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What did you get done on your Bolt today? - 2021 and later
The original thread is still in tact and we have 14 pages already for this time frame. A "mini-Project Journal" if you will.

Stovebolt driving report
Started by Cletis in 2012 - 36 pages and going strong!

Who uses their truck as a truck - 2021 and later

Re-started this thread. Three pages and counting.

Bolters in the Side Lot
are planning get togethers and what not. See who's near you.

Stay busy; keep warm!
Share your enthusiam.
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Welcome Centre (3 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: Achipmunk, klhansen, Rusty Rod
Mon Feb 06 2023 05:19 AM
J Lucas
3,885 28,898
Mon Feb 06 2023 05:19 AM
by J Lucas
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.

  Forums Threads Posts Last Post
General Truck Talk (13 viewing)
The Forum for general pre-'73 GM truck-related issues and questions.
Moderated by: Gdads51, Justhorsenround
Mon Feb 06 2023 06:01 AM
bartamos
20,354 178,794
Mon Feb 06 2023 06:01 AM
by bartamos
The Engine Shop (20 viewing)
The place to discuss engine items, rebuilding, updating, swapping engines.
Moderated by: Phak1, Woogeroo
Subforums: Engine Tech Tips
Mon Feb 06 2023 05:54 AM
bartamos
32,777 259,084
Mon Feb 06 2023 05:54 AM
by bartamos
Driveline (5 viewing)
The shop area for transmission, axle, brake & suspension-related discussion about repair, restoration, upgrades or swaps. 4WD, too!
Moderated by: SWEET
Sun Feb 05 2023 11:38 PM
52Carl
9,030 68,036
Sun Feb 05 2023 11:38 PM
by 52Carl
The Electrical Bay (6 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
Mon Feb 06 2023 02:56 AM
Ol'55
9,643 75,980
Mon Feb 06 2023 02:56 AM
by Ol'55
The HiPo Shop (11 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: Justhorsenround, KCMongo
Mon Feb 06 2023 03:52 AM
Hotrod Lincoln
5,096 46,870
Mon Feb 06 2023 03:52 AM
by Hotrod Lincoln
Paint and Body Shop (3 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 klhansen.
Moderated by: klhansen
Subforums: Doors
Mon Feb 06 2023 06:02 AM
klhansen
12,692 82,680
Mon Feb 06 2023 06:02 AM
by klhansen
Interiors (2 viewing)
Stop by here to discuss interior work -- upholstery, interior paint, floor mats, seats, headliners, whatever.
Moderated by: ndkid275, Phak1
Mon Feb 06 2023 01:29 AM
Otto Skorzeny
4,112 27,352
Mon Feb 06 2023 01:29 AM
by Otto Skorzeny
The Tool Chest (2 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: MNSmith
Subforums: Workshops and Garages
Sun Feb 05 2023 07:53 PM
Hotrod Lincoln
1,785 20,035
Sun Feb 05 2023 07:53 PM
by Hotrod Lincoln
Making a Stovebolt Bed (2 viewing)
Your Bed -- Not as easy as Mom made it look! Well, come join the discussion on restoring your truck's "Business End."
Moderated by: klhansen
1,070 6,826
Thu Feb 02 2023 06:19 PM
by 46Sparky
Name that part ...
Need to identify a left-over part? Or something in that trove of NOS treasure you just scored? Need to properly identify something before you sell or buy it? Show us a few pictures and tell us whatever numbers you can and we'll try to help you figure it out.
Moderated by: klhansen, ndkid275, Rusty Rod
Wed Jan 25 2023 08:01 PM
tamela
3 17
Wed Jan 25 2023 08:01 PM
by tamela
Project Journals

Blog your on-going projects!

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Project Journals
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: John Milliman
Mon Feb 06 2023 05:32 AM
Fox
148 5,046
Mon Feb 06 2023 05:32 AM
by Fox
The Parking Lot

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-1988 GM truck! No advertising -- that goes in the Swap Meet!

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Big Bolts (6 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!
Mon Feb 06 2023 03:41 AM
HFfarms
9,304 79,999
Mon Feb 06 2023 03:41 AM
by HFfarms
Panels 'N Burbs (3 viewing)
The place to be to discuss issues regarding those elegant and utilitarian full-bodied trucks -- Panels and Suburbans of all vintages!
Moderated by: MNSmith, Rusty Rod
Mon Feb 06 2023 05:31 AM
Rusty Shackleford
2,764 21,758
Mon Feb 06 2023 05:31 AM
by Rusty Shackleford
'60-'66 Trucks (1 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
Sun Feb 05 2023 10:35 PM
BC59
3,240 23,268
Sun Feb 05 2023 10:35 PM
by BC59
Tons 'o Fun (1 viewing)
1-Tons -- They're not the same as pickups but they're not Big Bolts, either. Got one? Join the crew in here!
Tue Jan 24 2023 10:45 PM
Pa Farmer
1,225 10,934
Tue Jan 24 2023 10:45 PM
by Pa Farmer
'73-'87 Trucks -- "The Rounded Line"
NEW FORUM!! We're excited to welcome the '73 to '87 GM truck guys and gals to Stovebolt.com! An exciting site expansion to be sure! With the vast expansion of options and configurations that came with this era, there will be lots to discuss. We look forward to the knowledge sharing to come.
Moderated by: Leo
Mon May 09 2022 05:26 PM
J Lucas
13 97
Mon May 09 2022 05:26 PM
by J Lucas
Swap Meet

Guidelines -- FREE place to buy, sell, swap or give away parts and trucks. You can check out trucks wanted / for sale; parts wanted / for sale; miscellaneous stuff; modern GM /non-GM things; freebies; Stovebolt spotting alert network; other online sources, and for all this ... a Hauling Board! Anything 30 days old or older will be deleted but feel free to re-post! You have to be logged in to post in this section; not required for viewing.

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Trucks for Sale
Offer your pre-1988 only GM trucks for sale here.
Moderated by: Gdads51, John Milliman
Sun Feb 05 2023 09:32 PM
mikeg103
3 7
Sun Feb 05 2023 09:32 PM
by mikeg103
Trucks Wanted
The place to post "I want to buy..." ads for pre-1988 GM only trucks.
Moderated by: Gdads51, John Milliman
Mon Feb 06 2023 04:16 AM
Fibonachu
6 13
Mon Feb 06 2023 04:16 AM
by Fibonachu
Truck Parts For Sale
Offer your pre-1988 only GM truck parts for sale here.
Moderated by: Gdads51, John Milliman
Mon Feb 06 2023 12:17 AM
JW51
32 67
Mon Feb 06 2023 12:17 AM
by JW51
Truck Parts Wanted (1 viewing)
The place to post "I want to buy..." ads for pre-1988 GM only truck parts.
Moderated by: Gdads51, John Milliman
34 171
Mon Feb 06 2023 12:11 AM
by Gdads51
Misc. Stovebolt Stuff
The place to "offer for sale" or "ask to buy" pre-1988 GM truck related stuff like tools, accessories, literature, license plates, etc.
Moderated by: Gdads51, John Milliman
Sun Jan 22 2023 05:01 PM
Gdads51
4 56
Sun Jan 22 2023 05:01 PM
by Gdads51
Modern GM and Non-GM
The place to "offer for sale" or "ask to buy post-1987 GM and non-GM trucks, parts, etc.
Moderated by: Gdads51, John Milliman
Thu Feb 02 2023 04:23 AM
bartamos
4 4
Thu Feb 02 2023 04:23 AM
by bartamos
Freebies
The place to "offer up" free stuff, including pre-1988 only GM trucks, parts, accessories, literature, license plates or what have you.
Moderated by: Gdads51, John Milliman
Fri Jan 13 2023 02:56 PM
dgrinnan
2 5
Fri Jan 13 2023 02:56 PM
by dgrinnan
Stovebolt Spotting Alert Network
The place to post "sightings" of pre-1988 trucks and related things you come across in your travels that may be of interest to fellow Stovebolters.
Moderated by: Gdads51, John Milliman
Tue Jan 31 2023 10:07 PM
Gdads51
3 10
Tue Jan 31 2023 10:07 PM
by Gdads51
Hauling Board
Need a truck or parts hauled? Got room for a haul-back? Let 'em know in here!
Moderated by: 2-Ton
Fri Jan 13 2023 04:18 PM
keithfielder
16 43
Fri Jan 13 2023 04:18 PM
by keithfielder
Other Online Sources
See some cool, interesting or useful Stovebolt-related stuff listed elsewhere online? Help a fellow 'Bolter -- point it out.
Moderated by: Gdads51, John Milliman
Sat Feb 04 2023 09:09 PM
KP06
48 69
Sat Feb 04 2023 09:09 PM
by KP06
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
The place for veterans -- ALL veterans -- to check in and stand tall with your brothers and sisters in arms. Let us know who you are! Put the DD214 away -- your word is good enough.
Moderated by: Achipmunk, John Milliman
Sat Feb 04 2023 05:17 AM
gwsut
105 972
Sat Feb 04 2023 05:17 AM
by gwsut
ANNUAL STOVEBOLT REUNION (KANSAS CITY) (1 viewing)
This Side Lot Forum was specifically for coordinating the major Stovebolt gathering of the year: the Reunion in Kansas City. MO. Folks came from in and out of the USA, so we needed a lot of planning space. So, we hogged a corner in the Side Lot for a while! And we were glad we did!
Moderated by: Peggy M
Fri Feb 03 2023 05:29 PM
Peggy M
207 3,250
Fri Feb 03 2023 05:29 PM
by Peggy M
Midwest Bolters Association (Formerly The Heartland)
Serving the Great Plains states of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa! Got something going on? Want to get something going? It's a big area, better check in here!
Moderated by: 2-Ton, Shakey61
Sat Jan 28 2023 12:20 AM
Gdads51
22 251
Sat Jan 28 2023 12:20 AM
by Gdads51
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!
Moderated by: Hambone
Thu Jan 26 2023 05:09 PM
Ferris Bueller
51 328
Thu Jan 26 2023 05:09 PM
by Ferris Bueller
The BC Bolters
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: Gord&Fran
Thu Feb 02 2023 04:16 AM
3B
362 3,281
Thu Feb 02 2023 04:16 AM
by 3B
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
Thu Nov 17 2022 07:21 PM
hotroddude
96 629
Thu Nov 17 2022 07:21 PM
by hotroddude
The Great Lakes Bolters
Mainly, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Ontario ... and any place that's "close," or "close enough." Another spot in Canada (BC Bolters has a nice spot in Side Lot).
Moderated by: 1954 MI, Leo
Fri Feb 03 2023 04:41 PM
1954 MI
153 1,173
Fri Feb 03 2023 04:41 PM
by 1954 MI
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: Fibonachu
Fri Jan 27 2023 06:11 PM
Gdads51
55 499
Fri Jan 27 2023 06:11 PM
by Gdads51
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, KY
Moderated by: Achipmunk, TUTS 59
Sun Feb 05 2023 07:08 PM
Lou 37
290 2,609
Sun Feb 05 2023 07:08 PM
by Lou 37
The Texas Bolters
Discussion area for the Texas Connection, the Lonestar Statesmen of the Stovebolt Page!
Moderated by: ndkid275
Mon Feb 06 2023 12:08 AM
Bill Hanlon
258 1,606
Mon Feb 06 2023 12:08 AM
by Bill Hanlon
The Old Dominion Stovebolt Society (MD, VA, WV & DC)
Discussion for Stovebolters residing in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and DC. And ... possibly ... under probation .... So. PA
Moderated by: Bill Marlow, SWEET
Sun Feb 05 2023 02:16 PM
NJC
496 9,714
Sun Feb 05 2023 02:16 PM
by NJC
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.
Fri Jan 27 2023 05:26 PM
Gdads51
53 529
Fri Jan 27 2023 05:26 PM
by Gdads51
The Forum Gallery

Welcome to the forum for sharing what you’ve found, learned and accomplished! When viewing the Gallery Forums, changing your Display Options to sort by Thread title will put them into YOM order.

• The Gallery Forum is limited to pre-1988 GM trucks. Other marques or years can be discussed in our Greasy Spoon forum. Please read our Gallery Posting Guide" before posting your truck.

• Ask technical questions in the appropriate technical forums, not in the Gallery Forum.

• If another user sees an opportunity to help a poster/submitter with a needed part or to relieve them of an unneeded part, use the Private Messaging (PM) feature of the forums or post in the Swap Meet.

• Do not discuss *anything* other than the subject vehicle. For example, if you have a similar truck and want to discuss, please either take it to the appropriate forum or use the PM feature.

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1935 and older Trucks 1935 and older Trucks
The Gallery for owners of 1935 and prior model year Trucks!
Moderated by: Phak1
Mon Sep 05 2022 03:46 AM
Gord&Fran
3 10
Mon Sep 05 2022 03:46 AM
by Gord&Fran
1936-1940 Trucks 1936-1940 Trucks
The Gallery for owners of 1936-1940 model year Trucks!
Moderated by: Phak1
Sat Jan 07 2023 03:47 PM
Beas
15 78
Sat Jan 07 2023 03:47 PM
by Beas
1941 - 1947 (1st Series) Trucks 1941 - 1947 (1st Series) Trucks
The Gallery for owners of 1941-1947 (1st Series) model year Trucks!
Moderated by: Phak1
Fri Jan 27 2023 05:15 PM
glenns towing
13 58
Fri Jan 27 2023 05:15 PM
by glenns towing
1947 (2nd Series) - 1955 (1st Series) 1947 (2nd Series) - 1955 (1st Series)
The Gallery for owners of 1947(2nd Series) to 1955 (1st Series) model year Trucks -- the Advance Design!
Moderated by: Phak1
Wed Feb 01 2023 12:07 AM
50shep
42 263
Wed Feb 01 2023 12:07 AM
by 50shep
1955 - 1959 (Task Force) Trucks 1955 - 1959 (Task Force) Trucks
The Gallery for owners of 1955 - 1959 model year Trucks!
Moderated by: Phak1
Fri Jan 13 2023 11:11 AM
rooney3100
17 85
Fri Jan 13 2023 11:11 AM
by rooney3100
1960 - 1966 Trucks 1960 - 1966 Trucks
The Gallery for owners of 1960 - 1966 model year Trucks! Show us pictures and tell us your truck's story!
Moderated by: Phak1
Thu Dec 08 2022 06:18 PM
BC59
13 42
Thu Dec 08 2022 06:18 PM
by BC59
1967 - 1972 Trucks 1967 - 1972 Trucks
The Gallery for owners of 1967 - 1972 model year Trucks! Show us pictures and tell us your truck's story!
Moderated by: Phak1
2 12
Mon Sep 26 2022 12:29 AM
by Rusty Rod
1973 - 1987 Trucks 1973 - 1987 Trucks
The Gallery for owners of 1973 - 1987 model year Trucks -- The "Rounded Line." Show us pictures and tell us your truck's story!
Moderated by: Phak1
Fri Dec 23 2022 03:32 AM
MNSmith
9 40
Fri Dec 23 2022 03:32 AM
by MNSmith
The Back Office

Well, you've wandered all the way to the back of the site. Here's where policy gets made, deals brokered, fist fights settled (and that's all just in the staff lounge ...). 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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News and Announcements (1 viewing)
The haps, the skinny, the gouge... Never fake, just the latest updates and news from around our site and the hobby in general.
Moderated by: Peggy M
Fri Feb 03 2023 06:33 PM
MNSmith
24 183
Fri Feb 03 2023 06:33 PM
by MNSmith
IT Short Bus
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: baldeagle, Gord&Fran
Mon Jan 30 2023 09:59 AM
WE b OLD
222 1,704
Mon Jan 30 2023 09:59 AM
by WE b OLD
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: Peggy M
Tue Jan 31 2023 07:24 PM
Rusty Rod
40 657
Tue Jan 31 2023 07:24 PM
by Rusty Rod
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