean taste with the mags.
I'm sorry, I'm just a tad drunk ATM. Please Hoon, let us know what your budget is for this project. No matter the project, unless dirt cheap, we can make it work. Dirt cheap projects end up with major sacrifices IMO. While they can still make you happy, the end result is not the "life time goal" if you get what I mean.Sorry, I wasn't clear...that IS my car currently ;-) I'm Anthony! Nice to meet ya!
I would beg to differ. I actually believe matte paint is harder to do properly on car heavily dominated by chrome. I helped my dad paint his old 69 Camaro and Jaguar (can,t remember which kind wasn't into jags then) and gloss colors seemed very easy. Although, when we had to fully our 1957 Chevy Bel Air matte black for a primer service it was very difficult.To go into depth on what I said previously, dirt cheap projects can have a good conclusion. It ALL depends on your budget and how much work you are willing to do / learn yourself. Paint is A MAJOR expense in ANY car project. So if you are willing to learn how to paint, you'd be surprised at how well the end project can end up. As I said earlier, I've known a few people who decided to take on the painting them self and they ended up doing pearl paint jobs on their DD car because it saved them money. I'm talking Infiniti and MBZ cars and the end result was as good as factory.
It ALL comes down to what skills you are willing to learn yourself in order to lower costs. The good thing about matte paint colors is that they are the easiest to learn.
I agree with everything you said, except the 1k for paint. I'm not sure what kind of paint you're purchasing but I know for my car the paint alone is 2900$. ALthough I am getting paint/and many coats of clear. Wheels shouldn't be an issue, especially that you live in Cali parts are so easy and cheap to get.As for a budget...I would say around $1k for wheels and tires...seems cheap but those cragars are less then $100 each, torque thrusts are only $150.
About $1k for paint...I'll strip it myself, which should save some labor.
The mechanicals are well sorted for now. Future mods would include proper suspension upgrades, not just lowering springs and a 4:10 or higher rear end (3:73 now)
Im not going overboard because its JUST an el Camino ...it's not matching numbers or an SS, so ill keep it reasonable and fun!
I'm not going to paint it myself because I don't want to invest in all that gear right now, plus I doubt I would do a good job
If by big brake you mean converting to a disc brake system than that will set you back quite a bit. The whole mechanism for it is quite pricy.Crappy paint for sure...just something to keep clean and look decent for about 5 years.
I'm also gonna do a big brake upgrade in a year or so. I might do sway bars and a steering wheel this time around though. Like Johnny Cash...one piece at a time!
That's what Mazza is talking about. Conversion from drum to disk for the rear can cost a few grand. You have rotors, calipers and hardware, if you do the front end to match you're looking at a pretty penny. But this is a long term project so taking it one piece at a time is best. Focusing on paint would be a good place to start.I have discs upfront already....drums in the back
Yup that's what I mean. You said you're looking at an 8 year project though so it shouldn't be an issue.That's what Mazza is talking about. Conversion from drum to disk for the rear can cost a few grand. You have rotors, calipers and hardware, if you do the front end to match you're looking at a pretty penny. But this is a long term project so taking it one piece at a time is best. Focusing on paint would be a good place to start.
Yessir...this 1,000%!!! Like I said, its not a matching #'s car, not a Chevelle or Camaro, etc. I don't plan on ever selling it, but that dosn't mean I should just do everything at a 10/10.ALTHOUGH I DO WARN YOU... an el camino isn't like other classics, what you put in it MAY NOT be exactly what it's worth...