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New Stuff -- October 2004

New things on the site you just might have missed - - Referred to as a newsletter

It's been quite a while since we did a newsletter but it's really the best way to let everyone know what's new around the Virtual Garage.
Hope it's helpful to you all. And much thanks to the October newsletter sponsor: Motorbooks Internatinal

Motorbooks International
Updates the Classic!

Brownwell bookHow to Restore Your Chevrolet Pickup

          Probably the most dog-eared, grease-stained, battle-scarred book in my library is the same as yours. Since 1993, when I grabbed it from a rack at my favorite bookstore like a strung-out junkie fiercly clutching his next hit, it has been my constant companion through one and a half frame-off restorations of battered, old Stovebolts. Through its pages of inspiration, I met Barry Weeks and a few other Stovebolt noteables ... Read the rest of John's book review in our Features Section.

         In the updated version, YOU will also meet some of The Stovebolt Page notables! We appreciate Tom adding the extra section for Big Bolts. And a Big thanks to those Stovebolters who contributed to this new edition -- pretty cool, eh?

          Motorbooks International is currently offering How-to-Restore Your Chevrolet Pickup 224-page book for $22.45. And, we have an autographed copy from Tom as one of our prizes in the 2004 It Ran contest!


It Ran When I Parked It photo contest - 2004

          So many of our Bolters have asked about this year's contest. Sorry it's taken so long to decide. We wanted to go with a FUNNY election theme. But knowing the good-nature and extreme craziness of most of our readers ;-) , we thought we'd keep it subdued this year. But, the good news is the CONTEST IS ON! Check out the cheat sheet to see how to submit your best IRWIPI!


Calendars, Calendars, Calendars

          It's time to start collecting pictures for the 2005 Stovebolt calendarS ... yes, plural! Besides the one for the It Ran contest, we'll have a calendar for Big Bolts, Burbs and Panels, Stovebolts Before and After (make-overs, you know!). Maybe even Daily Drivers, Show Stoppers, Advance Design. The possibilities are endless!

          Check out the details.


And in case you've missed any of these ...

Tech Tips

          By the way -- we thought we may update Kevin Pennell's tech tip on winterizing your Stovebolt. It's been a while since it was published and you all may have some good points to add to this tip. If so, send them in and we'll have the re-write ready for the November newsletter.


September Gallery Submissions

Al Chapin's 1966 Chevy C-10 Longbed Fleetside -- Al COMPLETES his truck!
Pete Piotroski's 1946 Chevy 1/2-Ton --Wow, is this ever a beauty -- especially for such a "young guy" :)
Shane Goodman's 1966 Chevy Stepside -- A sweet-looking truck!
Tim Eastman's 1946 Chevy 1/2-Ton Flatbed -- Timmer is racing the clock
Kevin Lee's 1965 Chevy Stepside -- A real find at a "used car" lot!
Jim Sgrignioli's 1966 Chevy Panel Delivery -- "After two years of saving, and an eight-month search, I found my '66."
Eddie Flowers' 1965 Chevy C-10 Stepside -- Sweet truck - Eddie's Dad bought it new!
Stephen Siemsen's 1946 Chevy 1/2-Ton -- Check out stevrolet46's Beautiful truck; neat intro pix. Tubeless tires!
Mark Read's 1961 Chevy 1/2-Ton Stepside 4 x 4 -- "Been wanting an Apache since 17"
Harry Bonne's 1937 Chevy 1/2-Ton -- Harry calls in from Holland with three Stovebolts
Harry Bonne's 1940 Chevy 1/2-Ton -- After Harry got the '37, he also picked up two '40's
Harry Bonne's 1940 GMC 1/2-Ton -- "I wired lots of dollars for cars / transport / straps / beer"
Eric Coulter's 1952 Chevrolet 3100 1/2-Ton -- JED done some work but mostly "drives the heck" out this nice truck!
Kevin Butcher's 1965 Chevy 1/2-Ton -- Just added chrome and already getting trophies!
David Stanley's 1969 Chevy C-10 Longbed -- Good-looking stepside (hope it made it through Hurrican Ivan okay)
Jeff Abbott's 1959 Chevrolet Apache -- "59Chief" has an awesome new project
Ed Rhoads' 1941 Chevy 1/2-Ton -- The Old Goat has returned and has a Stovebolt (in a million pieces) -- Welcome back!
Rune Midtskog's 1946 Chevy 2-Ton -- A good-looking Big Bolt coming to us from Norway
Doug Peterson's 1953 Chevy Pickup -- Pete sends us an update photo with some pretty Maryland fall colors
Brian McCloseky's 1939 GMC 1/2-Ton-- Love at first sight! Will be needing Stovebolter help and advice!
Rodney Bullock's 1953 Chevy 3100 Shortbed -- Rodney is just down the road from Stovebolt HQ.
Bart Centre's 1951 Chevy 1/2-Ton -- "A dream to drive"
Garrett Smith's 1954 Chevy 3-window -- Garrett's all done -- and a bit excited about it, I'd say (Editor)
Bob Gaylord's 1946 Chevy 1/2-Ton -- Nice-looking already -- but some good projects for this winter
Larry Reeves' 1968 Chevy 3/4-Ton Longhorn -- Nice truck -- "runs like new"
Jim Benjaminson's 1932 Chevrolet BB Closed Cab -- Now this is a great story
Arthur Averitt's 1963 Chevy 10 Longbed Stepside -- Pluses outweighed minuses

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