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Re: Welcome [Re: John Milliman] #1094030 Fri Mar 27 2015 04:39 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 52
carfolite Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Hello to all from southern NJ. Just 20 minutes across the river from Philadelphia. About a year and a half ago I bought a low mileage, great shape 1954 3100. I am just the third owner. The first had it for nearly 50 years. It came out of storage where it had been forgotten for a couple of years and needed some help to wake up again. I sold my 55 second that was still a bit farm fresh for this beauty. So glad I did.

Love the classics!
1954 3100
1965 Mustang vert
Re: Welcome [Re: John Milliman] #1094035 Fri Mar 27 2015 05:47 AM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 28,296
tclederman Offline
Hello, Mike,

If you have a hosting site for photos, post a few links.

1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: Welcome [Re: John Milliman] #1108466 Mon Jun 15 2015 10:00 PM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 8
Johnny's 54 Offline
New Guy
Hi all,
John from Stow, MA here. Newbie to the forum. Love all the info!!!! I go into instant sponge mode whenever I'm reading about someone's build. Also really appreciate plugging my issues into the search bar to see if other had the same issues, and how they worked them out. I just recently picked up a '54 3100 5 window. My son named her Clyde the Glide. I informed him (in a joking way) she's a lady and you'll treat her with respect. To which he said, ya, well she still looks like a Clyde. She's a project. Too many owners did too many modifications to her in the past. I'm attempting to make her presentable again. Somewhere along the line a previous owner dropped a Camaro front clip in and lowered her all around stance. I'm looking to bring her back up close to factory ride height. He/she took a lot of shortcuts and fuglied their way through a partial build. I'm fumbling along best I can, identifying and correcting issues as I find them. Previous owner said she has a SBC 350 wTH350. It's a SB, but I haven't run the numbers yet, so we'll see. Anyway, like I'm sure is the case with most of you, family, work and life in general doesn't allow me as much quality time as I'd like with my 61 yr old mistress ;o)
Sl'inte, John

Re: Welcome [Re: Johnny's 54] #1108949 Thu Jun 18 2015 03:23 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 81
rpat356sc Offline
Shop Shark
Hello John,
Bring your truck on over to Kimball Farm in Lancaster. We have a cruise-in every Friday evening. We normally have a DJ, however this Friday we have a band. No charge, just drive your old truck or hot rod or whatcha got and wear a smile.
Officially 5-9, but some show up as early as noon!


Richard J Patrick
Re: Welcome [Re: John Milliman] #1116424 Thu Jul 30 2015 12:09 PM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 8
Johnny's 54 Offline
New Guy
Thanks Patrick,
I brought my son over last Friday night. The weather wasn't great, so there wasn't a huge turnout. But it was fun and the ice cream was great :o) I heard there's also a show down in Foxboro by Bass Pro Shops every other Thursday. Is that still going on?

Re: Welcome [Re: JH51] #1125607 Tue Sep 22 2015 08:09 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 720
just-a-hacker Offline
Shop Shark
Originally Posted by JH51
Hello from Western Massachusetts, me and my 51 4400 not ready for the road in anyway. Hopefully by fall I can get her running, stopping, and ready for some driving.

Cruise nights around here theres one at the
Ludlow Elks Tuesday nights.
Moose club in chicopee I think Wednesday nights
Janines frosty in ware I think friday nights not sure on that one


also @ Klems in East Brookfield


'49 3100 before '99
Re: Welcome [Re: John Milliman] #1125885 Thu Sep 24 2015 01:11 AM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 207
Cape65C20 Offline
Shop Shark
Hello All: my wife and I live in my native town (even my family homestead) on Cape Cod where we enjoy our '65 C20 long-bed truck in stock condition. It is being restored now in the body shop at the local technical high school. Unfortunately, the restoration was not completed by the end of the last school year so we missed the summer cruise season. Hopefully by Christmas break it will be finished. The truck had a camper on it for most of its life so it still has the original wood bed painted in factory black. It's a great truck and lots of fun!

Click here to view my 1965 Chevy C20 Stepside:
Re: Welcome [Re: John Milliman] #1126998 Wed Sep 30 2015 01:54 AM
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 1
vkayata Offline
Hello Everyone! New to the forum (my first post), from Lincoln RI. I just picked up a 1949 3100 that I plan on going through.

A little background on me: my history with vehicles has always been slow and low. I've built 5 custom S-10s, 4 of which were on airride. I started building my 6th (and was going to be my lowest, was gonna plant the rockers on the ground) when this truck fell in my lap

. I will not be doing the ever so popular frame swap. I plan on keeping the original frame and lowerung it with the soild front axle. I have a built up 350 and beefed up 700r4 that will be going in the empty engine bay. I've been doing a lot of research and I want to keep it (mostly) a traditional style hotroding. And it will be getting painted. No flat black or primer. This will be one of my biggest and definitely my nicest build. Wish me luck! Haha!



1949 Chevy 3100 Project
Re: Welcome [Re: John Milliman] #1130621 Wed Oct 21 2015 04:38 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 720
just-a-hacker Offline
Shop Shark
from Western/central mass
49 3100 getting close to roadworthy


'49 3100 before '99
Re: Welcome [Re: John Milliman] #1134383 Sun Nov 15 2015 10:38 AM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 532
Larry_58_Burb Offline
Shop Shark
I'm excited to see a NE Bolters forum. I'm originally from upstate NY (Stamford: northern Catskills). 26 years ago I married into a Red Sox family from Newport, RI. Having grown up a Mets fan it wasn't that hard a transition. :-)

I have a 1958 Suburban that is currently tucked away in Kansas City, MO while I finish my 2 year tour in Kuwait. When I leave here next summer I'll have 2 years to go to 30 year retirement from the Army. Eventually I'll end up back in Newport. We bought my in-laws house about 5 years ago so Newport will officially be home at some point. Not sure I'm ready to settle down quite yet though. When I do get back I plan on being a big part of the classic truck scene in the area. I usually end up in town for a couple of weeks in the summers so I'll try to link up with some folks next time I'm in the area.


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