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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HerMink, Dec 28, 2021.

  1. belair
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    Slick as a gut. Keep the 235. I have 2 door that is its twin. Congrats.
     
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  2. v8flat44
    Joined: Nov 13, 2017
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    Well, I'd keep that six, & add 2 carbs & 2 pipes. It would just be cool and sound like a 54 Vette.....just say'n. What a jewel !
     
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  3. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

  4. brady1929
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    Beautiful car.
     
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  5. My dad had a '55 wagon with the 6 and a PG. It drove very nicely, I'd take a 4-door in that condition myself.
     
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  6. From one 4 Door to another 4 Door That's a
    GREAT CAR.!
    Keep it like it is & Have Fun with it.

    Just my 3.5 Cents

    Live Learn & Die a Fool
     
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  7. HerMink
    Joined: Sep 14, 2018
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    Thanks for all of the positivity guys, hopefully I'll get to finishing up the brake lines and brake booster in the next couple of weeks and then I can at least drop it down on to tire cribbing to see more of its height while I run the air lines, etc.
     
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  8. Wow , what a great way to enjoy life! Simple lil 4 door 55 but extreme on quality , after going through the posts I thought I'll call it Black n Blu, thanks and keep up the cool upgrades. Happy New Year.
     
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  9. IMHO, there is nothing sweeter sounding than a 6 cylinder Chevrolet with dual exhaust, especially when you back off the gas pedal in second gear.
     
  10. Jacksmith
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    Nice cruiser... I'd keep the 6, they're tough and are easy to wake up... There's a fellow named Tom Langley... out of Michigan(?) who deals in 6 parts. Manifolds, headers, adapters and such. Real nice guy and willing to help with options. Looking forward to seeing this peach on the ground!
     
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  11. HerMink
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    haha I like that
     
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  12. HerMink
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    Well, I finally finished running the brake lines and installed the brake booster today. So, my favorite part…. I was finally able to take the Jack stands off of the frame rails and lay it on some wheel cribbing. I didn’t take it all of the way to the ground because I still haven’t ran the air lines yet - but I just had to get an idea. I’m like a kid in a candy shop right now.

    I could probably gain another inch in the rear by removing the bump stops, but I actually kind of dig the way it looks right now, it has a little rake which I’m in to. We shall see.

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  13. slug
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    Good workmanship on the bag mounts etc. Nice 55. Thought it was funny the dealership charged to clean and wax a new car.
     
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  14. finally some proper 4 door love!
     
  15. Really neat car! Stance is everything. Keep the six. Because enjoying a perfectly good running and driving car is usually a better idea than tearing it apart.

    Also, we have something in common. I recently lowered a black 4 door too! Mine is a 39 Ford.
     
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  16. Jacksmith
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    El-Perfecto!
     
  17. HerMink
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    I think the dog dish hubcaps make this thing, and the fact that it came that way from the factory helps a lot. But, I couldn’t resist grabbing a hubcap off of the wall to check it out……

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  18. choptop40
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    low and slow...
     
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  19. 427 sleeper
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    To be completely honest, I think the full wheel covers with the wide white's give it more of a custom look with the new stance, and it looks Bad Ass!!! JMHO :cool:
     
  20. HerMink
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    I definitely don’t disagree with that, my long term goal would be to find a hubcap that would fit (with or wo modification) to this wheel but that isn’t a standard TriFive hubcap. Like a sombrero or something. Definitely on the bucket list for the future.

    Anyone have any suggestions on hubcaps that fit the 55/57 wheel? They changed the way they clip on that year from what I understand so a lot of the popular choices don’t work like they would if the car was like an early 50’s.
     
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  21. 427 sleeper
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    Corvette Spinner covers, maybe?
     
  22. 57tailgater
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    I like the smaller dog dish ones. Very subtle like the rest of the car.
     
  23. Jacksmith
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    The full wheel covers shown get my vote. Very classy looking!
     
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  24. HerMink
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    Haha, luckily I own them both already and I’m sure I’ll swap back and forth!
     
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  25. chevy57dude
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    Can't go wrong either way.
    I'd love to see it in blackwalls. No caps. Maybe chrome lug nuts.
     
  26. Early Corvette caps?
     
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  27. Johnny Wolf
    Joined: Jan 2, 2017
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    Looks great. Do you have anymore information, like parts used and or links to other tri-5 specific installs? I've been giving this thought as well. For now I'd like to just do the rear so I can get in and out of my drive-way. Eventually I'd convert the front as well. And naturally I just sold a compressor I had laying around forever from my 41 Chevy truck. Haha.
     
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  28. rod1
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    Have you had her on the ground yet?
     
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  29. HerMink
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    Haha, nope not yet - It's been slow going the last few weeks. I hope to get the air lines and stuff ran this coming weekend.

    I've spent most of my spare time the last couple of weeks converting an old chest freezer into a kegerator so at least I do have draft beer out in the garage now.

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  30. 57JoeFoMoPar
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    This car looks fantastic.

    There isn't enough love for the mid-50s car that has everything you need to be a proper driver, and it's a car you can just absolutely drive the balls off of. This is one of those cars. Air conditioning, power brakes, maybe a few other conveniences.... this is a car you and the family can rack up major miles on.

    I'd rather be out cruising and enjoying a car like this than some museum piece that sits in the garage.
     

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