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1964-67 El Caminos are on the rise | Hagerty Media

Australians know a good pickup/car hybrid when they see one, but America has had a rocky relationship with utes. Dodge dabbled with the Rampage, Subaru gave us the Brat and the Baja, and Ford gave us 23 years of the Ranchero, but the longest-lasting of them in the U.S.
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DUB6
Specialist

   Our middle son has recently completed 99.9% of his '64 build, but a few health issues jumped in the way of total finalization.  Should get back on it this summer.  He had bought one in the Seattle area, but found quite a bit of deep-rust issues when tearing it down.  I found another body/chassis in Boise near my hometown, and between the two, he was able to piece together a nearly perfect specimen.  I donated a 283 out of, I think, a '62 Biscayne, which after a rebuild is a solid stock runner.  He found a very nice 4-speed and the rest of everything was built/restored from his parts piles.  The seats are out of a Pontiac, and he had the entire interior redone in a very nice faux-leather.  He's a helicopter mechanic, so all of the gauges and wiring were done with  aircraft-grade spec materials.

   He had asked for some SS hubcaps to put on it, and I had given him some '66 Impala SS caps for Christmas, figuring he could either use them or trade for the correct ones, but at a swap meet he ran across a killer deal for some Cragar 5-spokes that he just couldn't pass up, so I think the SS caps will become wall-art.

   He had a '66 ElCo way back in the late '80s, and one of his uncles had a '72, so he's loved them since he was a teen - and I'm glad he's finally just about back to where he can finish and enjoy his new baby!

 

Here's an area in El Caminos where rust is usually an issueHere's an area in El Caminos where rust is usually an issueI'm glad he's gonna sit behind this wheel soonI'm glad he's gonna sit behind this wheel soonI really dig his interior color against the paintI really dig his interior color against the paintI can't argue that the mags look pretty great - even after I gifted him the SS hubcapsI can't argue that the mags look pretty great - even after I gifted him the SS hubcapsIt sure looks better in his car than it did taking up space in my shopIt sure looks better in his car than it did taking up space in my shopThese Pontiac seats are about 2" wider than comparable Chevy ones - comfort first!These Pontiac seats are about 2" wider than comparable Chevy ones - comfort first!

Sajeev
Community Manager

Dad definitely taught his son well. He's doing great work on this El Camino!

DUB6
Specialist

Aw, no - I think the United States Army taught him most of his attention to detail.  His work is 20 times nicer than anything I've ever done. 😁