914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/4/20 7:52 a.m.
Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/4/20 7:57 a.m.

Is that the NMNA link you meant? frown

As for the "why?" - when you've got a 4 door 57 Chevy, a lot of time on your hands, a reasonable amount of skill, and you really wanted a coupe? 

ultraclyde (Forum Supporter)
ultraclyde (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
11/4/20 8:20 a.m.


Appleseed MegaDork
11/4/20 8:28 a.m.

It would be less work to move the B post back and hang coupe doors. I'll never understand this.

APEowner GRM+ Memberand Dork
11/4/20 8:52 a.m.

I'm guessing that beer was involved.

914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/4/20 9:19 a.m.
barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UberDork
11/4/20 10:07 a.m.

I'd be tempted to do that just to anger the purists. I'm not knocking anybody's taste, but I've never understood the tri 5 thing. There doesn't seem to be a shortage of them considering how many I see at local car shows. So maybe a better question is "why not?"

128racecar Reader
11/4/20 10:26 a.m.


Chesterfield Reader
11/4/20 10:36 a.m.

I used to see quite a few of these shortened 4dr creations when I was growing up and going to car shows in the 80s. A lot people just saw 4drs as parts cars, and not as much as classics. Today, you can order new sheet metal to transform your 4dr tri-5 into a 2dr post. These were made with desire to do something with what you had on hand.

ShawnG UltimaDork
11/4/20 10:44 a.m.

A lot of work went into making an ugly car.

Needs opera windows to be complete...

03Panther Dork
11/4/20 7:25 p.m.

never did like the shorties... in any bodystyle. Only seen a few that did not make me want to poke my eyes out. Including this one!

Although Barefoot's point about upsetting purists with ego problems is well taken.

ShawnG UltimaDork
11/4/20 11:36 p.m.

I just can't unsee the awful roof line at the back. The door does not flow into the rear window and there's just no way to make it look nice.

It's not as if they didn't build a car with the right number of doors.

maj75 (Forum Supporter)
maj75 (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
11/5/20 7:20 a.m.

The only shorty I ever liked was a shorty VW Bus.  Given the value of a VW bus today, it is never going to be done in the future.

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/5/20 7:50 a.m.

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