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    59 Wagon & El Camino Led Tail Lights

    Probably not that easy, especially if it is a multi layer board. While it is already a two piece board, both are too large for the split wagon style. Depending on the board layout, trimming them may cut off a controller for one of the patterns. It crossed my mind it could be that easy, but given...
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    59 Wagon & El Camino Led Tail Lights

    I'm trying to gage interest in a group purchase for these sequential led tail lights: https://www.dapperlighting.com/collections/1958-1960-chevrolet-impala/products/1959-chevy-impala-sequential-led-tail-lights Currently, these are only made for the one piece 59 tail light. However, I would like...
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    Ragan's '59 El Camino Rebuild Project

    I know you can't easily tell from the pics, but the latch mechanism is resting on the inner-cooler. Rather than notching the inner-cooler, is there another way to latch the hood and either bypass the stock latch or replace it? I'm not sure what path I'll take, I just want to consider all...
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    Ragan's '59 El Camino Rebuild Project

    Well, it isn't a clean fit, but I know someone who can make a notch in the aluminum for the hood latch. I need to do another test fit, probably Friday morning when I have more time. I'll have to make a new support bracket from the grill as well, but this will probably work. Small price to pay...
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    Ragan's '59 El Camino Rebuild Project

    I will check that out, thanks!
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    In California: State to ban sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035

    The irony of ironies is California as a whole is responsible for something like 0.05% of CO2 emissions. So, if their emissions drop to 0, their effects of 0.05% of 2 degrees is 0.10 degrees. They are so going to benefit for the cooler temperature they induce by not having any CO2 emissions. Too...
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    Ragan's '59 El Camino Rebuild Project

    My radiator came in and the good news is, they didn't ship a transmission cooler. What they sell is a 20" finned frame mount but with the exhaust hugging the frame, I'm not sure where I'd put it. So, I was thinking something like one of these: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/der-51608...
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    Shop recommendations for Orange County/ Los Angeles area?

    If you're questioning the origin of the oil leak, get a UV light and UV dye. These are available at any parts store. Although it can seem obvious where a leak starts from, it never hurts to know for sure.
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    Ragan's '59 El Camino Rebuild Project

    Just as soon as I can clear some space and i can find the right set of boxes, thats what the plan is. Just trying to get a leg up on the plan.
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    Which Part is Worth the Least?

    Evidently you guys aren't the only ones. Until he offered to buy them and haul them off, I was prepared to pay $50 just to have the space back.
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    Which Part is Worth the Least?

    A couple of years ago, I sold the cast iron power glide from my 59 and the non posi stock axle for $50 to one of the employees who works at the body shop that did the panel replacement on the El Camino. I caught up with body guy I sold them to and asked it was going. I got around to asking...
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    Ragan's '59 El Camino Rebuild Project

    I can't see where I would have interference with anything. However, in the 1959 Shop Manual, I can't find a close up of the radiator support. If anyone has a page I should reference or can post a pic of a 59 with the hood open looking down between the grill and the radiator, that would be a big...
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    Ragan's '59 El Camino Rebuild Project

    On the passenger side, I'm looking at a 3.5 to 3.75 inch circle centered around this X under the battery box.
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    Ragan's '59 El Camino Rebuild Project

    Where I'm shooting for is a 3.5 t 3.75 inch diameter circle, centered on the top X. In the first three pics, i forgot to account for the height of the inter-cooler.
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