As seen on Facebook........

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  1. Krash Kadillak

    Krash Kadillak Well-Known Member

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    I just added this to the gallery, after seeing it on FB wagon page. Unfortunately, don't know anything about it, other than the obvious - a LeMans wagon with a '86 Grand Prix 2+2 nose bolted on.....

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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Those, when correctly done, actually look a lot better than the original staid front clips. There was a tow company in Lakewood, WA, that had a mid-'80s Elco with the aero GP clip, and it was done really well.
     
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    Yup. The aero GP clip was a thing of beauty and it is a tragedy that Pontiac didn't get to put it in regular rotation in their lineup.
     
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    Well THAT was a DEEP rabbit hole..........
    Went to Google, looking for that GP 2+2 nosed El Camino you saw....
    - I found (regular) Grand Prix and Grand Am -nosed El Caminos
    - I found El Caminos with Monte Carlo SS noses
    - I found El Caminos with Camaro noses
    - I found an El Camino with a Dodge Charger Daytona nose
    - I found an El Camino with a '79 LeMans nose
    - I found an El Camino with a '68 GTO nose (chrome bumper)
    - I found an El Camino with a Olds Cutlass nose
    - I found an El Camino with a Buick Regal / Grand National nose

    But alas, I have failed. I did not find a picture of an El Camino with the Grand Prix 2+2 nose.
    I'm sure it existed, of that I have no doubt. I guess no one thought to take pictures for posterity........
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    I looked up Lakewood Towing's website, and since '03 (last time I was there), they've changed their rigs' paint scheme (was tu-tone brown, the Elco was painted to match), and only the trucks in action are on their gallery. So, I hit up their Facebook, and found the Elco. But I think I'm incorrect:

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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    And I think what happened is that Lakewood Towing was sold, based on the caption to the picture.
    What sucks is I like that paint scheme, and it's getting a repaint. I hope they didn't ruin it.
     
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    Krash Kadillak Well-Known Member

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    That's a '78/'79 Grand Am nose.
    Looks like the El Camino got a bit of a chop job, too.....inch or two.
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Okay, at that time, I hadn't ever seen, let alone paid attention to, late '70s Pontiacs. But as a project itself, what did you think? I was impressed with it.
     
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    The nose job is fine, but I've never been a fan of chopping roof pillars. With old-school custom body work, I liked sectioning, which is a bit harder......
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Yes, it is. And you're right about a better product.
     

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