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This is my first post on the website, but I have been around tri-five chevys my whole life. Growing up, my dad started with a 56 Bel Air Hardtop, sold that and bought a 56 Bel Air Conv., 265 powerpack, california bumpers, indian ivory and torq in 1990. I loved that car. In the 90's, my dad added a 57 Chevy Bel Air Hardtop. During those years, I think I had more miles on the cars then my mom or dad.

In 2000 my dad was diagnosised with cancer. Three weeks prior to his death, we sold the conv. to a guy in Akron. My dad's insurance was running low, so my parents were going to sell the 56 and 57 to pay for a new treatment. Unfortunately, my dad passed away prior to starting the treatment. the Tri-Five community lost a great person the day he passed. My mom is heartbroken over the fact that we sold the 56. However, the guy who owns it promised to give me first dibs on it if he sells it......and I will get that car back!!

Right now I do have the 57 Chevy Bel Air Hardtop. For a number of years, it sat in my mom's garage. I wasn't ready to drive it at that time. Good news is that the car is now in my garage. Bad news is that I am more impatient than I should be. Already ordered new disk brake conversion kit, cpp 500 steering box and other little things. It is scary.....my dad's addiction is now mine.

I want to thank everyone for their insightfull posts on this site. I have learned so much from all of you in the short time I have been on here. I should add that all of you probably need to start a collection for me. If it wasn't for all the help and killer pictures of cars, the addition would not be this bad. Yes, it is your fault!!!!

Please keep up the great posts. And, to the mods...your site rocks. Can't wait to posts pictures and updates on the 57.....and one day on the 56 conv.

I promise that future posts will not be long ramblings like this.
 

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Well howdy and welcome aboard
I for one would be proud to take some of the blame for your addiction :D
love to see some pic's whn you can get em on here..
meantime...enjoy :)
 

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:sign0016: to TriFive Brownsfan!! Nice intro and like you, many of us carry forward our Dad's addiction for TriFives; we can only hope to pass it on to our kids. As you know, those days working on cars with our Dad are priceless!! :anim_25: on the '57 and we look forward to hearing of your progress and we're here to help you when you need it. Have Fun!!:)
 

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Welcome to Tri Five. Sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I lost my dad to cancer also back in the 80`s. He didn`t have a tri five, but did have one before i came along and i heard about it quite often. Glad to have you join in here.
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WELCOME

:sign0016:to trifive:shakehands: :anim_25:with your projects... Later, Dave
 

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:sign0016: to Trifive. Glad you joined us. :happy0030: You can call it an addiction or a passion. Either way.... its a good thing to have. :party0031:
 

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:hello: hi ya and welcome. good to have you here and great intro. sorry about the loss of your dad, i'm sure he is with you working on that 57.
 

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This is my first post on the website, but I have been around tri-five chevys my whole life. Growing up, my dad started with a 56 Bel Air Hardtop, sold that and bought a 56 Bel Air Conv., 265 powerpack, california bumpers, indian ivory and torq in 1990. I loved that car. In the 90's, my dad added a 57 Chevy Bel Air Hardtop. During those years, I think I had more miles on the cars then my mom or dad.

In 2000 my dad was diagnosised with cancer. Three weeks prior to his death, we sold the conv. to a guy in Akron. My dad's insurance was running low, so my parents were going to sell the 56 and 57 to pay for a new treatment. Unfortunately, my dad passed away prior to starting the treatment. the Tri-Five community lost a great person the day he passed. My mom is heartbroken over the fact that we sold the 56. However, the guy who owns it promised to give me first dibs on it if he sells it......and I will get that car back!!

Right now I do have the 57 Chevy Bel Air Hardtop. For a number of years, it sat in my mom's garage. I wasn't ready to drive it at that time. Good news is that the car is now in my garage. Bad news is that I am more impatient than I should be. Already ordered new disk brake conversion kit, cpp 500 steering box and other little things. It is scary.....my dad's addiction is now mine.

I want to thank everyone for their insightfull posts on this site. I have learned so much from all of you in the short time I have been on here. I should add that all of you probably need to start a collection for me. If it wasn't for all the help and killer pictures of cars, the addition would not be this bad. Yes, it is your fault!!!!

Please keep up the great posts. And, to the mods...your site rocks. Can't wait to posts pictures and updates on the 57.....and one day on the 56 conv.

I promise that future posts will not be long ramblings like this.
NO Problem, each person has a heartfelt story & yours is special ,, Welcome from south bend in.';';';';' Kay & Tom'';'';';;'
 
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