1979 Chevy El Camino

1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 1: Underhood Engine Block and Header

We knew going in that we would need to spend some considerable time cleaning, especially since we wanted to paint the engine without taking it out. When we got under the hood and tore into the engine bay, we realized we had to clean up 30 years worth of grease in order to get it all ready for paint. This is a good place to introduce the golden rule of any paint project: PREP is key! We know the prep is the worst part of any project has got to be the prep... but itês a necessary buzzkill. Every great paint job starts with great prep. Anyway... back to the fun stuff. Check out how the Engine Block starts to come together.

PRODUCTS USED IN THIS VIDEO

  • Grease & Wax Removers
    Grease & Wax Removers

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  • Engine Enamel with Ceramic™
    Engine Enamel with Ceramic™

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OTHER VIDEOS IN THIS SERIES

1979 El Camino Restoration - Intro 1979 El Camino Restoration - Intro
1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 1: Underhood Engine Block and Header 1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 1: Underhood Engine Block and Header
1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 2: Underhood Engine Accessories 1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 2: Underhood Engine Accessories
1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 3: Under Car - Suspension & Brakes 1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 3: Under Car - Suspension & Brakes
1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 4: Wheels 1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 4: Wheels
1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 5: Interior - Dash & Trim 1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 5: Interior - Dash & Trim
1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 6: Truck Bed 1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 6: Truck Bed
1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 7: Paint Prep Part 1 1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 7: Paint Prep Part 1
1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 7: Paint Prep Part 2 1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 7: Paint Prep Part 2
1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 8: Paint Shop Part 1 1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 8: Paint Shop Part 1
1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 9: Paint Shop Part 2 1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 9: Paint Shop Part 2
1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 10: Final Assembly 1979 El Camino Restoration - Week 10: Final Assembly