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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.

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!
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Welcome Centre (6 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
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Re: Gasoline in the tank
(Rich'sToys) - Today at 12:10 AM
General Truck Talk (28 viewing)
The Forum for general pre-'73 GM truck-related issues and questions.
Moderator: cletis
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Re: Gas Mileage with a 235
(Pre '68 Dave) - Today at 01:37 AM
Big Bolts (10 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: Brake upgrade
(52vff) - Yesterday at 11:47 PM
Panels 'N Burbs (2 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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41 Panel
(sport55) - Mon Feb 08 2016 09:18 PM
Daily Drivers (3 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: !959 apache patch pane...
(Grant Dupee') - Yesterday at 07:37 PM
'60-'66 Trucks (4 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: Is it in poor taste to...
(blue69) - 38 minutes 50 seconds ago
Tons 'o Fun (3 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
861 7383
Re: HO52/72 4.10 swap
(06 h3) - Yesterday at 08:16 PM
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: 1959 GMC Shortbox Cust...
(FootStomper) - Sat Feb 06 2016 08:19 PM
The Engine Shop (28 viewing)
The place to discuss engine items, rebuilding, updating, swapping engines.
Moderator: 53moneypit, Woogeroo
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Re: Gas cap
(tclederman) - 25 minutes 17 seconds ago
Driveline (13 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: 4.10 HO72 Backlash, a ...
(Uncle Brad) - Today at 12:28 AM
The Electrical Bay (8 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: switching to alt.
(Hotrod Lincoln) - Yesterday at 10:31 PM
The HiPo Shop (6 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
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Re: Project XJ-PU V12
(physcult) - Yesterday at 05:09 PM
Paint and Body Shop (18 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: Tailgate dimension?
(klhansen) - Yesterday at 11:51 PM
Interiors (6 viewing)
Stop by here to discuss interior work -- upholstery, interior paint, floor mats, seats, headliners, whatever.
Moderator: Rusty46
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Re: 54 Wiper control reta...
(Cablesmill) - Today at 02:25 AM
The Tool Chest (12 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: Wilton C1 vise
(Dusty) - Yesterday at 11:45 PM
Making a Stovebolt Bed (1 viewing)
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: Custom Bed for my '53 ...
(lynngrove) - Mon Feb 08 2016 09:05 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 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) - Fri Jan 29 2016 03:58 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
(spanky) - Yesterday at 10:25 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: How many in the Seattl...
(jacksont) - Mon Feb 08 2016 11:57 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: Hoping to visit a Stov...
(keithfielder) - Mon Feb 08 2016 02:42 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: Roll Call?
(dodoc80) - Mon Feb 08 2016 11:28 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
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Goodguys Nashville Nationa...
(MtneerMike) - Thu Jan 14 2016 09:08 PM
The Texas Bolters
Discussion area for the Texas Connection, the Lonestar Statesmen of the Stovebolt Page!
Moderator: cletis
155 1055
Re: Machine Shop In DFW Ar...
(bluedot38) - Yesterday at 12:58 AM
The Old Dominion Stovebolt Society (MD, VA, WV & DC) (6 viewing)
Discussion for Stovebolters residing in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and DC.
Moderator: Bill Marlow, Cosmo
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Re: Homecoming Date -- 6-8...
(2-Ton) - Yesterday at 10:52 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: A very Merry Christmas...
(TPR57C) - Fri Dec 25 2015 03:36 PM
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: stovebolt reunion
(J Lucas) - Sat Jan 23 2016 12:21 AM
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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1940 Cherolet 1.5 Ton WA ...
(bjstruck) - Sun Feb 07 2016 10:48 PM
Trucks Wanted
"Wanted to buy" ads for pre- '73 GM trucks only.
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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Re: 47-53
(fine_49) - Sun Feb 07 2016 12:16 PM
Truck Parts For Sale (5 viewing)
Pre- '73 GM truck parts for sale.
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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Re: '58-'59 Fleetside Bed ...
(Cablesmill) - Today at 02:27 AM
Truck Parts Wanted (2 viewing)
Pre- '73 GM truck parts wanted.
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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Re: WTB - '55-'59 Chevy Tr...
(Cablesmill) - Today at 03:37 AM
Misc. Stovebolt Stuff (2 viewing)
Pre- '73 GM related stuff like tools, literature, license plates, etc.
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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Re: English Wheel for sale
(MPandC) - Yesterday at 03:26 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: K30 frame and other pa...
(whateverpratt) - Mon Feb 08 2016 06:57 PM
Freebies (1 viewing)
Free stuff! Truck stuff give-aways!
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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Classic truck magazines
(Alaska gasser) - Yesterday at 12:40 AM
Stovebolt Spotting Alert Network
See a cool truck available? Tell us!
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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Suburban Badges ..other t...
(Neverdone) - Tue Feb 02 2016 06:33 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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Re: Austin to Pittsburgh e...
(Neverdone) - Mon Feb 08 2016 04:04 PM
eBay and Craiglists Links (3 viewing)
See some cool, interesting or useful Stovebolt-related stuff listed on eBay or on Craigslist?
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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(MtneerMike) - Yesterday at 05:06 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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New Gallery submissions fo...
(Peggy M) - Sat Feb 06 2016 05:40 PM
IT Short Bus
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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Anyone try this App?
(jorb) - Yesterday at 11:25 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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2016 listing for events in...
(joker) - Sun Jan 03 2016 12:07 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.
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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: Denise Weimer (too man...
(MexicoSab) - Thu Dec 10 2015 01:35 AM

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