" How To install the Tri-C Hood kit"
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A common problem with four-piece hoods is that they often have a loose fit against the body, and they don’t appear smooth even when they are adjusted perfectly. The ability of all four pieces to move on hinge pins is an open invitation for chipped paint and poor panel fit. When rodders began building extremely smooth cars, builders came up with new....Read More
L.A. Sedan A Dream Realized
The “L.A. Sedan” began as a dream when I was approximately 12 or 13-years old. Until that time, I had built plastic models of airplanes, ships, and other things, but someone gave me a model car kit (it was a Lincoln by AMT) and from that point on, I was building only car models.Read More
ROD & CUSTOM FEATURE CAR
Steve Young started building this hot rod when he was a kid—even before he was old enough to drive. At the same time he was gluing together 1:24-scale hot rods made out of plastic parts and airplane glue, he was building a full size traditionally dressed and flamed ’32 Tudor with his...Read More
Fries '56 GMC!
The 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.Read More
Former Indy Racing League drive Sam Schmidt of Henderson, Nevada, was paralyzed from the neck down in a January 2000 crash, which put a crimp in the driving of his street rods and muscle cars. Determined to once again ride in something.Read More
Neumann has wanted to build a car like this for the past 35 years, and now that he had the time, resources and inclination to do it exactly the way he envisioned it, he could make certain it was done right. The build started with the frame- a tube chassis, which was acquired from Tri-C Engineering in Valencia, California.Read More
The Roadster Show!
Rod & Custom covers The Roadster Show featuring some of Tri-C Engineering's work on some of the most custom cars in the automotive world.Read More
In this spectacular display of custom hot rods, Rod & Custom does a feature on promoting track roadsters. This article shows a unique way of fabricating a chassis with a full tubular structure inside the body.Read More
Happy days are here again. At least they were for the city of Glendale, California in July of 1995 when the Glendale Cruise Night showed more than 250 cars for spectators to view including hot rods, customs, and classic cars lined within the three city blocks.Read More
Look at that wood! There's no doubt that the wood grained wagons have become the fiber of hot rodding. This restored beauty sat in a barn broken down from long treks from a train station to the fishing lodge on the East Coast "sometime in the '50s" before Dennis Eland purchased this 1940 Ford and transcended it into a phantom two-door with a race-bred mill with a little help from his new friends at Tri-C Engineering.Read More
Cut to the Chase!
In the Aug. 2005 addition of Car and Driver magazine Tri-C Engineering is covered once again with a spectacular new design for filming car chases and movie scenes with the Go Mobile all without killing Matt Damon and other stars who have been attached to this awesome cutting edge vehicle designed for speed, security and safety for both the film crew and the actor within the car being filmed.Read More
Some ideas never go out of style. Arnie Gustin is an ex-off-road racer who bought a brand new '64 SS Chevelle back when cars were simpler but not nearly as fun. In fact, the hottest engine you could buy was a 300hp 327. With this in mind a few decades later Arnie commissioned Tri-C Engineering to assemble a '90s version of his original dream car.
Good Guys Good Times features one of the custom autos on the cover of the 94 Yearbook that included a '93 season review!Read More
When building a hot rod everyone wants to have the best car they can have. So they think about an engine, suspension or other major qualities in a custom auto, though steering is an easily overlooked importance. In this Hot Rod Magazine article we learn how to properly install the steering column and the mechanisms that make them work and keep us all safe.
Custom Grille It!
Build a custom Grille for your dashboard. Some of the fabricators at Tri-C Engineering show us the proper ways to bend, shape and weld metal together that will give the reader the basic knowledge to fabricate most anything that you may want to build and install into your custom hot rod.Read More
Years Top Ten!
Street Rodder Magazine gives us look at the hottest cars back in Jan. 1997 featuring yet another fantastic custom job created by Tri-C Engineering.Read More
Best of both Worlds!
Rod & Custom cover a story about Larry Gimenez's '32 backyard find transforming an old rusted out but otherwise cherry '32 three window deuce into an orange blast!Read More
Take a look at this street rod that Tri-C Engineering fabricated and was featured on the cover of Access Street Rods & Trucks.Read More
Back on Track!
Hot Rod magazine covers a story on an engine swap where Rick Cresse and his fabricating shop Tri-C Engineering built a chassis to hold this beauty while it cruises down the street.Read More
Starsky & Hutch!
Tri-C Engineering teams up with Hollywood yet again to build a suspension that could withstand the beatings of some high velocity impact jumps through the streets of San Francisco in the Starsky & Hutch remake.Read More