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Derek69SS wrote:

Strato bench in an elky was a cool idea. I really like that!!!


 He may have started a "trend"...thumbsup



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Yea, that looks pretty fantastic for sure. Did El Camino have medallions on the seat like Chevelles had?

 

 



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I am guessing all Bucket seats on Malibus' and SS cars had the block medallions.
Don't remember for sure.
This seat was out of a Pontiac B-Body as they did NOT have that option in the A- Body Chevelle.
If I remember the Blue temporary bench seat had them also.
Ron wanted to commandeer them, I vetoed it.tsktsk

The dash already had too much "bling"

This stuff is really fun when things start coming together.

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Made it from CLA to Farmington under its' own power.

Has been several years since it was on the road.

AC held vacuum, still need to remove compressor add oil, reinstall and charge.

Ron will be fitting seat, then it will go back for headliner etc.

Still need to Ziebart frame and 1/4 panels.

Then, detail, tweak, and more detail.

Karl



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Ron must have been giddy with excitement after that drive...dancenana



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Congratulations!

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more ambition than brains wrote:

Still need to Ziebart frame and 1/4 panels.

Karl


Karl, I'm curious why the frame and 1/4 panels need to go be Ziebarted since it won't be driven in inclement weather I'm guessing?



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Awesome to see it back on the road!!!

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Great to see this milestone

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Fenders, doors, cowl hood edge and tailgate are already sprayed with gooey stuff
Front lower 1/4 panels near smugglers box sprayed too.

My belief is additional treatment to frame and 1/4 panels can minimize any future failures.
Exterior of frame was sandblasted (twice) powder-coated and baked.
Inside of frame has been bare metal since it was built. Still is, can't hurt.

You are correct it will be a fair weather unit, stored in a dry place.
Maybe our grand childrens' children can enjoy it too!

Yes, I am Anal when it comes to corrosion.

Karl


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Seat looks pretty good in car.
Going back for headliner and carpet this week, hopefully.IMG_8233.JPGIMG_8234.JPGIMG_8235.JPGIMG_8236.JPG



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Yep, belongs in there.

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Love the Strato Bench! Perfect seat for an El Camino.

Looks sporty with the armrest down, but with practicality of having room for a 3rd person if ever needed.



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I like it!  I wish my bench had an armrest lots of times when driving.

I just saw this on a Chevelle FB for sale page in PA for $550:

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Here ya go, Stan. About the same as shipping alone would be for the Strato.
https://classicconsoles.com/product/bd-drinkster-bench-seat-console/

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Looks great Ron.  I haven’t found any thing for either of my 66’s with original buckets and bench



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Thanks for your interest in this stuff, it is fun.

Looks like an Oldsmobile B-Body seat

Curious to know if it has the lock button in the center of the backrest.
Rare with the headrests.
Probably an OK price considering the current markets and the limited production of the seat.

Maybe some beanbag chairs would be more affordable.headscratch

Ours was 66 Pontiac B-Body as stated.
I have seen or owned two others.
Mine, 68 Caprice full power, sold with a car package several years ago.
The other was a 67 Caprice I picked up in Woodbury and delivered to a guy out East when I was on one of my road trips years ago.

G-Body ElCaminos had some split bench/armrest options.

Plan on setting Blue Elky body back on frame this weekend. Ron plans on attacking that project as my $$ (cash flow) allows.

Wiring, need to buy Vintage air A/c unit or similar, probably going Dakota Digital on Dash Cluster.

Still need to refabricate Cadillac center console and shift cable for 700R4.

Plenty to do.

Sold LT-4 Vette yesterday, ITZHIZZ collector plate is now registered to Blue Elky. Traditional ITZHERZ plate still on 2010 Blue Camaro.

Waiting on Metro Upholstery to clear up schedule for balance of white Elky interior install.

Just keep chugging along.

Karl

 

 

 



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BLUE CAR.

FRAMED!!

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I love that blue color!  thumbsup  But then I'm partial to blue cars.

That's one Elky that I'd be proud to drive.  



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