"I am 51 years old and have never driven an AD truck -- still have not despite owning one now for over three years." ~ Dave Frame, 1952 Chevrolete 3100 -- he is now!
to our Virtual Garage for pre-1973 GM trucks -- If you're restoring, preserving or just driving an ole "Stovebolt," this website has information we know you'll find useful for living with your old truck -- links to parts vendors (the best list of Stovebolt-related links on the 'Net!), a Gallery of old trucks, helpful Tech Tips, 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.
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Big Bolts in the Gallery for May
May seems like a good month to showcase some big old trucks. So, here's what we've started with:
Don "2-Ton" King's 1967 GMC 9500 Ladder Pumper Fire Truck -- "The Flag Pole" has an impressive 65 foot reach ladder. Real nice Fire truck a friend found for him on Craigslist. Would have been super to have this out at the entrance for Homecoming ... or any event. This big truck makes a statement!
Al "Big Al's" Dewsnup's 1947 GMC EC-302 1.5-Ton Short Wheelbase Dump Truck -- "Jimmy" is still doing some hauling and dumping on Big Al's farm in Utah and sounds like a good time being had by all -- especially the grandchildren. If you have a fondness for that rusty patina look, you'll love this one!
"Bedfordman's" 1950's Bedford COE RL 4x4 4-Ton -- In 1925 General Motors took over the company that made Bedfords. Besides the story of his truck, Bedfordman has included two great pieces about Bedford (talk about BIG TRUCKS ). What a great bit of history.
We may be going out on a limb here, but ... we are! We think it's about time to spray all that road salt and rain mess off the old truck and get her ready for events, cruises and how times!
This is Andy "helitack32f1" Robson's 1953 Chevrolet 3100 (read his story in the Gallery).
Homecoming - it's THIS weekend (May 6, 7 and 8). Come on down or follow along with the fun in the forum.
Chris Sweet's son, affectionately (and understandably) known as "The Rocket" happily posed for some Homecoming challenges. He is already a big help working on Sweet's 1951 Chevy 1/2-ton -- the Green Machine.
Chris is one member of the Old Dominion Stovebolt Society, a crazy group who is sponsoring the Homecoming 2016 -- The Wrenchmen Cometh!
But if you can't make it to this event, be sure to check the Events link and hook-up with other Bolters. Put a face to that crazy Stovebolt screen name. Watch the Events forum. They are starting to pop up and other big ones planned around the country.