Can you guess what interior option I had on my 1973 El Camino? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-02-2011, 07:20 PM   #1
Retired Administrator

True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
GunsOfNavarone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Williamsport, PA
Posts: 2,854
Thanked 167 Times in 129 Posts
GunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud of
Default Can you guess what interior option I had on my 1973 El Camino?

I had a 1973 El Camino in 1981. Bought it for $250 and worked on it non-stop (body). It was an awesome vehicle. It had an interior option that I have never seen again in any car or truck. It may have been common, but I never saw it again.

Can anyone guess what this option was?
Attached Thumbnails
Can you guess what interior option I had on my 1973 El Camino?-73-el-camino-gmc-oranje.jpg  

Last edited by GunsOfNavarone; 03-02-2011 at 07:23 PM. Reason: pic error
GunsOfNavarone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 07:21 PM   #2
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

The image will not work.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 07:35 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
raptor660's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Eaton Rapids MI
Posts: 2,964
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
raptor660 is on a distinguished road
Default

CB Radio?
raptor660 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 07:36 PM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Posts: 381
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
komahoby is on a distinguished road
Default

Swiveling seats? or was that only the olds cutlass?
Choke? XD
komahoby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 07:41 PM   #5
Retired Administrator

True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
GunsOfNavarone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Williamsport, PA
Posts: 2,854
Thanked 167 Times in 129 Posts
GunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud of
Default

Koma,

I can't believe you got it, especially not being born when the car was made. Great job! How did you know?

It was swivel bucket seats. You just opened the door and twisted your but while lifting your legs and out you went. It was an awesome options. you could park the car with the seats facing the door.
Attached Thumbnails
Can you guess what interior option I had on my 1973 El Camino?-agf00012.jpg  
GunsOfNavarone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 08:10 PM   #6
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

I've always liked the look of those.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 08:22 PM   #7
Retired Administrator

True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
GunsOfNavarone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Williamsport, PA
Posts: 2,854
Thanked 167 Times in 129 Posts
GunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud of
Default

Dan,

They were great, the picture doesn't do em justice.

I also liked Raptor'* guess. Some of the higher end vehicles had CBs but I forgot about it, I remember some Lincolns have the factory CBs. those were the days......

I parked my later purchased 1982 El Camino in my Great Grandad'* barn in 1992. I did not prep it at all and it got covered in 4 inches of dust and became a home for mice. My guess is that it is toast, which is good because like you- i have more than enough projects, and unlike you- my wife is very unhappy about the time I spend working on vehicles.....
GunsOfNavarone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 09:51 PM   #8
Senior Member

True Car Nut
 
sseidriver97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Portage mi
Posts: 7,124
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
sseidriver97 is on a distinguished road
Default

monty carlo'* got em to
sseidriver97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 10:11 PM   #9
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
raptor660's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Eaton Rapids MI
Posts: 2,964
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
raptor660 is on a distinguished road
Default

i thought about swiveling seats but u said u havent seen en in a car since and lots of vans have em..... OHHHH..... u said cars and trucks not vans. IVE BEEN VAMBOOZLED!
raptor660 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 10:16 PM   #10
-- SITE DONATOR --
True Car Nut
 
ymmot04's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,638
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
ymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Heh, I bet Dan would say differently about how much his wife enjoys him working on his car :P.

I have a feeling those seats probably got removed due to safety concerns or something of the likes. To bad, because that is one hell of a feature.
ymmot04 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1973 GMC sprint engine swap bonny99 Lounge 2 08-17-2009 01:09 AM
need help with 1973 el camino rear shocks bonny99 Lounge 1 08-02-2008 10:16 AM
What other models had the Super Charger option? popatim General GM Chat 11 04-17-2006 03:07 PM
Interior Pics ('92 Grey/Black Interior or Red Interior) Berlinetta92 Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 10 09-07-2004 11:47 AM
Any Help with an EL Camino jordanmgreen Lounge 1 03-30-2003 08:53 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:45 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.