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05-24-2006, 02:29 PM
Just found this site through MCC.
I have a 56, BelAir that I've been working on off and on for about 4 years.
When I went looking for a 56 I did not want a 4 dr., 6, or pg. Since I said this you know what I ended up buying.:)
The condition of the body and frame were way 2 good 2 pass up.
05-24-2006, 04:52 PM
Glad you found our site and glad you got you a Trifive.
THe good thing is you can change the car to what ever you like, from 6 to v8 and from 4 door to 2 door.
Here is a few tips on that issue.
Changing a 4 door to a 2 door or convertible.
Some people like 2 door cars and others prefer 4 door cars and some people like wagons, and others like Nomads, and others like convertibles.
Whatever style you have it looks great to you and thatís what matters.
I have a 2 door post car, and people always ask me is it a hard top, well I say no, but I prefer post cars.
Here is something interesting I saw my friend Eddy do, he has a small body shop and he works on a lot of Trifive's.
To change a 4 door sedan to a 2 door sedan.
1. Remove all four doors.
2. Get 2 doors that fit a 2-door sedan
2. Cut the door post out of the car.
3. Mount the 2 door front doors
4. Then weld the post back in the car, aligning it fit the new longer front door, make sure it shuts well etc.
5. Get a 2-door quarter panel and install it in place or over the short 4-door quarter panel.
6. The inside upholstery is a snap to cover.
I am not a body man but those are the basic steps as I have been told, I have seen these cars and they look great.
To change a 2 door or 4 door hardtop to a convertible.
Hard top to convertible, he says if you want a convertible, and you don't have a real one, the hardest part is finding a top frame if you can get the frame, then any hard top 2 door or a hard top four door can be converted to a convertible by any body shop that knows how to work on Trifive's.
I am sure their are a lot of more steps, I am just posting the ideas.
Otis / Trifive
05-24-2006, 06:09 PM
Welcome to Tri-5! Not to worry.....now that you have purchased a car you really weren't looking for....everything else will pop up! At least that's usually my luck:rolleyes:
05-24-2006, 06:53 PM
Welcome! I found exactly what I was looking for, but sometimes I think my sights were aimed a little too low! Post some pics if you get a chance.
05-24-2006, 10:23 PM
Welcome from Ontario, Canada.
05-24-2006, 11:24 PM
Welcome to the site. A couple of extra doors isn`t always a bad thing. My next tri-five will be a 4dr. Terry.
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