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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 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!

  Forums Threads Posts Last Post
Welcome Centre (1 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, Rusty Rod
Subforums: The DITY Gallery
Mon Sep 20 2021 02:52 PM
Achipmunk
4,951 35,336
Mon Sep 20 2021 02:52 PM
by Achipmunk
General Truck Talk (29 viewing)
The Forum for general pre-'73 GM truck-related issues and questions.
Moderated by: Justhorsenround
Mon Sep 20 2021 07:16 PM
MikeStone1953
20,051 174,992
Mon Sep 20 2021 07:16 PM
by MikeStone1953
Big Bolts (14 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 Sep 20 2021 04:38 AM
Taxfighter
8,976 76,887
Mon Sep 20 2021 04:38 AM
by Taxfighter
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
Fri Sep 10 2021 06:52 PM
bartamos
2,710 21,229
Fri Sep 10 2021 06:52 PM
by bartamos
'60-'66 Trucks (2 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
Mon Sep 20 2021 06:54 PM
Packard Joe
3,137 22,385
Mon Sep 20 2021 06:54 PM
by Packard Joe
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!
Moderated by: Grigg
Fri Sep 17 2021 02:30 AM
EdPruss
1,189 10,620
Fri Sep 17 2021 02:30 AM
by EdPruss
'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
Wed Sep 15 2021 04:53 PM
Hotrod Lincoln
7 64
Wed Sep 15 2021 04:53 PM
by Hotrod Lincoln
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 15 2021 07:39 PM
PAPAGOD
3 5
Wed Sep 15 2021 07:39 PM
by PAPAGOD
1936-1940 Trucks 1936-1940 Trucks
The Gallery for owners of 1936-1940 model year Trucks!
Moderated by: hardshell, J Lucas
Tue Sep 14 2021 09:54 AM
msmall
9 38
Tue Sep 14 2021 09:54 AM
by msmall
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
Mon Jul 12 2021 07:46 PM
dgrinnan
3 14
Mon Jul 12 2021 07:46 PM
by dgrinnan
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
Wed Sep 01 2021 08:23 PM
baldeagle
23 121
Wed Sep 01 2021 08:23 PM
by baldeagle
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
Mon Aug 16 2021 09:35 PM
hardshell
10 44
Mon Aug 16 2021 09:35 PM
by hardshell
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
Sun Aug 15 2021 01:54 AM
JimF4160
9 20
Sun Aug 15 2021 01:54 AM
by JimF4160
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
Thu Sep 16 2021 10:31 PM
Wrenchbender Ret.
2 11
Thu Sep 16 2021 10:31 PM
by Wrenchbender Ret.
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: hardshell, J Lucas
Mon May 10 2021 09:06 PM
J Lucas
8 31
Mon May 10 2021 09:06 PM
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.

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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
Mon Sep 20 2021 02:12 AM
Canadian_guy
110 2,768
Mon Sep 20 2021 02:12 AM
by Canadian_guy
The Engine Shop (36 viewing)
The place to discuss engine items, rebuilding, updating, swapping engines.
Moderated by: Woogeroo
Subforums: Engine Tech Tips
Mon Sep 20 2021 05:53 PM
Gord&Fran
31,972 249,221
Mon Sep 20 2021 05:53 PM
by Gord&Fran
Driveline (6 viewing)
The shop area for transmission, axle, brake & suspension-related discussion about repair, restoration, upgrades or swaps. 4WD, too!
Moderated by: SWEET
Mon Sep 20 2021 03:49 PM
crenwelge
8,405 62,729
Mon Sep 20 2021 03:49 PM
by crenwelge
The Electrical Bay (14 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 Sep 20 2021 08:20 PM
bartamos
9,322 72,328
Mon Sep 20 2021 08:20 PM
by bartamos
The HiPo Shop (7 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
Sat Sep 18 2021 08:52 PM
Fibonachu
4,959 44,747
Sat Sep 18 2021 08:52 PM
by Fibonachu
Paint and Body Shop (11 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
Mon Sep 20 2021 04:18 PM
32vsnake
12,248 79,052
Mon Sep 20 2021 04:18 PM
by 32vsnake
Interiors (1 viewing)
Stop by here to discuss interior work -- upholstery, interior paint, floor mats, seats, headliners, whatever.
Moderated by: ndkid275
Mon Sep 20 2021 12:17 PM
Waveski
3,956 26,014
Mon Sep 20 2021 12:17 PM
by Waveski
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
1,706 18,969
Sun Sep 19 2021 04:12 AM
by MNSmith
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."
Moderated by: klhansen
Mon Sep 20 2021 07:49 PM
sssammm
1,030 6,456
Mon Sep 20 2021 07:49 PM
by sssammm
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: ndkid275, Rusty Rod
Fri Aug 20 2021 04:04 AM
Greg_H
8 55
Fri Aug 20 2021 04:04 AM
by Greg_H
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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National - Level events
Events, gatherings and other happenings at a National level
Mon Sep 20 2021 02:11 PM
Bill Marlow
3 7
Mon Sep 20 2021 02:11 PM
by Bill Marlow
The Legion Hall
For May and 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
Sat Sep 18 2021 02:14 AM
klhansen
92 833
Sat Sep 18 2021 02:14 AM
by klhansen
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
Sat Sep 18 2021 02:57 PM
Woogeroo
214 3,191
Sat Sep 18 2021 02:57 PM
by Woogeroo
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
Mon Sep 20 2021 01:11 PM
Mike K
25 313
Mon Sep 20 2021 01:11 PM
by Mike K
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!
Sat Aug 28 2021 11:43 AM
Hambone
34 234
Sat Aug 28 2021 11:43 AM
by Hambone
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
Mon Sep 20 2021 11:41 AM
Phak1
344 3,180
Mon Sep 20 2021 11:41 AM
by Phak1
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
Wed Sep 01 2021 02:48 PM
Hookalatch
92 599
Wed Sep 01 2021 02:48 PM
by Hookalatch
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
138 1,050
Thu Aug 19 2021 06:31 AM
by TooMany2count
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 Aug 28 2021 09:02 PM
Fibonachu
49 477
Sat Aug 28 2021 09:02 PM
by Fibonachu
The Southern Bolters
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
Sat Sep 18 2021 08:47 PM
46 Texaco
224 1,755
Sat Sep 18 2021 08:47 PM
by 46 Texaco
The Texas Bolters
Discussion area for the Texas Connection, the Lonestar Statesmen of the Stovebolt Page!
Moderated by: ndkid275
Sat Sep 18 2021 03:06 AM
ndkid275
241 1,514
Sat Sep 18 2021 03:06 AM
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 Sep 20 2021 03:54 PM
Bill Marlow
464 9,155
Mon Sep 20 2021 03:54 PM
by Bill Marlow
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.
Sun Sep 19 2021 01:40 AM
Seamus Chevy
50 480
Sun Sep 19 2021 01:40 AM
by Seamus Chevy
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
Thu Sep 16 2021 07:56 PM
philip t
60 256
Thu Sep 16 2021 07:56 PM
by philip t
Trucks Wanted
"Wanted to buy" ads for pre- '88 GM trucks only.
Moderated by: John Milliman
Thu Sep 09 2021 11:48 PM
tclederman
22 117
Thu Sep 09 2021 11:48 PM
by tclederman
Truck Parts For Sale (1 viewing)
Pre- '88 GM truck parts for sale.
Moderated by: John Milliman
Mon Sep 20 2021 03:06 AM
Shaffer's1950
392 1,130
Mon Sep 20 2021 03:06 AM
by Shaffer's1950
Truck Parts Wanted
Pre- '88 GM truck parts wanted.
Moderated by: John Milliman
Mon Sep 20 2021 07:28 PM
55NAPCO
554 2,404
Mon Sep 20 2021 07:28 PM
by 55NAPCO
Misc. Stovebolt Stuff
Pre- '88 GM related stuff like tools, literature, license plates, etc.
Moderated by: John Milliman
Fri Sep 17 2021 02:08 AM
klhansen
30 77
Fri Sep 17 2021 02:08 AM
by klhansen
Modern GM and Non-GM
Post-'87 and non-GM trucks and parts -- for sale and wanted to buy.
Moderated by: John Milliman
Sat Aug 28 2021 01:30 AM
Achipmunk
19 55
Sat Aug 28 2021 01:30 AM
by Achipmunk
Freebies
Free stuff! Truck stuff give-aways!
Moderated by: John Milliman
Fri Sep 17 2021 02:14 AM
klhansen
49 185
Fri Sep 17 2021 02:14 AM
by klhansen
Stovebolt Spotting Alert Network
See a cool truck available? Tell us!
Moderated by: John Milliman
Thu Aug 05 2021 06:18 PM
bluedot38
19 87
Thu Aug 05 2021 06:18 PM
by bluedot38
Hauling Board
Need a truck or parts hauled? Got room for a haul-back? Let 'em know in here!
Moderated by: Barry Weeks
Mon Sep 20 2021 12:29 AM
Greg_H
14 24
Mon Sep 20 2021 12:29 AM
by Greg_H
eBay and Craiglists Links
See some cool, interesting or useful Stovebolt-related stuff listed on eBay or on Craigslist?
Moderated by: John Milliman
Sat Sep 18 2021 02:03 PM
Paul_WNC
133 395
Sat Sep 18 2021 02:03 PM
by Paul_WNC
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 Sep 02 2021 10:42 PM
Doc.Hall
18 220
Thu Sep 02 2021 10:42 PM
by Doc.Hall
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!
Sat Sep 18 2021 03:11 AM
Justhorsenround
134 1,023
Sat Sep 18 2021 03:11 AM
by Justhorsenround
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.
Fri Sep 17 2021 07:11 PM
Woogeroo
41 608
Fri Sep 17 2021 07:11 PM
by Woogeroo
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