Jekled added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures1965 Chevelle/El CaminoAn original 327 sb (45K miles) on it's way out.
A '65 dash/interior with RARE factory air conditioning.
Detail of clock and gauges for '65 SS cars.
Grille emblem insert for '65
A (correctly) restored engine compartment ('65 w/ SB)
A (correctly) restored "L-79" high-performance 327
An unrestored (clean) '64 or '65 with dealer A/C engine bay
The "dealer A/C" unit in the cab ('64)
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Jekled added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial'65 El CaminoHey all - newbie here.
Thought I'd share some photos of my latest build... 1/25th smaller than what I'm used to!
This is my '65 El Camino, and I thought that while it's below freezing I'd build a model of the real thing. I'll be kit-bashing the following:
AMT's '65 El Camino
Revell's '65 Z16/Malibu 2-door
Revell's '94 Impala SS
So far, the only thing from the AMT offering used will be the body, glass, and bumpers. The Impala will donate it's engine/trans & wheels/tires, and the bulk of the kit will be of the Z16 (it has the most inherent detail).
My car has a bench seat, and none of the kits offer a bench front seat... so, take the back seat of the '65 coupe, cut it free, attach the package shelf from the Elky kit, and make a front bench seat. I cut off the rear "extensions" of the coupe side panels to make a new interior "bucket". In reality the coupe & Elky share nearly the same doors, so it's a wash in scale.
I cut free the 1/2 wheelhouses from the coupe body, and grafted them onto the chassis 1/2 wheelhouses, and started to hand fab the various accessories - puke tank, PS reservoir & cooler, electrical box, WW jug, and Cruise control module.
The engine is nearly correct (prototype has a '96), but the air filter box & homeplate are correct. I'll need to alter the intake manifold slightly.
I'll keep you posted as progress allows (and if I remember to take photos!)
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