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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-1988 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. If you are new to Stovebolt.com, please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with our forums before posting.
The administrators of this site are not responsible for the content of any post. We reserve the right to remove posts or entire threads that are not in keeping with our guidelines. If you have any questions regarding a forum, feel free to contact the appropriate Moderator(s) assigned to that forum.

Thank you for stopping by Stovebolt.com and using it responsibly! Thanks to those who have helped make this the happening online place for all things antique GM truck related!!

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The Stovebolt Staff

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

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Welcome Centre
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, Rusty Rod
Sat Jun 25 2022 07:39 PM
Rusty Rod
3,801 28,018
Sat Jun 25 2022 07:39 PM
by Rusty Rod
General Truck Talk (5 viewing)
The Forum for general pre-'73 GM truck-related issues and questions.
Moderated by: Justhorsenround
Fri Jul 01 2022 12:04 AM
Chip O
20,236 177,177
Fri Jul 01 2022 12:04 AM
by Chip O
Big Bolts (5 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!
Thu Jun 30 2022 09:00 PM
3B
9,181 78,739
Thu Jun 30 2022 09:00 PM
by 3B
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!
Moderated by: MNSmith, Rusty Rod
Wed Jun 29 2022 01:36 AM
MNSmith
2,741 21,506
Wed Jun 29 2022 01:36 AM
by MNSmith
'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
Fri Jul 01 2022 04:38 AM
Fox
3,206 22,992
Fri Jul 01 2022 04:38 AM
by Fox
Tons 'o Fun
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
Wed Jun 29 2022 12:57 AM
coilover
1,213 10,834
Wed Jun 29 2022 12:57 AM
by coilover
'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
The 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.

• Please – The Gallery 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.

• Please ask technical questions in the appropriate technical forums.

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

• Please don’t 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: hardshell, J Lucas
Wed Sep 22 2021 02:00 AM
Bogart's Truck
3 6
Wed Sep 22 2021 02:00 AM
by Bogart's Truck
1936-1940 Trucks 1936-1940 Trucks
The Gallery for owners of 1936-1940 model year Trucks!
Moderated by: hardshell, J Lucas
Thu Jun 30 2022 01:32 AM
Ron E Dodge
13 70
Thu Jun 30 2022 01:32 AM
by Ron E Dodge
1941 - 1947 (1st Series) Trucks 1941 - 1947 (1st Series) Trucks
The Gallery for owners of 1941-1947 (1st Series) model year Trucks!
Moderated by: hardshell, J Lucas
Fri Jun 24 2022 01:15 AM
GreggE
12 54
Fri Jun 24 2022 01:15 AM
by GreggE
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: hardshell, J Lucas
Thu Jun 30 2022 12:17 PM
FusionFanatic
35 204
Thu Jun 30 2022 12:17 PM
by FusionFanatic
1955 - 1959 (Task Force) Trucks 1955 - 1959 (Task Force) Trucks
The Gallery for owners of 1955 - 1959 model year Trucks!
Moderated by: hardshell, J Lucas
Tue Jun 07 2022 04:44 PM
TUTS 59
13 59
Tue Jun 07 2022 04:44 PM
by TUTS 59
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: hardshell, J Lucas
Thu Mar 24 2022 04:45 PM
BC59
10 28
Thu Mar 24 2022 04:45 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: hardshell, J Lucas
3 14
Fri Jun 24 2022 04:18 PM
by 67superc
1973 - 1987 Trucks 1973 - 1987 Trucks (1 viewing)
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: hardshell, J Lucas
Tue Jan 11 2022 03:17 PM
Frank50
8 32
Tue Jan 11 2022 03:17 PM
by Frank50
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.

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Project Journals (3 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
Wed Jun 29 2022 05:12 PM
WICruiser
129 4,388
Wed Jun 29 2022 05:12 PM
by WICruiser
The Engine Shop (13 viewing)
The place to discuss engine items, rebuilding, updating, swapping engines.
Moderated by: Woogeroo
Subforums: Engine Tech Tips
Fri Jul 01 2022 03:30 AM
coilover
32,399 254,322
Fri Jul 01 2022 03:30 AM
by coilover
Driveline (3 viewing)
The shop area for transmission, axle, brake & suspension-related discussion about repair, restoration, upgrades or swaps. 4WD, too!
Moderated by: SWEET
Fri Jul 01 2022 01:54 AM
Hotrod Lincoln
8,752 65,502
Fri Jul 01 2022 01:54 AM
by Hotrod Lincoln
The Electrical Bay (5 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
Wed Jun 29 2022 05:00 PM
MikeE
9,466 73,885
Wed Jun 29 2022 05:00 PM
by MikeE
The HiPo Shop (1 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
5,024 45,778
Thu Jun 30 2022 02:04 PM
by buoymaker
Paint and Body Shop (7 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: HandyAndy, klhansen
Subforums: Doors
Thu Jun 30 2022 06:11 PM
klhansen
12,471 80,866
Thu Jun 30 2022 06:11 PM
by klhansen
Interiors (2 viewing)
Stop by here to discuss interior work -- upholstery, interior paint, floor mats, seats, headliners, whatever.
Moderated by: ndkid275
Thu Jun 30 2022 11:57 PM
tclederman
4,050 26,731
Thu Jun 30 2022 11:57 PM
by tclederman
The Tool Chest
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
Fri Jul 01 2022 12:41 AM
46Sparky
1,755 19,684
Fri Jul 01 2022 12:41 AM
by 46Sparky
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
Sun Jun 26 2022 02:19 AM
vettecrazy
1,048 6,625
Sun Jun 26 2022 02:19 AM
by vettecrazy
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
Sun Jun 26 2022 04:30 PM
Oregon Tarheel
3 10
Sun Jun 26 2022 04:30 PM
by Oregon Tarheel
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
Thu Jun 16 2022 01:34 AM
TUTS 59
95 882
Thu Jun 16 2022 01:34 AM
by TUTS 59
ANNUAL STOVEBOLT REUNION (KANSAS CITY)
This Side Lot Forum is specifically for coordinating the major Stovebolt gathering of the year: the Reunion in Kansas City. MO. Folks come from in and out of the USA, 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, Shakey61
Mon Jun 27 2022 01:49 PM
Gooberdog
216 3,224
Mon Jun 27 2022 01:49 PM
by Gooberdog
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, HandyAndy
Thu Jun 23 2022 04:08 PM
Peggy M
28 330
Thu Jun 23 2022 04:08 PM
by Peggy M
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
Wed Jun 01 2022 02:23 AM
KEVINSKI
42 287
Wed Jun 01 2022 02:23 AM
by KEVINSKI
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: 1958GMCnut
Wed Jun 08 2022 01:29 PM
3B
347 3,199
Wed Jun 08 2022 01:29 PM
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
Fri Jun 03 2022 04:40 AM
Hanks custodian
95 618
Fri Jun 03 2022 04:40 AM
by Hanks custodian
The Great Lakes Bolters (1 viewing)
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
Thu Jun 30 2022 05:51 PM
Peggy M
140 1,072
Thu Jun 30 2022 05:51 PM
by Peggy M
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: Rusty Rod
Sat Feb 12 2022 05:22 PM
Rusty Rod
51 485
Sat Feb 12 2022 05:22 PM
by Rusty Rod
The Southern Bolters (4 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, TUTS 59
Fri Jul 01 2022 01:37 AM
Achipmunk
257 2,104
Fri Jul 01 2022 01:37 AM
by Achipmunk
The Texas Bolters
Discussion area for the Texas Connection, the Lonestar Statesmen of the Stovebolt Page!
Moderated by: ndkid275
Wed Jun 29 2022 11:58 PM
ndkid275
251 1,582
Wed Jun 29 2022 11:58 PM
by ndkid275
The Old Dominion Stovebolt Society (MD, VA, WV & DC) (1 viewing)
Discussion for Stovebolters residing in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and DC. And ... possibly ... under probation .... So. PA
Moderated by: amtrakjoe, Bill Marlow, SWEET
Mon Jun 27 2022 12:33 PM
SWEET
475 9,428
Mon Jun 27 2022 12:33 PM
by SWEET
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.
Thu Apr 28 2022 05:55 AM
baldeagle
51 489
Thu Apr 28 2022 05:55 AM
by baldeagle
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 '88 GM trucks for sale.
Moderated by: John Milliman
Tue Jun 28 2022 04:40 PM
Peggy M
80 362
Tue Jun 28 2022 04:40 PM
by Peggy M
Trucks Wanted
"Wanted to buy" ads for pre- '88 GM trucks only.
Moderated by: John Milliman
Wed Jun 15 2022 04:09 AM
Yakimabowtie
31 155
Wed Jun 15 2022 04:09 AM
by Yakimabowtie
Truck Parts For Sale (3 viewing)
Pre- '88 GM truck parts for sale.
Moderated by: John Milliman
Fri Jul 01 2022 02:21 AM
JW51
635 1,803
Fri Jul 01 2022 02:21 AM
by JW51
Truck Parts Wanted
Pre- '88 GM truck parts wanted.
Moderated by: John Milliman
Fri Jul 01 2022 01:13 AM
klhansen
859 3,574
Fri Jul 01 2022 01:13 AM
by klhansen
Misc. Stovebolt Stuff (1 viewing)
Pre- '88 GM related stuff like tools, literature, license plates, etc.
Moderated by: John Milliman
Thu Jun 30 2022 01:48 PM
tclederman
43 135
Thu Jun 30 2022 01:48 PM
by tclederman
Modern GM and Non-GM
Post-'87 and non-GM trucks and parts -- for sale and wanted to buy.
Moderated by: John Milliman
Sun Mar 27 2022 09:32 PM
rfs56trk
23 69
Sun Mar 27 2022 09:32 PM
by rfs56trk
Freebies
Free stuff! Truck stuff give-aways!
Moderated by: John Milliman
Sat Jun 25 2022 01:48 AM
flattop49
87 324
Sat Jun 25 2022 01:48 AM
by flattop49
Stovebolt Spotting Alert Network (1 viewing)
See a cool truck available? Tell us!
Moderated by: John Milliman
Sun May 29 2022 09:31 PM
2-Ton
34 151
Sun May 29 2022 09:31 PM
by 2-Ton
Hauling Board
Need a truck or parts hauled? Got room for a haul-back? Let 'em know in here!
Moderated by: John Milliman
Mon May 23 2022 07:06 PM
569er
18 29
Mon May 23 2022 07:06 PM
by 569er
eBay and Craiglists Links
See some cool, interesting or useful Stovebolt-related stuff listed on eBay or on Craigslist?
Moderated by: John Milliman
Tue Jun 28 2022 05:10 PM
2-Ton
208 621
Tue Jun 28 2022 05:10 PM
by 2-Ton
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.

Thu Jun 30 2022 07:35 PM
Gord&Fran
21 241
Thu Jun 30 2022 07:35 PM
by Gord&Fran
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
Thu Jun 30 2022 11:26 PM
Peggy M
194 1,358
Thu Jun 30 2022 11:26 PM
by Peggy M
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
Fri Jun 24 2022 04:08 PM
Peggy M
42 657
Fri Jun 24 2022 04:08 PM
by Peggy M
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