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Features tri five chevys lets see em"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 70cst1, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. DDDenny
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    I love fresh shiny paint like the next guy but I'll always remember the original paint dusk pearl 57 210 sedan with the nicest little strips of wind worn patina on the tops of the front fenders.
    My favorite 55 210 origìnal paint color is Neptune Green with a white top, again, I like a well patina'd original sedan. Craig Morrison (Arts son) had the neatest one, then ruined it when they painted it blue.
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  2. Rusty Heaps
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    950B6965-5F98-4C8E-A14D-ABD12ECA9040.jpeg 1490A2E5-D6E2-4A68-97F3-770D9907FE9C.jpeg Here’s mine. I’ve owned it since the mid eighties.
     
  3. ssffnomad
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    Heaps , can I come down and take off your hands ?
     
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  4. 31hotrodguy
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    Totally agree DDDenny. Once they painted it I kinda lost interest. I’m more of a highland green kinda guy! Tomato tomato. Lol


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  5. slug
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    Totally agree with 31hotrodguy and dddenny that is the charm of a lot of old cars. Shows their sole. So many folks have to change/upgrade just because they can. They probably bought the car for it's original look and then start changing. Oh well to each his own as they say.
     
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  6. Yup, same here... I'm really choosey about what color blue looks good on tri-fives. I'm often times unimpressed by a non-original blue, like the AM car. And yes, I thought the original colors had the right balance of worn, original paint look, but still lookin' fine.
     
  7. Another friend's 55, this one was a local racer but no history, had a straight axle at one point also.
    It's being worked on and will get a big block with tunnel ram, 4 spd, 55-59 truck axle up front and has an Olds rear already, rear quarters will get opened up bigger, Cragars all around with the body left as is.

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    When it was used in an old club display

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  8. loudbang
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  9. 56sedandelivery
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    I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've seen a Tri-Five Chevrolet converted BACK to stock front suspension after having an axle under the front. And I know your story's true, we can see the rearward spring mounts still welded in; what happened to the fronts, or was the stock front cut off, stubs installed, later removed, and the stock front end welded back in? That's a lot of work! I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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  10. Moriarity
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    This 56 4dr ht looks lowered to me, compare it to the 55 next to it, pretty cool

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  11. 31hotrodguy
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    Yes it does. Imho the 56 bel air is the best looking in two tone of the 3 yrs.


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  12. Rusty Heaps
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    No can do. It’s my first car. As they say “ Not for sale!”
     
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  13. Rusty Heaps
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    814334E0-7523-40E1-BE6A-3CF95515F43B.jpeg Here’s one you can take off my hands! Not tri-five, only ‘53.
     
  14. 31hotrodguy
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    Rusty Heaps, That’s like me posting my rusty 57 Chevy project in the custom Buick thread! Lol


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  15. 31hotrodguy
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  16. Jalopy Joker
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  17. You're right, again. That was the two-tone color with dusk pearl. The only other color Imperial Ivory was mated with was Inca Silver.
     
  18. loudbang
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  19. chevy57dude
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    '56 150 two door sedan body saw locally this morning.
    Stick shift pedals. No "V" 1st digit.
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  20. 427 sleeper
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    She's rough... But saveable :cool:
     
  21. Butch M
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    I have a 56 150 I don't if I want to build it next or my 56 Belair 56 1.jpg
     
  22. chevy57dude
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    Dang I like the smooth quarters on those 150's. '55 also, plus Nomads that year.
     
  23. Butch M
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  24. 65pacecar
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  25. 65pacecar
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    65pacecar
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  26. 65pacecar
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  27. loudbang
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  28. 65pacecar
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  29. loudbang
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  30. flyin-t
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    Slow moving on my '55. Been picking up some parts here and there. Put new foam in the front seat but still running the original cover. Foam had been reduced to a texture of corn meal, shit was everywhere.
    New seat covers will have to wait although original door and side panels are fine. Did get new carpet, thought some would get a kick out of seeing the floor in this thing. Zero rust. Still wearing the original sound deadening material. Lousy shot of the headliner, but it'll stay too.
    Stray wire is from po install of elec fuel pump.
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