@universe Im lucky enough to find this gauge face from the internet, it was white but I inverted it (saves me a lot of time photoshopping) Sounds like that old el camino had been sitting for too long. That reminds me of an old lawnmower (had been sitting for years) Im trying to get it running, I spent a good time cleaning up the gunks and varnished residues from the carburetor, but the gaskets are in poor shape...I have to find a kit to rebuild the carburetor. carburetors can be tricky.
The funny thing is that I don't remember where his El Camino came from, whereas I know where all his other cars came from. His old Harley Davidson Sportster he got after leaving the army in the 1970s, his Buick Century he got from his grandparents, and he got a Mexican Police motorbike from some bike dealer in some obscure Washington DC Exurb. I remember the long rides he'd take me on to get there and how bored I was sitting in the bike showroom for what felt like years while he talked to the dealer about the bike. But he got the El Camino and from the day he got it to the day he died, he could never get it to run. I remember it, it was all rusty red and the seats had stuffing coming out of it. Hell, even the hood ornament was detached from the hood itself and just lying idly on the seat. Then he died and my brother inherited his cars and sold them to go to college. Maybe when my 3D modelling gets to be better, I can remake something like it, but till then, it's gonna be one long nostalgia trip.
Are you planning on adding any details on this like a magazine laying on the backseat or a map on the dashboard?