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The last of the shows will soon be only digital pictures and fond memories. If you are getting your Bolt ready for some last cruises, or just thinking about putting her up for winter, be sure to check out what parts you need from American Classic Truck Parts. They still offer a 10% discount on parts in stock to Stovebolters. Please add your Stovebolt screen name and number in the comments at the end -- no special codes required.

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2016 Calendars!
12 months of GMC Stovebolts

The calendars from last year are available for 2016. We will be starting from scratch soon. If you want one just like one from last year, you may want to check it out soon.

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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.

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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!!

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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!
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Welcome Centre
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
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Re: 1940 Chevy 1/2 ton - B...
(Beebs) - Today at 02:30 AM
General Truck Talk (9 viewing)
The Forum for general pre-'73 GM truck-related issues and questions.
Moderator: cletis
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Re: Seat belts
(Uncle Brad) - Today at 01:02 AM
Big Bolts (3 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!
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Re: 51 gmc stalling out
(wetwilly5757) - Today at 03:59 AM
Panels 'N Burbs (1 viewing)
The place to be to discuss issues regarding those elegant and utilitarian full-bodied trucks -- Panels and Suburbans of all vintages!
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Re: Suburban floor trim
(Achipmunk) - Yesterday at 08:33 PM
Daily Drivers (1 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
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Re: Cooling the GMC 248
(Ben55GMC) - 9 minutes 22 seconds ago
'60-'66 Trucks (2 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
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Re: Water Pump
(Achipmunk) - Yesterday at 08:40 PM
Tons 'o Fun
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
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Re: hood emblem 49 chevy 3...
(Grigg) - Today at 12:02 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!
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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!
Moderator: John Milliman
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Re: 1951 GMC 1 ton - Imp...
(amtrakjoe) - Wed Nov 25 2015 04:59 PM
The Engine Shop (10 viewing)
The place to discuss engine items, rebuilding, updating, swapping engines.
Moderator: 53moneypit, Woogeroo
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Re: Problem solved?
(gusco) - Today at 01:18 AM
Driveline (2 viewing)
The shop area for transmission, axle, brake & suspension-related discussion about repair, restoration, upgrades or swaps. 4WD, too!
Moderator: SWEET
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Re: Leaking brand new nick...
(Chad M) - Today at 03:42 AM
The Electrical Bay (1 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
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Re: Push Button Ignition
(Mike B) - Today at 01:08 AM
The HiPo Shop (4 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
4096 35600
Re: Power Steering Squeal
(Mike B) - Today at 12:54 AM
Paint and Body Shop (5 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
Subforums: Doors
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Re: Blasting fenders
(52Carl) - Yesterday at 12:35 PM
Stop by here to discuss interior work -- upholstery, interior paint, floor mats, seats, headliners, whatever.
Moderator: Rusty46
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Re: Jack Handle Secure Poi...
(Cablesmill) - Yesterday at 11:11 AM
The Tool Chest (1 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
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Re: Another failed attempt...
(Steve_H) - Sat Nov 21 2015 02:08 PM
Making a Stovebolt Bed
Your Bed -- Not as easy as Mom made it look! Well, come join the discussion on restoring your truck's "Business End." Forum sponsored by the great folks at Mar-K!
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Re: Bed width question
(klhansen) - Yesterday at 06:08 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!
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The Legion Hall
For November, this is the place for veterans -- ALL veterans -- to check in and stand tall with your brothers and sisters in arms. The pursuit of happiness (embodied by our freedom to engage in old truck restoring) is only possible through your service and sacrifice and this is our little way of saying "thank you." Let us know who you are!
Moderator: Achipmunk, Bread
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Re: Marines!!!
(John Milliman) - Yesterday at 08:19 PM
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!
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Re: Welcome
(just-a-hacker) - Tue Nov 17 2015 01:23 PM
The BC Bolters
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
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Re: Tow truck
(glend) - Wed Nov 25 2015 08:25 PM
The Whole Wild West Coast
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!
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Re: Any Oregon members her...
(DVLeG3) - Wed Nov 11 2015 02:46 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
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Re: Illinois People
(Welder Dave) - Wed Nov 25 2015 07:09 PM
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
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Re: New Moderator
(Peggy M) - Mon Nov 23 2015 02:12 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
160 1106
Re: What about Ky group
(Achipmunk) - Mon Nov 16 2015 07:19 PM
The Texas Bolters
Discussion area for the Texas Connection, the Lonestar Statesmen of the Stovebolt Page!
Moderator: cletis
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Re: cold weather
(cletis) - Mon Nov 23 2015 01:05 PM
The Old Dominion Stovebolt Society (MD, VA, WV & DC) (1 viewing)
Discussion for Stovebolters residing in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and DC.
Moderator: Bill Marlow, Cosmo
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Re: Thankful
(amtrakjoe) - Yesterday at 09:42 PM
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.
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Re: FA Cup, Wembley
(jockbolter50) - Mon Nov 09 2015 05:05 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, OLTrucks
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Re: Reunion report
(Wrenchbender Ret.) - Mon Oct 12 2015 03:22 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.
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Trucks for Sale
Pre '73 GM trucks for sale.
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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Chevy 6500 - 2 ton - '52
(Pinch) - Mon Nov 16 2015 01:56 PM
Trucks Wanted
"Wanted to buy" ads for pre- '73 GM trucks only.
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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Re: WTB 59 Chevy Truck
(delky) - Mon Nov 16 2015 04:31 PM
Truck Parts For Sale (2 viewing)
Pre- '73 GM truck parts for sale.
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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1948 chevy Deluxe panel RI...
(ranchojuan) - Yesterday at 09:48 PM
Truck Parts Wanted
Pre- '73 GM truck parts wanted.
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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Re: Engine Bell Crank (for...
(Achipmunk) - Yesterday at 09:38 PM
Misc. Stovebolt Stuff
Pre- '73 GM related stuff like tools, literature, license plates, etc.
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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Re: Craftsman Metal Lathe ...
(Hotrod Lincoln) - Fri Nov 20 2015 01:33 PM
Modern GM and Non-GM
Post-'72 and non-GM trucks and parts -- for sale and wanted to buy.
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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Re: Acelereator Rod from g...
(Achipmunk) - Tue Nov 24 2015 02:47 PM
Free stuff! Truck stuff give-aways!
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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Re: 15" hubcaps
(59ApacheGail) - Sun Nov 22 2015 09:52 PM
Stovebolt Spotting Alert Network
See a cool truck available? Tell us!
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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Re: 59 napco? West coast $...
(Joshm) - Wed Sep 16 2015 09:07 PM
Hauling Board
Need a truck or parts hauled? Got room for a haul-back? Let 'em know in here!
Moderator: Barry Weeks
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(Bills Auto Works) - Wed Nov 25 2015 12:19 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
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1954 Chevy----- Plymouth C...
(55 SHAKER) - Wed Nov 25 2015 06:09 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.
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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
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Re: New Moderator with Dou...
(joker) - Mon Nov 23 2015 10:11 AM
IT Short Bus (1 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
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I have laptop that i have ...
(WE b OLD) - Yesterday at 05:54 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!
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Events, GABFests, Happenings!
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
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Tri-Five Nationals Aug 12-...
(Kyle @ Woody's) - Mon Nov 09 2015 12:46 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
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Re: Brownies 8th Annual Ca...
(joker) - Fri Nov 06 2015 08:32 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
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Re: What to say
(Rusty Rod) - Mon Oct 12 2015 12:26 PM

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