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New to Stovebolt
#1210774 Wed Mar 29 2017 03:53 PM
Joined: Mar 2017
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DougR Offline OP
New Guy
Greetings!

I'm in my late 50's and finally satisfied my boyhood dream of getting a classic truck. I purchased a "restored" 1962 C10 recently and found out about you nice folks. Looking forward to posting lots of questions.

Doug


1962 C10 shortbed
Re: New to Stovebolt
DougR #1210827 Wed Mar 29 2017 09:10 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,954
Leo Offline
'Bolter
Welcome Doug, I see you already checked out the homecoming event that's happening soon. Some of us travel great distances to attend, it's not to be missed!
Be sure to ask questions if you need to know something, that's why we're here.

Leo

Re: New to Stovebolt
DougR #1210828 Wed Mar 29 2017 09:16 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,772
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'Bolter
Welcome Doug!
Like Leo says, the Homecoming is a great time to learn what you need to know.
It's a working weekend with maybe a cruise or two.
Info here.
http://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/forums/50/1/The_Old_Dominion_Stovebolt_Soc.html

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
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'46 2-Ton grain truck
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Re: New to Stovebolt
DougR #1210829 Wed Mar 29 2017 09:25 PM
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DougR Offline OP
New Guy
Thanks Don!
I am so excited about all of this. Of course I'd love to drive the '62 to the event (3 hr) but may not feel confident enough. But I'm gonna do my best either way.

Doug
Purcellville, VA


1962 C10 shortbed
Re: New to Stovebolt
DougR #1210830 Wed Mar 29 2017 09:39 PM
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Leo Offline
'Bolter
Doug, the best way to boost your confidence is to just do it! I drove my 1953 panel all the way to an event in Kansas City, over 1000 miles from home. I've also driven twice to the homecoming, a mere 10 hours each way. That's what we do. We exchange phone numbers and if someone is in trouble, we do our best to help each other out. That's how we get the most out of these old trucks.

Re: New to Stovebolt
DougR #1210837 Wed Mar 29 2017 10:45 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,531
'Bolter
Welcome to the Stovebolt Doug. You are now "home". One of the best groups I have ever belonged to.

I drove my panel to the Homecoming in 2014 just one month before open heart surgery......and do like 1953 Panel, "Leo", suggest. Just do it. Just three months after open heart surgery my wife and I drove the panel to K.C. Reunion. I knew LOTS of folks had my back on both trips!!!


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Re: New to Stovebolt
DougR #1210845 Thu Mar 30 2017 01:12 AM
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Posts: 1,598
'Bolter
62 C10 - You are now part of the family. I want to see pictures or better yet, the truck in April at homecoming.
Welcome.
Hambone


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Re: New to Stovebolt
DougR #1210924 Thu Mar 30 2017 06:50 PM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 445
Shop Shark
Hi Doug,

There's a pretty good sized contingent in the Fredericksburg area (myself included) who convoy together to Homecoming (safety and help in numbers). As my good friend SWEET says "Trust your truck." Took me a long time to follow that advice, but since I did, I haven't looked back.

Like you, I started late in life, then found this site. What a great bunch of guys all dedicated to helping folks like you and me out.

Welcome aboard!

Jim


1957 Chevrolet 3100 Stepside
235, 3-speed w/OD
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Re: New to Stovebolt
DougR #1210928 Thu Mar 30 2017 08:12 PM
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DougR Offline OP
New Guy
Thanks guys! I'm replacing a bushing in the tranny due to a bad vibration 40 - 50 MPH, next I need to clean out (burn out?) the Road Draft Tube to get rid of the fumes in the cab. The gas gauge still isn't working but that wouldn't keep me from driving it. Anyway, if I can get all this done in 3 weeks I'll drive it out. Yes, I owe you all pictures.
The first day I bought gas some teen age girls ran up to me "Mr. we just LOVE your truck!" I had no idea it was gonna be a "Chick Magnet" We promptly named it "Romeo".

Doug
Purcellville, VA


1962 C10 shortbed
Re: New to Stovebolt
Hambone #1215649 Tue May 02 2017 01:55 AM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 22
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Wrench Fetcher
Hambone I see your from California Md. is there a place called Hollywood in Maryland....

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