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  • Location Minneapolis
  • Full Name John Delke

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  1. Jekled added a post in a topic 1965 Chevelle/El Camino   

    Please post or PM me if you have a specific need. I own a '65, and have access to tons of pics of '65s or other Chevelles from '64 to '72.
  2. Jekled added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    1965 Chevelle/El Camino
    An 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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  3. Jekled added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    1965 Chevelle/El Camino
    Sorry, dbl post.
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  4. Jekled added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    '65 El Camino
    Hey 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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