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    EL CAMINO QUARTERS

    I BOUGHT A SET OF FULL QUARTER PANELS FROM DYNACORN AND THE FIT IS TERRIBLE, HAS ANYBODY OUT THERE EVER MADE THIS CRAP FIT ? I HAVE A CHANCE TO BUY A SET OF FACTORY NOS PANELS, BUT I HATE BUYING THINGS TWICE :? (71 GMC SPRINT) ELCAMINO

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    I ENDED UP BUYING THE N O S PANELS, AND THEY FIT GREAT, IF YOU NEED TO USE AFTERMARKET PANELS YOU WOULD BE BETTER OFF CUTTING OUT ONLY THE PART OF THE PANEL YOU NEED AND BUTT WELD IT IN RATHER THAN TRYING TO GET THE WHOLE PANEL TO FIT, I HAD A REPLACEMENT FLOOR PAN SECTION THAT WHEN MEASURED UP ALSO WOULD NOT HAVE FIT RITE, CUT ONLY THE BAD PART OUT AND USED IT AS A TEMPLATE TO CUT OUT OF THE REPLACEMENT , BUTT WELDED IN AND MADE A PERFECT REPAIR.

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    You did the right thing, these cars are getting hard to find, mine rolled out of the paint booth Dec. 24th, 1988, and still looks like the day it rolled out. Fortunately it was an Az. car and had never seen salt or snow, and still has the factory undercoating on it. I've owned it for 22 yrs. and wouldn't sell it for any reason. You will be happy when it's finished right.

    JMO

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    My dad has a 67 that I built for him. I love em.

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    ZIPP, THATS A SWEEEEEET LOOKIN CAMINO YA GOT THERE, I BOUGHT MINE ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO TO BRACKET RACE WITH, IT WAS TITTLED AS AN ELCAMINO BUT TURNED OUT TO BE A GMC SPRINT. THEY ONLY MADE A LITTLE OVER 4000 OF THEM IN 1971. GOT THE TITLE CORRECTED (WHAT A PROJECT) RETIRED IT FROM RACING TO RESTORE. GOING TO GET 78-81 MALIBU TO RACE.(I LOVE THE G- BODYS TOO) 8)

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    Good move as you can see from my avatar i have a 1980 Malibu, back halfed 4 link car certified to 8.50, it's ever bit as clean as my 79 Elky inside and out, neither one has ever seen an inch of rust. I once towed my Malibu too the track with my Elky, you wouldn't believe the eyes that they caught on the freeway.
    Good luck on your project and they are well worth the effort.

    Zip.

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    Around here You WILL NOT find good doors for those cars.( El Camino like Zips) There aint any. Very hard to find as they all rust out. A friend of mine's rotted out up by the rear view mirror even.

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    YEA TOD, UP HERE IN THE MIDWEST ITS HARD TO FIND ANYTHING THAT ISN'T ALL RUSTED. I HAVE LOOKED AT MORE MALIBUS THAT WERE SUPPOSE TO BE RUST FREE THAT TURNED OUT TO PATCHED UP RUST BUCKETS WITH BAD FRAMES. I HAVE A COUSIN IN AZ THAT IS LOOKING FOR A GOOD ONE FOR ME. YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFULL ABOUT CARS FROM THERE TOO. MY COUSIN HAS LOOKED AT TWO FOR ME THAT WERE RUSTY UNDERNEATH , LOOKED LIKE THEY MUST HAVE CAME FROM PEOPLE THAT MOVED FROM THE MIDWEST. (THESE WERE ON EBAY)


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