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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speed Gems, Jul 19, 2013.

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  1. 55' Chevy

    48.9%
  2. 56' Chevy

    29.9%
  3. 57' Chevy

    21.2%
  1. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,061

    manyolcars

    I have two-door doors and a straight axle. Future gasser
     

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  2. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
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    Speed Gems
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    I think if they could everybody would build a Willy's or Anglia gasser but the 55' Chevy with radiused fender wells is pretty much the poor mans gasser.:rolleyes:
     
  3. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
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  4. PKap
    Joined: Jan 5, 2011
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    from Alberta

    Would build a 56 as a custom for cruising, candy apple red and white. As a hot rod, definitely a 57 150 black widow clone. Would like almost any of them in my garage.


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  5. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
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    '56s rule. They are all great, but the '56 stands out. Subtle, slightly understated, just BADASS !
     
  6. Gasser 57
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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    Gasser 57
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    from New Jersey

    I like all three, 55, 56, & 57. My personal favorite for a hot rod is a 57 Chevy 210 Post 2 door which is what I have. Love the Two Lane Blacktop 55, also love the 56's too. Can't get enough of the Hollywood Nights 57 with no hood and a blown small block.

    As to which one is the classiest, I think if you wanted a restored drop top, it would have to be a 57, make mine in Tropical Turquoise with a white top or Harbor Blue with the light blue top, or maybe Surf Green with a white top. So hard to choose.

    The classiest fixed roof Tri-Five for me would the 56 Chevy Bel-Air Post 2 door. Definately my vote for the prettiest of all the Tri-5's bar none. I think Chevy did the best job of styling the side trim on the Bel-Airs in 56 although to non car people the 57 is probably more famous. The 56 in 2 tone Nassau Blue & White is a work of art.
     
  7. Mindover
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
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    Mindover
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    from England

    Love 57s but 55s just do it for me.

    David
     
  8. 51 mercules
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
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    51 mercules
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    1955 even though I have a 56.
     

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  9. my favorite is the 7. but, i'm real partial to 5's also.

    heres mine.
     

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  10. '56 me for me, I'm think'n '55 or '56 for my brother Marc, but we had a hard time deciding, so we got a couple of everything:D IMG_0673.jpg

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    newell-ruggles-mooneyes-christmas-2012-017.jpg Marc has a pretty cool 60's style black and silver 55 tudor
    Belair Sedan W/ 15x4 & 15x7 Cragar SS's too, but the stink'n pic won't down load!
     
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  11. nwbhotrod
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
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    from wash state

    I have had them all and its the 55 for me
     

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  13. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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    The '56 2dr HT for elegance and stout cruiser: Skyline/Harbor Blue two tone that rocks for a STOCK combo. A '55 with the wheel wells hogged out (ala stock car) and a tilt/removable front end for simple access to the radical rat motor. A '57 lime metalic green w/chrome straight axle & rear end for a semi street freak with flash. ALL wheels to be old, old ones refurbished to keep the theme to a early '70's at the most.
     
  14. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,530

    GaryB
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    from Reno,nv

    have owned 4 56's. 2-2dr posts.a nomad(wish I'd never let go of) and presently own a 56 sedan delivery.I like 56's
     
  15. BONNEVILLE BOB 95
    Joined: May 1, 2010
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    BONNEVILLE BOB 95
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    7102010p.jpg The newest pic of my scrap iron. Been in the family for 40 yrs. I love all the tri-fives and think the '56 doesn't get enough love. Been around them all my life. My folks even brought me home from the hospital in a '56 4dr h/t. Guess that makes me prejudice huh?
     
  16. OldColt
    Joined: Apr 7, 2013
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    Tough question. For me the 57 has the best rear end, the 55 has the best front end, and the 56 has the best sides.

    Anybody ever built a 56 with a57 rear clip, and a 55 front clip? Probably not. :eek:

    Being a bit more of a drag racer than a classic car guy, I'd take a 55 with radiused rear fenders and fenderwheel headers. :)

    Before you 55 guys get too smug ... for 50 bucks difference, I'd take a 56 or 57.

    --- Steve ---
     
  17. BONNEVILLE BOB 95
    Joined: May 1, 2010
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    Chevrolet-Convertible.jpg ???
     
  18. I agree the 56 doesn't get the recognition it deserves. You hardly see them at all in my area.


    Dustin
     
  19. johnybsic
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
    Posts: 612

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    from las vegas

    I love the lines of the 55, but i may be biased :D

    Id like to own a 56 for a cruser too.
     

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  20. D.B. Cooper
    Joined: Jun 19, 2013
    Posts: 28

    D.B. Cooper
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    from SD

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    The wheels have been on this since 74, thinking about chrome reverse with baby moons when I repaint it this winter.
     
  21. Got any side shots of your 55? That thing looks pretty clean with no paint on it!


    Dustin
     
  22. 55Belairman
    Joined: Jan 11, 2013
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    55Belairman
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    Here is another one. I just found it on the web.
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  23. OldColt
    Joined: Apr 7, 2013
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    OldColt
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    Well, I'll be darned. A Tri Five all in one car just the way I described!
     
  24. BONNEVILLE BOB 95
    Joined: May 1, 2010
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    BONNEVILLE BOB 95
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    Anybody got the info on this? Bitchin!!!
     
  25. 55Belairman
    Joined: Jan 11, 2013
    Posts: 311

    55Belairman
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    I like the 55's. Always have, always will. I have had this one for 41 years, it is my first car.
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  26. My old '55 2DHT.
     

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  27. primed34
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
    Posts: 937

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    I've had my '55 210 2dr post since 1970, but a '56 Nomad would nice.
     
  28. When I was a kid it was strictly 57's for me (although I did have a 55 two door post belair, but I got screwed on the title to that one). But now I would have to say of all makes and models of the tri fives my favorite is the 55 Nomad.
     
  29. cheveey57
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
    Posts: 677

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    The '56 has always been the redheaded step child of the tri fives . But each one is so different yet so much alike.
     
  30. '56 150
    Joined: Jan 23, 2011
    Posts: 91

    '56 150
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    love my '56 front end sans bumper.
     

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