Does the rear end of this look like an el camino to anyone else?

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  2. 72GTVA

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    Lot of work in that car. Not sure of the source of the tail lights but certainly not Ford.
     
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    I thought the same thing when I saw it. Reminds me of the mid-60's caminos.
     
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    Wouldn't have hurt them to source some 59 Caddy tails, The ones they used are a terrible choice. But overall a pretty nice example there.
     
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    This build was heading in the right direction, but they took a few wrong turns.
    The master cylinder and clutch setup is nice. Keeping the crap suspension was cheap.
    The paint is awesome. Bondoing the fender extension and bumper gaps shut is cheap (I see cracks in the future).
    There's a ton of dents in the bed, and the bed handle is bent. Cheap.
    And, was the sound system wiring done by Stevie Wonder?

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    No, it was done by the fellow who did the rest of the car, rather than a professional. I would hope, anyway.
     
  7. Dan the ranchero man

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    I see (could be wrong) a 65 chevy look on those tail lights.
     
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    I agree, mid 60's more like a Chevy 2 tail lights.
     
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    Yeah, kinda like '65 El Camino lights without any chrome detail. I think that's what bothers me- the front is very nice, but the back is too plain & dull; nothing to catch your eye.
     
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    I'm thinking those are LED replacement lights such as one would use on a tractor/trailer rig - they don't closely resemble any actual light assemblies from anything from the 60's, 70's or 80's. I'm betting they adapted something from a catalog for truckers... JMHO.
     
  11. Dan the ranchero man

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    I was thinking this ..... upload_2019-1-4_17-23-22.jpeg
     
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    I would hope most of it was done by the owner rather than a "professional" or maybe it looks better in person. I don't want to be a hater. Maybe we can get someone to re-pop 70-71 tail lights?
     
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    More like 1973 Nova lenses turned sideways. If I was doing that much metal work I would have used 1996 Fleetwood Cadillac tail lights. Fleetwood tail light.png
     
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    I didn't think there was a shortage of those. When I was gathering parts, I had three sets of good ones. I cleaned and polished them all, kept the best pair and sold the others on eBay. Unless they are cracked, they are pretty easy to restore with some elbow grease, and plastic polish.
    I wonder how well those would follow the body lines of the 71. They would look the best ones to use I think; not deviating from original much, but complimenting it.
     
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    I don't know but I have seen enough custom rancheros ( 70-79) where they have removed the "long" tailights in the back. Have seen everything from lights in the tailgate to lights in the bumper (again an el camino thing).
     

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