Specials Week at Danchuk – April 27 Thru May 5, 2020

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If you are heading towards Famoso Raceway the last week of April and are going to be passing through the Orange County, CA area during your drive make sure you bring your Tri-Five by Danchuk in Santa Ana.

Why?  You ask.  Well.  We will be offering promotions and discounts to everyone* who drives their Tri-Five Chevy by Danchuk whilst en route to Bakersfield for the weekend of May 1-2.  And if you can’t stop by on your way to Bakersfield then stop by on your way back.  We will be offering those passing through the OC on their way back home the same deals until May 5th.  Heck..you could even come by on your way to AND on your way back.  We would love to see you.  (You could get a photo of your Tri-Five up on the Danchuk lawn too, and Christine Danchuk might even do a video with you about your car for us to feature on our Facebook Page and YouTube…who knows).

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.  We promise that this will be worth checking back for.

*Drive In, Walk In customers only.  Must drive your Tri-Five to Danchuk to take advantage of this offer.

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The American Tri-Five Association’s Western Invasion, Presented by Danchuk

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The American Tri-Five Association’s Western Invasion, Presented by Danchuk, will be held on May 1-2 in Bakersfield, CA at the Auto Club Famoso Raceway.  The Host Hotel for the event will be the Double Tree at 3100 Camino Del Rio Ct, Bakersfield, CA 93308.

This show is being modeled after the Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals which we put on in Bowling Green, KY each August so you will have vendors, swap meet guys, drag racing, a huge Tri-Five only car show and more we can’t talk about just yet. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.  We can’t wait……..

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For additional Information concerning online registration, Drag Racing, Vendor Info or forother questions regarding the show Click HERE.

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14.3 Alternator Conversion Install (Web Version)

This article was originally published in Danchuk Update 14.3.  Photos are at the end of the article.

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Our Tech Article for this issue of the Danchuk Update answers a question that we get from our customers almost every day. “How hard is it to change over my stock generator to an alternator?” It sounds intimidating, but it really isn’t. With a couple of hand tools and the ability to follow directions you can do the job in an afternoon. We will be using American Autowire conversion harnesses and one of the new Powermaster alternators that look like, and bolt in place of, your original generator. The “PowerGen” alternators make the conversion almost as straight forward as changing out the existing generator, they will work for both V-8 and 6 cylinder applications and it looks stock when you are done to boot. We will also cover the use of a Delco alternator, as this is the most common alternator used in this conversion.

Let’s face it. An alternator that puts out 70 amps or more compared to your 35 amp generator system will charge your battery better, keep your headlights brighter and allow you to run all those neat accessories that generators just don’t have the juice for, like a nice stereo or A/C. So follow along as we show you how easy and clean this conversion can be….

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SEMA 2019 – Las Vegas Convention Center – Las Vegas, NV – November 5-8, 2019

From the left. Mike Martin, Frank Correia, Jason Terrazas. Our crew at SEMA 2019.

Well.  Another successful show in the bag!  We enjoyed our time at SEMA this year.  We talked to many customers and fans, talked to alot of potential Dealers and Jobbers**, and saw some really awesome over the top Tri-Fives.  Have a look at our Gallery…we will be adding more content as new pictures emerge on the World Wide Web.
**If you think you might be interested in becoming a Danchuk Jobber or Dealer please contact Roscoe Thompson via email at roscoe@danchuk.com or give him a call at 800-260-6254 for more information.

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Christmas Photo Contest – 2019 – Final

James Wright was the first person to email us pics and we chose his picture as the cover of our Christmas Flyer. They pic just screams "It's a Tri-Five Christmas", doesn't it??? Congratulations, James and good luck in the contest.

James Wright was the first person to email us pics and we chose his picture as the cover of our Christmas Flyer. His photo just screams “It’s a Tri-Five Christmas”, doesn’t it???

Our contest is now over.  We has 3133 people who took the time to vote for their favorite of our Christmas Photo submissions…and the winners are….

Charles McClendon - USA - 1st Place

Charles McClendon – USA – 1st Place

Charles McClendon and his beautiful 1957 Chevy 2-door hardtop took away the top prize of a $500.00 Danchuk Gift Card.  Charles got 37.80% of the votes (1184).  Congratulations, Charles.

Scott Miller - USA - 2nd Place

Scott Miller – USA – 2nd Place

Christmas Photo Contest Final

Christmas Photo Contest Final

 

 

 

Scott Miller and his awesome 1955 Chevy sedan, which is his daily driver, took away the 2nd place prize of a $250.00 Danchuk Gift Card.  Scott got 21.70% of the votes (680).  Congratulations, Scott.

 

 

 

Debbie Bostwick and her incredibly clever photo of her 1955 Chevy wagon took away the 3rd place prize of a $125.00 Danchuk Gift Card.  Debbie got 15.50% of the votes (486).  Congratulations, Debbie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back in October we asked our customers, via email and social media, to please send us some of their Christmas Themed photos that we could include in our Christmas Flyer.  For their trouble we promised to give away some Danchuk goodies to those who were used in the flyer and to run a contest for everyone that sent in a picture.  Some people, like James Wright (above), had photos at the ready and others made them up for the contest and they all told us about their ride, or how the photo came about etc.  Really cool.

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Quick Tech With Danchuk: Tri-Five Light Upgrades | 11-01-19

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20.2 Upgrading The Taillights, Parklights & Dome Light In Your Classic

20.2 Upgrading The Taillights, Parklights & Dome Light In Your Classic

20.2 Upgrading The Taillights, Parklights & Dome Light In Your Classic
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Lets face it. The taillights and parklights in our classics are seriously lacking. In this article we show you a number of ways to upgrade with easy to install LED lighting that will not only look really cool but will be much safer and easier to see.

 

 

 

 

 

This is the companion article on upgrading the headlights in your classic.

20.1 Upgrading The Headlights In Your Classic

20.1 Upgrading The Headlights In Your Classic

20.1 Upgrading The Headlights In Your Classic
In this article we replace our old sealed beam headlights with a pair of new XEON headlights.  And what a difference it made.  We are using a ’56 for our install, but the process is the same for all years and pretty much all styles of replacement headlights available today.  Halogen, XEON, HID, LED etc.

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Jeff Lutz & The 57 – The Wreck & The Rebuild

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On July 26, 2019 Jeff Lutz sent us this photo of “The 57”. The 57 was wrecked while doing some testing for the upcoming season of Street Outlaws, and Jeff needed to have The 57 rebuilt in 10 days!  Danchuk went into action immediately to do everything possible to facilitate the project.

The first hurdle was to get a quarter panel and rocker panel shipped nearly 2,500 miles east from California to Pennsylvania.  Danchuk got the body parts and a bunch of beautiful, high quality Made in the USA parts on their way while Jeff’s crew began the teardown of The 57. Continue reading

7th Annual Murrieta Rod Run – October 11-12, 2019

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Roscoe Thompson set up our outdoor display in Murrieta, California for the 7th Annual Murrieta Rod Run October 11-12, 2019 to lend some support to the show and mingle with all the Tri-Five Chevy owners that were there.  He brought along our beautiful newly re-tooled 1955 Chevy Grille along with some of our other flagship parts to show off to the spectators and participants.  On Saturday, Continue reading

A Tri-Five Wiper Upgrade With Danchuk Manufacturing | 10-14-19

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18.2 Raingear Wiper System Install

18.2 Raingear Wiper System Install

18.2 Raingear Wiper System Install
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Lets face it. The original wiper systems in our classics are, well, old. And old school too. In this Tech Article we show you how to install one of the replacement systems engineered by Raingear.
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SEMA 2019 – Las Vegas Convention Center – Las Vegas, NV – November 5-8, 2019


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Are you planning to attend the SEMA show in Las Vegas from November 5-8, 2019?

Do you own an automotive related business or a shop that does restorations or maintenance for Tri-Five Chevy cars?

If you said yes to any of these questions then Danchuk wants to talk to you.

We will be attending SEMA to show off our newest parts, talk to others in our industry and to recruit new Jobber and Dealer Accounts.  If you think you might be interested in becoming a Danchuk Jobber or Dealer please contact Roscoe Thompson via email at roscoe@danchuk.com or give him a call at 800-260-6254 so we can arrange a time to meet.

Danchuk will be located in the Performance Pavilion Tent, Space #52000.  Please come by and say Hello if you attend the show.

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Cruisin for a Cure – Orange County Fairgrounds – September 28th, 2019

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Cruisin for a Cure is an Orange County Tradition for car guys and gals in the Southern California area.  Held for the past 20 years at the Orange County Fairgrounds it is the worlds largest one day charity show attracting over 3500 cars as well as 200 vendors and exhibitors…all in the name of finding a cure for prostate cancer.

For the past several years Mike Martin and his wife Sharon have set up and represented Danchuk at this fantastic event and 2019 was no different.  They were out there bright and early in the morning mist ready to greet Danchuk Customers and fans alike.  They gave away show only discount coupons and basically shook hands and mingled with the Tri-Five Community members that came out for the event.  You can read more about Cruisin for a Cure by clicking HERE.  And click HERE to see all the winners from the show. And please check out the Continue reading