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What did you
get done on
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The question, initially posted May 23, 2005, was:
"Whatcha do on your Bolt
this weekend?"

After 51,906,997 views, 7378 replies over 185 pages, this thread in General Truck Talk is a happening! And it's not just weekends anymore.

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What did you get done on your Bolt today????

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Re: Welcome
John Milliman #1040656 Mon Jul 07 2014 06:03 PM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 2,998
Wow, those look good. I think if the Island guys want to have a get together with the mainland folks, someone needs to bring a boat.

I didn't realize Nova Scotia is really out there. It will be good when we can get that pin the map thing figured out and going.

Good job, Tim.

Now can you come up with a Northeast Bolters Fight song? grin

The first five days after the weekend are the hardest.
Re: Welcome
John Milliman #1040779 Tue Jul 08 2014 02:43 AM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,397
Unrepentant VW Lover
Hi Mark! And welcome to Stovebolt!

My family is up in Mid-Coastal Maine (Kennebec and Lincoln Counties), so Stovebolt has a natural affinity for the Pine Tree State!

Stay tuned and help us get this forum active!


Cisgendered heteronormative aggressor perpetrating problematic toxic ideas of Chevrolet normativity smile

'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: Welcome
John Milliman #1040791 Tue Jul 08 2014 03:05 AM
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 3
New Guy
Hey John what towns do they live in?

I was just up in the county for the weekend and it was a nasty hurricane up there. Tons of water and wind downed trees. Despite the bad weather in between the rain I went for a ride and came upon a pickup on the side of the road with a pile of 41 to 46 parts piled in it. They were hauling out a 46 dual wheeled log truck. Not in bad shape either. I was worried the guy was a scrapper so I pulled in behind him and asked what he was doing. Scored a nice set of extra front fenders for cheap money and a lead on a few other parts. I love Northern Maine!

Re: Welcome
John Milliman #1040910 Tue Jul 08 2014 02:06 PM
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,001
Nothern Maine is great..I travel thorugh there a lot.

I'm Mapleleaf, I've been on this forum for years. I've got a 55 Belair, a 55 3200, putting together a 49 3600 and I have a 51 3100 to work on somewhere down the road.

I've met a couple guys from the NE area. Good bunch as to be expected.

If you guys travel up to NS feel free to drop in. NS is waaay out there but is not an island as many believe. You can drive here or take a ferry now from Portland ME.

Re: Welcome
John Milliman #1040954 Tue Jul 08 2014 04:34 PM
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 224
Shop Shark
South NY here, 59 Apache 3200. I am confident enough in drive-ability to take her to car shows this year.

Re: Welcome
John Milliman #1041067 Tue Jul 08 2014 11:23 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 107
I'm in northern CT. I have a 38 Chevy that I have partially apart, and hope to get back on the road before summer is over. Hope to cross paths with some fellow NE stove bolters.

1938 Chevy 1/2 ton
She looks good at 50 yards and 35 miles per hour on a dark night.
Re: Welcome
John Milliman #1041095 Wed Jul 09 2014 02:27 AM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 3,971
Peggy. Glad to see my old home town on that map you found. Pointe Claire, just a bit west of Montreal. Now I am about 2500 miles west of there. A BC Bolter.

1949 Chevy 1/2-Ton
1989 Caprice

Re: Welcome
John Milliman #1041159 Wed Jul 09 2014 01:01 PM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 2,998
Sedgewick!! We found you then. headscratch Awesome ohwell

Yes, Mapleleaf has been with us a long time and had been a good friend. We did a fun feature story that is about one (?) of those trucks listed. (I see we ended with 2007 ... "to be continued"). The story of Randy really starts with Part 2 and Ecum Secum. smile


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Re: Welcome
John Milliman #1044792 Fri Jul 25 2014 03:44 PM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 125
Wrench Fetcher
Hello to all, from Brooklyn, New York. I recently acquired a '65-'66 Chevy C10 Fleetside, 250 I6 with 2 speed automatic aluminum Powerglide. I am new to trucks in general, having recently swapped my Harley Softail Deluxe for her. I am leaving the city in August 2014 to retire (drop out) to the northeastern woods of Maine. Swapping the Harley for the truck was next on my to-do list after buying the land. The truck seems to be in fine, stock, condition, and mostly restored. But I have many plans for her, including a custom dash instrument cluster, re-doing all of the wiring, bumping up the alternator, replacing all lights with LED's, sway bars, and whatever else can be done with limited funds and mostly my own two hands. She also needs a mod of the rear end to improve highway mileage. At the moment she is in the shop for a tranny rebuild. (Regrettably, this is the second week she is there -they just can't seem to get something right. See my post "Haunted Powerglide?" in the driveline forum.) This truck will be my only vehicle up there, so she has to be in top shape. But I am very happy to have this truck. If anyone else on this forum is from Brooklyn, it would be great to hear from you.

Re: Welcome
John Milliman #1081426 Sun Jan 25 2015 08:01 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 85
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Hi, as a new member I thought I'd introduce myself.

My name is David and I've lived in Vermont all my life.

I have been a GM guy as far as truck go ever since my first truck at 18 - a 1979 Chevy 4WD Shorty Stepside with a 350/4sp that I bought with only 11,000 miles on it. Since then I have had several (all 4WD) Chevy or GMC trucks or vans (Astro and Safari). I'm sad to say that I am not so impressed with the latest GM offerings, however - I bought a new 2014 GMC 1500 and sold it after a year, replaced with a Ram with the 5.7 Hemi and I love it...

I've always had an interest in performance and/or old cars, but have never had the budget to do much with it. The only real classic I've ever owned was a 1972 MG Midget that I drove for a few years in "needs restoration" mode. I started work on it but didn't have the time and ended up giving it away to a friend.

My personal preference would be a mid-late 60's muscle car, but my wife has always wanted a "rounded" pickup. I have no trouble making that concession as I like them too, and it kills two birds with one stone by making Her happy.

For the last year or so we've been perusing the options and at this point I am most interested in the 47.2-54.1 (I've seen it said that the cross grill & 1-pc windshield started in '54 but I've seen plenty of '54s with the 4 slat grill and split window, so I'm assuming that was a mid-year change) AD series. I like the GMC better than the Chevy for two main reasons - 1) I prefer the grill and front running lights, and 2) GMC only makes trucks, so if you want a truck you should have a GMC. They're the Truck People!

Anyways, so far we are still just looking, but am getting a bit more serious now. I need to sell my Mercedes CLS 550 to free up cash and garage space before we can do too much...

The most likely scenario is to buy a fairly stock driver, and do projects over the winter. I'd eventually want IFS, 4-Link rear, 4 wheel discs and a V8. I won't go too crazy with power, I mostly like the sound of a V8, and the extra grunt is nice, but this is to be a Sunday afternoon driver, not a hot rod or street racer. I also don't have any intentions of going all out with a frame-off restoration - just fixing what's broke and get it running and driving a little more modern.

This forum looks like a great resource. I've learned a lot already and expect to become part of The Bolt as I continue my GM journey.

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