|Stovebolt New Stuff - May|
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In This IssueSupporting the Troops Update
- Stovebolt Homecoming
- The Call of the Burb
- Corvette Saga continues
- Spotting an AD Truck
- What's my truck worth?
- Manifold and Headers
- Passenger Mirrow Install
- Rusty Screw Removal
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1st Ever Stovebolt Homecoming
Rocks. Beer. Fellowship. Coming Out. Running out of gas ... Okay, so maybe we'll try to forget that last one ( yeah... RIGHT! ), but who'd a thunk hangin' out down on the farm would be quite this much fun??
The first ever Stovebolt Homecoming started out as a crazy idea hatched by John Milliman and Billy Marlow at some point during a series of stressful work weeks. They hastily started planning for what would eventually turn out to be a halfway decent event, all things considered. The "Old Dominion Stovebolt Society" had enjoyed hanging out with each other at places like Winchester and Clifton, VA. So, John and Billy thought it would be fun to have a Spring event but without the bureaucracy of being at a car show. The idea was simple -- just a fun time with our fellow Bolters to relax, hang out, enjoy the farm and some chow, have a good cigar, drink some beer and generally just chill. We'd get up Sunday Morning and head over to the Leonardtown Car Show.
And that's pretty much how it worked out, too! Come read the story and see lots of pictures!
AD Spotting -- Kip "Kip's41" Bonds and a host of other Bolters continue to add to the Tech Tip describing all (or most) of the subtle differences for a Chevy truck through the years from ’41 to early ’47. This is information gleaned from a forum discussion, and it's proven to be a great way to "build a tech tip!" (hint, hint for any of you who may like to try this -- go for it! )
Bed Roll Plugs -- Bill "olblu49" Jesse has a cool solution for plugging those wholes while saving for those lights and deflectors. Now Bill's had these for five years, so we think he likes the look!
What's my truck worth? -- Getting rid of a truck? Here's some thoughts by Barry Weeks
Manifolds & Headers -- What manifolds and headers fit or interchange? By Barry Weeks and Dave Alama
Mirror (Passenger side) Installation -- How to install a mirror on the passenger side of your Advance Design Truck
Rusty Screw Removal -- Some more informaton added to our Bolt / Screw Tip -- by The Crew
So pull on over to the Tech Tip page to check these out!
Tim Mayer had nice things to say about Classic Instruments. If you missed the update on his 1968 Chevy C-20 3/4-Ton Short Bed Dually, you might want to check it out. Those are some pretty gauges!
JA Ceschin has a neat site (We Love Old Trucks) with some great info on truck history, buying, restoring, and even making money with your old truck. He's given us permission to use some of his info here. It all fits very nicely. And JA's comment is that "it makes me proud to have anything I created being placed on your great site." So check his out. Some good stuff!
Here are the additions so far:
In case you missed them, here are the new additions and updates that we added to the Gallery pages in May! Fast approaching 2340 trucks in the Gallery. Some great stories.
Thank you for thinking of us! You are the electricity that keeps these lights on!! (Speaking of, it was a year ago we were able to get the UPS thanks to your donations! Now, spring time power failures are no longer a dread and I can keep on working away!)
Readers Write ...
Ain't No Better Bolter
I am new to the Stovebolt site. I can already tell it is a really great idea though. Not just the trucks but the people.
Recently I saw an add where someone was parting out a truck like mine and I sent an email to a guy who had the brake parts I was missing. Not only did he have them but he went out in very cold weather to take them off and ship them to me. Charged me a fair price, too.
Later, I got stuck for another part and asked him if he had it. He didn't but he knew it would interchange with another year and sent me one. He hardly charged me shipping cost.
When I got home that day, my kids met me at the door with a package that had drawings on it. You gotta see these. [ Image "on the road again" ] [ Image "to Texas" ]
When I thanked him for the drawings, he took time to draw us another picture, which is absolutely amazing. Check this out -- The Tiner's Texas Truck!
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