Pictures Of The Camino Supreme

Old March 28th, 2009, 05:11 PM
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Smile Pictures Of The Camino Supreme

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Finally had a nice day here so I took a few pictures of the El Cutlass/Camino Supreme for the world to see. (Combination of an '84 Cutlass and an '85 GMC Caballero) I should be getting it apraised and start driving it this week. Let me know what you think!
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Old March 28th, 2009, 06:58 PM
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I like it, can't say I've ever seen another.
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Old March 28th, 2009, 07:07 PM
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Sharp. What happened to the 68/9 rear marker lights?
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Old March 28th, 2009, 07:20 PM
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Wow, too cool.
That's the total opposite of the buttless Cutlass.

Really nice job, did you do it in that garage?
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Unknowing people will scratch their heads on this car. Well executed.

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Great job! You should re-post the original link you had with the whole build start to finish, and put it in the Major Builds section! I'm sure a lot of people missed the complete story on this beast!
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The Camino Supreme

Thanks a lot. Yes Bluevista, I did build it in my garage. I had the El Camino in the garage and gutted the Cutlass on my driveway last winter. The bodywork and paint were done in a shop in Toronto.
Sorry csstrux, I wasn't able to work the '69 marker lights into the design, you need to be able to get to the back of them and this isn't possible on the El Camino 1/4 panel. I'm thinking I'll use them when my buddy and I build a custome sub enclosure behind the front seats. Thanks again, glad you guys like it and no die hard Olds purists are hating on me for cutting up a Cutlass. (Yet!)
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2997898
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3308387
Here are two links for you guys, the first is to the original page (The making of) and the second is to a brand new page I've created with lots of other pictures. Enjoy!
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now thats using the old noggin lol great job man
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. Thanks again, glad you guys like it and no die hard Olds purists are hating on me for cutting up a Cutlass. (Yet!)
Bah, it's just a G body Olds.
I don't think anyone gives a crap. There were like 9 gozillion of those.
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Wow! Only a sick mind could think of doing something like, and only a sicker mind could implement it, and only the sickest of all minds could do as well as you have. Congratulations, very nice.
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Bah, it's just a G body Olds.
I don't think anyone gives a crap. There were like 9 gozillion of those.
There were also alot of the older Cutlass bodys built as well,where are they at now? I remember back in the 70s guys said, "Who cares its only a 70's Cutlass" The G body Cutlass's are dissapering at a faster rate than people realize. The G body GM's were the last of the best and were Oldsmobiles best selling and most quaility built body designs. And if anyone has takin notice these days ,the G body Hurst & 442 cars are selling for $12000- $18000 all day long. It's hard to find a decent clean sharp v6 Cutlass Surpeme for under $5000-$7000. And the older they get the more the price will go up. Way to many G bodys were destroyed and cut up by stock car racers and such. The front frame section is in high demand for this purpose to this day.

I dont have permission to view the pics it says but I will say this. Anyone who can customize any car is A1 ok in my book. Who cares what year the car is or what body type it is. It's about having respect for the owner and thier hard work. Appriciating thier talent and engineering skills.

Also I saw a G body El camino here that was customized with a F body Z28 front clip and ground effects package, along with a mid 80s Vette back bumper. Wish I had pics, this guy did a very professional customizing job and it looks very BOSS!
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Thanks a lot. Yes Bluevista, I did build it in my garage. I had the El Camino in the garage and gutted the Cutlass on my driveway last winter. The bodywork and paint were done in a shop in Toronto.
Sorry csstrux, I wasn't able to work the '69 marker lights into the design, you need to be able to get to the back of them and this isn't possible on the El Camino 1/4 panel. I'm thinking I'll use them when my buddy and I build a custome sub enclosure behind the front seats. Thanks again, glad you guys like it and no die hard Olds purists are hating on me for cutting up a Cutlass. (Yet!)
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2997898
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3308387
Here are two links for you guys, the first is to the original page (The making of) and the second is to a brand new page I've created with lots of other pictures. Enjoy!
Hey man I'm on those web pages now, very well documented custom job. I'd work with you anyday bro! I like how you customized it in detail all the way down to the dash and interior swap. VERY WELL DONE!!!! You got skills for sure!!! AWESOME WORK CAT!!!
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One slick vehicle. Rims are a great touch.
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Bah, it's just a G body Olds.
I don't think anyone gives a crap. There were like 9 gozillion of those.
It's ok. We know you're envious. You don't have a "G" body, and now you wish you did. Try and mix your Delta with a Silverado.
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You did a great job man. How much hours do you have in the bodywork? Are you going to be stuffing a 455 into that?
The only other Cutlass I seen like this was a 64 and its in a Junkyard.

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Very nice work,

I've often toyed with making one out of a Vista. Got any suggestions?
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Very nice work,

I've often toyed with making one out of a Vista. Got any suggestions?
Take a nap until the urge passes?
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Old March 30th, 2009, 09:43 AM
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Thumbs up

Thanks again to everyone, cool picture of the junkyard Cutlass, it's a shame it ended up there!
How many hours into the bodywork is a good question, I'm not sure. I got a deal on the price, but my buddy and his father worked on it from August until this JKanuary. I helped out with stripping the trim and some of the re-assembly but otherwise it was all them. Myself I've got 200 or more hours into it. Worth it though, I just had the apraiser at my house this morning and I think he was impressed at how much trouble I went to. He put the value at $12,500 which is more than it cost to build so I can't complain.
I'd love to someday put in a 455 or even a nicely done 350, but for now no $$$ forces me to leave it as is but that's cool because the 305 runs OK and it should suit my purposes of driving to work the odd time and car shows on the weekend just fine.
I'm really glad I've gotton such a positive reaction from everyone, Thnaks a lot!
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Really, really nice job!!! Terrific color choice, and the SS wheels are a nice touch...........
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