The Stovebolt Page Forums Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Links | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Thank you for supporting those who support this site!

Spring is here!

If you are bringing the old truck out of winter storage, or up from the woods, be sure to check the Tech Tip for a few helpful hints.

If you have some work to do before you go cruising, be sure to check out what parts you need from American Classic Truck Parts. They still offer a 10% discount to Stovebolters.

Stovebolt On!

Stovebolt Site Search
Old Truck Calendars
Months of truck photos!
Nothing like an old truck calendar

Stovebolt Calendars

Some New
Some Vintage
Many in Production

Check for details!

Will be updating all year around!

Who's Online
13 registered (51 3804, 1953 panel, beltfed, Chevyeagle, 49nut, gsharum), 211 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
38,391 Registered Members
47 Forums
101,047 Topics
785,386 Posts

Most users ever online: 509 @ Thu Nov 12 2015 04:34 PM
Today's Birthdays
aree, atruckdoc, CGG_64C10, ET, Jimmy B, michaelnshannon, newton54, Righty, salvo, Sarah, Village_Idiot
Image Posting Policy
Welcome to the Forums

Welcome to's Virtual Garage! -- the premier on-line source for sharing knowledge of pre-1973 Chevrolet and GMC trucks! These forums are for discussions directly related to the care, restoration and use of antique GM trucks, including Swap Meet and Events sections.

If you are new to, please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with our forums before posting. You may want to thumb through our forum Glovebox Manual (click on the yellow "Operators Manual" on the right here) for a test drive on how this all works.

The administrators of this site are not responsible for the content of any post. We reserve the right to remove posts or entire threads that are not in keeping with our guidelines. If you have any questions regarding a forum, feel free to contact the appropriate Moderator(s) assigned to that forum.

Thank you for stopping by and using it responsibly! Thanks to those who have helped make this the happening online place for all things antique GM truck related!!

The Stovebolt Staff
John and Peggy Milliman

The Parking Lot
The entryway to the Virtual Garage! Pull up into your area, hop out and join other guys with similar trucks and general interests -- Got questions about your truck or the truck of your dreams? Join the collective in here to discuss specifics of your type of pre-1973 GM truck! No advertising -- that goes in the Swap Meet!
  Forums Threads Posts Last Post
Welcome Centre (5 viewing)
New to and these forums? Cool! Welcome!! Check in here! Pull up a chair close to the woodstove and tell us a little about yourself and your truck(s)
Moderator: 1953 panel, Achipmunk
Subforums: The DITY Gallery
3896 26242
all the parts are in....
(mikec4193) - Yesterday at 07:30 PM
General Truck Talk (29 viewing)
The Forum for general pre-'73 GM truck-related issues and questions.
Moderator: cletis
17856 152835
Re: Spring shackle washer ...
(55firstseries) - Today at 12:59 AM
Big Bolts (25 viewing)
For the bigger trucks. Got a ton and a half or bigger truck? Come on in and join the crew working on the full-figured jobs!
7329 60821
Re: 1972 c50 sbc 350 m465 ...
(DIY.MechanicMike) - Today at 01:00 AM
Panels 'N Burbs (5 viewing)
The place to be to discuss issues regarding those elegant and utilitarian full-bodied trucks -- Panels and Suburbans of all vintages!
2325 18111
Re: Suburban Clamshell Cab...
(badmoonreizen) - Thu May 26 2016 05:13 AM
Daily Drivers (2 viewing)
The "Support Group" for those who use original / mostly original Stovebolts for daily / primary transportation -- The Stovebolt HARDCORE!! Unique issues and maintenance challenges arise for you so come on in here and discuss them with others in this unique situation!
Moderator: Cosmo
152 1455
Re: Deerslayer Update: Hea...
(Windweaver) - Yesterday at 07:17 PM
'60-'66 Trucks (3 viewing)
Welcome back to the Sixties! If you love those 1960 to 1966 trucks, this forum is for you! C'mon in and talk about those trucks, swap stories or get advice on your latest project. If it's related to '60-'66 GM trucks, it's good to go in here!
Moderator: Hambone, sixtyfive c-10
2563 17783
Re: 1964 C60 Brakes
(joek3167) - Wed May 25 2016 10:31 PM
Tons 'o Fun (5 viewing)
1-Tons -- They're not the same as pickups but they're not Big Bolts, either. Got one? Join the crew in here!
Moderator: Grigg
886 7599
Re: tall skinneys to the r...
(Grigg) - Today at 12:29 AM
The Shop Area
Ready to break out the tools and get to work?? Well, plenty of space and tools are available -- just find your way to the appropriate shop and get to work. Need help? Just ask!
  Forums Threads Posts Last Post
Project Journals
The restoblogs! Ongoing projects (restorations, modifications, outright street machines, as well as smaller scale component projects (steering, engines, etc.) -- all in near real time! Blow-by-blow, step-by-step description, commentary and discussion by the project persons themselves ... and you are there!
9 249
Re: 1952 Chevy COE -- the ...
(52 COE) - Wed May 25 2016 01:50 PM
The Engine Shop (31 viewing)
The place to discuss engine items, rebuilding, updating, swapping engines.
Moderator: 53moneypit, Woogeroo
28035 207769
Re: 216 valve cover adapte...
(Fred T) - Today at 02:51 AM
Driveline (6 viewing)
The shop area for transmission, axle, brake & suspension-related discussion about repair, restoration, upgrades or swaps. 4WD, too!
Moderator: SWEET
5300 37682
1950 Chevy Truck without P...
(electrichi01) - Yesterday at 03:52 PM
The Electrical Bay (14 viewing)
Don't do the Smoke Check! Stop by here with all your electrical questions, comments, tips and whatever else ya got that's related to Stovebolt electrical systems.
Moderator: Rusty Rod
Subforums: The Radio Bench
7853 57964
Re: 52 Chevy Tail Light
(Deve) - Yesterday at 03:46 PM
The HiPo Shop (11 viewing)
Thinking about a hotrod, street rod or other custom work? Stop in here. Shoot, we'll even talk about power brakes, power steering and CD players!
Moderator: KCMongo
4202 36626
Re: stovebolt diesel body ...
(bcgmc) - Yesterday at 11:44 PM
Paint and Body Shop (20 viewing)
Some folks actually enjoy body work. You'll find them in here. Get, give or swap advice on body work, painting, paint care. Rust talk here, too. Your Shop Supervisor is 4ontheFloor
Moderator: Fourbrads, HandyAndy1947
Subforums: Doors
10528 66916
(tclederman) - Yesterday at 06:31 AM
Interiors (4 viewing)
Stop by here to discuss interior work -- upholstery, interior paint, floor mats, seats, headliners, whatever.
Moderator: Rusty46
3213 20668
Re: upholstry string
(red58) - Today at 12:53 AM
The Tool Chest (9 viewing)
Can you ever have enough Tools or a big enough shop? Stop in here and find out. Or discuss that upcoming tool purchase with one of the experts lurking within... IF YOU DARE!!!
Moderator: 48bigtrucks, MNSmith
1406 15120
Re: Battery Charger Repair
(Paul_WNC) - Thu May 19 2016 08:59 PM
Making a Stovebolt Bed (5 viewing)
Your Bed -- Not as easy as Mom made it look! Well, come join the discussion on restoring your truck's "Business End."
840 5074
Re: bed lumber
(Brad Allen) - Yesterday at 01:03 PM
The Side Lot
Discussion area for the regional groups to talk about or coordinate region-specific meets, junkyard tours or other non-technical face-to-face stuff. Please take technical questions, buying, selling and general discussion to the appropriate forums. Don't see one for your area? Check out the Events Page to see how to start a GABFest!
  Forums Threads Posts Last Post
The North Eastern 'Bolters
From Greenwich to the North Pole... From La Sarre to St. John's ... This is the North Eastern North American section of the Side Lot. You might not be able to get theyah from heyah, but you can get here from darn near anywhere ('long as you have a computer!). Stars and Stripes and Mapleleaves, English et Quebecoise -- Welcome and Bienvenue! New Englanders, Les Quebecois, Bluenosers, Newfies and the Maritimes unite!
19 152
Re: Welcome
(Nhluvstruck) - Thu Apr 07 2016 11:17 PM
The BC Bolters (1 viewing)
Discussion area for Bolters residing in the greater British Columbia, Canada region. Please keep general discussion, technical questions and swap meet items in their original forums.
Moderator: 1958GMCnut
231 2450
Re: Engine oil for BC Bolt...
(Harold46) - Thu May 26 2016 07:59 PM
The Whole Wild West Coast (1 viewing)
We finally have a spot for you Bolters waaaay over there on the far coast. That's a nice long scenic drive from top to bottom. See who you can go wrench with along the way!
59 381
Re: Central Washington Bol...
(51PhatBoy) - Mon May 23 2016 03:14 PM
The Great Lakes Bolters (1 viewing)
Formerly the Heartland Bolters (Plains states -- Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana ... and Ohio ... or as far as you'd like to travel)
Moderator: mickster, Randy Baumann
85 611
Re: Anyone for a Summer 20...
(2-Ton) - Tue May 10 2016 11:00 AM
Rocky Mountain Bolters
Hangout spot for Bolters in the Rocky Mountain region: Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Arizona, Utah, and Montana for starters ... all the way up into British Columbia, Canada
Moderator: pope, Rusty Rod
28 270
Re: Roll Call?
(Jayson52) - Mon May 09 2016 06:54 PM
The Southern Bolters
Discussion area for the Southern Gentlemen and Ladies of who park their Bolt in the South - LA, MS, AL, GA, FL, NC, SC, TN
Moderator: Achipmunk
167 1125
Re: Car Show/Cruise In - N...
(Achipmunk) - Sat Apr 30 2016 07:35 PM
The Texas Bolters
Discussion area for the Texas Connection, the Lonestar Statesmen of the Stovebolt Page!
Moderator: cletis
165 1129
Fredericksburg Swap Meet
(Spotbiltxo) - Thu May 19 2016 10:39 AM
The Old Dominion Stovebolt Society (MD, VA, WV & DC) (2 viewing)
Discussion for Stovebolters residing in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and DC.
Moderator: Bill Marlow, Cosmo
255 4927
Re: Maryland 100 years ago
(Peggy M) - Yesterday at 10:58 AM
The International Zone
Who put the 'World' in the World Wide Web? International STOVEBOLTERS did! This is the forum for the non-North American Bolters to discuss their goings on.
36 401
Re: Australian Support
(TPR57C) - Sun May 22 2016 04:55 AM
This Side Lot Forum is specifically for coordinating the major Stovebolt gathering of the year: the Reunion in Kansas City. Folks come from in and out of the country, so we need a lot of planning space. So, we're gonna hog a corner in the Side Lot for a while!
Moderator: 2-Ton
133 1719
Re: Time to start thinking...
(WE b OLD) - Yesterday at 06:59 PM
Swap Meet
This is the place to buy, sell, swap and give away parts and trucks. Check trucks wanted / for sale; parts wanted / for sale; miscellaneous stuff; modern GM and non-GM; freebies; Stovebolt spotting alert network; eBay and Craiglist links; and for all this ... a hauling board! Anything 30 days or older, will be deleted. Feel free to re-post! You have to be logged in to use this section.
  Forums Threads Posts Last Post
Trucks for Sale
Pre '73 GM trucks for sale.
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
18 32
Re: 1952 Chevy 5 window
(Tiny) - Yesterday at 01:41 PM
Trucks Wanted
"Wanted to buy" ads for pre- '73 GM trucks only.
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
12 47
Re: 1 Ton Flatbed
(OCFlatbed) - Wed May 25 2016 11:15 AM
Truck Parts For Sale (1 viewing)
Pre- '73 GM truck parts for sale.
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
94 701
Re: 235 I6 Intake and Exha...
(OldRustyWrench52) - Yesterday at 08:34 PM
Truck Parts Wanted (4 viewing)
Pre- '73 GM truck parts wanted.
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
183 672
Re: 292 distributor hold d...
(Cablesmill) - Today at 12:34 AM
Misc. Stovebolt Stuff (1 viewing)
Pre- '73 GM related stuff like tools, literature, license plates, etc.
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
8 30
1960 GMC Service Manual 10...
(greenie-reddy) - Fri Apr 29 2016 07:51 PM
Modern GM and Non-GM
Post-'72 and non-GM trucks and parts -- for sale and wanted to buy.
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
13 26
f/s 98 chevy/gmc tail gate...
(wahl4m) - Sat May 21 2016 11:56 AM
Freebies (2 viewing)
Free stuff! Truck stuff give-aways!
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
9 32
Re: FREE 235 engine parts
(CptSkip) - Today at 02:51 AM
Stovebolt Spotting Alert Network
See a cool truck available? Tell us!
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
11 26
Re: 702 V12 for sale
(2-Ton) - Wed May 18 2016 11:35 PM
Hauling Board
Need a truck or parts hauled? Got room for a haul-back? Let 'em know in here!
Moderator: Barry Weeks
7 52
(Bills Auto Works) - Yesterday at 09:11 PM
eBay and Craiglists Links (2 viewing)
See some cool, interesting or useful Stovebolt-related stuff listed on eBay or on Craigslist?
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
38 75
Re: 1929 Chevy truck
(Achipmunk) - Wed May 25 2016 09:07 PM
The Front Office
Well, there should be a place for everything. Here is where we pile all the fine bits of greaseless information. See what's been added to the site, take an info ride on the IT Shortbus and catch a few technology tips, or totally zone in the Greasy Spoon.
  Forums Threads Posts Last Post
New Stuff and Announcements

The "News page" is to let you know what we've added to the site. Only staff can start threads here, but you are more than welcome to reply. If you have something you'd like us to start a thread on, just contact a moderator.

Moderator: Peggy M
12 79
Just added 12 new links to...
(Peggy M) - Tue May 24 2016 06:26 PM
IT Short Bus (2 viewing)
New to the 'Net or have computer or general Internet questions? Find help in here! Veteran Road Warrior of the 'ole Info Superslab? C'mon in here and help!
Moderator: Tiny
125 957
Re: Who's Online
(StanT) - Fri May 20 2016 09:37 PM
The Stovebolt Scheduling Center! Want to know what's going on, coming up, going down, and where ya shoulda been??? Dude! Get down in here to get jiggy with the haps!
  Forums Threads Posts Last Post
Events, GABFests, Happenings! (1 viewing)
Post here to let other Bolters know what kind of shows are out there! Use this space to organize a GABFest and coordinate a convoy. And don't forget to post in the "Hot Wash" forum for the "after action" report ... we wanna hear the details and see all the pictures!
Moderator: fixit1958, John Milliman
9 43
Re: ATCA Annual Show, Macu...
(Mike B) - Yesterday at 09:19 PM
The Hot Wash!
After you've been to the event, this is the place to talk about what happened, rag on the guys who didn't go and post links to pictures of the event.
Moderator: fixit1958, John Milliman
10 56
Re: GabFest in Columbia, S...
(Peggy M) - Sun Apr 10 2016 06:45 PM
The Passing Lane
Memory Lane is the area for honoring and remembering our fellow Stovebolters who have left us.
  Forums Threads Posts Last Post
The Passing Lane - Stovebolt Memorials
The place to put links to obituaries and post remembrances of our friends in the hobby who have left us.
Moderator: joker
16 231
Re: Jan ( Tex ) Hawley , H...
(joker) - Mon Apr 04 2016 02:24 PM

Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Links | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop