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  Welcome to our Virtual Garage for pre-1973 GM trucks -- If you're restoring, preserving or just driving an ole "Stovebolt," this website has information we know you'll find useful for living with your old truck -- links to parts vendors (the best list of Stovebolt-related links on the 'Net!), a Gallery of old trucks, helpful Tech Tips, a virtual Swap Meet where you can find (or sell) those elusive parts to complete your restoration projects. We even have a discussion forum where you can ask questions, post ideas and even hang out with some old rusty Stovebolters!

We have a lot of things here but the best one is knowledge and we share it for free (no membership dues or pay-to-view).

So pull up a virtual running board, cop a squat and check the Gallery for lots of old truck stories. If you have some questions about the old GM truck project you are working on, try our FAQ, Tech Tips or jump right into The Forums, where the Stovebolt Brain Trust resides.

We've got everything in here from 1/2-tons to 3-tons, COE's, Panels and 'Burbs, Firetrucks, Tow trucks -- Lots of trucks in all shapes, sizes and stages of restoration and enjoyment.


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Stories and photos from the 10th Annual Stovebolt Homecoming at's HQ campus

What a great time, despite the uncooperative weather. Wonderful turnout of more than 30 'Bolters from Australia to Canada and lots of places in between. Some impressive rides, too -- not only the Stovebolts ... did somebody bring a Ford??? (gasp!!) and three whole days of wrenching, sharing and learning!

Check out the forum discussion from the weekend


'Bolters Helping out

What is here for! "52vff" and his son (and friend) came all the way from Brantford, ON to help "nj56gmc" get his cab lights working ... in the rain!! How's THAT for helping a buddy?? Actually, they were all at Stovebolt HQ, attending the Stovebolt "Homecoming" recently. The message on the '56 GMC pretty well wraps it up!

More Additions to the Gallery coming soon!

It's been a busy few months here in the office as we've dealt with some non-Stovebolt related challenges. Fear not! We'll catch up soon!

"Beauty and the beast?" More like "Beast ... and the other Beast" .... At least one of them is perfectly driveable ... but which one???

Look for the story of "Buddy -- The Group Therapy Truck" coming soon!

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