In mid July of 1997, I came across a 1966 El
Camino for sale. I purchased the entire rolling chassis for
$400.00 (after thorough inspection of the frame) and went to
The first step was to strip the El-Camino
frame of all front end parts, and paint it. The frame hardly
even had any surface rust, and I was able to grind it down to
bare metal using a brass wire wheel. Then I applied a rust
converer over the bare metal to seal off any remaining rust.