Products, Frames and Chassis

Nerd Rods TriFive 4 Door 1957 With Flames

TFC4
- TriFive's 1955-57 Frame C4 Corvette Suspension


Version 8 Chassis Photos
(Current Version)

Stage 2, Welded Frame

Stage 3, Rolling Chassis

  • Stage 3, Gallery - 01
  • The Version 8.00 frame assembled as a standard rolling chassis with no extras show. Everything in these photos comes standard on a Stage 3 Rolling Chassis.
  • 2020.Nov.11 
  • Stage 3 Chassis

Stage 4 Turn Key

  • Stage 4, Gallery - 01
  • The Version 8.00 frame assembled very closely to our stage 4 turnkey chassis but this package has a used LS1 engine instead of a turn key LS3 Connect and Cruise package from GMPP. Lots of details to see about how the chassis is assembled and fitted. This also has a prototype exhaust instead of our final design.
  • 2020.Dec.20 
  • TriFive Stage 4 Chassis
  • Stage 4, Gallery - 02
  • The Version 8.05 Turn Key Chassis. This chassis shows the current exhaust parts and new fuel tank design all on the Version 8.05 frame.
  • 2021.Oct.25
  • TriFive Stage 4 Chassis

TFC4 - Kit Details


TFC4 Fuel System

  • Fuel System, All Stages
    • This gallery featured all stages of the TFC4 Fuel System. Assembly photos of a DIY Tank all the way to a fuel system installed on a Stage 4 turn key chassis and everything in between.

Live Axle Frame, 2 Link and Pan Hard Bar

  • CAD and Assembly Photos
    • This was our first shot at a DIY Live Axle Kit frame. This one was designed around ladder bars and a pan hard bar on a Ford 9inch housing. Other suspension combinations soon to come.
Nerd Rods 1955 chevy pickup Dads down and dirty Task force truck

CP5559C4
- Chevy Task Force Pickup, 1955-1959, C4 Corvette Suspension


Stage 1 Kit Frame Photos

Stage 3 Rolling Chassis Photos

  • Stage 3, Gallery - 01 - Shown with options
    Stage 3 Rolling chassis with addational motor, transmission, headers, exhaust and radiator system.
  • Truck Rolling Chassis

Stage 4 Turn Key Chassis Photos

  • Stage 4, Gallery - 01 - Shown with options
    Stage 4 has lots of options and ways to go but this is one of them.
  • Turn Key Chassis

TriFive Stock Frame K Member

     K member designed to reinforce the stock TriFive frame and give clearance for an X Pipe exhaust.


C4 Corvette 88-96 Ackerman Correction Arm

     Improves steering feel, turning radius, and rack and pinion load, for 1988-1996 Corvette Suspension and 115" wheelbase hot rods.


Billet Exhaust Hangers

     Our billet exhaust hanger used on our Stage 4 chassis and exhaust systems. Available for customer to use in their own custom fabrication.


Billet Fuel Tank Lid System

Photos Coming Soon

  Shop Projects and Update Photos

PT-57
- 1957 Chevy Race Truck V2.0

C4 Corvette Suspension, CP5559C4 Frame, LQ4 6.0L Engine, T56 6 Speed Transmission and STS Twin Turbos

D³ aka Dad's Down & Dirty
- 1955 Chevy Truck, Dad's Daily Driver

C4 Corvette Suspension, CP5559C4 Frame, LQ4 6.0L Engine, T56 Transmission, STS Single Turbo and in the low body position.

  News and Update Photos

2017.Apr.27

Shop Work Carts and Frame Table and some other productivity items we've been working on here at the shop.

Nerd Rods Updates from April 2017 showing a work cart built here

2019.Feb.20

The Version 8 TriFive frame CAD during the design and the live axle variant. The new Dragon CNC Plasma Tubing Machine, and more from recent around the shop. 

Nerd Rods Update 2019 Febuary showing 3D CAD model of our version 8 TriFive frame

2019.June.26

Shots from around the shop from the Spring or 2019. Dragon tuning, learning about 3D printing, failing 3D printing, customer projects, new parts, custom work, tuning and much more.

Update for June 2019 Live Axle kit shown in its crate ready to go car show  3D printing and chassis update

2019.Sept.24

New TriFive fuel tank design, the roadster project, 3D printing goodies, and customer frames going out the door.

Update September 2019 Version 8 frame kit on the cart TriFive fuel tank kit and more

2019.Oct.21

Photo dump currently being updated.

4th  quarter photo dump

2019.Dec.27

December and a good chunk of 2020. Frames shipped, 3D printing goodies, frames, projects, and other random photos and notes from around the shop.

December and a good chunk of 2020. Frames shipped, 3D printing goodies, frames, projects, and other random photos and notes from around the shop.

2020.Oct.04

October was a busy month. Lots of customer photos, lots of frames getting ordered and going out the doors. More photos here!

Updates for October 2020

  Customer Photos

        TFC4 - TriFive Cars with C4 Corvette Suspension

0000 - Dick Pinner
- Completed

Dick’s beautiful red 1957 Chevy Convertible
  • 1957 Convertible
  • Stage 3 Chassis

0001 - Darren Gartrell

  • 1955 Two Door Sedan
  • Stage 1 with Live Axle
  • LS V10 Engine
  • Custom Exhaust and more 
  • http://lsbrackets.com/
  • (Updated 2020.October.04)

0003 - Jason J.

  • 1955 Two Door Sedan
  • Stage 1
  • (Updated 2014.November.22)

0005 - Randy Vanderman and Chris Hoffman
- Completed

Randy's 1956 Nomad at a show on its Nerd Rods chassis
  • 1956 Nomad
  • Stage 1
  • (Updated 2016.March.31)

0011 - Sebastian Inzana

  • 1956 Nomad
  • Stage 1
  • (Updated 2016.March.31)

0009 - Steve Rowe
- Completed

Steve’s Yellow 1957 Two Door Sedan 210 sitting in its parking lot waiting for the next adventure
  • 1957 Two Door Sedan
  • Stage 3
  • (Updated 2014.March.06)

0010 - Keith Halmark
- Completed

Keith’s 1955 2 door sedan with his old Sprint car engine in it. The word sleeper is very appropriate.
  • 1955 Sedan
  • Stage 3 Rolling Chassis
    • Custom Exhaust
  • 420 CID SBC
  • 700R4
  • Dana 44
    • 3.42 Gears

0013 - Phil Graham
- Completed

Phil in front of his 1955 Two Door Sedan at Hot August Nights in Reno the summer of 2018 after driving all the way there from Virginia in his 55 Sedan with Nerd Rods Chassis.
  • 1955 Two Door Sedan
  • Stage 1
  • LT1 96 Corvette Engine and Transmission
  • Gray with Peral Gray Ghost Flames
  • Lots of build photos from the customer and finished photos as well.
  • Customer Quote:
    "Thanks Russell the car started out in great shape so the one year rotisserie build was a breeze with your frame the kit was complete and other than the few calls I made to you it was an easy job! Finished in 2015 the 7300 mile run from MD to CA and back (out on 80 back on 40/RT66) was great interstates are hard on cars bridges all suck!""
  • (Updated 2018.Spetember.21)

0012 - Will Armstrong

  • 1956 4 Door Sedan
  • Stage 2

0014 - Jim Reed

Jim’s Stage 1 kit frame almost ready to go under his hardtop project.
  • 1957 Two Door Hardtop
  • Stage 1

0015 - Michael P

  • 1955 Sedan
  • Stage 1

0018 - John H

  • Stage 3
  • No handling kit

0019 - Steve H
- Completed

Steve’s 1957 Two Door Hardtop in Red sitting on a stage 1 Nerd Rods kit frame after completion.
  • 1957 Two Door Hardtop
  • Stage 1
  • (Updated 2018.November.30)

0020 - Jeff F

  • Stage 1 Version 6 Frame
  • Spokane, Washington

0021 - Scott B

  • 1955 Nomad
  • Stage 1

0024 - Steve Henery

  • 1957 2 Door Wagon
  • Stage 2

0026 - Terry M

  • 1955 Two Door Wagon
  • Stage 4

0028 - Tony Worly

  • 1957 2 Door Wagon
  • Stage 4

0029 - Lee Buller
- Completed

  • 1956 Nomad
  • Stage 1
  • 5.3L
  • LS Fuel System

0031 - Ronnie Hubbell - Completed

Ron driving off in his 55 2 Door Hardtop
  • 1955 2 Door Hardtop
  • Customer welded Stage 1
  • Nerd Rods exhaust after Ron had completed the chassis build

0036 - Rodney Cochran
- Completed

Rodney’s Black 1957 Two Door Sedan finished after it’s previous wreck and resurrection by Rodney himself sitting in front of a bridge in the light of the setting sun.
  • 1957 Two Door Sedan
  • Stage 3
  • Tune Port 350 Crate Engine
  • Home Shop Paint and Interior

0038 - Bobby Cregier
- Completed

  • 1957 Two Door Hardtop
  • Stage 1

0040 - Greg Spraggins

Greg’s Stage 3+ Chassis Ready to go under his 55 Sedan
  • 1955 Two Door Sedan
  • Stage 3+

0044 - Gary Jacobs
- Completed

Gary’s AMAZING 1955 Handyman wagon in bright red with his Nerd Rods Stage 3+ Rolling chassis after many years of restoration.
  • 1955 Handyman Wagon
  • Stage 3+
  • LS3, T56 Magnum
  • Paint and Assembly by Old 40 Bodyworks in Ellsworth, Kansas
  • (Updated 2019.January.18)

0050 - Micheal Justice

  • 1957 4 Door Wagon
  • Stage 4
  • Portland, Oregon

0054 - Fidel G

  • 1955 2 Door Sedan
  • Stage 3+
  • LS3 and TR6060
  • Laredo, Texas

0055 - Bruce Collins

  • 1956 Handyman Wagon
  • Stage 2 frame
  • LS Fuel System
  • Stainless Exhaust Kit
  • LT4 C7-Z06 and T56

0056 - Bill Ikonomidis

  • Stage 2 Welded Frame
  • and everything except the kitchen sink shipped to Australia.
  • Fuel System
  • Exhaust Kit
  • And More

0058 - Kerry S

Kerry’s 56 Hardtop Sport Coupe and his Stage 4 turn key chassis waiting for its chassis swap in his awesome garage in North Dakota
  • 1956 Two Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
  • Stage 4
  • LS3 525, and 4L70 Automatic

0069 - Greg P

Stage 1 welded up by Greg
  • 1955 Two Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
  • Stage 1 Version 7 Frame
  • BBC
  • Stage 2 Fuel Tank
  • Exhaust Tubes

0070 - Alfred Delarosa

  • 1955 Sedan
  • Stage 1
  • San Diego, CA
  • SBC, Old-school Supercharger

0073 - Mark McClung

  • 1957 Pannel Wagon
  • Three Rivers, Michigan
  • LT1 Corvette Swap
  • (Updated 2018.Spetember.27)

0081 - Bill Waichulis

  • 1955 Two Door Sedan
  • Fort Myers, Flordia
  • Dodge Hellcat Engine
  • Stage 1 Version 8 Kit
  • Welded Fuel Tank 
  • (Updated 2020.Occtober.04)

0096 - Dave Quire

  • 1957 Nomad Wagon
  • Nineveh, Indiana
  • LS Engine
  • Stage 1 Version 8 Kit
  • Stage 1 Fuel Tank
  • Exhaust Tubes
  • Ackerman Correction
  • (Updated 2020.October.04)

0101 - Dean Williams

  • 1957 Convertible
  • Canada
  • LS Engine
  • Stage 1 Version 8 Kit
  • Stage 1 Fuel Tank
  • Exhaust Tubes
  • Ackerman Correction
  • (Updated 2021.November.12)

  Customer Photos

          CP5559C4 - Task Force Trucks with C4 Corvette Suspension

#0001 - George W, Texas
          Built by Nerd Rods

Georges 1956 Chevy Pickup with C4 Suspension and 5.3L

#0002 - Rick and Jake W, Texas

Rick and Jake’s 55 Pickup Project with Stage 4 Nerd Rods Chassis
  • 1955 Chevy,
  • Stage 2 then 3, now almost 4
  • LM7 (5.3L) and 4L60E
    •  
  • Gallery 01 - Chassis Assembly
  • Gallery 02 - Body Mods and Sheetmetal
  • Gallery 03 - The Roller and Alignment

#0007 - Wizard Artworkz, Terry M
     Built by Wizard Artworkz LLC Tulsa, OK -Completed

Wizard’s 1958 Apache turned out killer with its patina and low body Nerd Rods C4 Frame. Wizard built his own stage 1 kit and used and entire C4 Corvette as a donor for the project with its LT1.
  • 1958 Fleet Side Pickup
  • 1994 Corvette Donor, LT1 and 700R4
  • (Updated 2019.January.27)

#0003 - KB Speed and Custom

  • 1955 Chevy
  • Stage 1

#0004 - Ron G

  • 1955 Chevy
  • Stage 1
  • LS1
  • T56

#0005 - Mike T

  • 1959 Chevy SWB Pickup
  • Stage 1
  • Tune Port and 700R4

#0006 - Steve P

  • 1955 Chevy Pickup
  • LS and Automatic

#0010 - Dave M

  • 1958 Step Side Pickup
  • 1992-LT1 and 700R4

  Older TFC4 Versions, 7.80 and back to Version 6.00

          

Stage 1, Kit Frame

Stage 2, Welded Frame

Stage 3, Rolling Chassis

  • Stage 3, Gallery - 01
    • Rolling chassis, with TFC4-HLK Handling kit, Dana 44 and TFC4-BLK Brake line kit on a V6.6
  • Stage 3, Gallery - 02
    • Rolling chassis with TFC4-HLK Handling kit, TFC4-BLK Brake line kit, customers motor installed, and Dana 44 Upgade on a V6.6
  • Stage 3, Gallery - 03
    • Rolling chassis details, lower shock mounts, and required suspension modifications on a V6.8 frame.
  • Stage 3, Gallery - 04
    • Rolling chassis factory dog bones / trailing link details on a V6.8 frame.
  • Stage 3, Gallery - 05
    • Rolling chassis with custom color, Handling Kit and brake lines on a V7.0 frame.

Stage 4, Turn Key Running Chassis

  • Stage 4, Gallery - 01
    • Turn key running chassis, GM LS3 Connect and Cruise, Stainless Steel Exhaust and Options on a V6.8 Frame.
  • Stage 4, Gallery - 02
    • Turn key running chassis, GM LS3 Connect and Cruise, New Style Stainless Steel Exhaust, radiator system and lines on a V7.1 Frame.
  • Stage 4, Gallery - 03
    • V7.1 Frame Packed for shipping.

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