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#1176072 - Fri Jul 29 2016 10:14 PM Re: 1948 Big Bolt and I think I've lost my mind... [Re: Micah]
Achipmunk Offline
Registered: Tue Dec 11 2001 12:00 PM
Posts: 15501
Loc: Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Got to see the pictures this time and WOW. What a deal. Five windows, stainless trim, hood ornament and looks like minimal rust. Way to go. That's truly a diamond in the rough....but not to rough!
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#1176088 - Sat Jul 30 2016 12:00 AM Re: 1948 Big Bolt and I think I've lost my mind... [Re: Micah]
Rich'sToys Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 28 2004 12:00 PM
Posts: 3023
Loc: Janesville, Mn
What Alvin said. Congratulations, and keep us posted on your progress.
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#1176102 - Sat Jul 30 2016 07:45 AM Re: 1948 Big Bolt and I think I've lost my mind... [Re: Micah]
Paul_WNC Offline
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Registered: Sun Nov 27 2011 10:09 AM
Posts: 1330
Loc: North Carolina
Nice truck, your cat seems to like it as well.
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#1180515 - Tue Aug 30 2016 05:54 PM Re: 1948 Big Bolt and I think I've lost my mind... [Re: Micah]
spanky Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 20 2002 12:00 PM
Posts: 4177
Loc: burlington, n.c.
Great looking truck. Looks like it acquired a 1948 car hood ornament along the way.
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#1181400 - Tue Sep 06 2016 11:51 AM Re: 1948 Big Bolt and I think I've lost my mind... [Re: Micah]
Peggy M Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 06 2004 12:00 PM
Posts: 6754
Loc: Stovebolt Headquarters
Okay, we've got Micah's Loadmaster in the Gallery now. Good story and some great pictures.

Keep us posted on the progress.

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#1191009 - Tue Nov 15 2016 12:51 PM Re: 1948 Big Bolt and I think I've lost my mind... [Re: Micah]
bptweed Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 23 2014 02:17 PM
Posts: 24
Loc: Pine Valley, CA
Hi Micah,
Nice looking truck!
I have a 1948 6400 that I bought last year and have slowly started working on this year.
I hope your project goes well and maybe we can share some ideas and resources as we go along.

Best Regards,
Brian

what I have done so far;
- had the Hydrovac brake booster rebuilt.
- installed new front wheel cylinders.
- new front tires.
- converted to 12v
- got the 235 babbitt running. Drove enough to find out it is shot. Knocking and smoking.
- the pto driven hydraulic dump now works.

current;
- rebuilding a 261 and sm420 that I purchased in great shape form a Bolter here.
- new rear wheel cylinders. (i thought they were good until the fronts held pressure then the booster blew the rears...)
- looking for tires
-getting ready to trouble shoot the 2 speed rear end.
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