1959 El Camino Loves Miss Piggy at 2014 GNRS
2014 Grand National Roadster Show – Kermit Green El Camino
When I saw this super clean El Camino, I had to shoot it. For one reason, I knew a bunch of people would miss it. Did you?
ALlan Clark of Red Top, CA parked this show stopping custom in the farthest corner of the Main Hall down by the pinstripers jam. If you went to the pinstriping auction or to see the pinstripers in action, you couldn’t have missed it glowing in the corner.
Taking info from the show card (Allan, feel free to help me fill in the details…) the top was chopped 3 inches, then an Impala bedcover and back end were used. Headlights and tail lights were frenched in then the custom wheel vents, side exhaust exit and hood scoop were custom made. It says hard-top doors were used as well. All these custom features and the amazing custom paint were handled by Ray Ramirez of Dos Palos, CA.
Above and below are the custom wheel vents and side exhaust highlighted by a darker green with a taste more metal flake and a pinstripe. The custom features smoothly flow one to the next on Allan’s 1959 El Camino.
Under the hood is a Chevy 350 hooked to a 700R overdrive tranny (another sign this is a driver) sitting on a Camaro front clip. The eninge and clip mechanicals, as well as the air ride, 6″ shortened bed and the custom grille are from Rich Wilson of Shady Cover, OR.
There you have it! One of my favorite customs at the show and maybe one of yours too if you’da saw it! Leave a comment below if you’ve got more info on Allan’s killer custom 1959 El Camino! We’d love to update this story with what this ride says about Allan. That’s “My Ride is Me.”
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