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Favorite Tri five

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%
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    I am partial to this car
     
  2. I like'em all!
    Had a few 57's, if I could build another Tri Five I think it would be another '57, something along the line of a "BLACK WIDOW"......simple & fast!
    My oldest son Gary shift'n gears on the Alum T-10 4 spd. He's soon to be 50!......jesus i'm get'n old!
     

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  3. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
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    I saw a mixed up one similar to that at the KKOA show a few years ago.
     
  4. paul55
    Joined: Dec 1, 2010
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    paul55
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    from michigan

    same here! This is mine.
     

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  5. n847
    Joined: Apr 22, 2010
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    57...too flashy 55...too plain...56...just right!
     
  6. nwbhotrod
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
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    from wash state

    Heres some
     

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  7. thirt4
    Joined: Jul 4, 2012
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    thirt4
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    from Arizona

    My first car was a '55 Chevy. Paid a whopping $175.00 for it and drove it home from the lot. My parents grounded it immediately since I had no insurance and had spent all my money on the car so could not afford insurance for another 5 months.
    Pulled the engine and dropped in a rebuilt 283 that was a screamer right after I got my first job. Moved the 3 off the tree and onto the floor with a Hurst Syncro-Loc shifter.
    I miss my '55. Sold it for a whopping profit! $250.00 the following year. Profit? After an engine? Tires? etc. Well, as a kid, I thought it was a profit.
    My vote is for a '55 and after my '34 project is done, I will go for another '55 for sure.
     
  8. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
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    57 been my favorite since I was a little kid.
     
  9. FANTM58
    Joined: Apr 24, 2009
    Posts: 403

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    I saw this on the Denver Craigslist today .
    It's perfect !!
     

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  10. DaddyO's..Deuce
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 779

    DaddyO's..Deuce
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    from Missery

    Oh man, I love it!

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  11. rixrex
    Joined: Jun 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,433

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    The 57 Nomad is one of the most beautifull cars ever made
     
  12. NINE INCH
    Joined: Dec 26, 2005
    Posts: 1,020

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    57 first. Then the 55.
     

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  13. ok I own a 57 ford but ive allways loved the 55-57 chevys I cant answer the poll because I like all 3

    but if I could id own a 55 hardtop or nomad a 56 hardtop a 57 210 sedan, or belair hardtop

    but id take any of the bodies offered from any of the 3 years if anyone has one DIRT cheap near ohio im listening
     
  14. NINE INCH
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    OMG! :eek: Thats as good as they get. SAAA-WEEET!
     

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  15. black 62
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    that scoop used to be on my vette...
     
  16. Kustomism
    Joined: Oct 8, 2011
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    55 all the way !
    One I had a few years back , wish I didn't sell it.
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  17. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
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    I never understood why guys cut the front ends off these cars. I know it's a weight savings but if it's not going to be used in competition why sacrifice the ride quality and just buy tubular A arms and an aluminum rack and pinion.
     
  18. Stock front ends do ride cushier, but I'm pretty sure your gasser card just got revoked. If you've never had ride in or driven a pissed off gasser, then I don't expect you to understand. We have some both ways but the axle cars make us giggle like little school girls.
     
  19. ^^^^^^^
    This exactly!
     
  20. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
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    I've have owned a couple of '55 210 2 dr sedans, but my favorite of the tri-fives Chevrolets is the '56 Nomad. I've owned this one for over 22 years, after wanting one for 19 years before that. It has been driven over 300,000 miles since I've owned it. The photo in my avatar is the same car as it looked 20 years ago.

    <a href="http://s3.photobucket.com/user/nomadboy/media/Nomad88032.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>
     
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  21. Pooch
    Joined: Apr 11, 2006
    Posts: 862

    Pooch
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    from Oklahoma

    1955
     

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  22. I like them all but my personal favorite is the 55.
     
  23. masters9661
    Joined: Jul 19, 2010
    Posts: 38

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    I like em all but the 57 has always been my favorite!!
     

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  24. EMD567
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 286

    EMD567
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    from Wichita

    Very nice; thanks for the pics. I should add that the '55 Delray is my fave of the three. The stock interior looks "custom" in them!
     
  25. 55belairx2
    Joined: Oct 11, 2006
    Posts: 393

    55belairx2
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    from California

    Very cool!
     
  26. BONNEVILLE BOB 95
    Joined: May 1, 2010
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  27. OldColt
    Joined: Apr 7, 2013
    Posts: 504

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    Now that's what I call STYLE.

    Park that beautiful Nomad beside any current SUV, and ask a bunch of first graders to point out the prettier car.
    I think we already know the results.

    --- Steve ---
     
  28. SuRfAcE_RuSt
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 594

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    I like em all..
    heres the recently finished.. the 57 is currently underway.

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  29. 29 Speedster
    Joined: Aug 2, 2011
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    29 Speedster
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    from Colorado

    I like all thre, but the 56 has the cleanest lines. We have owned our 56 Nomad for a good while, and it would be my favorite.

    Bob
     

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  30. Swifster
    Joined: Dec 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,449

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    I'm not a Chevy guy, so my first priority would be parts. There is only one choice at that point. A '57... If someone stuck a gun to my head and made me build one of these ugly cars, it would be a '57 Bel Air 2-door hardtop.

    No gun to my head, it would be a '55 Plymouth Belvedere...
     

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