The Forums Home | Tech Tips | Gallery | FAQ | Events | Features | Search
Major event in Virginia

ODSS Bolters
return from


September 21-23
Rolling in Winchester VA Read the

Searching the Site

Get info about how to search the entire Stovebolt site here. To do a search for just the forums, get those details in the IT Shortbus fourm.
Who's Online Now
21 members (fastjet135, Bruce36 1.5, 54GMCPANEL, 122099NOLL, Danielbolt, 1 invisible), 605 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
The Zone
Forum Statistics
Most Online1,229
Jan 21st, 2020
Step-by-step instructions for pictures in the forums
Previous Gallery
Next Gallery
Print Thread
#1489236 Thu Feb 23 2023 01:19 PM
5 Images
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 24
Sven010 Offline OP
1947 Chevrolet 3800 1-ton long bed

I bought this truck 2019 in USA / Texas

The truck was rebuilt in 2014 from stovebolt member Dave Chapman.

- 292cui engine

- AC

- front and rear disc brakes

- GM 14 bolt rear end

- power steering


I´ve made some mechanical and electrical changes.
Last edited by Sven010; Thu Feb 23 2023 01:28 PM.
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,621
Gearhead, Moderator for The Swap Meet and General Truck Talk

A very nice looking 1-ton sir! thumbs_up

Very sure everyone has to stop and look and ask about your truck. wink

I like your solution for keeping track of your speed in KPH (little markers on the speedometer dial).

Very neat way to help you remember just "how fast am I going?" - haha! dang

Thanks for sharing! chug


1951 Chevy 3 window 3100 (My Grandpa's hunting truck)
1966 Chevelle (Wife's Hot Rod)
2013 Chevy Silverado (Current daily driver)
US Army MSG Retired (1977-1998)
Com Fac Maint Lead Tech Retired (1998-2021)

Finally time to get to work on my Grandpa's (now mine) truck!
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 5,626
Authorized Pest
Speaking of Dave "Thoroco" Chapman:

In the Passing Lane

That suspect that's some truck you've got then! thumbs_up

Peggy M
“After all, tomorrow is another day!”—Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
Share knowledge and communicate it effectively. ~ Elihu
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 24
Sven010 Offline OP
Hi Dan,

in Germany you have to add the km/h stickers to a mp/h speedo. If you don´t have them you will not get your license to drive the car on the road...

Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 24
Sven010 Offline OP
Thank you Peggy,

I know every thread from "Thoroco" and in other sites... I made research about all the parts who where built into the truck.... the owner didi not know very much about the technical modifications.

It seems that Dave was a verey helpful and friendly person.

It´s sad to see how much knowledge will lost and a lifework will be forgotten when someone pass away without having family who share the passion or continue / honor their life work....

Link Copied to Clipboard
Home | FAQ | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5