My Name is Earl El Camino.

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  1. PGSS

    PGSS Silver Level contributor

    Capture.PNG Alot of off and on down time has me watching my Name is Earl.

    Looking up the 1973 El camino it seems to be only one car used but I kinda doubt it??
    It's badged as a 454 but when you look at the Mecum pic's it sure looks like a small block.

    The doors on the tv show have SS emblems on them but not on this for sale car. Theres also alot more wear and tear..
    Curiousity has me thinking how many cars were used but this car really never was put through the ringer.

    Also why in the world do Chevys from the day have the AC compressor on the driver side with the hoses running across the whole front to the passenger side then bent toward the fire wall??
    Couldn't they just of cast the bracket threads on the right side heads? Capture.PNG
     
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  2. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

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  3. Luxus

    Luxus Gold Level Contributor

    They probably had more than one of the same el camino for the shoot. Though it wasn't Dukes of Hazzard, I can't see them having that many extras. Wouldn't surprise me if it wasn't a 454. It was a tv comedy and not a collector car show. Close enough is often good enough for tv.
     
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  4. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    They probably shot at a few locations. Lot easier to have a car at each location. it probably wasn't registered either so it would have been towed/trailered everytime.

    I was a fan of the show. It never made sense that it was cancelled.
     
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  5. PGSS

    PGSS Silver Level contributor

    Wow, that car needed some work, looks like they kept it going by little repairs at a time.
    The engine doesn't look right to me, even in 1973 I thought the BBC had those big wide valve covers which doesn't look like it in the pics?
    Yeah the show just seemed to stop. I think corporate greed like usual was the reason.
    The same producer's had that little knock off show "Raising Hope" for a while.

    Look at Ethen Suplee "Randy" now, he is muscular now, it's un believable, still needs some skin tightening surgery but he was 500 pounds at some point.
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  6. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some M.M.O.G. guy.....

    I remember Jason Lee as a pro skateboarder when I was a kid (I was a skater punk). Loved the show....Mmmmm Jaime Pressly.............
     
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  7. PGSS

    PGSS Silver Level contributor

    He was that good as Pro skateboarder huh?
    Jaime Pressly. OMG!!!! You are not kidding:eek::D:D
    I think she made her first appearance on Earl on the 2nd episode when she ransacked his room looking for his lottery money.
    Try looking up the 2nd show and refresh yourself to just how hot she was and still is. She can act too:eek:
     
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  8. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some M.M.O.G. guy.....

    She was actually a calendar model before she was famous for a bunch of motorcycle calendars in the late 90s which is how I was "introduced" to her. Had them hanging in the shop I worked at in high school. One of my all time crushes.
     
  9. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some M.M.O.G. guy.....

    Jason Lee, pro skater

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    Jaime Pressly, these are permanently burned into my late teenage mind:

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  10. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    Have you seen Mallrats?
     
  11. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some M.M.O.G. guy.....

    Of course :)
     
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  12. timesublime

    timesublime Well-Known Member

    Or Big Trouble (2002).
     
  13. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some M.M.O.G. guy.....

    I remember the previews but don't think I ever watched the movie.
     
  14. timesublime

    timesublime Well-Known Member

    It is pretty funny. "Looks like we have Gators fans..."
     
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  15. PGSS

    PGSS Silver Level contributor

    She also posed for Play Boy..
    She is a real blond:D:D

    That pic of Jason Lee sure looks like he can skate.
    He just seemed on the tall for a skate boarder? but I don't know much about the sport..

    That engine bay sure looks like a small block. Maby the valves covers are throwing me off or its a replacement big block.
     
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  16. PGSS

    PGSS Silver Level contributor

    Ok now it makes sense.. but Mecum makes it sound like the real car? but the VIN's are different.
     
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