I didn’t grow up as a Tri-Five Chevrolet guy. I always thought they were cool, but they were never “Me” until I stumbled upon a ’56 Wagon a jillion years ago now and ended up building it into the one you all know as Rusty, or Trusty Rusty. When building that car I learned all kinds of things about Tri-Fives and specifically how all of them are basically the same with the exception of some of the skin. What that means is that it is completely possible to mix and match parts, and even modify one standard 4-door into a 2-door with pretty basic tools and skills. What’s cool about this is that a cheap 4-door can be built into a cool 2-door on the cheap compared to purchasing a 2-door project in many cases. At the March Meet at Famoso each year there is a dude out there that has a 4-door that he’s converted the driver side into a 2-door but left the passenger side a 4 door. It’s weird, gets your attention, and makes you scratch your head. But in truth, it’s super functional and funky and I dig it.
The gang at DD Speed Shop have grown their channel on YouTube building some cool stuff and one of their staple projects is a 1957 Chevrolet that they converted from a 4-door to a 2-door. In this video they take all the build videos and put them together into one single how-to that will show you all the steps on converting one yourself, in your garage, with skills we think you guys have. So watch, and learn.