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  1. Chevy tailgate benches, wall-mount, for shop, deck, etc.

    General & Non-Tri Five Items For Sale Or Wanted
    Functional vintage fashion for your shop, garage, man cave, deck, etc. These tailgate benches are made with licensed repro parts and built sturdy enough to hold you, your tools, or whatever you're working on: Chevy "basic" model starts at $375 (+ $40 s&h); "deluxe" model, with functional...
  2. Aluminum Bed Wood Opinions

    Trifive Trucks Suburbans & Panel vans
    Howdy, Anyone have any experience with Smokey Road Rod Shop's Aluminum Bed alternative? I recently just stumbled onto them on youtube while thinking about finishing my bed, and they seem to look great and if the durability is what they say, seems like a good option. I've been driving around for...
  3. ‘56 Chevy Truck

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    Father in-law owned it. Wife and I saved up for years to buy it. Luckily we still knew who had it. :) Can’t wait to get into it more. Just a few pics I snapped. It’s been this way (mostly) for the last 17 years. Her dad owned it since 1993 or so. Supposedly it was in a movie called Deuce...
  4. 235 mechanical lifter question

    Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    I'm trying to replace worn cam & lifters in a 235 engine from a '55 truck, 3 speed overdrive trans. The old lifters appear to be the original 838774 part with a hole in the pushrod cup and a hole on the side of the lifter. Replacement mechanical lifters I've found (with or without cams) are all...
  5. 1957 Chevy 3100 with Chevelle BBC 402

    Classifieds Section - For Sale Items ONLY!
    '79 Camaro front clip and rear end 79' Camaro Power brakes and steering Optima Red Top Battery Vintage air ac (alternator moved to driver side and compressor mounted on passenger side) '66 Stamped Chevelle 396bbc (Fresh rebuild just finished break in) (Was told it was actually out of a 70...
  6. seat for my 55 chevy 1/2 ton

    Interiors Questions and Answers
    i was wondering if a 99 suburban 3rd row seat will fit in my 55 truck. i know there is some mods for frame and brackets, just wondering on the overall size. can't seem to find dimensions anywhere. thanks in advance..
  7. Hello From Arizona

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone. Joined here to figure out what to do with my Most good intentions I picked up my dream truck 6 months ago. 1956 Big Window Truck. Had a ratted out Pontiac 350 in it. Stripped it down of all the crap and sold the motor and trans. Wanted to put in a 6.0 LS but have yet...
  8. FS: 55-57 truck & cameo parts

    Classifieds Section - For Sale Items ONLY!
    I have the following parts that I don't expect I will ever use. Please contact me at [email protected] if you have interest. 1) One (single) Cameo tail light housing, complete with lenses and SS trim - decent driver condition; very little pitting. 2) Set (four) NOS beauty trim rings for...
  9. Wanted '57 Truck 265 V8/4 speed

    Classifieds Section - For Sale Items ONLY!
    Looking for a 1957 265 for a pickup. Casting code 3731548 with a stamp code of L (manual trans) or LB (manual trans heavy duty clutch). Also looking for a truck 4 speed (SM420) and any NAPCO 4x4 parts.
  10. My 1957 Chevy truck project...

    Trifive Trucks Suburbans & Panel vans
    I have been looking for sometime for a 57 that was driveable, affordable, and not a rust bucket. Let me first say I have always loved classic cars and trucks, having owned a 65 Mustang 2+2, a Datsun 240z, a Triumph TR6, and a '52 Chevy 5 window truck, but like many of you I owned them and sold...
  11. 5-6-7-8-9 Chevy TRUCK parts

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    king pin kit left side wiper arm starter boot drivers side window visor red LED bed rail lights ALL parts are left over from the yellow truck project. ALL parts are brand new. rather do a package deal, but, make an offer. NO trades unless you've got an intake for a small block chevy i don't...
  12. newbie '56 Chevy 3800 dually

    New Member Introductions
    HEYY there all you Tri5 aficionados'! About 6 months ago I came across a 180 acre farm that had been abandoned since the early 70's and it was for sale by owner. I contacted the owner of the property and asked if he was selling anything on the property and he gave me permission to go through...
  13. Fuel Pump Replacement

    Trifive Trucks Suburbans & Panel vans
    Hi guys I recently purchased a 1957 Chevy 3100 with the original 235 6cyl engine. The other day she just quit on me and I have not been able to get her started since. I replaced the fuel pump as th e lines were dry before and after the pump so I thought no big deal. She cranked right over after...
  14. Remove radio knobs on 57 pickup

    Interiors Questions and Answers
    I need to get access to the wiper motor on my recently acquired 57 chevy pickup. The truck still has the original radio in it. I pulled straight on the knobs thinking they would pull right off but they didn't budge and I didn't want to pull too hard on them. How do they come off? Thank you...
  15. Exhaust position

    Trifive Trucks Suburbans & Panel vans
    I wanted get everyone's opinion on the best exhaust pipe position on a 55' 3100 series truck. I've seen a few, out the rear, after the tires, under the bed steps, or none at all. What does the majority think? If you have pics please post. thanks
  16. 1956 Chevy Truck - Which Camaro clip do I have installed?

    Trifive Trucks Suburbans & Panel vans
    I recently purchased a 1956 Chevy 3100 with a Camaro clip installed and a 350/350 engine/tranny. I spent $1800. The truck has not run since 1993, transmission was sitting on the floor and it looks like someone other than the guy I bought it off had done a lot of body work. The hood, front end...
  17. 56 chevrolet step side truck

    Interiors Questions and Answers
    I need help, i bought a flaming river polished steering column. How do i install it, i read in your forums that it is a one piece with the steering box. I found this out after i took apart the bottom and side piece of the steering box. My question is where can i find the bearing that goes in the...
  18. WTB 1955-1957 Chevy Truck Seat

    Classifieds Section - For Sale Items ONLY!
    Hey guys, I'm looking for an original 1955-1957 truck bench seat for my '55 stepside. Any condition is considered. Thanks, Will
  19. '55 Chevy Pickup Engine!!!

    Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    Long story short, I work for an automotive shop in a small town in Florida. My boss Rob bought himself a '55 Chevy pickup from a friend who just left it on his yard. Well now my boss is restoring this beautiful automobile. I've been trying to do a huge amount of research due to the casting...
  20. 1957 Chevy Truck Steering

    Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    Can the steering rod that connects the steering wheel to the steering gear be removed without removing the gear from the frame? The previous owner of the truck removed apprx 1/2" of thread from the top of the rod to install an after market steering wheel. I removed that wheel and installed an...