With a classic V8 engine pumping 162 horsepower into the car, Chevrolet had seen its golden days in the Tri-Five Series.
The Chevy 150, 210, Bel air and Nomad were referred to as the Tri-Five - A series which had amassed a massive following in the years following its release in mid 1950s. Chevys are still the cult favorite all over.
The high compression, short stroke design and a modified overhead valve rather than a side-valve made this series continue production for years down the line.
Here at Palm Beach Customs, we are not just car mechanics but enthusiasts. If you own a Chevy or want own one then you are just one call away from making your dreams take shape. Contact us with questions!
Our restoration shop in Florida, is your one-stop store for anything related to your beloved machine. Being in the business since the 80s, we know each and everything about restoration and customizations.
Though we provide any number and extent of customizations and repair, our services can be put into three broad categories:
Custom Restoration Services – So you need your car in a candy apple red? Or a color which would match the street cred – Shiny Black? We can do it for you and more. Maybe you need a new firewall, grill or your top’s broken, we can fix it all for you. Worried about shipping? Palm Beach customs even ships your finished product right in front of your doorstep with utmost care.
Steel Replacement Bodies – Since the Tri-five series boasts a variety of cars with a Vintage styling, we offer just the right replacements for your car. Be it a Hardtop, 2 –door Sedan or even a Convertible, we provide authentic parts for your car. After being in the business for such a long time, we can rally up just the right spares even when it is not available anywhere else.
Turn-Key Builds - With the new replacement steel bodies, Palm Beach Customs offers their clients with an exclusive offer. Not only can you order a steel body, but we build them as well from the ground up. We can take the headache out of building your project.
Do you have a project build in mind?
We provide Steel Bodies which are licensed (GM, Chrysler, Ford) and handcrafted to perfection. With assured quality we also provide steel bodies and chassis from top manufactures in the State like Dynacorn, Art Morrison (Yes!) and Omix-Ada.
Watch a Tri- Five Chevy Steel Body Being Built!
The following three stages sum up the work we do...
Full Custom Build – Everything from Paint to the Engine, a turn-key finished product.
Steel Body – You chose the body and we deliver
Steel Body and Paint of your choice – You chose your color and we paint it
For a better view and assurance, do visit our website for the many videos and testimonials which speaks volumes about us.
Hate Rust? Here’s How to Keep Your Classic Car from Rusting
If you’re a classic car lover then this article should help you…
Unlike many of the new cars in production currently, some of which have the bodies and metal parts dipped a zinc-coating or anti-corrosion primers… One of the best car manufacturers out there for protecting the bodies is Porsche. They were way ahead of the curve.
Unfortunately the classic and muscle cars, when they were built back in the day by the Big 3, they used very little sealer and virtually no paint on the undersides.
Below is how to keep your envy-inspiring dream machine from, slowly but surely, turning into a rust bucket:
First of all, if you are just building and restoring a car, then you are going to be able to take different steps than someone who already owns a complete car.
These steps are if you are building a car and what to do as you are building it to prevent it from rusting away due to moisture.
Below you will see my weapons in the war against rust when I restore a classic or muscle car:
PPG DP90 Epoxy
PPG makes an awesome product that has been out for a long time. When we do media blasting on the frames and the underside of the bodies, DP90 is a nice Epoxy Primer that comes in black which is awesome for the chassis and steel bodies. This would be my first line of defense. Of course then at that point, it will be refinished in whatever color we are shooting the chassis and undersides.
The Debeer Primer is the best I've seen in 34 years. We started using this primer about 10 years ago. What turned me onto it was that it was a very heavy, high-build primer that came in black, white, and buff. Most high-end automotive finish paint companies don't offer high-solids urethane black primer (which is absolutely necessary if you plan on having your high-end job laser straight after body work).
3M Bare Metal Seam Sealer & 3M Heavy Bodied Seam Sealer
The 3M bare metal seam sealer is, believe it or not, on the 64-70 Ford Mustangs and the 67-69 Camaros, the factory did horrible with sealing the cars. This let water come in from the inside and from underneath. We use the 3M bare metal seam sealer in certain areas and then we use the heavy bodied seam sealer where were are filling big voids.
RusFre (brand) Clear Inner Panel Undercoating
This is really good stuff to shoot inside:
Inside Quarter Panels
Inner Front Fenders
Inside Wheel Wells
Inside Rocker Panels
Even Inside Frame Rails
This is basically like the old war days when they used to shoot the cosmoline on the military Jeeps so that they wouldn't rust on the transport ships overseas.
Pay Careful Attention to Underside and Wheel Areas.
Due to the accumulation of mud, sand, road salt, and everything else on the road - rust is likely to target your classic car’s underside and wheel areas. Pay special attention to these spots.
Also, be careful when using a high-pressure washer, as these can remove the protective under seal.
We suggest rinsing out your cars when you get them dirty and make sure to keep dirt out of the wheel wells. You can even use a blow-gun to blow-dry the car when you're done to remove the water from behind the stainless moldings and whatnot.
I'm sure everyone has heard of the Mother's Spray mist where if the cars not dirty just give it a little mist and wipe it down. This keeps your car dry.
The smartest and best way you can keep your classic car looking and running beautifully for years to come is by befriending with a classic car restoration specialist in Florida.
You’ll get the expert advice you need to keep rust and other threats at bay.
And just as importantly, you can be assured that you’ll be supported by a team that cares as much about classic cars as you do.
If you’ve landed yourself a car that needs a tetanus shot – check out our new replacement steel bodies and chassis. Sometimes getting a new body is the best way to go.
If you've landed yourself a rot box Click Here to Learn More About Steel Body Replacements for your Classic and Muscle car restoration.
Palm Beach Customs is Your Dealer for Steel Bodies for the Tri-5 Chevrolets in Florida
Looking for the new steel bodies for the tri five chevrolets in Florida? You've found the right place!
We deal in the Tri Five, i.e. 1955, 1956, and 1957 Chevrolet steel body replacements.
What this video to learn more about the steel bodies for your Chevy Tri-Fives...
Steel Bodies for Tri Five Chevrolets Are at Palm Beach Customs...
Classic car aficionados admire these elegant cars - and we don't blame you.
In our Palm Beach Custom shop, we focus on these particular cars and their owners because that's where we started.
Watch a chevy steel body being built!
The bodies for tri five Chevrolets in Florida are built by Real Deal Steel, LDD., one of the best manufacturers located just miles from our shop in Ocala.
We sell high quality products, so you can be assured that these steel bodies are top of the line.
These are GM Licensed and built with more welds and thicker metal than the original bodies.
If you want a steel replacement body (two-door sedan, hardtop or convertible), a frame, a floor, an engine compartment, a door, a convertible top, or you are looking for custom restoration services, we are happy to be of help.
Whatever questions you have about a steel body for your Chevy, our door is always open.
With Palm Beach Custom, you can design your own dream car from scratch with the steel bodies for the tri five chevrolets in florida. Read more about your options >> Over Here <<
You can buy a complete steel body or just a firewall. You can buy the sheetmetal parts of your custom classic car, one by one, or you can let us do the work and build your dream car for you.
We have special offers for the steel bodies for tri five chevrolets in florida - like bright, high quality custom paints and front-end sheet metal packages...
Read more about the steel body for the Tri-Five Chevrolets HERE.
If you liked this post about Steel Bodies for Tri Five Chevrolets in Florida we think you'd like to read about about our Steel Body Services at Palm Beach Customs to see what we can do for you as you start your dream build.
1967-1969 Camaro Steel Bodies, Parts, and Services at Palm Beach Customs Muscle Car Restoration Shop Florida
While it is no longer for sale, we definitely think it's worth checking out. It's one of the Jeeps we can't stop talking about.
Walk Around of the Renegade Jeep...
View the Photos...
Steel Body Tubs & Parts from Omix-Ada
At Palm Beach Customs we use the best quality steel body tubs and parts for your jeep in florida build. You may only need a new steel body or maybe you're just looking for parts for your CJ-7 build - we have both!
"Omix-ADA offers replacement body tubs and kits to provide a sturdy foundation to your dream Jeep. Built using the same 18 gauge steel on the floors and 16 gauge steel on the side panels found on the original bodies"
Go over to the Jeep page to check out the Mopar licensed Jeep tubs >> Right this Way!
With your Jeep project we can build a "new" CJ-7 from the ground up. It's pretty awesome - you didn't have this option to choose from brand new steel back in the day.
This is how we restored "the Beast" 1979 CJ above - with a new Omix-Ada steel tub.
By Working with Palm Beach Customs...
By now you can see that we love building Jeeps at Palm Beach Customs. By deciding to work with us in building your own Jeep in Florida you can rest assured that not only will the highest quality products be used - but that it will be built right.
We won't give you your Jeep until it meets our high standards - we build them like we're building it for us! Palm Beach Customs is a small team, all work is done in-house or in collaboration with top-knotch partners. This ensures that your project is carried out by, sometimes, a single pair of hands.