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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:26 PM

Cool Chuck,I need to get back to the charger,been working on a Hudson pretty hard for a local show in November.So the project has been side tracked a little.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 05:22 PM

Actually did some more work on the Cadillac!
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I lowered it and used the big-diameter Americans from a Revell '65 Chevy C10. I also added some polished aluminum exhaust tips, cut from 5/32" K&S tubing. And yes, I decided to take the easy way out and run a bed cover, rather than make up a floor and walls for an open bed. I'd like for this thing to have at least some fighting chance of getting done one day!

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 06:14 PM

Along these same lines, Pontiac made a couple of LeMans/El Camino prototypes around 1980 that looked great! At least one of them still exists in the G.M. Museum in Detroit.


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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:19 PM

Isn't that a beauty? I think that Pontiac could have sold a boatload of them, but since so many Pontiac dealers were dualed with GMC, I don't think they would have wanted it to compete with the Caballero. I worked in the body shop of a Pontiac/GMC agency in 1979 and installed Trans Am "Hood Birds" and Trans Am Special Edition-style pinstriping on several Caballeros.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:39 AM

Isn't that a beauty?


Agreed. I think the JPS/Special Edition T/A color scheme pretty much sold itself in the '76-'78 time period, and a shaker scoop and screaming chicken on the hood would've been even better.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:01 PM

In 1966 Pontiac made a prototype Grand Prix pickup, I saw it at Good Guys car show in Scottsdale a few years ago.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:50 AM

Man this is cool.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:01 PM

In 1966 Pontiac made a prototype Grand Prix pickup, I saw it at Good Guys car show in Scottsdale a few years ago.


I had to google it. Pretty handsome ute.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:44 PM

I really want to have a bed in mine so I can put cargo and/or a minibike in it.Any suggestions?

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:54 PM

I really want to have a bed in mine so I can put cargo and/or a minibike in it.Any suggestions?

I'd suggest finding a kit with a separate bed and inner walls, then trimming as needed to fit the Charger body.

Jairus also did a rendering of a custom Pontiac-camino like the one shown (I think), and if I recall Pontiac built a car/truck prototype in 1959.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:46 PM

Do a google search for "El-Catalina" and you'll find the stillborn project that preceded the '66.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:17 AM

Finished up my Buick Grand Camino mashup. Now that this one is on the shelf, I've been wondering how the El-Camino might look with a Monte Carlo front end. Here's a link to all the build details and more photos.

http://www.svensworl...amino_page.html

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:24 PM

Nice! Much better than the one I built a few years back (and no longer own).
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Though mine was basically an '86 El Camino parts donor kit, which had no engine or wheels when I got it. I didn't know what the Regal nose was from at the time, but I now think it was an old AMTsnap-together NASCAR kit. I also added a Vortec 4.3 V6 from a '95 Sonoma and some American five-spokes.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:10 AM

Gentlemen, behold! Cattleac...
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:29 AM

And just for fun,the big picture...
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 03:23 PM

Where...did...you...get...those....SWEET BULLHORNS!I can think of several projects that would benefit with those.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:51 PM

I carved the horns out of a thick chunk of sprue from an old Ertl semi tractor kit. Then for the base, I slipped a piece of square Plastruct over them, and filed the tops so they'd look more rounded. After that I just bent and nudged the ends so they'd resemble horns.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 07:20 AM

I think it's official now...
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:51 AM

Go Chuck Go! Love that Cattleac. Udderly marvelous!

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:53 AM

That is just too cool.