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Project El Camino Part I

The CJY Elcamino project is the first of hopefully many projects in which the staff at CJY will be undertaking. This project is to be a test bed for some of the affiliate programs offered by this site. It is also meant to show CJY’s commitment to the car hobby. The staff at CJY is into everything automotive. From fast street cars, to street rods, to cool customs, to imports, to correct restorations, to off road, …… even dirt track racing. Our staff’s cars vary in range from an Audi S4 to a 10 sec. Street legal 66 Biscayne. CJY also proudly sponsors motorsports in the form of the 100 MPH club at BeaverSprings Dragway, and the #66 Road Runner at Big Diamond Raceway (Nascar Dirt Series).

The CJY 67 Elcamino is your average “50 yarder”. It looks good if you stay at least 50 yards away. When you get closer, you discover the twisted bumpers, wavy bondo filled fenders, and the OK interior. There’s no doubt this old girl has been around the block a few times. Nothing is original on this car. Hey…. But it’s a good driver, and it’s got some cool equipment, like a 73 350, aluminum intake, Holley carb, headers, Muncie M21 4 sp, correct bucket seats & console, a rare factory vinyl roof, a 3:55 10 bolt. posi rear, and a clean set of Torque Trust “D”s. The car has some neat old custom features also like ladder bars & some vintage tow bar brackets protruding from the front bumper.

The first job will be to lower the CJY Elcamino 3 inches. This will be accomplished with trick springs. Yes, we’d love to go with cool drop spindles and disc brakes, but we at CJY are like you ….. broke. Lowering springs will be the best bang for our $$$$. The next step will be to order all of our sheet metal from www.restoreclassics.com . The old Elky will be getting new Qt’s, a tail gate skin, and some lower patch panels for the front fenders. The theme is “go custom”, so we’ll be shaving the emblems and building a custom cowl induction / 67 SS Chevelle hood (trust me, you’ll like it). We will also be adding a tarp and a 69 Camaro front spoiler. Some of the used parts needed for this transition will come from ads on this site. We will also be using products from our friends at www.Eastwood.com to restore some of our trim and purchase our paint.

We’ll take you through every step and offer our opinions on the products & parts we’re using. We hope you find this build up interesting. After we do the make over, it will be time to “make her fast”!. Current performance is 15.20 @ 89 MPH. , Well, maybe a 502 create motor from www.restoreclassics.com Like you, money will dictate.


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