Well, I took care of the "official" introduction in the New Member section, so I'll skip that here.
So, this particular customer brought us an extremely clean 1970 El Camino. Almost zero rust, ran great, etc. He just wanted us to align the panels a little better, clean her up, and paint it. Well, as many projects do, it snowballed. Nothing super-crazy, just a lot more than the original plan. I did a few renderings for him, and we decided on a mild PT build.
We really didnt like all the trim around the bed rails that cover the factory pinch welds. We decided to trim all that out along with the factory tail lights and all the crap on the tail gate.
Sucked the rear bumper in just a bit and narrowed it 3/4". A little reshaping and tightening up the gaps.
To follow the smooth look of the body, we transplanted a set of late model Toyota handles.
After contemplating how to exit the exhaust, we decided on a cutout in the body behind the rear wheel opening. Made a set of tips to fit the bill. More on those later...