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Old 01-18-2014, 04:17 PM
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I worked this '55 Chevy out for an ad on our website. We're going to start pushing our Hot Rod Subframe universal front frame and suspension kit for street rods and classics at car shows and such. I needed a cool pre 60's car to use as an example so I came up with this rendering.

I really dig satin finish pain jobs so I went with satin orange metallic and satin black on this car. Front facia trim and door handles remain chrome to create a big contrast between satin paint and bling of the chrome and also ties into the rim hoops. All other trim is blacked out to tie into the rim centers, stripes and top half of the paint scheme. I included old school gasser ties with front bumper delete and Nomad rear wheel arches, but everything else is all new school. Slammed suspension via Speedtech frame clip, fat 19 & 20" Forgelines, 14" Baers, minitubbed with 345-30-20s out back, a T56 and hmmm, LS powered? Maybe a pro charged new Camaro V6 to shave off a little weight? ...What would you power it with?

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Old 01-18-2014, 05:20 PM
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Ben, I love the rendering. Based on a car like this one
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:43 PM
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Looks like what I had done and posted awhile back.
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Old 01-20-2014, 12:16 PM
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Corn husker- Yep!

Skip- Cool! I'm a sucker for orange and black, Sorry I missed that, I guess great minds think alike! Nice job! I think this paint scheme is timeless, and fits a tri-5 perfectly.

I thought it would be cool to mold the taillight bezels into the body and use those hot rod taillight lenses (click here). Smoothes things over a little more.
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Cool rendering
In my opinion this is how a trifive should be built.

I did a 55 Bel Air 1960s style and when it was all done I didn't like driving it. I should have gone this direction instead.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:26 AM
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69- I know what you mean. My main hot rod for a long time was a street strip 74 Nova. Drag radials out back, skinnies up front, high hp small block, low gears, high stall, all drag suspension, ... Went straight fast but didn't turn well, didn't stop well, driving was a very loose feel, too loud to have a radio, etc. Now that I built the pro touring wagon I'm having a tough time going back. I still have the Nova which I started going through to freshen it up a few years back but lost interest and now it just sits in the garage. The wagon is way too much fun to drive!
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I'm a ford guy, but I could relly see having a tri- five chevy in the future.
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