Most of the Chevy's undercarriage is stock, aside from the Danchuk sway bars, and a pair of Danchuk front disc brakes. A 605 power steering box replaces the original unit, and keeps Woody from yanking too hard on the Impala steering wheel. While the mismatched wheel and tire combination might confuse today's youngsters, it gives the car lots of period-correct personality and consists of 15x7 Radir front wheels, 15x8 steelies and Coker Firestones all around. The lack of front bumper is yet another '60s trait, but the rest of the car's brightwork is replaced with Danchuk replacement parts. Brett Davis at Woody's Hot Rodz is responsible for the bodywork and also laid down the PPG Glacier Blue paint.
Inside, Woody's '55 is close to stock, with its black rubber mat from Trim Parts and simple black stitch work. Matt Baldwin at Woody's Hot Rodz handled the upholstery and also installed the American Autowire Highway Series wiring harness. You won't find a stereo in this vintage Tri-Five, and you certainly won't find any form of air conditioning, unless you count the wing windows. It's as plain as you can get, and that didn't happen by accident. Woody was around for the glory days of hot rodding and knows what a no-frills '55 should look like. This is it, and he couldn't be happier.
After lots of work, Woody has a car from the era he loves the most. Chris was happy to help this local legend get his car back on the road, and sums it up nicely with this quote: "In the 30 years I've known Woody, two things have stayed the same-my dad is still trying to buy the '55 and Woody is still the Fonz to me!"