Monday, November 25, 2013

Auto Interior Restoration Bay Area - Interior for a 1968 El Camino SS 396 - Cooks Upholstery Redwood City 650-364.0923

Here is an interior we are doing for a 1968 El Camino SS 396 - Here is the before Picture


 The El Camino was so closely related to the Chevelle that everything from the windshield forward was largely interchangeable throughout both cars' generations, and engines were shared. In 1968, shoppers could spring for the Standard model as a dependable work truck, with its 230- and 250cid straight-six and three-speed manual. The next model up was the Custom, at $2694 an $81 option over the Standard's base price of $2613, adding lower chrome body molding and a 327 V-8 engine available on both trims. Throughout the third generation, buyers could choose from a V-8 displacing 307, 327, and later 307s and 350s with either two- or four-barrel carburetors. But perhaps the best-known El Camino model was the legendary SS, a $444 upgrade in 1968--the only year it was its own stand-alone model. Three states of tune were available for the 396-cubic-inch Turbo-Jet big-block: 325, 350, and 375 grossly underrated horsepower. A Muncie three-speed was the default transmission, but a Turbo-Hydramatic TH400 and Muncie four-speed could be checked off the options box.
by Blake Z. Rong

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