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Welcome to Stovebolt.com'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.

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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 (5 viewing)
New to Stovebolt.com 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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Clubs in oklahoma
(fireman947) - Yesterday at 11:09 PM
General Truck Talk (110 viewing)
The Forum for general pre-'73 GM truck-related issues and questions.
Moderator: cletis
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Re: Wiper blades out in th...
(idaho39) - Today at 11:21 AM
Big Bolts (26 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: Criteria for Big Bolt ...
(Cosmo) - Today at 12:40 PM
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!
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Re: What have you done for...
(tclederman) - Fri Jan 20 2017 01:50 PM
Daily Drivers
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: New wheels rubbing tie...
(Hotrod Lincoln) - Today at 12:47 AM
'60-'66 Trucks (5 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: Just wanting to share ...
(idaho39) - Yesterday at 08:53 AM
Tons 'o Fun (1 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
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Re: It has begun!
(Elderly Iron) - Yesterday at 03:22 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!
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Re: 1949 Chevy 3600 -- Bui...
(Still At It) - Wed Dec 28 2016 12:07 PM
The Engine Shop (107 viewing)
The place to discuss engine items, rebuilding, updating, swapping engines.
Moderator: 53moneypit, Woogeroo
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Re: Twisted/bent connectin...
(Hotrod Lincoln) - 16 minutes 45 seconds ago
Driveline (17 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: Any updated frame rail...
(DinoKruzOrdinanc) - Today at 03:05 PM
The Electrical Bay (29 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: Brake light switch wir...
(Wrenchbender Ret.) - 28 minutes 6 seconds ago
The HiPo Shop (23 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: Who has bagged their 4...
(Grigg) - 1 minute 27 seconds ago
Paint and Body Shop (37 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
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welding clamp --lengthenin...
(42465967) - Today at 02:59 PM
Interiors (9 viewing)
Stop by here to discuss interior work -- upholstery, interior paint, floor mats, seats, headliners, whatever.
Moderator: Rusty46
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Re: Interior package
(dgrinnan) - Today at 10:58 AM
The Tool Chest (4 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: Truck/Car lifts
(Lugnutz) - Today at 09:01 AM
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."
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Re: New bed sheetmetal.
(Justhorsenround) - Sat Jan 21 2017 02:53 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: When and Where Did You...
(49 3100) - Fri Jan 06 2017 06:59 PM
STOVEBOLT REUNION - KANSAS CITY
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
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Re: We Made the ATHS Mag!
(2-Ton) - Mon Nov 21 2016 08:25 AM
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: Car shows
(just-a-hacker) - Mon Aug 29 2016 11:41 AM
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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BC Pioneer Truck Club Meet...
(Super55) - Fri Jan 20 2017 12:05 AM
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!
Moderator: 69Cuda
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Re: How many in the Seattl...
(69Cuda) - Today at 12:40 PM
The Great Lakes Bolters
Formerly the Heartland Bolters (Plains states -- Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana ... and Ohio ... or as far as you'd like to travel)
Moderator: 63burban, Randy Baumann
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Re: Minneapolis Minnesota ...
(BigBoltdr) - Yesterday at 06:21 PM
Rocky Mountain Bolters (1 viewing)
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: classic looking rims o...
(KEVINSKI) - Wed Jan 18 2017 09:03 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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Re: Charlotte AutoFair Spr...
(Achipmunk) - Thu Jan 12 2017 10:03 PM
The Texas Bolters (1 viewing)
Discussion area for the Texas Connection, the Lonestar Statesmen of the Stovebolt Page!
Moderator: cletis
169 1161
Re: Anybody know who belon...
(EchoBravoSierra) - Mon Jan 09 2017 01:45 PM
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
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Re: Need something to haul...
(2-Ton) - Today at 08:59 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.
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Re: Happy New Year to all ...
(TPR57C) - Sat Dec 31 2016 07:56 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 (7 viewing)
Pre '73 GM trucks for sale.
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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Re: 1947 2-ton 5 window w/...
(32vld) - Yesterday at 07:46 PM
Trucks Wanted
"Wanted to buy" ads for pre- '73 GM trucks only.
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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WANT TO BUY: drop axle for...
(ndkid275) - Yesterday at 08:03 PM
Truck Parts For Sale (2 viewing)
Pre- '73 GM truck parts for sale.
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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Re: 1953 3600 CHEVY 235 6C...
(Tiny) - Today at 02:01 PM
Truck Parts Wanted (4 viewing)
Pre- '73 GM truck parts wanted.
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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Re: Windlace retainers
(Mark1948chev) - 33 minutes 23 seconds ago
Misc. Stovebolt Stuff
Pre- '73 GM related stuff like tools, literature, license plates, etc.
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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Stovebolt Dealer Advertisi...
(garyab) - Sat Dec 31 2016 12:36 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: 1948 International KB5...
(wetwilly5757) - Tue Jan 17 2017 12:28 AM
Freebies
Free stuff! Truck stuff give-aways!
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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1949 Chevrolet truck parts...
(My 49 ChevyTruck) - Today at 01:03 PM
Stovebolt Spotting Alert Network
See a cool truck available? Tell us!
Moderator: John Milliman, Tiny
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Re: "53" 3800 at...
(JW51) - Sat Dec 10 2016 11:02 AM
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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Texas to Florida parts hau...
(Trulyvintage) - Fri Jan 20 2017 07:51 AM
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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Re: 1949 Chevrolet 3800
(Yelostn78) - Sat Jan 21 2017 12:08 AM
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: 10 New Links Added
(Achipmunk) - Tue Sep 27 2016 10:08 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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Re: Search
(Rick In VA) - Yesterday at 01:27 PM
Events
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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Re: GabFest in CA - May 21...
(saratoga54) - Tue Jan 10 2017 09:22 AM
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: Cheeseburgers and Fun ...
(LONGBOX55) - Sun Aug 28 2016 08:28 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: Gary E. Wagley
(Justhorsenround) - Thu Jan 12 2017 10:44 AM

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