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  • #4741
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    This 1970 Chevrolet El Camino came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop when the car’s owner was seeking assistance with the bodywork and paint process of his project.

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    #4897
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    This 1970 El Camino came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking to be straightened out and to be sprayed in Chevrolet Cranberry Red. When completed, the owner wished to re-assemble the car on his own.

    The car was sporting lots of new sheetmetal, but the chassis was tweaked and in need of replacement. For this task, we contacted Desert Valley Auto Parts in Arizona, and they had a very clean frame in-stock to support our Elky project. Back in our shop, we media blasted the frame and shot it with black epoxy primer, followed by a BASF gloss black paint to make it last. These cars are prone to cracks in the frame, so it’s important to check yours when you strip it.

    After the new frame was installed, the V8 Speed & Resto body & paint crew took over straightening the miles of sheetmetal on the ’70. Dozens of dings and low spots were pulled with the Spitznagel MAXI, hammers, dolleys, and other tricks to make the steel as straight as possible.

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    #4898
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    Once the pounding was over, the body was bolted to our body fixture and sprayed in epoxy primer in preparation for body filler.

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    V8 Radio Podcast: https://www.v8radio.com
    V8TV YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/V8TV

    #4899
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    The ’70 was going to be Chevrolet Cranberry Red, which is a non-metallic color, allowing the team to paint the car in pieces without worrying about metallic pattern match.

    We encourage you to check out all the photos in the 1970 El Camino Photo Gallery to see all the details of this slick machine!

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    V8 Radio Podcast: https://www.v8radio.com
    V8TV YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/V8TV

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