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Favorite Tri five

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

  1. 55' Chevy

  2. 56' Chevy

  3. 57' Chevy

  1. wowwy
    Joined: Jul 3, 2013
    Posts: 16

    from california

    Not mine but she let's me drive and show it........57 all the way.

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  2. 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.
  3. Butch M
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,569

    Butch M

    Love my 55's but my 56 is my Fav
  4. Amen on the '56, no front bumper(gravel pan too for me), gives em a pissed off shark look.
  5. johnybsic
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
    Posts: 612

    from las vegas

    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. :D
    I may go around it with a scotchbrite to spruce er up soon.

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  6. b-bob
    Joined: Nov 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,097


    I would pick a 56 bel air tudor. But finding any of the three around here would be hard.
  7. 49styleline
    Joined: Nov 1, 2012
    Posts: 507

    from oregon

    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.
  8. stewartwhite
    Joined: Sep 20, 2009
    Posts: 44


    57 for right now, have a 55 project in the works.

  9. 80WTI
    Joined: Sep 16, 2012
    Posts: 319


    I have a dirty 4 door 55 but would love a 57 coupe one day, also have 55 panel truck that needs a resto
  10. Monk67
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 56

    from St. Louis

    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.

  11. TDWZ28
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 152

    from Michigan

    I'm partial to the 55 Nomad. Here's mine.

  12. alpo
    Joined: May 7, 2011
    Posts: 691

    1. 34 Fords
    2. Mississippi Hambers

    voted 55. I used to have one.
  13. Chevy55
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 409

    from Nebraska

    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.

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  14. 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.....
  15. Monk, how's the W motor runnin?

  16. Rochie
    Joined: Nov 19, 2004
    Posts: 198


    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.

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  17. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,564


    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.
  18. skinnydude
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 169


    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 !!
  19. EMD567
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 298

    from Wichita

    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.
  20. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,472

    from Michigan

    Had to flip a coin for this gig....
    Heads '55 Chevy
    Tails '57 Chevy....

    Tails won!...:cool:
  21. TheTumbleweeds
    Joined: Jul 29, 2010
    Posts: 536

    from Sweden

  22. T.L.
    Joined: May 24, 2011
    Posts: 206

    from Colorado

    What about Tri-Five Thunderbirds and Tri-Five Oldsmobiles?
  23. Gene Boul
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 805

    Gene Boul

    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 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...
  24. M224SPEED
    Joined: May 12, 2010
    Posts: 171

    from Missouri

    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 .
  25. n.z.rodder
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,016


    '56 Sports coupe for me please, always liked them.
    If I won the lottery I'd clone this>>>

    DeepPurple 56Sportscoupe.jpg

    DeepPurple 56Sportscoupeside.jpg

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  26. Monk67
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 56

    from St. Louis

    Great........I was concerned about cooling but runs at 180 degrees
    all day even in hot water.

    It loves gas stations
  27. Never owned a Tri-Five car but I have always like the '55 post cars. HRP
  28. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,152


    Start a thread for one of each. Highjacking this one is taboo.
  29. DaddyO's..Deuce
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 780

    from Missery

    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!:eek:

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  30. joeyesmen
    Joined: Dec 24, 2010
    Posts: 470


    I voted 55. Used to have this one, and I kinda miss it . . .

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