You know what seems to just hit ya right in the gut? When you've been in the car for 1,500 miles, and then you see the mileage sign for your final destination that reads "Blah Blah Blah - 100 miles." It's almost like a slap in the face. You're so close, yet so far away. That's kind of how the folks at Danchuk feel about their '56 project. Even though the project has come so far, the eagerness and anticipation in the final weeks is enough to make even the strongest man's knees buckle. When the '56 was picked up from Huntington Beach Bodyworks the big stuff was pretty much finished. All that was left to do was to start buttoning up the small things. Lets rephrase that-the tasks at hand may be small in size, but not in job. Back at Danchuk, the team is knee-deep in assorted colors of wires and shiny metal pieces. Yep, you guessed it; it's time to start what most consider a nightmare-wiring and assembling the interior. Danchuk used all new wiring to ensure safety and a clean look. Along with wiring the dash assembly, heater assembly, controls, glovebox, steering column-we'll just stop there and say everything but the actual upholstery was handled at Danchuk. On a side note, all the new pieces were selected from the Danchuk catalog. They also yanked a new windshield and side glass from their inventory of Tri-Five parts. Other than that, they tied up any loose ends before the '56 went on its final journey to the upholstery shop. Before any carpet could be laid down, Danchuk installed a new firewall pad and heater assembly. They also put in a new glovebox. I'm assuming it will hold a few tickets issued by the good state of California for "excessive cruising" at one of the hot spots in SoCal. Before any carpet could be laid down, Danchuk installed a new firewall pad and heater asse Right out of the Danchuk catalog is the new dash trim. Why mess with the ragged old stuff when it's so much easier to get quality repops? Right out of the Danchuk catalog is the new dash trim. Why mess with the ragged old stuff Can't even tell it's not the real stuff, can ya? Danchuk also rebuilt the steering column with all new components. For the most part the '56 is a dead-on resto, but Danchuk has decided to add a few modern subtleties here and there. One modern upgrade they went with is applying Dynamat to the '56. For the most part the '56 is a dead-on resto, but Danchuk has decided to add a few modern Anyone up for a little wiring? On the bright side, at least everything's new and labeled! Talk about a simple fuse box. Danchuk has every wire needed to wire a Tri-Five from front to rear. Here, the rear accessories are being wired. Danchuk has every wire needed to wire a Tri-Five from front to rear. Here, the rear access Even the trim around the windshield frame is being replaced. Considering the car's a drop-top in SoCal, the trim better be shiny because the top ain't ever going to be up! Once the trim was installed it was time to make some room for a new windshield. Even the trim around the windshield frame is being replaced. Considering the car's a drop- The '56 also received all new side glass; not too shabby. By Dakota Wentz Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!