The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speed Gems, Jul 19, 2013.
Not mine but she let's me drive and show it........57 all the way.
In 1965 I was looking for a '55 for a college driver, but I found a '57 BelAir post for $200. Stuck in a 327, three speed and got it painted in time for fall classes
Over the next few years kept working on it and driving it. I miss that car.
Love my 55's but my 56 is my Fav
Amen on the '56, no front bumper(gravel pan too for me), gives em a pissed off shark look.
Heres one i found on HotRod's Blog from a show here. Yea i ain't got around to painting it yet.
Hopefully by the end of summer. all the leanin on it/ setting beers on her mucked it up a bit.
I may go around it with a scotchbrite to spruce er up soon.
I would pick a 56 bel air tudor. But finding any of the three around here would be hard.
My uncle had a 57.. my dad had a 57.. But I'm gunna go with either a 55 for hot Rodding or a 56 for a mild custom.
57 for right now, have a 55 project in the works.
I have a dirty 4 door 55 but would love a 57 coupe one day, also have 55 panel truck that needs a resto
Partial to the '55's.
Here's mine back in Summer of '68 when I was home on leave.
It had a 348 tri power.
Here's my current '55....with a 409.
I'm partial to the 55 Nomad. Here's mine.
voted 55. I used to have one.
I love all three but my first car was a 56 so I will say 56 first. Really like 55 Nomads with the one year only radiused wheel wells. Been driving a 57 a little lately and really like the gun sights on the hood from a driver perspective. Cant go wrong with any of them in my opinion.
Over the last thirty years I've had three 55's, two 56's, a full dozen 57's and at least 8 567 Canadian Pontiacs, and three or four trucks. I still have a two door hardtop, my truck and a 56 sedan delivery. I would love to own a wagon like Nosurf's yet. Anyone reading this that would like to trade their wagon for a solid project two door hardtop, let me know . I always will gravitate back to a 57, but years ago I remember a guy in Regina that had a 55 150 4 door sedan that was cashmere blue and had chrome reverses on it. It was lowered a fair bit and looked cool just sitting there. I would probably be converted.....
Monk, how's the W motor runnin?
I looked and looked for a 56 a while back and couldn't find a decent one around here ...that I could afford. I wanted to do one because they are just so few up here. The salt ya know, it kills 'em. This is my 57 I bought in '76.
I'm on my tenth 56 Chevrolet (one I bought twice, so I count it twice), but have also had several 55's and 57's, both cars and trucks. The current one is a Sedan Delivery (my fourth Delivery), and is the last Tri-Five. The most important "feature" for me is, it has to be a 150 model. Butch/56sedandelivery.
I say 1955 nomad had on 29 years offered it to my son he said it was too boxey. he said he would take the engine and trans. and tires and wheels. I said forget it , sold it , do miss it now. oh well !!
Any of three if it's a Delray Club Coupe. Best tri-five interiors, IMO.
150 Utility Sedans appeal to me too, maybe just because I've never seen one in person.
Had to flip a coin for this gig....
Heads '55 Chevy
Tails '57 Chevy....
going for 55
What about Tri-Five Thunderbirds and Tri-Five Oldsmobiles?
My first real car (not counting the 31 fordoor) was a 56 2 dr 210 post. At 16 I built a 56 belaire (rescued from a junk yard...no front clip) 2dr. hardtop. I don't remember it ever getting beat for class, legally! The one time I got outrun @ the old Porter dragstrip I was late, still should have won. Years later some guy comes up to me and introduced himself as the owner of the 56 vert that beat me @ Porter. He asked if my 56 was really a 268 or was I cheating. I told him yep it was...he told me his was a 327! I guess it bothered him. What I didn't tell him was I had a lot of help from one of the best chevy guys around! Del Blades...
Had a 55 Belair 2 door post,bought it when I was 14,worked on it for two yearstook my drivers test in it and it worked on me, and have had 13 more since. Driving #14 & # 15 is my work in progress it will be the last one I will do, age just wont let me hit it like i once did .
'56 Sports coupe for me please, always liked them.
If I won the lottery I'd clone this>>>
Great........I was concerned about cooling but runs at 180 degrees
all day even in hot water.
It loves gas stations
Never owned a Tri-Five car but I have always like the '55 post cars. HRP
Start a thread for one of each. Highjacking this one is taboo.
Well I guess everyone knows mine would be a 57, followed closely by a 55. Enough so I'm willing to part with my 32-5w body for one!
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I voted 55. Used to have this one, and I kinda miss it . . .
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