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#640987 - Mon Apr 26 2010 11:17 AM New old guy
retired wrench Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 25 2010 01:43 PM
Posts: 155
Loc: Indiana
Hello fellas I tought I would stop by and see if I could help anyone out. I started working in Chev dealerships in 1954. Did that till I bought my own shop in 1962.Finally burned out in the 80s,but I still enjoy batting the breeze about the old ones. I dont google things I figure anyone can do that, my answers will be from actual expierence.Thanks for listening. Tom
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#640991 - Mon Apr 26 2010 11:39 AM Re: New old guy [Re: retired wrench]
FriedGreenTmater Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 05 2009 10:27 AM
Posts: 3257
Loc: colorado
Welcome Tom, we need more guys like you around. I'm just a hobbyist, but I do the best I can.
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#641016 - Mon Apr 26 2010 01:32 PM Re: New old guy [Re: FriedGreenTmater]
lightflyer1 Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 26 2010 11:18 AM
Posts: 136
Loc: Central Texas area
Yeah us younger guys (51 myself) could use some of your knowledge. Thanks for coming in!

David
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#641095 - Mon Apr 26 2010 07:53 PM Re: New old guy [Re: lightflyer1]
1953 panel Online
Registered: Mon Mar 05 2007 12:00 PM
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Loc: Oakwood, Ontario Canada
Hey Tom, sounds like you started wrenching the year I was born. Experience is the best teacher, glad to have you join us. Welcome! So what do you call an old truck? Pre-WWII?

Leo
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#641096 - Mon Apr 26 2010 07:58 PM Re: New old guy [Re: lightflyer1]
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Loc: Oakwood, Ontario Canada
Hey Tom, sounds like you started wrenching the year I was born. Experience is the best teacher, glad to have you join us. Welcome! So what do you call an old truck? Pre-WWII?

Leo
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#641109 - Mon Apr 26 2010 08:44 PM Re: New old guy [Re: 1953 panel]
jockbolter50 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 10 2008 05:55 PM
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Loc: Scotland
Hi Tom, welcome from Scotland.
Thanks for your offer of help.
Like Leo says,there ain't nothing like hands on experience.
Your advice will be very welcome,especially for some of us 'young pups'! wink
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#641276 - Tue Apr 27 2010 12:25 PM Re: New old guy [Re: jockbolter50]
retired wrench Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 25 2010 01:43 PM
Posts: 155
Loc: Indiana

Thanks for the welcome fellas. As to what I call a prewar truck that would probably be "rusty" I dont try to keep up with the OBD stuff. If its a 46 i/2 ton every one understands that.
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#641557 - Wed Apr 28 2010 11:06 AM Re: New old guy [Re: retired wrench]
Achipmunk Offline
Registered: Tue Dec 11 2001 12:00 PM
Posts: 15084
Loc: Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Welcome to the Stovebolt ret.wrench. Glad to have you around. There are pleny of bolters that will appreciate your "been there done that" experience. Its eeems you can help in just about any forum here.
Let us know if there is any way we can help YOU. Thats what we're here for also.
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#641572 - Wed Apr 28 2010 12:04 PM Re: New old guy [Re: Achipmunk]
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Registered: Wed Apr 20 2005 12:00 PM
Posts: 3494
Loc: Minnehaha County, South Dakota
We already have the best/most information available for old Chevy trucks because of the collective experience of its members, so, you can only make it better. Welcome RW!!
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#642057 - Thu Apr 29 2010 10:49 PM Re: New old guy [Re: Builder]
J Lucas Offline
Registered: Mon Nov 22 2004 12:00 PM
Posts: 2628
Loc: South Omaha, Nebraska
Hey Tom,

I'm just curious, do you have any old trucks in your driveway?

Welcome to the "Bolt"

John
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