John Lloyd posted this, apparently shot a few years back. It took me a minute to figure out what it was based on.
It’s a kit called “Super Stepside” that used any of the GM B-Bodies as a donor. Not exactly attractive.
The Bee-body colors doesn’t help. They took “stepside” a little too literally.
I wonder how many of these kits were ever sold. It takes a ton of work to develop and sell kit cars before you ever see a return. Never saw one in the flesh.
Why bother when you could just plunk down cash on an El Camino and you’re mobile?
Wow, don’t believe I have ever seen one of these either. And I will join in the questions already raised – why?
I was confused by what exactly this was, so checked out the superstepside.com site. Re-uses the doors, windshield and roof of a early-mid eighties B Body. The rest is fiberglass. Not really to my taste, though I’m a huge last-gen El Camino fan, but interesting … It seems to have started 20 years ago but the website is still active.
Hmm, I just scrolled through the online instructions and body re-mounting entails the use of Simpson StrongTie framing connectors. They are probably Hurricane and earthquake tested, but I’d be leery.
Oh good, I thought for a minute I was having a flashback to the 1970’s! LOL! You know what they say: “If you remember the ’70’s, you weren’t really there!” Also, images of Nancy Kerrigan popped intro my head. You know the ones, she’s just been clubbed in the kneecap by one of Tonya Harding’s crew, and she’s screaming: “WHY? WHY?”.
I could have sworn this was a HQ Holden Ute,
The doors look similar
Leading edge is different to Holdens, I dont know why it was built but I kinda like it.
Yes, that’s the first thing that came to my mind when seeing this one.
IIRC some idiot made the second generation Aurora into a ute for some reason, too. It was hideous, too.
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