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At Ol' School Garage, we not only understand your passion for custom and classic cars, we share it. Rest assured, entrusting Ol' School Garage to undertake your custom build or restoration you are in good hands.

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Custom cover for the 60 El Camino...

Leon Betts

I asked Jackie to fabricate a custom aluminium cover for the 1960 El Camino tub. Yes, it would have been much cheaper to buy an after-market fibreglass cover but I thought a flush mounted cover would cap off the build nicely.

Adam, our sheet metal specialist, ducked when he should have weaved and ended up with the job. We couldn't get a sheet of aluminium plate big enough so two halves had to be butt welded on a supporting frame. Billet hinges were used to hinge the cover and gas struts provided a smooth opening and closing action. Adam finished it off with a couple of flush mounted locks.

Nothing about this job was easy...it was a 100 percent custom project. The exercise was made all that much harder by the fact that the flush mounted cover was to sit on a surface that was neither flat or symmetrical. Anyway, after days of cutting, welding, filing and adjusting, Adam has finished the custom cover...and it looks better than I ever imagined. It's now off to the paint shop where it will be prepped and painted.

The 60 El Camino build will be officially unveiled at our Open Day to be held at the Ol' School Garage showroom on 18 April. Hope you can join us.

Cheers Leon