Doug Hilmoe's

1950 3100 5-Window Pickup

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06 February 2006 Update

From Doug:

         Since I completed my truck and posted on The Stovebolt Page, I have changed the Stovebolt to a 350 with a 700R4 transmission. After that, I was rear ended in Spokane and had to replace the bed. I had a custom bed made and now I have frenched taillights. Once more, I am complete ... I think.

         I also have a 36 Chevy 4 Door, which has a running 235 in it. It will be replaced with a small block when it is her time to be Street Rodded. I am currently restoring a 74 Jaguar XJ12L. To make it reliable, of course it will have a Chevy drive train.

         There's another Hilmoe in the Gallery -- Dick -- he is my oldest brother. We grew up with Stovebolt’s. He also has a 1950 Chevy Fleetline, which is all-original except for duals. I bought a '29 coupe from him a few years ago, but decided to sell it, as it was in to good a shape to make a Hot Rod out of it.

Doug Hilmoe
My nickname is Stovebolt
Prosser, Washington

         Ahh ... we all know the "Oldcarcollector" -- he's got a 1953 Chevy 5-window Short Box that he just picked up in January. We'll have to get him to send in some of those other's -- he's been holding out on us!! ~~ Editor

5 June 2003 Update

From Doug:


         Hello. I submitted my 1950 Chevrolet 1/2-ton truck a few months ago and am now done with it!!! Yeah!!


         I am forwarding pictures of the finished product. All the work was done by me with the exception of the flames and upholstery (which I helped with).


          Other features are electric wipers, electric windows, stereo with 6 CD changer, over head consul, auto meter gauges, three point seat belts, V butt windshield, leather interior, and white oak bed flooring. 

         If you have any questions, please let me know.


Doug Hilmoe
Prosser, Washington

         Doug - You Don't mess around do you.  Great job! - I bet you have a great time taking that truck out for a spin. ~~ Curator

5 February 2003

From Doug:

          Greetings! I have just found your site and am enjoying it.  I've been in the photo gallery and have looked at every '47 to '54 pick up.   I've been working on mine since October of 2000 and hope to have it completed by next spring for a trip to South Dakota.  

          I've done a complete frame off and changed everything.  Mustang II front end , Saginaw 4 speed, 8" Ford read end (3:55-1).  Power is by a 261 with dual crabs.  Vintage Air Conditioning sits behind a new cross flow aluminum radiator.  Leather seats are from  a '94 Grand Cherokee. The steering column is Cadillac.    

          I'm sending a couple of progress pictures you may be able to use.  

Thank you.  

Doug Hilmoe
Prosser, Washington

          Doug - by the looks of your work so far, upholstery shouldn't be much of a challenge.  Nice work! ~~ Curator

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