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The Fries Family '56 GMC

Fries Family handed the chassis over to Tri-C Engineering in Valencia, California, to have the front of the frame boxed before Total Cost Involved cross member was welded in.

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Facts and Figures

David Fries Sagus, California 1956 GMC

FRAME:stock
MODIFICATIONS: front 'rails by Tri - C
REAREND/ RATIO: Ford 9" from TCI
REAR SUSPENSION: TCI leaf springs
FRONT SUSPENSION: TCI Mustang II IFS
FRONT BRAKES: Ford drum
STERRING BOX: rack-and-pinion
FRONT WHEELS: American Racing Hopster 16"
REAR WHEELS: American Racing Hopster 18"
FRONT TIRES: Dunlop 215/55ZR16
REAR TIRES: Dunlop 255/55ZR18
GAS TANK: Brothers aluminum, under bed
SHOCKS: Pete & Jake's shocks, Bilstein coil covers

More Facts and Figures

ENGINE: '02 GM ZZ4 355cid
HEADS: Stock
VALVE COVERS : moroso
MANIFOLD / INDUCTION: edelbrock Air Gap/ holley 750
IGNITION: HEI
HEADERS: Hooker block hunger
EXHAUST / MUFFLERS: custom 2 1/2" Hushpower II
TRANSMISSION: '00 TH-400
SHIFTER: Dunlop 215/55ZR16
STYLE: 1/2 ton 100
MODIFICATIONS: shaved, smoothed, one-peice door glass
FENDERS FRONT / REAR: stock steel
HOOD: stock
GRILLE: stock painted
BED: stock
BED WOOD : Ash by Horkey's

A tri-C Engineering tilt column is topped with a banjo-style wheel while the dashboard is filled with VDO gauges.

"Rick Cresse and Doug Carr of Wood' N Carr wanted to push the envelope with this car, yet sill maintain the character and warmth of the woody." Dennis Said.
Wider doors and a hatchback in the rear with a 1939 top would give the car a quasi-chopped look, and the rear fenders were also re-contoured to compliment the raked rear of the car."

"Rick Cresse and Doug Carr of Wood' N Carr wanted to push the envelope with this car, yet sill maintain the character and warmth of the woody." Dennis Said.
Wider doors and a hatchback in the rear with a 1939 top would give the car a quasi-chopped look, and the rear fenders were also re-contoured to compliment the raked rear of the car."

"Rick Cresse and Doug Carr of Wood' N Carr wanted to push the envelope with this car, yet sill maintain the character and warmth of the woody." Dennis Said.
Wider doors and a hatchback in the rear with a 1939 top would give the car a quasi-chopped look, and the rear fenders were also re-contoured to compliment the raked rear of the car."