Hotrod & Restoration

January/February '13

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crossmembers for the thrashing they are surely to receive. Hot Rod Jim's offers a C4 frame in his extensive line of hot rod Tri Five frames. One of the many, many popular options for a "Fiver" is a new motor, and there are HRR0112americanautowire plenty of choices. Putting different engines in a '55-'57 requires motor mounts that fit those chassis and folks like Mike's Chevy Parts offer motor mounts that use the side of the frame for smooth appearance; especially with seamless and cleaned up frames. Typically, these kits work with big or small block Chevy engines. There are kits available for mounting LS Series engines in Tri Fives, too. Companies like Hedman make them and folks like Pace Performance and Danchuk sell them. Keep It Cool A bigger and badder motor will need the Page # right cooling, so companies like Saldana Racing Products use their vast racing knowledge to keep things cool where they count. Other companies such as Northern Radiator and Speedway Motors also offer their versions. For hardcore restoration Five owners, the sky is the limit. One of the leaders in the Tri Five market is Danchuk, who started in 1976 by making a replacement parking light lens for '57s. Since then, their list of parts has grown to thousands of "Made in USA" parts and includes most anything a restorer would need. Seeing that market from a lofty position in QL#______101 the industry, Danchuk makes restoration parts as well as customizing parts. Put Speedway Motors Tri Five Chevy in your favorite search engine and the first parts that come up are chassis upgrades in the form of brake conversions, steering boxes and coilovers. The company also carries a number of header options, crossmembers, engine mounts, and stock Quik-Link: 1-800-306-0133 ext. 12119 2013 January/February Hotrod & Restoration HRR_Jan/Feb13_Pages1-63.indd 37 37 1/25/13 3:51 PM

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