View Full Version : My tri-five awakening
06-13-2006, 11:53 PM
my dad told me i should have found a hdtp when i bought mine in 1978. But i really like the post cars the best. I really think my love affair started from 2 places. My dad had a pic of his 1955 post car and then Popular Hot Roddings Project X 1957 totally sealed my love affair with the tri-fives.
06-14-2006, 06:34 AM
I remember project X, is that where you got the inspiration for the color of the 57 in your avatar?
06-14-2006, 06:27 PM
Yes and no. Yes in a way because it looked cool in it`s yellow(project X). And no because mine was a factory yellow, but the factory yellow was just a little to pale for my taste. The 1st paint job was a canary yellow, where as this is the yellow used on the 2000-up monte carlos and chevy pickups.
06-14-2006, 07:19 PM
I like it Chevman!! The brighter they are the better they look!
06-14-2006, 07:38 PM
You've done alot of work on her Chevman, alot. Got to ask though, what kind of brake system are you using? I've got a couple mid 80's Z28 Camaro's that I'm thinking about utilizing part's off of and the brake booster is one of 'em, as well as the spindles for the disc brake's.
06-14-2006, 11:11 PM
I gave in and bought a kit from Classic chevy club a few years back. I think some of them are using boosters off of s-10`s. You should be able to use your stock spindles and a different bearing from the original.
06-27-2006, 10:56 PM
I just checked your photos on cardomain and man am I impressed! You are doing a really nice job and it shows...
06-28-2006, 05:29 PM
Thanks 56nomad. It has been and is still a very slow drawn out process. Too many jobs and not enough time sure make it hard to find time to work on it, hopefully i`ll accomplish something on it this weekend.
06-28-2006, 07:33 PM
I know what you mean.. 2 steps forward.....
08-14-2006, 11:14 PM
Went and looked at your pix at CarDomain as well. WOW! VERY NICE! That is class all the way, from ground up as far as I am concerned.
Steve from Arkansas
08-15-2006, 07:39 AM
I feel that if your going to do it do it right. I'm not a fan of half assed and fast. You usually end up redoing those jobs. Your car is awesome Terry and so are yours 56 Nomad.
08-15-2006, 10:14 PM
Dave halfway or cheaped out is exactly the reason for rebuild #2. I rebuilt this same car in the early 80`s and wasn`t impressed with the quality of the work. The paint and body shop raked me over the coals and i didn`t replace very much of anything. I have matured (aged) and now know pretty much what i want and am willing to be patient to get to where i want to go with it this time. Wish i had some pics of the 1st time around.
08-16-2006, 07:55 PM
I've been on vacation this week and I actually got to spend about 1 hour Sunday and I removed the gas tank. Found that I'll need a new one when it is time to worry about it. I had to remove it to have clearance for the rear shackles. I'll need to modify the spare tire well also.
08-31-2006, 11:25 PM
I like the yellow, I helped on 55 gasser we ran back in the late 60's. It was a yellow car, I am impressed with the quality of your work to date. You will have something to be proud of, having built it yourself!
09-01-2006, 12:16 AM
Thanks coupe55 for the compliments. Yes i like doing as much of it myself as possible, which means just about everything but the paint and body work, And the engine which was a take out of a wreck. Hope to be driving before i have to pass an old age driving test. haha.
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