1957 Chevrolet Tri-Five Chassis

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  • Exterior: Torch Red
  • Interior: Torch Red
  • Stock #: TRIFIVE
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  • Transmission: Manual
  • Warranty: No Warranty

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1955, 1956, 1957 Chevrolet Pro-Touring Chassis

If you’re looking for the ultimate foundation for your ’57 Chevy Pro-Touring foundation you’ve found it.

Description

  • Original, highly modified 1957 Chevrolet chassis
  • 4th generation Corvette front and rear suspension
  • Set up for an LS series engine and your choice of transmission

A product of our own imagination and dedication to craftsmanship, this bright red wonder sports Corvette C4 front and rear running gear, huge Wilwood brakes and enough custom fabrication to deserve a trophy at a Goodguys show all on its own.

Starting with an original, rust free ’57 chassis, our crew cleaned it to bare metal before taking a ton of measurements. Having done other “Spec” chassis for Tri-fives certainly helped in this department. We cut off the original frame just north of the firewall and built our own from scratch. The 1996 Corvette K frame went in, and we surrounded it by over 100 individual pieces of metal, cutting and fitting as he went. Before installing the top caps to the frame rails he buttressed them internally:  You could drive a tank over this thing and not hurt it. Adjustable Aldan coil over shocks support the weight while a Corvette rack and pinion and front sway bar hold the car in the turns. Huge Wilwood six piston brake calipers clamp down on two-piece rotors with anodized aluminum hats and cross drilled and chamfered friction surfaces. We have the master cylinder that was specified by Wilwood and intended for a Hydroboost setup, and there are brackets bolted to the frame to hold the caliper hoses. Enough can’t be said about the smoothing and detail of the frame, but it’s time to move back towards the rear. The motor mount crossmember holds brand new C5 Corvette LS series, silicone filled mounts. The transmission crossmember is a fabricated piece, built for a TREMEC T56 six speed transmission, which is included. The bellhousing is polished to a mirror finish while the transmission was smoothed and painted the same Torch Red as the frame with polished aluminum highlights. A new driveshaft is included, and once again is polished aluminum. You’ll see brackets welded to the frame for mounting stock C4 parking brake cables and the hydraulic brake hoses. Out back, custom brackets were made to hold the Dana 44 center section and rear Corvette suspension. The “moustache” crossmember is done up in the same polished-and-red-paint scheme as the transmission, and looks fantastic. The trailing and lateral links are all tubular steel with Heim joints for control and pinpoint accuracy. As at the front, Aldan coil overs support the weight. Where bushings remain (both at the front and rear) they’re all urethane. Another pair of Wilwood calipers is out back, this time in four piston specification, clamping down on more two-piece rotors. 

Like we said earlier this wasn’t our first attempt, but it may be his finest from a show perspective. The concept and engineering are proven, as another of this chassis sits under our ’57 Nomad. The geometry is spot on, the finish is so good you’d swear the frame was cast as-is rather than fabricated and the parts are from the best of the best. If you have any questions about the chassis please don’t hesitate to call, and if you’d like us to finish a ’57 around it we’re up to that challenge, too.

At the Motor Car Group, we're enthusiasts first. We want you to enjoy your new car from the minute it's delivered and the trailer door drops. Before a car leaves our shop, it's gone through comprehensively, both visually and mechanically. We do more than just kick the tires, though: We fill your tires with nitrogen, road test (if the weather permits us here in Cleveland!) and clean it inside and out. We buff the paint using a three-step process immediately before it's taken away so that it gleams when it arrives. Every car we sell, from Sunday drivers through the rarest exotics, is meant to be driven--get out there!

If you have any questions before, during or after the sale, do not hesitate to contact us. It's what we're here for! Call us at (440) 914-0000, write us at sales@motorcargroup.com or stop by and see the new shop at 6441 Davis Industrial Parkway, Solon OH 44139. We're 26 miles from Cleveland Hopkins Airport and we can pick you up when you come to inspect or purchase your car. We welcome any prospective buyers, their buyer's agents or inspectors from Monday through Friday during business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment. We're car people who love what we do, and you'll feel it from the first time you contact us. Give the R&H crew the opportunity to serve you: Our passion and attention to detail set us apart!

Call 440-914-0000 or email sales@mcgohio.com


Chevrolet Tri-Five Chassis Warranty Information

All advertised prices exclude government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer document preparation charge, and any emission testing charge. The price for listed vehicles as equipped does not include charges such as: License, Title, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes, Dealer Prep, Smog Fees, Credit Investigation, Optional Credit Insurance, Physical Damage of Liability Insurance, or Delivery Fees. DEALER makes no representations, expressed or implied, to any actual or prospective purchaser or owner of this vehicle as to the existence, ownership, accuracy, description or condition of the listed vehicle's equipment, accessories, price, specials or any warranties. Any and all differences must be addressed prior to the sale of this vehicle. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.