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More than 36,100 registered Stovebo
lters from around the world talking old trucks, some hard core restoration help, tall tales and exciting moments (with videos!).

Gallery Over 3,100 old truck stories with photos from Stovebolters worldwide! More in our DITY Gallery. Year at a Glance - all the new Gallery entries from 2014.

Tech Tips
Helpful tips on truck restoration, identification, preservation; project stories and Stovebolt histories.

More than 978 useful sites for information, parts, services, other sites, tools, insurance and a "publications library."

Find out who's doing what, where and when! See who else is in your neighborhood with an old truck. Read some great stories and enjoy all the pictures.

The Swap Meet
FREE Classified ads for trucks, parts, truck citings, eBay / Craigslist, Hauling Board, Stovebolt Spotting Alert, Freebies! and other good stuff.

Nothing new under the sun ... got some good Frequently Asked Questions here, and will probably have more!

Sagas, Feature Stories, The "Roadkill" Commentaries, The old "It Ran When I Parked It" Photo Contests, Poster Contest, and some stuff we've done here and there and don't know where else to put it!

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'Bolter wear, calendars, bling and other goodies!

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Restoring an old truck
Just what does it take?

The photo above is quite the "before" picture of Phil "rockhammer" Walsh's 1952 Chevy 3600 3/4-Ton.

"Now don't get me wrong, I know where the dipstick is (it's next to that big metal thingy in the middle with all those wires and tubes sticking out) but I'm not the first person you would call for help fixing a car. I did what anyone else would do in my situation and turned to the pros (meaning, I Googled "How to fix up an old Chevy truck"). Within minutes, I found myself in Stovebolt world."

Yes, the picture below is the same truck!

If you want to read more about what kind of Stovebolt-wonder Phil turned into, you need to see his Gallery page. He has a slew of great pictures, the video of his restoration experience, and a very fun video: Fanfare for the Common Truck.

2015 Stovebolt Calendars

The submissions continue to come in and we are updating calendars as quickly as we can.

If you are hunting for an unusual gift, or just would like some neat trucks to look at for 12 months, check out the selection.

If you have a submission to share, check out what we need from you! Start on the Calendar Page for all the details and links.


  Welcome to our Virtual Garage for pre-1973 GM trucks -- If you're restoring, preserving or just driving an ole "Stovebolt," our "e-zine" has information we hope you'll find useful for living with your old truck -- from links to parts vendors (the best list of Stovebolt-related links on the 'Net!), a Gallery of old trucks to a virtual Swap Meet where you can find (or sell) those elusive parts to complete your restoration projects. We even have a discussion forum where you can ask questions, post ideas and even hang out with some old rusty Stovebolters!

We have a lot of things here but the best one is knowledge and we share it for free (no membership dues or pay-to-view).

So pull up a virtual running board, cop a squat and check the Gallery for lots of old truck stories. If you have some questions about the old GM truck project you are working on, try our FAQ, Tech Tips or jump right into The Forums, where the Stovebolt Brain Trust resides.

We've got everything in here from 1/2-tons to 3-tons, COE's, Panels and 'Burbs, Firetrucks, Tow trucks -- Lots of trucks in all shapes, sizes and stages of restoration and enjoyment.

Join us and make us stronger
Because none of us are as smart as all of us!

See all the Gallery submissions for 2014

Here they are! We'll have new ones for 2015 soon!


New Links

If you haven't been to the Lots O' Links section lately, we have over 978 websites helpful for the restoration, preservation and modification of your old truck. Check out the new ones just added:

  • Caledon Trim Shop -- For over 40 years, Ed Mann has been providing automotive interior repair and maintenance to the Caledon community and its surrounding neighbours, in Canada [ Services / Restoration ]
  • Street Performance Parts -- Check prices on over 8,000,000 auto parts from over 10,000 stores; oldest truck parts are 1966 [ Parts ]
  • National Parts Depot -- Restoration and performance parts; just beginning for 1947-98 Chevy 1/2-ton trucks. They've been doing cars for a while. Catalog you can download [ Parts ]
  • Midweek Matinee: Chevrolet Leader News, 1935 -- Some fascinating stuff here, brought to us by Hemmings. Volume One, Number One of a series of newsreel-type short subjects [ Other Neat Stuff ]
  • Auctions America -- Bidding on-line, specializing in sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods, and customs at auction [ Services / Buy & Sell ]



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