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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.

If you are new to Stovebolt.com, please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with our forums before posting. You may want to thumb through our forum Glovebox Manual (click on the yellow "Operators Manual" on the right here) for a test drive on how this all works.

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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 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 (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: 1953 panel, Achipmunk
Subforums: The DITY Gallery
Last Post Thu Jun 29 2017 01:35 AM, by Hotrod Lincoln
4,132 27,999
Hotrod Lincoln - Thu Jun 29 2017 01:35 AM
General Truck Talk (56 viewing)
The Forum for general pre-'73 GM truck-related issues and questions.
Moderated by: cletis
Last Post Thu Jun 29 2017 03:20 AM, by 6cylindersovertexas
18,357 157,207
6cylindersovertexas - Thu Jun 29 2017 03:20 AM
Big Bolts (25 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 Thu Jun 29 2017 03:19 AM, by Jim Sears
7,687 63,886
Jim Sears - Thu Jun 29 2017 03:19 AM
Panels 'N Burbs (6 viewing)
The place to be to discuss issues regarding those elegant and utilitarian full-bodied trucks -- Panels and Suburbans of all vintages!
Last Post Sun Jun 25 2017 02:29 AM, by stan barrington
2,413 18,677
stan barrington - Sun Jun 25 2017 02:29 AM
Daily Drivers
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 Wed Jun 28 2017 06:55 PM, by 52Carl
187 1,822
52Carl - Wed Jun 28 2017 06:55 PM
'60-'66 Trucks (6 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 Thu Jun 29 2017 01:30 AM, by raw3844
2,692 18,646
raw3844 - Thu Jun 29 2017 01:30 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 Thu Jun 22 2017 12:59 PM, by EdPruss
960 8,334
EdPruss - Thu Jun 22 2017 12:59 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
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 Wed Jun 28 2017 01:52 AM, by Bogart's Truck
10 363
Bogart's Truck - Wed Jun 28 2017 01:52 AM
The Engine Shop (63 viewing)
The place to discuss engine items, rebuilding, updating, swapping engines.
Moderated by: 53moneypit, Woogeroo
Last Post Thu Jun 29 2017 07:47 AM, by coilover
28,930 216,650
coilover - Thu Jun 29 2017 07:47 AM
Driveline (12 viewing)
The shop area for transmission, axle, brake & suspension-related discussion about repair, restoration, upgrades or swaps. 4WD, too!
Moderated by: SWEET
Last Post Thu Jun 29 2017 05:47 AM, by '54 3600
6,024 43,012
'54 3600 - Thu Jun 29 2017 05:47 AM
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 Thu Jun 29 2017 02:27 AM, by Forty9
8,199 60,788
Forty9 - Thu Jun 29 2017 02:27 AM
The HiPo Shop (20 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 Wed Jun 28 2017 10:40 PM, by Hotrod Lincoln
4,411 38,481
Hotrod Lincoln - Wed Jun 28 2017 10:40 PM
Paint and Body Shop (23 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 Wed Jun 28 2017 05:01 PM, by bluesman
10,879 69,306
bluesman - Wed Jun 28 2017 05:01 PM
Interiors (12 viewing)
Stop by here to discuss interior work -- upholstery, interior paint, floor mats, seats, headliners, whatever.
Moderated by: Rusty46
Last Post Wed Jun 28 2017 01:47 AM, by bluesman
3,373 21,751
bluesman - Wed Jun 28 2017 01:47 AM
The Tool Chest (4 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 Sun Jun 25 2017 07:58 PM, by bluesman
1,462 15,838
bluesman - Sun Jun 25 2017 07:58 PM
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 Fri Jun 23 2017 02:29 PM, by Brad Allen
876 5,311
Brad Allen - Fri Jun 23 2017 02:29 PM
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 Sat Jun 17 2017 02:54 AM, by 2-Ton
48 394
2-Ton - Sat Jun 17 2017 02:54 AM
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 Jun 29 2017 02:59 AM, by 48bigtrucks
141 1,972
48bigtrucks - Thu Jun 29 2017 02:59 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 Tue Mar 21 2017 04:15 PM, by tomctomc
21 168
tomctomc - Tue Mar 21 2017 04:15 PM
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
Last Post Tue Jun 27 2017 04:33 PM, by BC52
269 2,702
BC52 - Tue Jun 27 2017 04:33 PM
The Whole Wild West Coast (1 viewing)
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 Tue Apr 11 2017 09:15 PM, by 69Cuda
65 437
69Cuda - Tue Apr 11 2017 09:15 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 Thu Jun 22 2017 09:24 PM, by Randy Baumann
101 725
Randy Baumann - Thu Jun 22 2017 09:24 PM
Rocky Mountain Bolters (2 viewing)
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!
Moderated by: cletis
Last Post Mon Jun 05 2017 04:48 AM, by Spotbiltxo
176 1,181
Spotbiltxo - Mon Jun 05 2017 04:48 AM
The Old Dominion Stovebolt Society (MD, VA, WV & DC) (2 viewing)
Discussion for Stovebolters residing in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and DC.
Moderated by: Bill Marlow, Cosmo
Last Post Mon Jun 26 2017 10:08 PM, by ndkid275
311 5,974
ndkid275 - Mon Jun 26 2017 10:08 PM
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 Tue Jun 20 2017 11:30 AM, by John Milliman
43 429
John Milliman - Tue Jun 20 2017 11:30 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 Tue Jun 27 2017 02:15 PM, by Mike King
39 101
Mike King - Tue Jun 27 2017 02:15 PM
Trucks Wanted
"Wanted to buy" ads for pre- '73 GM trucks only.
Moderated by: John Milliman, Tiny
Last Post Thu Jun 29 2017 02:05 AM, by Elderly Iron
20 57
Elderly Iron - Thu Jun 29 2017 02:05 AM
Truck Parts For Sale (3 viewing)
Pre- '73 GM truck parts for sale.
Moderated by: John Milliman, Tiny
Last Post Thu Jun 29 2017 02:32 AM, by delux54panel
163 924
delux54panel - Thu Jun 29 2017 02:32 AM
Truck Parts Wanted (2 viewing)
Pre- '73 GM truck parts wanted.
Moderated by: John Milliman, Tiny
Last Post Thu Jun 29 2017 01:26 AM, by 68ironhead
290 1,209
68ironhead - Thu Jun 29 2017 01:26 AM
Misc. Stovebolt Stuff
Pre- '73 GM related stuff like tools, literature, license plates, etc.
Moderated by: John Milliman, Tiny
Last Post Wed Jun 07 2017 03:03 AM, by mike16
22 63
mike16 - Wed Jun 07 2017 03:03 AM
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 Jun 23 2017 06:14 PM, by Slick Willy
36 92
Slick Willy - Fri Jun 23 2017 06:14 PM
Freebies
Free stuff! Truck stuff give-aways!
Moderated by: John Milliman, Tiny
Last Post Fri Jun 23 2017 06:56 AM, by Cablesmill
33 111
Cablesmill - Fri Jun 23 2017 06:56 AM
Stovebolt Spotting Alert Network
See a cool truck available? Tell us!
Moderated by: John Milliman, Tiny
Last Post Wed May 17 2017 09:14 PM, by JW51
35 95
JW51 - Wed May 17 2017 09:14 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 Fri Jun 23 2017 01:18 AM, by dirtball
8 16
dirtball - Fri Jun 23 2017 01:18 AM
eBay and Craiglists Links
See some cool, interesting or useful Stovebolt-related stuff listed on eBay or on Craigslist?
Moderated by: John Milliman, Tiny
Last Post Sun Jun 25 2017 06:27 PM, by dbwr
36 77
dbwr - Sun Jun 25 2017 06:27 PM
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 Thu Jun 29 2017 03:56 AM, by jorb
194 1,497
jorb - Thu Jun 29 2017 03:56 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, John Milliman
Last Post Wed Jun 07 2017 06:51 PM, by Bruce W.
21 68
Bruce W. - Wed Jun 07 2017 06:51 PM
The Hot Wash!
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, John Milliman
Last Post Sun Jun 04 2017 03:32 PM, by Justhorsenround
6 44
Justhorsenround - Sun Jun 04 2017 03:32 PM
The Passing Lane
Memory Lane is the area for honoring and remembering our fellow Stovebolters who have left us.
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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 Mon May 08 2017 09:07 PM, by Fort Knox
20 282
Fort Knox - Mon May 08 2017 09:07 PM
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