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Tri-Five Buick/Oldsmobiles 54-55-56

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Sir Woosh, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. 65 Hemi Coronet
    Joined: Feb 9, 2011
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    65 Hemi Coronet
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    from Florida

    This is a really nice Century. My dad bought a brand new 56 Century in Newark NJ when I was about 5 or 6 years old. It was a black and white two door hardtop, 322 nailhead with 4 bbl carb. It was my first car when I started driving. It was a pretty fast car at the time for what it was.
     
  2. Sir Woosh
    Joined: Dec 1, 2008
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    Building a 56 Metalix? Let's see some pics for sure..........
     
  3. metalix_421
    Joined: Mar 24, 2010
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    got the motor mounts built and in today. finish them up this week and finish the xmember for the trans
     

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  4. 56oldsDarrin
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    Is that a Big Caddy?
     
  5. 60widewhitez
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
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    I have a friend with a 55olds. He owns a shop specializing in old cars, but also works on new ones. Anyhow, in the 80s he was working on a customers 55 olds and his wife brought him the title.. Long story short the guy couldn't pay him for the work so they brought the title. He told them the car was worth way more than the cost of the work.. He got this fully loaded 55 olds 98 with power everything for about 300... It is two tone black and white. Just very cool cars!! Great thread..
     
  6. Super88
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    Wrong side trim for a 55. Appears to be a 56.
     
  7. electra483
    Joined: Dec 18, 2011
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    This thread should really stay active. Lots of great stuff here.

    My 1955 98. Stored in a long forgotten garage. Was a one owner car...till I got it!
     

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  8. Rqketman
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
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    Merry Christmas to The Tri-Five Buick/Olds Guys+ Gals! Here's some photos of my 56 Olds Super 88 Convertible, they are from the last (2011) Hunnert Car Pileup.
     

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  9. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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    Killer thread, one of my bros has a 56 Bick special tu-door post in progress. Really some super cool rides shown here thanx ~sololobo~
     
  10. ~~Walts37~~
    Joined: Feb 1, 2011
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    ~~Walts37~~
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    from Missouri

    Hi
    I have acquired a true barn find but have no title. 55 Olds super88 holiday hard top. This car has been in an old storage shed sitting for over 25 years, the car owner has moved away quite a few years ago but the new owner of the storage units is at this time building new storage units after a tear down of the old one. He told me I could have the car & all parts if I took them all out of there. So I did haul them home & started to work on it. Included in the storage shed was (4) 57 Chevy hoods, (1) 55? Chevy grill & (2) front fenders for a 55 Chevy, (1) driver side Ford 38 deluxe or 39 standard front fender, (1) 54 Chevy car Hood, (1) 51 ford car hood, (4) unknown 40s Pontiac fenders with (2) complete doors, (4) small block Chevy heads, (2) small block Chevy intakes & one has a carburetor, (1) Chevy small block clutch housing, (1) unknown automatic tyranny, also quite an assortment of chrome bumper, Grill, lights parts. Sorry got carried away with the incomplete list. I am not sure of the year these parts fit but have looked some of them up for ID. I will include some pics of my 55 Olds that we replace the plugs & wires put some oil in all the cylinders to sit for a week while turning it over with a ratchet off & on for a week, Changed oil filter & oil then poured some gas in the carb of the V8 Rocket Eng which did fire up & run smoothly with good oil pressure. Just having lots of fun now :) ~~Walts37~~:)
     

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  11. Rqketman
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
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    Hey Walt,
    WOW its good to be you !! I love these 4 door hardtops I think 55 was the first year for Olds. Here's mine, I bought from the grandson of the original owner. Good Luck and Happy Holidays!!
     

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  12. bentwings
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    Cool car.....BUT

    I'd surely get the title and registration straightened out before you spend a dime on it. It took me 6 months and a pile of dough to get title on a new fiberglss car.

    If the car has an intact body number or VIN it will be much easier but plan on some snags. Keep receipts for everything. Make sure there is name, address, phone number and dollar amount, taxes if applicable, that is legible. Taxes can be a real issue.
     
  13. ~~Walts37~~
    Joined: Feb 1, 2011
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    from Missouri

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    Thanks & I have stopped spending on this till I can check on a title I am in no hurry so I will work on it as long as no $ is involved. There was no money involved except the 3 miles gas money to get this stuff home. The Vin numbers are all intact They just wanted it out of the way of there construction. I do not have anything to prove it is mine so far so I may end up having to part it out the interior is all there & in great shape except the Steering wheel plastic is falling apart.:) ~~Walts37~~:)
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  14. ~~Walts37~~
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    WoW nice car thanks for the pictures & best of everything to you & yours. ~~Walts37~~
     
  15. Danger
    Joined: Jun 18, 2010
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    Bought this from the orignal owner! its a work in progress but runs and drives like a dream now!
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  16. mgtstumpy
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    The other Tri-5 :D Classy
     
  17. ~~Walts37~~
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    Nice 4 hole bet it rides like a dream.. Good luck Danger with your project. ~~Walts37~~
     
  18. zarbtime
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    What a thrill it is to find this thread...
     
  19. VSO737
    Joined: Aug 24, 2005
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    My FIRST car, a 1956 Oldsmobile Holiday. Drove it the entire 10th grade, in 1963, at Santa Monica HS, Santa Monica California.

    Four doors were NOT too cool back in the day............................

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  20. SlickRick83
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    Here is my dads 56 4 door Holiday 98. Its a clone to the car that Windfield built for Dennis Reinero back in like '62.
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  21. sthero
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    Here is my $ Pit!
     

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  22. buikwag
    Joined: Apr 21, 2005
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    1. Buick Nailheads

    Heres some pictures of my 1956 Buick Special Wagon, it has a Rebuilt Dual Quad 401, 700R4 OD Trans, Ford Rear, Power Disc Brakes, Updated GM Power Steering Box, new interior, and Vintage Air AC/Heat,.<br>
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  23. kustomkid18
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    Own the twin to this one in MA.
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  24. sbin
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    Just bought this 56 special

    That 56 wagon is amasing

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  25. olds boy
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    will all three year 54,55,&56 olds bumpers interchange? i am looking for bumpers for mine with paying an arm and leg
    olds boy
     
  26. Sir Woosh
    Joined: Dec 1, 2008
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    Different styles each year. They pretty much go with the different grille shape of each year. May be about to come up with something custom, but it will take some fitting............
     
  27. Here are a few pics of my '56 Olds:

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  28. bonez
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    from Slow lane

    FUCK YES!!!! proper way to roll a tri5


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  29. Buicktwiggyspecial
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    from De

    Damn i love this car. Are the skirts steel? where did you find them i have been looking of r skirts for over a year. how did you lower it springs or bags? what drop springs?
     
  30. Danger
    Joined: Jun 18, 2010
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    Should update mine....
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