The Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals presented by Woody's Hot Rodz

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Celebrating 16 Years - Established 2003

Woody’s Hot Rodz LLC was formed in 2003 by Christopher Sondles. Sondles has spent his entire lifetime surrounded by Tri-5’s. Whether he was helping build his father’s award winning ‘57’s, working in his uncle’s restoration shop, working as Classic Chevy Int.’s Road Manager or working his way to Executive Vice-President of SoffSeal, Sondles has always gravitated to the Tri-5 Chevy. Woody’s Hot Rodz has been featured on the cover of 12 national magazines, has had over 20 vehicles featured in national magazines, has written over 60 tech articles that have been nationally published, has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today all while continuing to build awesome rides for customers across the country each day. Woody’s was awarded the “Chip Foose Award of Design Excellence” in 2012 as well as being named CAR CRAFT Magazine’s Pro Builders of the Year for 2012.

In August, 2015 Woody's Hot Rodz produced the inaugural Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The show was considered an outright success by everyone in the Tri-Five industry. With more than 1,900 cars arriving at Beech Bend Raceway, the 2015 Nationals was the largest gathering of Tri-Five Chevrolets ever, shattering the previous Classic Chevy Club record of 775 in Dearborn, Michigan in 1989.

At the 2015 Tri-Five Nationals an owners association was founded promising to "Stay true to Tri-Fives", even going so far as promising members a total refund of their dues should the club ever stray from those 3 model years. In this The American Tri-Five Association was born, a community for Tri-Five owners.

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If you are interested in having Woody’s build you a complete Turn-Key Hot Rod or a New 1955 or 1957 Chevrolet, please call us at 855.567.1957.

Important Ordering Info for our Bodies & Chassis:

  • All bodies and chassis have a minimum 90 Day lead time
  • Shipping costs will be calculated with completed order and billed on the final invoice
  • 50% deposit on total amount of order due within 7 days of placing order via money order, cashier’s check, wire transfer etc. Personal checks will be taken, however order for body or chassis will not be placed until check has cleared. A $500 credit card deposit may be made via phone at the time the order is taken to reserve the body/chassis.
  • All bodies and frames will be assigned a sales number based on the date of the sale, shipments will be made first in - first out. Deposits are non-refundable once order for body or frame has been placed.

Policies & Procedures: Turn-Key Hot Rods & Tri-Fives

At Woody's Hot Rodz, all we do is Tri-Five Chevys. It is that simple. We believe in doing what we know and not doing anything else. We know 1955, 1956 and 1957 Chevys. Everyday we build completely brand new Tri-Fives for our customers along with completely redoing original bodied classic Chevys. For more information about building an all new Tri-Five or about making yours the car you have always dreamed of please call us at the shop.



We do not and will not give firm estimates.