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Old 11-19-2005, 03:09 PM
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I Have 2 Lane Black Top on DVD the cars were cool, but kinda sh*ty movie imo. my buddie is building a American Graffiti car. 454 2x4s and a borg warner T10 4speed, scatter sheild, new ole vertagate (sp) shifter. kinda cool, and all done in 70s parts. ansen alum slots. with a set of NOS center caps, well it's not done yet. but headed that way.

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Old 11-19-2005, 06:04 PM
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It was a basic hot rod movie and definately low budget by todays standards, however I do recommend anyone who hasn't seen it do so. It can't compare to the speed movies today, but I still enjoy the "let's take a sleeper '55 Chevy on the road and get by on racing" storyline!
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mike's 57 chevy

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I'm tossing around the idea of a project '55 hotrod. Nothing fancy, just your classic primer-finished hotrod. I wouldn't mind getting a few opinions from somebody that has done this already.

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thats a good idea. if you need to releave tension it really works also it is a good learning exp.
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I'm not planning on anything fancy. I'm going to get a rust-free body (and hopefully frame as well), drop a beefy drivetrain in it and just go with everything else as it comes. I shouldn't have to do much (if anything at all) with the body or interior. That's not really what I'm after. I'll keep the paint a primer gray/black. And the interior can stay as-is.
Decent rust free southern 55-56 post cars are available from $ 10,000 up. More if they are driveable.

The rest is up to you.
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/\ I think he has seller's remorse from selling that 55.
cr-p, let's not go there.
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Tri-5's are cool. There are all kinds of parts from simple original items to complete bodies and trick frames available.
I have added an aluminum crossflow radiator, power disc brakes, power steering, a sway bar, a 5 speed, a scattershield, traction bars, custom interior, etc. I am running a blown 350 with aluminum heads that makes serious power. Mine is a daily driver that I have a lot of money in, but it is probably the most comfortable and practicl hot rod that I have had in a long time

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for all of you who love the Tri Five Chevys, I would like to invite you to come down to Texas for one of the longest running independant '55-'57 Chevy events, the Lone Star XXIV Classic Chevy Convention... we have alot of activities planned for the weekend of May 5,6,7 that includes a Show-N-Shine, 50's Dance, 1/8 mile drag racing and more. This is more than a judged car show so if your passionate about '55-'57 Chevys whether they be cars, trucks or corvettes, then this is your type of event... held near the DFW Airport, more info at www.LoneStarChevys.com and there you can sign up for our email updates on the event ... hope to see some of you there!
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Check my photos album and you will find my 55 chevy with a 454 aand a 4 speed i have 16 grand in it already and could spend more.
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Tri-five chevies are getting expen$ive. They're not the ideal candidate for a cheap hot rod that$ for $ure. On the other hand though 49-54 Chevies can be had pretty cheap, specially 4-doors. They make nice clean cruisers. Building a rod costs way more money and is way more work than most people imagine untill they build one themselves.

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Exactly, that's the reason me and a friend just bought up 9 of them and a few other older 2 door bowties. We got lucky and found them. All Texas cars etc, and trust me, they weren't THAT cheap, but a good deal nonetheless.

If you can find a good starter car for a good price, I'd say go for it.
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What ever your budget is double it add your year of birth and then multiply the two numbers togeather....

If you are serious look on ebay. There are quite a few project cars there that might fit the bill.

Best advice is to buy the best car you can afford, get how you want it to look clearly in your head and then stick to it.

I doubt very much if i will ever sell my 56, besides I dont think my children would let me!

Good luck in your hunt

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I did my 57 chevy, big block chevy and pro street, lots of fun! good luck! we are doing a 55 chevy right now!
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anybody here ever hotrod a 55 chevy?? what the hell kind of a website do you think this is anyway???? MAMMA MIA!!
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