FORGOTTEN 1960 Chevy El Camino - Will it RUN AND DRIVE 700 Miles?

  • Published on Nov 11, 2021
  • Michigan to Tennessee in a 61 year old vehicle that's sat for 15 years. You can bet this one is FULL of ups, downs, breakdowns and surprises! This one is jammed packed full of fun & entertainment. Come join the trip!
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Comments • 16 409

  • Out on the Ranch (with Dr. Lee)

    Enjoyed spending the last two hours with ya, Derek! Really fun video! Glad yer finally home!

    • Braxton Whitley
      Braxton Whitley 2 months ago

      Yoooo its dr. Lee

    • S.V. Te Vaka
      S.V. Te Vaka 3 months ago

      theses are called [ UTEs in new zealand & Australia, thay were for farmers

    • REVO's Garage
      REVO's Garage 3 months ago

      It always amazes me that he actually drives these cars home! It's gotta be a white knuckle ride the whole way home!

    • harry walker
      harry walker 4 months ago

      @Vice Grip Garage those batts,,are they AGM. deep cycle.. not meant for starting. just long drain..

    • harry walker
      harry walker 4 months ago +1

      @Vice Grip Garage utes have low diffs, id of got 2" bigget tires.. maybe thats why the wranglers are in the back..

  • Bruce Cowan
    Bruce Cowan 3 months ago +79

    I can't stop peeping at your videos Derek, you sir are what this country needs more of and that is hard working good attitude and good humor please never stop making these vids and keep the wheels turning and your wrenches. Your videos have kept me out of a deep depression for some time now just keep up the great work my friend and thank you for saving me....

  • Lee
    Lee 3 months ago +107

    Can I just say asides from how good this guy is on fixing cars in the middle of nowhere how he manages to film it all so well on his own, this one of my favourites for sure.

    • Lee
      Lee 8 days ago +1

      @Dan InNJ well I'm sure that's editing simply zooming In, I see that all the time on his videos

    • Dan InNJ
      Dan InNJ 8 days ago

      I used to think that too. If you watch him test the clutch at just shy of the 1 hour mark you'll realize that the camera moves slightly and zooms in on the drinkin' side's rear wheel while he's still trying to find a way to comfortably press the clutch. Someone else had to do that.

    • europe invasion
      europe invasion 3 months ago +5

      nice cars... 2 miles per tank...

  • Nismo613
    Nismo613 2 months ago +42

    Can we take a second to appreciate the condition of this guy's lawn

    • Arecibo
      Arecibo 25 days ago +1

      I was thinking about that, this guy's stripe game is on point

  • Michael R
    Michael R 2 months ago +36

    I love these El Camino's ... sadly never sold here.
    I'm from Australia and I think I have an answer to your question ... is it car or a truck?
    Chevrolet is correct in calling it a coupe utility because that's what it is, and we have here in Australia ( or used to ) An Australian came up with the idea for the first coupe utility in the 1930's and are a crossover between a car and truck, and they are very popular here. Australians know them as "utes"... short for utility. So the El Camino and Ford Ranchero are utes.
    Our local Fords and Holdens ( GM cars ) were extremely popular until 2016 / 2017 when local production ended. Look up Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon ute and you'll see a modern day El Camino.

    • Metalface
      Metalface Month ago

      @Daniel Cook it's one of the coolest utes haha

    • Daniel Cook
      Daniel Cook Month ago +1

      From Australia and complaining about not having elcaminos when they still have “Utes” today. The nerve.

    • John M
      John M Month ago

      Right answer! 🎉

    • Sephiroth5200
      Sephiroth5200 2 months ago

      The only real question is Holden V8, or boosted Barra.🤔😎

  • Christopher Weise
    Christopher Weise 6 months ago +751

    One of your best Derek. A guy faced real adversity with this rig. I learned a crap ton of good info. Nice work as always.

    • AJ Mach54J
      AJ Mach54J 4 months ago +2

      Spot On Christopher - I believe this is one of his best videos as well. Explains a couple of things that are very meaningful to us money wrenchers. And of course thanks goes to Derek. What a clown.

    • Donald Garrison
      Donald Garrison 6 months ago +1

      He can make anything run if it has a motor in IT

    • redmondjp
      redmondjp 6 months ago

      @George Gunsallus Well, 1977 to be exact for GM car bodies . . .

    • Paul Kirkland
      Paul Kirkland 6 months ago +6

      @Vice Grip Garage :Derek another gr8 video. You're really a courageous young man to drive an old car like that for 700 miles. I tell you ain't nothing like good old school Detroit iron. Even though the old rig was clapped out it still refused to die. Today's cars probably won't do that in 61 years time. Say hello to Jessica and the little fellas.

    • wynott givemore92
      wynott givemore92 6 months ago +1

      @Raysplace or an engineer's handbook🙂

  • Anthony Cardoso
    Anthony Cardoso 2 months ago +13

    By far your best production so far. A one man show! This one deserves an Oscar.

  • gastupntruckin
    gastupntruckin 2 months ago +10

    Hi Derek, I really enjoyed this one, reminded me of my automotive disasters of my youth in the ‘60s. You mentioned near the beginning of this video that the El Camino inspired Ford to make a car/truck. But, I believe Ford was earlier with their ‘57 Ranchero. I loved my ‘82 El Camino, drove it for fifteen years. Thanks for the rewind, I was feeling like the old girl might not make it.

  • Steve Hunter
    Steve Hunter 2 months ago +13

    This man has got the most positive attitude that I have seen in a long time!!!

  • Ted Eason
    Ted Eason 21 day ago +2

    I can't express how much I absolutely loved this accidental find! I've subscribed and can't wait to watch the rest of your videos! You're awesome! 🤣

  • South Main Auto Repair LLC
    South Main Auto Repair LLC 6 months ago +329

    Well, despite the problems along the way at least your wife liked it in the end so you get to keep it after all!

    • Jay Kalin gym
      Jay Kalin gym 10 days ago

      Elcomino is a small minimal use affordablimulti task pick up /car

    • Craig Miller
      Craig Miller Month ago +1

      With almost 7 million views, I'll bet she is laughing al the way to the bank.

    • Rusty Zipper
      Rusty Zipper 3 months ago +1

      @.:: KOEN ::. - I’m thinking that it went over well so he can save it for his next purchase.

    • Bucky O Hare
      Bucky O Hare 4 months ago +1

      Get outta here Mr. O you're next in my q. Two legends in one comment section is almost too much for me!

    • Carmine Murphy
      Carmine Murphy 4 months ago +1

      Get a twelve volt waffle iron and save lots O'Money ! 😁🤭🥰

  • Michael Hill
    Michael Hill 3 months ago +7

    I've been watching you for a little over a year or so. I do the channel lock but I just wanted to post to tell you I always feel better about things after I watch a couple of these. I really enjoy watching you work on the cars and I've learned a good bit. But the way you are with your wife and your boys is great to see and it just lets you know things aren't all that bad. Thanks.

  • Ray Adams
    Ray Adams 2 months ago +2

    Well, two hours is a long trek but you are definitely good company. I appreciate all the insights you provide on how to get home no matter what. Been there my self more than once. You are correct about the SBC can't really kill them. They may limp along and even sound really bad, but they keep going. Thanks for another fun ride.

  • Elliott Rader
    Elliott Rader 15 days ago

    It's amazing how I can't manage to watch a two hour movie but will easily watch Derek do this stuff for two hours. What a talented and funny dude.

  • Ager909
    Ager909 27 days ago

    Loving this channel! Great content, keep it up!

  • derk648
    derk648 6 months ago +299

    I LOVE the long format videos. It makes it feel like an event and not just another tik tok time waster 9000 video. Keep up the good work!

    • Melodee Keays
      Melodee Keays 4 months ago +1

      @bartsimpsonsonson we sure do have lots of utes here in the great land down under.

    • bartsimpsonsonson
      bartsimpsonsonson 5 months ago +1

      Man I am having a problem replying to the wrong comment. This was in reply to Ed Vaioli's comment

    • bartsimpsonsonson
      bartsimpsonsonson 5 months ago +4

      The Aussies call it a Ute, I am thinking. They had a lot of them, of different makes.

      CAMP CRAFTER 6 months ago +7

      AGREE 100%

    • Vice Grip Garage
      Vice Grip Garage  6 months ago +63

      Thanks! Will do!

  • Greg Jones
    Greg Jones 2 months ago +1

    Best one i've seen so far, great job getting home! Thanks for the details on fixes, inspirational and educational, i'm hooked.

  • Mr. Tombo
    Mr. Tombo Month ago

    I love going along on your road trip adventures.

  • wesley estill
    wesley estill 13 days ago

    Derek, you’re a great mechanic and you never give up.

  • Tmi Kemay
    Tmi Kemay 22 days ago +2

    Hats off to ya ! You definitely have patience and talent w automotive everything!!!!

  • Big Texas
    Big Texas 5 months ago +214

    *Can't believe I watched this whole 2 hours. You're a genius at expressing yourself and explaining things man.*

    • jimmy hawkins
      jimmy hawkins 5 months ago

      He said Ranchero got the Idea from El Camino. Wrong. Chev got it from Ranchero.

    • designanddirection
      designanddirection 5 months ago +1

      Call the car Thunderpants!

    • chuck thilman
      chuck thilman 5 months ago +4

      bump the speed to 1.75 and enjoy more of his vids faster

  • Fairman Bockhorst
    Fairman Bockhorst 2 months ago +1

    Very enjoyable. Good descriptions of common automotive problems with a practical solution demonstrated. Good, clear voice with a positive attitude. Well done!

  • Matthew Graham
    Matthew Graham Month ago

    First off CONGRATULATIONS on 6 million views on this video. Secomd, Great job on limping this relic home. Most guys would have walked away and had it trailered home after clutch problem happened .Finally I thoroughly enjoy the tunes you throw in the videos and at 38:40 the sky was just beautiful on the road trip. Keep up the GREAT Work!!🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • John Winter
    John Winter 3 months ago

    Derek, so much fun to watch your videos. Glad you made it back with that very tired motor. This one was great as I have had my peepers on the innards of more than one small block Chevy, one of which was my grandfather's '60 Belair with a 283 2 bbl. Powerglide. It had lifter click like yours for about 8 years in spite of my best teenage efforts to adjust the valves. It has been a while. Good to see one up close again. They truly were and are a stair step in car tech. My current go to town car has the 420 HP 6.2-liter version. GM has made some advances.

  • Kirk Engnath
    Kirk Engnath 2 months ago +5

    The most beautiful Chevy ever made. The 1960 with the tail fin's laying down slideway's. I would love to have that El Co as a daily driver. As a California boy it is a surfer's dream.

  • Astro Boy
    Astro Boy 6 months ago +285

    Thank you for living a real life we all get to watch and wish we were part of.

    • customprc
      customprc 2 months ago

      You are pretty amazing my friend, I wish I had a fraction of your patience and good nature. More power to you.

    • Christopher Weise
      Christopher Weise 6 months ago +7

      @Inappropriate RN - That's a stealthy, good natured, hilarious burn. Well done.

    • txprospector
      txprospector 6 months ago +1

      @John Snow You know nothing John Snow!

    • John Snow
      John Snow 6 months ago +2

      We are part of it. Without us he has no audience. 🥰

    • Inappropriate RN
      Inappropriate RN 6 months ago +16

      @John Smith you shouldn't be giving anyone name advice. 😉

  • GoldenRuleTV
    GoldenRuleTV 14 days ago

    Excellent video, Derek. Love your content.

  • Philip Floyd
    Philip Floyd 2 months ago +1

    I love your videos. Yes - I would like to see your motor cycle again. Blessings on you and your family. Philip

  • Doug Alexander
    Doug Alexander 2 months ago +1

    First VGG video I’ve seen. I liked and subscribed. You’re knowledgeable, competent, and fun to watch. Much respect.

  • Martin Benjamin
    Martin Benjamin Month ago

    Another awesome video Derek. I lost my clutch rod once (weak spring) and went back down the road looking for it. All I found was a sturdy stick and I shoved that in its place. Got me home!

  • Ruben Braekman
    Ruben Braekman 6 months ago +188

    Derek: "It's almost impossible to kill a small block Chevy."
    Also Derek: "Kills small block Chevy."

    • ModelSirens&More
      ModelSirens&More 4 months ago

      @LoneWolf Tech not as easy as a split in half Windsor. At least the 5L.

    • steve Kos
      steve Kos 4 months ago +1

      That's why he said almost.

    • jeff gathman
      jeff gathman 6 months ago +3

      Derek.... Hold my cold snack and watch this......

    • LoneWolf Tech
      LoneWolf Tech 6 months ago +1

      Really not that hard to kill SBC tbh

    • Tyler Daugherty
      Tyler Daugherty 6 months ago +26

      Small block chevy : " I didn't hear no bell "

  • Dylan Reinke
    Dylan Reinke 22 days ago

    I absolutely love VGG!!! Best content on TheXvid

  • Chris Brett
    Chris Brett 7 days ago

    Love to see the bike get fixed up, I love the elcamino.

  • ButtonDeity
    ButtonDeity 3 months ago

    That was so much fun! thanks for the adventure! I had a lot of laughs

  • John Werner
    John Werner 2 months ago

    I've been watching Derek for coming up on a year. From the start I just liked the man's humor. Fooling with forgotten "junk" kind of speaks to me as I grew tired of all the flashy car make-over shows on cable not to mention the "attitude" builders with more tats than a fleet of salty sailors. I kind of was looking for something to fill in the void after Roadkill went to paid content and I think this is even better actually as far as my tastes go. This El Camino though really deserves a full make-over that I hope Derek will actually document. I've never seen a more perfect piece of rolling art than this fantastic design as I was only familiar with the more seen late sixties El Caminos. Just the wrap-around glass is so cool.

  • Jack Fisher
    Jack Fisher 6 months ago +65

    Your Road Trips are So Enjoyable to Watch, I call them "Derek vs Murphy's Law"

    • Greg Obern
      Greg Obern 6 months ago

      In spite of "warning Flames", perseverance, success, home safe to family, more fun than a freight train riding video

    • Smudgy Content
      Smudgy Content 6 months ago +3

      Mark Twain
      Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime

    • Avetho Plays
      Avetho Plays 6 months ago +1

      A guy puts up a valiant fight and eventually Murphy concedes, _a guy is worthy_

  • Charles McDaniel
    Charles McDaniel 2 months ago

    Found your channel this weekend and have watched several of your videos now. I’m hooked. Dude you and your one liners has me cracking up. And some of the stuff you do to get it home. That trip in the yellow corvette was just crazy funny as hell but crazy. From pulling out of a field to burnout contest to 700mi to drop it off to the new owner in a snow storm. And then getting the 68 Firebird back home. And now the elcamino.

  • Zachary Haynes
    Zachary Haynes Month ago

    It’s amazing how good this guy is can literally fix anything such a amazing video funny to.

  • Niki Canotas
    Niki Canotas Month ago

    What a gem of a find. You are amazingly entertaining and damn talented

  • Kevin Kelly
    Kevin Kelly 3 months ago

    You are now my new super hero!! That was an amazing trip I wish I had finger nails worth of your knowledge with cars.

  • Mark
    Mark 6 months ago +118

    I ran into Dereck and his family today. I was thrilled to say hi to him even though it was just a sec. my wife said I should of asked for a photo since I such a big fan but a guy has to respect a guy when he is out with his family unit. Anyways Dereck luv the channel. Thanks man

  • MaD Gamer5569
    MaD Gamer5569 2 months ago

    Your are a awesome guy vice grip . And your comedy is gold man love watching your videos you laugh threw out and also learn a lot as well . Keep up the great videos love them 🤯🤯🤯🤯

  • Brian Williams
    Brian Williams Month ago

    Man, the confidence you gotta have in your knowledge in skill to do something like this is unfathomable.

  • Intūrprit
    Intūrprit 29 days ago

    Thank you, you're amazing. I've kept my 78 Pontiac Bonneville 2 door alive over the years (she's my first car and was my daily for years. My love) and you inspire me to revive the living s**t out of her. You bring me to tears often and the funny way you talk on your videos is in my head constantly, "and I'm not kiddin". I'll post pics of my baby on one of your videas in the future. Thanks again, so much love sending back to you for all the love you give.

  • Curtis Bright
    Curtis Bright Month ago

    Glad to see you bringing these cars back on the road

  • Paul M
    Paul M 6 months ago +89

    Derek, you’re ability to repair a tired engine with minimal tools, scotch tape and bubble gum is impressive enough. But you take it to 11 by doing so with on hand, as you hold the camera in the other. God bless and much success. Thanks for your wit and humor.

  • Leon Tomasyan
    Leon Tomasyan 3 months ago

    You Sir are the MAN!! I love your positive attitude and your endless sticktoitiveness...or whatever. Close enough!

  • Ferguson TO-20
    Ferguson TO-20 29 days ago

    Another awesome video , I’m learning a lot watching these , I have a 1970 Chevy C10 , hopefully I can get her running & back on the road , Thankyou Derek

  • Robert P.
    Robert P. 2 months ago

    Binge watching Vice Grip Garage. My favorite channel.

    BILLIE NOMATES Month ago

    Amazing video, your ingenuity always blows me away.

  • sale havek
    sale havek 6 months ago +65

    Love these longer videos it's like a movie cept one I'm interested in.

    • Chocolate dragon
      Chocolate dragon 6 months ago +7

      My wife put on a movie on Netflix last night. I fell asleep. Watched this whole thing straight through..

  • Sam
    Sam 2 months ago

    That is one cool ute, I love those Old School Muscle Cars. Thanks for sharing the journey from New Zealand 🇳🇿 😀

  • Phone Mail
    Phone Mail 2 months ago +1

    OMG after watching the entire movie... what a challenge, and what an adventure.. Wow dood you have patience of a saint and skills of a master! Keep on truckin'! The against all odds theme is a nail-biter, makes for quality cinematic viewing, gotsa to love it!

  • E. M. Fish
    E. M. Fish 3 days ago

    Shades of my life with Chevrolets. I started messing with engines when I was about seven or eight years old (1950 or thereabouts), and really sunk my teeth into Chevy small blocks when they hit the world stage. In watching this video, i am re-living a good part of my time here on this wondrous orb. Thanks for the memories.

  • Elliot Azus
    Elliot Azus 3 months ago

    Hi Derek, You put out great videos! It's a shame this one had audio-video cueing issues. God bless and take care. Your a fine feller!

  • Magic Car Vett Rides
    Magic Car Vett Rides 6 months ago +280

    One of the best episodes yet! I hope this gets you over 1 MIL subscribers!

    • Jerry Sullivan
      Jerry Sullivan 3 months ago

      @Vice Grip Garage Ranchero came out and 57 El Camino came out in 59 Chevy copied Ford again

    • Jupiter Cyclops
      Jupiter Cyclops 5 months ago +1

      @Vice Grip Garage
      Hey man, I don't even have my certification for shade tree mechanic, but what a guy might do is make a little wind generator & use the road wind to charge your battery. (Or get a boring auto generator. Whatever)

    • Ramon Gonzalez
      Ramon Gonzalez 6 months ago +4

      Found him at 80k subs, took a break, now almost 1M subscribers. Nice! Derek deserves it; awesome channel. Funny and smart mechanic 😄

    • Super Chuck
      Super Chuck 6 months ago +1

      @Mr Mongo Oil Drinker!

    • Peter Warlock
      Peter Warlock 6 months ago +14

      The long episodes rule!

  • ToeThumbs McGee
    ToeThumbs McGee 2 months ago

    Love the videos dude! Some of the best content of the youtubes

  • Fast FXS
    Fast FXS 3 months ago

    Thanks for stopping by and picking me up. Overall, I think we had a pretty good trip. I had fun anyway. Yeah, some drivers don’t like touching that sticking out levery looking thingy pokin’ out of the tube under the wheel turner.

  • Function at the Junction

    Your attitude towards life even when it starts dumping on you has given me something to strive for. You truly carry yourself like a man.

  • Michael Wisconsin
    Michael Wisconsin Month ago

    We must have very similar taste in cars. Love the Firebird and I always wanted a 59 Cat-eye El Camino. Found one in a junkyard once. Told the guy I would return the next day with a trailer and the cash. Someone beat me there by 20 minutes.

  • C Wagenaar
    C Wagenaar 6 months ago +816

    The previous owner’s wife is probably ecstatic that you’re loading up and driving off with all the non-running vehicles she’s been looking at for 12+ years. You’re saving marriages now too.

    • Mark Schackman
      Mark Schackman Month ago

      I love seeing Jessica coming out to welcome you home. I have not seen her ring your neck yet but I have seen her laugh a couple of times.

    • Jesse Six
      Jesse Six Month ago

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      SMARTASSING101 Month ago

      @Travis Weldmaster 0⁰0⁰

    • James Rice
      James Rice 2 months ago

      Why I'm not married and not looking

  • Ray McCampbell
    Ray McCampbell 2 months ago

    That is so cool. Enjoyed watching. It reminded me of growing up in Flint Michigan. Keep it going and thank you sir.

  • brian beam
    brian beam 2 months ago

    Beat video you have done. Really showed off how well you can pivot and adjust to what those old rides throw at you. I liked the battery bush fix for the generator myself.

  • Richard Wilson
    Richard Wilson 22 days ago

    Just found this channel, glad I did. You are the Bob Ross of auto mechanics. I could watch this for hours. The subtle humor at the things we all hate. Good tips. The pain of the usual suspects. I was held in suspense for hours.

  • Kerry Evans
    Kerry Evans Month ago

    I'm loving these 700 mile
    drives with will it make it
    Vehicles. At least you
    had cargo room on this

  • morebassatgmail
    morebassatgmail 6 months ago +43

    Well this has to be one of my favourites so far. Loved that it's movie length and kinda has the atmosphere of one too. This is up there with that video of the old buick (was it?) you had owned before and had such nostalgia for.
    VGG is basically the most authentic documentary channel ever. Thanks Derek and Jessica. You're making some of the most enjoyable content in the world right now.

  • G_Machine_Joe
    G_Machine_Joe 3 months ago

    Derek (and fam), I'm lucky to be one of your million+ subscribers. I like to leave comments on videos I enjoy or that leave an impression on me. Derek my man... I'm speechless. Keep up the amazing job you're doing... and thank your family for us.

  • REVO's Garage
    REVO's Garage 3 months ago

    I don't know what it is about this car but I LOVE IT! I would drive the wheels off this thing in a heartbeat!

  • Bob Roediger
    Bob Roediger 2 months ago

    Derik, this was a great video on basic steps to identify and repair a tired old Chevy 👍🍿🔨… I think an Elcamino is kinda like a Cat/Dog! Lol 😂.. half car half truck 🛻. Thanks for the carburetor rebuild walk thru!

  • michel blanc
    michel blanc 2 months ago

    Comme toujours ! J'ai adoré. Merci

  • Kent Wiggins
    Kent Wiggins 6 months ago +38

    I watch a few TheXvid channels. Some channels its kinda tedious to make it through a 20 minute video. But 2 hours with you is time easy spent. Hands down Vice Grip Garage is my favorite channel of all. Thanks for all the work you put into this great channel.Thanks to your family for supporting you in what is obviously a time consuming venture.

  • Elizabeth Courtney
    Elizabeth Courtney 23 days ago

    You have a great attitude for this dude really loved it

  • John Walker
    John Walker 6 days ago

    Great stuff love your narration just a wonderful post keep up good work

  • Derrek Graham
    Derrek Graham 2 months ago

    Just love it. I've done this too. Not to the same amount as you but it's great. Can't say enough good about all your vids. Thanks Derek. Great name 👌

  • Brian Hensler
    Brian Hensler 2 months ago

    When you pick these up to drive home, do you need to get a temporary permit, or do you just take your chances on the highway? I love this and the 59 El Caminos.

  • Elmwood Homstead
    Elmwood Homstead 6 months ago +50

    “I did the math, and if we keep up this pace, we’ll be home by Christmas”
    Spat out my cold snack to that one!!
    Awesome video Derek. Loved the carburetor education piece

  • R C
    R C 15 days ago

    700 miles! i am realizing i love the open road it just picks me up

  • Robert Brechbill
    Robert Brechbill 10 hours ago

    I would be interested in watching you bring that bike back around and learn a bit about small engines in the process :)

  • Dawn Waack
    Dawn Waack 3 months ago +1

    I’m not mechanically inclined and your channel showed up and I was cracking up on your names for things. I like fixing things just never got into mechanical. Thanks for a wonderful video.

  • Fred Drummond
    Fred Drummond 2 months ago

    This was a great one!! Love the car. I was nervous just watching. Don't know how you drive some of those cars as far as you do.

  • Billy
    Billy 6 months ago +139

    I don't think people realize how much editing goes into a 20 minute video, let alone an almost 2 hour video. Thanks for the great content!

    • leepinlepin
      leepinlepin 5 months ago

      A lot

    • Hetzler Racing
      Hetzler Racing 5 months ago

      @Pete N I have just begun a TheXvid channel.

    • Pete N
      Pete N 5 months ago

      @Hetzler Racing Comcast I presume.

    • Hetzler Racing
      Hetzler Racing 5 months ago

      I cant imagine how long it takes to download it either. My sub 15 minute videos take like 3-4 hours to download. I need faster internet. LOL

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  • Sherman Kearns
    Sherman Kearns 2 months ago

    I love El Caminos and you found a treasure in this one!!!

  • Tyler Bollinger
    Tyler Bollinger 19 days ago

    Great stuff i want to get my 77 ford f150 done sometime soon. Watching your channel gives me inspiration 👍🇺🇲💪

  • caldaq
    caldaq 2 months ago

    I hope to see A teardown of that engine just to get an idea how whipped it really was.

  • vutEwa
    vutEwa 2 months ago

    my favorite car you worked on was the 68 buick lesabre but this one brings back memories as well. love the body style on these el caminos

  • Mark R
    Mark R 6 months ago +78

    You have to call it "Push-Rod" considering you replaced two, and it's got that fancy hot-rod paint and you did end up pushing it!

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      mijour 3 months ago +2


    • Dave Chambers
      Dave Chambers 6 months ago +2

      Excellent name for the truck. White letters suit its overall theme with the Cragers. Nice job on limping the ol' gal home Derek, have done it a few myself.

    • Greg Chapdelaine
      Greg Chapdelaine 6 months ago +6

      Great suggestion! “The Push Rod” is a great name!

    • TheAmazingBrant
      TheAmazingBrant 6 months ago +3

      Was thinking the same thing

  • Daniel McLoughlan
    Daniel McLoughlan 17 days ago

    Hey Derek, love your work, don't know if it helps but we'd call that a Ute

  • Jd Dewayne
    Jd Dewayne Month ago

    I truly hope some day in my life I'll be able to do what you do really makes life seem worth it I appreciate the content that's the prettiest El Camino I've seen sure don't see them much here

  • Carey Craig
    Carey Craig 3 months ago

    AMAZING!! I had my fun with old cars back in the day,,,BUT,,,,,,, for me to ATTEMPT to do what you do on a regular basis with these vehicles, I am sure I would have been on a half dozen different medications at least. GOOD - Luck to you!!!!

  • Trey Wallace
    Trey Wallace 4 days ago

    Just watched this for the 3rd time since its release. Such great content. Makes me feel like a lucky sob I get to watch this

  • Carter Auto Restyling
    Carter Auto Restyling 6 months ago +15

    These revivals just keep getting better! Thank you for two hours of non stop entertainment!

  • David Libby
    David Libby 2 months ago

    Now that would be a great resto-mod!

  • Keith Mounts
    Keith Mounts 3 months ago

    I love this episode more for some reason or another. I’ve already had to screen record twice & im only halfway through. 😂 them some gems in this here movin’ pitchers.

  • Bryans little Garage

    Man my first time watching and I can tell you are very smart but also crazy, made me laugh my ass off lol. Loved it 👍👍👍

  • Bangalore Disciple
    Bangalore Disciple 2 months ago

    Subscribed yesterday and been binging your vids. Love the format man!

  • Morgan Snyder
    Morgan Snyder 6 months ago +58

    This is literally the only channel I will watch a 2 hour video on! Thank you Derek and Jessica for making awesome content for us!

  • Nuala Shields
    Nuala Shields 3 months ago

    Sweet project vehicle!
    Using the old terminology, these and Suburban type vehicles weren’t cars or trucks, but “utility” vehicles.
    I was kind of hoping that it had the same 348 as my ‘59 Chevy convertible, but it’s all good.

  • Amazon Global Revelation

    Yip! It is aerodynamic in any direction! Kudos brother.... I have subscribed... liked and all that stuff! You are a master mechanic in my book. Top notch, from Durban, South Africa... well done!

  • Dan InNJ
    Dan InNJ 8 days ago

    Your words were the key is to how I feel watching you on all these expeditions - Comfortably Numb. Love it! Please keep 'em coming. Also, I'm a raised white outline letter kinda guy. Hard to find nowadays but they ROCKED my '69 Road Runner in 1975.

  • Chuck H
    Chuck H 2 months ago

    Great video !! I've been a fan of Wide Oval Redline tires.