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Welcome to the Stovebolt.com Forums

Welcome to Stovebolt.com's Virtual Garage! -- the premier on-line source for sharing knowledge of pre-1973 Chevrolet and GMC trucks! These forums are for discussions directly related to the care, restoration and use of antique GM trucks, including Swap Meet and Events sections.

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The Parking Lot
The entryway to the Virtual Garage! Pull up into your area, hop out and join other guys with similar trucks and general interests -- Got questions about your truck or the truck of your dreams? Join the collective in here to discuss specifics of your type of pre-1973 GM truck! No advertising -- that goes in the Swap Meet!
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Welcome Centre (12 viewing)
New to Stovebolt.com and these forums? Cool! Welcome!! Check in here! Pull up a chair close to the woodstove and tell us a little about yourself and your truck(s)
Moderated by: 1953 panel, Achipmunk
Subforums: The DITY Gallery
Last Post Thu Jul 27 2017 07:41 PM, by 1953 panel
4,144 28,084
1953 panel - Thu Jul 27 2017 07:41 PM
General Truck Talk (103 viewing)
The Forum for general pre-'73 GM truck-related issues and questions.
Moderated by: John Milliman
Last Post Fri Jul 28 2017 02:25 PM, by tclederman
18,405 157,598
tclederman - Fri Jul 28 2017 02:25 PM
Big Bolts (26 viewing)
For the bigger trucks. Got a ton and a half or bigger truck? Come on in and join the crew working on the full-figured jobs!
Last Post Fri Jul 28 2017 12:35 PM, by Harmon Hodge
7,710 64,109
Harmon Hodge - Fri Jul 28 2017 12:35 PM
Panels 'N Burbs (2 viewing)
The place to be to discuss issues regarding those elegant and utilitarian full-bodied trucks -- Panels and Suburbans of all vintages!
Last Post Thu Jul 27 2017 07:17 AM, by tclederman
2,415 18,690
tclederman - Thu Jul 27 2017 07:17 AM
Daily Drivers (3 viewing)
The "Support Group" for those who use original / mostly original Stovebolts for daily / primary transportation -- The Stovebolt HARDCORE!! Unique issues and maintenance challenges arise for you so come on in here and discuss them with others in this unique situation!
Moderated by: Cosmo
Last Post Thu Jul 27 2017 12:17 AM, by Maybellene
188 1,834
Maybellene - Thu Jul 27 2017 12:17 AM
'60-'66 Trucks (8 viewing)
Welcome back to the Sixties! If you love those 1960 to 1966 trucks, this forum is for you! C'mon in and talk about those trucks, swap stories or get advice on your latest project. If it's related to '60-'66 GM trucks, it's good to go in here!
Moderated by: Hambone, sixtyfive c-10
Last Post Fri Jul 28 2017 05:25 AM, by Stutter
2,714 18,784
Stutter - Fri Jul 28 2017 05:25 AM
Tons 'o Fun (2 viewing)
1-Tons -- They're not the same as pickups but they're not Big Bolts, either. Got one? Join the crew in here!
Moderated by: Grigg
Last Post Fri Jul 28 2017 01:27 PM, by Justhorsenround
964 8,386
Justhorsenround - Fri Jul 28 2017 01:27 PM
The Shop Area
Ready to break out the tools and get to work?? Well, plenty of space and tools are available -- just find your way to the appropriate shop and get to work. Need help? Just ask!
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Project Journals (1 viewing)
The restoblogs! Ongoing projects (restorations, modifications, outright street machines, as well as smaller scale component projects (steering, engines, etc.) -- all in near real time! Blow-by-blow, step-by-step description, commentary and discussion by the project persons themselves ... and you are there!
Moderated by: HandyAndy, John Milliman
Last Post Fri Jul 28 2017 02:21 PM, by JoeR
11 376
JoeR - Fri Jul 28 2017 02:21 PM
The Engine Shop (138 viewing)
The place to discuss engine items, rebuilding, updating, swapping engines.
Moderated by: 53moneypit, Woogeroo
Last Post Fri Jul 28 2017 03:40 AM, by jaydee5150
28,990 217,249
jaydee5150 - Fri Jul 28 2017 03:40 AM
Driveline (22 viewing)
The shop area for transmission, axle, brake & suspension-related discussion about repair, restoration, upgrades or swaps. 4WD, too!
Moderated by: SWEET
Last Post Fri Jul 28 2017 12:36 PM, by EdPruss
6,087 43,547
EdPruss - Fri Jul 28 2017 12:36 PM
The Electrical Bay (44 viewing)
Don't do the Smoke Check! Stop by here with all your electrical questions, comments, tips and whatever else ya got that's related to Stovebolt electrical systems.
Moderated by: Rusty Rod
Subforums: The Radio Bench
Last Post Wed Jul 26 2017 07:30 PM, by Wrenchbender Ret.
8,235 61,101
Wrenchbender Ret. - Wed Jul 26 2017 07:30 PM
The HiPo Shop (21 viewing)
Thinking about a hotrod, street rod or other custom work? Stop in here. Shoot, we'll even talk about power brakes, power steering and CD players!
Moderated by: KCMongo
Last Post Fri Jul 28 2017 09:42 AM, by chuck2213
4,419 38,582
chuck2213 - Fri Jul 28 2017 09:42 AM
Paint and Body Shop (37 viewing)
Some folks actually enjoy body work. You'll find them in here. Get, give or swap advice on body work, painting, paint care. Rust talk here, too. Your Shop Supervisor is 4ontheFloor
Moderated by: Fourbrads, HandyAndy
Subforums: Doors
Last Post Fri Jul 28 2017 02:11 PM, by Norcal Dave
10,906 69,518
Norcal Dave - Fri Jul 28 2017 02:11 PM
Interiors (10 viewing)
Stop by here to discuss interior work -- upholstery, interior paint, floor mats, seats, headliners, whatever.
Moderated by: Rusty46
Last Post Thu Jul 27 2017 11:00 AM, by Steve Elliott
3,384 21,817
Steve Elliott - Thu Jul 27 2017 11:00 AM
The Tool Chest (9 viewing)
Can you ever have enough Tools or a big enough shop? Stop in here and find out. Or discuss that upcoming tool purchase with one of the experts lurking within... IF YOU DARE!!!
Moderated by: 48bigtrucks, MNSmith
Last Post Fri Jul 28 2017 03:46 AM, by 52Carl
1,469 15,884
52Carl - Fri Jul 28 2017 03:46 AM
Making a Stovebolt Bed (1 viewing)
Your Bed -- Not as easy as Mom made it look! Well, come join the discussion on restoring your truck's "Business End."
Last Post Wed Jul 19 2017 01:43 AM, by Harold46
879 5,338
Harold46 - Wed Jul 19 2017 01:43 AM
The Side Lot
Discussion area for the regional groups to talk about or coordinate region-specific meets, junkyard tours or other non-technical face-to-face stuff. Please take technical questions, buying, selling and general discussion to the appropriate forums. Don't see one for your area? Check out the Events Page to see how to start a GABFest!
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The Legion Hall
For November, this is the place for veterans -- ALL veterans -- to check in and stand tall with your brothers and sisters in arms. The pursuit of happiness (embodied by our freedom to engage in old truck restoring) is only possible through your service and sacrifice and this is our little way of saying "thank you." Let us know who you are!
Moderated by: Achipmunk, Bread
Last Post Wed Jul 26 2017 03:47 PM, by 27Capitol
48 395
27Capitol - Wed Jul 26 2017 03:47 PM
STOVEBOLT REUNION - KANSAS CITY
This Side Lot Forum is specifically for coordinating the major Stovebolt gathering of the year: the Reunion in Kansas City. Folks come from in and out of the country, so we need a lot of planning space. So, we're gonna hog a corner in the Side Lot for a while!
Moderated by: 2-Ton
Last Post Thu Jul 27 2017 01:06 AM, by 2-Ton
145 2,009
2-Ton - Thu Jul 27 2017 01:06 AM
The North Eastern 'Bolters
From Greenwich to the North Pole... From La Sarre to St. John's ... This is the North Eastern North American section of the Side Lot. You might not be able to get theyah from heyah, but you can get here from darn near anywhere ('long as you have a computer!). Stars and Stripes and Mapleleaves, English et Quebecoise -- Welcome and Bienvenue! New Englanders, Les Quebecois, Bluenosers, Newfies and the Maritimes unite!
Last Post Sun Jul 16 2017 03:51 PM, by CinkoJr
21 173
CinkoJr - Sun Jul 16 2017 03:51 PM
The BC Bolters (2 viewing)
Discussion area for Bolters residing in the greater British Columbia, Canada region. Please keep general discussion, technical questions and swap meet items in their original forums.
Moderated by: 1958GMCnut
Last Post Tue Jul 25 2017 11:36 PM, by 3B
271 2,721
3B - Tue Jul 25 2017 11:36 PM
The Whole Wild West Coast
We finally have a spot for you Bolters waaaay over there on the far coast. That's a nice long scenic drive from top to bottom. See who you can go wrench with along the way!
Moderated by: 69Cuda
Last Post Mon Jul 03 2017 02:12 PM, by 69Cuda
65 439
69Cuda - Mon Jul 03 2017 02:12 PM
The Great Lakes Bolters
Formerly the Heartland Bolters (Plains states -- Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana ... and Ohio ... or as far as you'd like to travel)
Moderated by: 63burban, Randy Baumann
Last Post Wed Jul 26 2017 03:10 PM, by 63burban
103 733
63burban - Wed Jul 26 2017 03:10 PM
Rocky Mountain Bolters
Hangout spot for Bolters in the Rocky Mountain region: Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Arizona, Utah, and Montana for starters ... all the way up into British Columbia, Canada
Moderated by: pope, Rusty Rod
Last Post Sun Jun 04 2017 11:33 AM, by TPR57C
33 336
TPR57C - Sun Jun 04 2017 11:33 AM
The Southern Bolters (1 viewing)
Discussion area for the Southern Gentlemen and Ladies of who park their Bolt in the South - LA, MS, AL, GA, FL, NC, SC, TN
Moderated by: Achipmunk
Last Post Mon May 01 2017 12:47 AM, by 70 LB C20
180 1,214
70 LB C20 - Mon May 01 2017 12:47 AM
The Texas Bolters
Discussion area for the Texas Connection, the Lonestar Statesmen of the Stovebolt Page!
Last Post Tue Jul 18 2017 07:10 PM, by joker
180 1,188
joker - Tue Jul 18 2017 07:10 PM
The Old Dominion Stovebolt Society (MD, VA, WV & DC) (4 viewing)
Discussion for Stovebolters residing in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and DC.
Moderated by: Bill Marlow, Cosmo
Last Post Sun Jul 23 2017 03:14 AM, by ndkid275
314 6,011
ndkid275 - Sun Jul 23 2017 03:14 AM
The International Zone
Who put the 'World' in the World Wide Web? International STOVEBOLTERS did! This is the forum for the non-North American Bolters to discuss their goings on.
Last Post Sun Jul 09 2017 02:24 AM, by Aus42blackout
45 433
Aus42blackout - Sun Jul 09 2017 02:24 AM
Swap Meet
This is the place to buy, sell, swap and give away parts and trucks. Check trucks wanted / for sale; parts wanted / for sale; miscellaneous stuff; modern GM and non-GM; freebies; Stovebolt spotting alert network; eBay and Craiglist links; and for all this ... a hauling board! Anything 30 days or older, will be deleted. Feel free to re-post! You have to be logged in to use this section.
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Trucks for Sale
Pre '73 GM trucks for sale.
Moderated by: John Milliman, Tiny
Last Post Sat Jul 22 2017 06:03 PM, by Alaska gasser
42 109
Alaska gasser - Sat Jul 22 2017 06:03 PM
Trucks Wanted
"Wanted to buy" ads for pre- '73 GM trucks only.
Moderated by: John Milliman, Tiny
Last Post Thu Jul 20 2017 01:18 PM, by Bogart's Truck
19 51
Bogart's Truck - Thu Jul 20 2017 01:18 PM
Truck Parts For Sale (4 viewing)
Pre- '73 GM truck parts for sale.
Moderated by: John Milliman, Tiny
Last Post Fri Jul 28 2017 01:43 AM, by 49 3100
183 1,001
49 3100 - Fri Jul 28 2017 01:43 AM
Truck Parts Wanted (1 viewing)
Pre- '73 GM truck parts wanted.
Moderated by: John Milliman, Tiny
Last Post Fri Jul 28 2017 01:01 PM, by Plainman
330 1,371
Plainman - Fri Jul 28 2017 01:01 PM
Misc. Stovebolt Stuff
Pre- '73 GM related stuff like tools, literature, license plates, etc.
Moderated by: John Milliman, Tiny
Last Post Tue Jul 18 2017 05:00 PM, by Lazarus54
25 66
Lazarus54 - Tue Jul 18 2017 05:00 PM
Modern GM and Non-GM (1 viewing)
Post-'72 and non-GM trucks and parts -- for sale and wanted to buy.
Moderated by: John Milliman, Tiny
Last Post Fri Jul 07 2017 03:13 AM, by keithfielder
35 94
keithfielder - Fri Jul 07 2017 03:13 AM
Freebies (1 viewing)
Free stuff! Truck stuff give-aways!
Moderated by: John Milliman, Tiny
Last Post Tue Jul 25 2017 03:38 AM, by CptSkip
35 118
CptSkip - Tue Jul 25 2017 03:38 AM
Stovebolt Spotting Alert Network
See a cool truck available? Tell us!
Moderated by: John Milliman, Tiny
Last Post Sun Jul 16 2017 02:10 PM, by 2-Ton
36 100
2-Ton - Sun Jul 16 2017 02:10 PM
Hauling Board
Need a truck or parts hauled? Got room for a haul-back? Let 'em know in here!
Moderated by: Barry Weeks
Last Post Tue Jul 25 2017 07:19 PM, by dansraft
11 29
dansraft - Tue Jul 25 2017 07:19 PM
eBay and Craiglists Links (3 viewing)
See some cool, interesting or useful Stovebolt-related stuff listed on eBay or on Craigslist?
Moderated by: John Milliman, Tiny
Last Post Wed Jul 19 2017 02:04 AM, by JoeFromNC
40 82
JoeFromNC - Wed Jul 19 2017 02:04 AM
The Front Office
Well, there should be a place for everything. Here is where we pile all the fine bits of greaseless information. See what's been added to the site, take an info ride on the IT Shortbus and catch a few technology tips, or totally zone in the Greasy Spoon.
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New Stuff and Announcements

The "News page" is to let you know what we've added to the site. Only staff can start threads here, but you are more than welcome to reply. If you have something you'd like us to start a thread on, just contact a moderator.

Moderated by: Peggy M
Last Post Thu Jun 15 2017 07:35 PM, by baldeagle
1 1
baldeagle - Thu Jun 15 2017 07:35 PM
IT Short Bus (1 viewing)
New to the 'Net or have computer or general Internet questions? Find help in here! Veteran Road Warrior of the 'ole Info Superslab? C'mon in here and help!
Moderated by: Tiny, Volfandt
Last Post Fri Jul 28 2017 12:04 AM, by Volfandt
210 1,606
Volfandt - Fri Jul 28 2017 12:04 AM
Events
The Stovebolt Scheduling Center! Want to know what's going on, coming up, going down, and where ya shoulda been??? Dude! Get down in here to get jiggy with the haps!
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Events, GABFests, Happenings!
Post here to let other Bolters know what kind of shows are out there! Use this space to organize a GABFest and coordinate a convoy. And don't forget to post in the "Hot Wash" forum for the "after action" report ... we wanna hear the details and see all the pictures!
Moderated by: fixit1958
Last Post Wed Jul 26 2017 06:42 PM, by WE b OLD
20 49
WE b OLD - Wed Jul 26 2017 06:42 PM
The Hot Wash! (1 viewing)
After you've been to the event, this is the place to talk about what happened, rag on the guys who didn't go and post links to pictures of the event.
Moderated by: fixit1958
Last Post Thu Jul 20 2017 02:20 PM, by Justhorsenround
6 47
Justhorsenround - Thu Jul 20 2017 02:20 PM
The Passing Lane
Memory Lane is the area for honoring and remembering our fellow Stovebolters who have left us.
  Forums Threads Posts Last Post
The Passing Lane - Stovebolt Memorials
The place to put links to obituaries and post remembrances of our friends in the hobby who have left us.
Moderated by: joker
Last Post Wed Jul 26 2017 03:55 PM, by 27Capitol
21 311
27Capitol - Wed Jul 26 2017 03:55 PM
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