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New From Iowa #1282944
Mon Oct 08 2018 05:11 PM
Mon Oct 08 2018 05:11 PM
Stephanie K  Offline OP
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 2
Iowa City
Hello everyone! I'm totally new to the hobby. I'm a sales rep at a Toyota dealership in Iowa City and we had a 1951 Chevy truck get traded in! I jumped on her right away. And I say her because she's pink, which happens to be my favorite color :)

I know next to nothing about these old trucks other than they are so neat! I love all the waves and thumbs up I get when I drive around! From what I understood from the last owner is has a '72 blazer frame and a '86 350 small block under the hood. It has power brakes, power steering and is 4x4 now!

So far I have replaced wheel bearings in one of the front tires and the rear drive shaft U-joint. I did both almost entirely on my own! I will admit I am not strong enough for some of the work so had to get help from my boyfriend and some of the guys here in the Toyota shop. Just about everything that can leak does leak, so that's next on the list!

I'm looking forward to all the help and advice I'm going to get on here!

You can find pictures here I decided to make a website for her instead of Photobucket :)

Last edited by Stephanie K; Mon Oct 08 2018 11:20 PM.

Re: New From Iowa [Re: Stephanie K] #1282969
Mon Oct 08 2018 10:02 PM
Mon Oct 08 2018 10:02 PM
Achipmunk  Offline
Extreme Gabster
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,568
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Ms Stephanie, welcome to the Stovebolt and congrats on getting that pickup while you could. They are getting scarce. Sounds like a nice daily driver. We are glad to help but just remember to ask technical questions in the garage forums not here in the welcome center.
My daughter is pretty good with a wrench and I'll bet you can be to. We have other ladies hanging around and we have other bolters from Iowa so watch for them. May be one next door. Thanks for the picture.

1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
Re: New From Iowa [Re: Stephanie K] #1282970
Mon Oct 08 2018 10:04 PM
Mon Oct 08 2018 10:04 PM
Justhorsenround  Offline
Grease Monkey
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 6,800
Central, Oklahoma
Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure. Read the Stovebolt Image Posting Policy in the left margin of each page. shake

'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)

"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: New From Iowa [Re: Stephanie K] #1282989
Mon Oct 08 2018 11:48 PM
Mon Oct 08 2018 11:48 PM
HandyAndy  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 572
SE Iowa
Hi Stephanie,

Welcome to the Stovebolt! It was great to meet you last week! Terri and I enjoyed talking with you about our AD trucks, horses, and BMW motorcycles!!

You'll find all kinds of great help here on the 'Bolt. Don't be afraid to ask questions, someone will know the answer.

BTW, your web site and photos are great!!!

Keep us posted on your progress too..........

Good luck with your awesome truck thumbs_up


His: 1947 Chevrolet 3100
Hers: 2008 American Saddlebred

"Horses can be hard on your religion." - Anonymous
Re: New From Iowa [Re: HandyAndy] #1282992
Mon Oct 08 2018 11:56 PM
Mon Oct 08 2018 11:56 PM
49 3100  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 230
Taos NM
Stephanie---Like your truck, I too have a 51 with a 1954 235--send me your email and i.ll send Bill

Re: New From Iowa [Re: Stephanie K] #1283024
Tue Oct 09 2018 03:46 AM
Tue Oct 09 2018 03:46 AM
Rich'sToys  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 3,292
Janesville, Mn
Nice looking truck!
And welcome to the Bolt!


'47 Loadmaster

I got a pair of those new Memory Foam shoe inserts. Hasn't helped much- When I walk to another room, I still can't remember why.

Re: New From Iowa [Re: Stephanie K] #1283045
Tue Oct 09 2018 01:17 PM
Tue Oct 09 2018 01:17 PM
Jeler  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 142

Welcome to the forum, it's great to see another eastern Iowan here. Lots of great information here as well as helping hands along your journey.
Great looking webpage and an awesome truck. You made an excellent choice by picking this one up from the dealership.

Go Hawks!


Re: New From Iowa [Re: Stephanie K] #1283172
Wed Oct 10 2018 03:03 PM
Wed Oct 10 2018 03:03 PM
Okie41AK  Offline
New Guy
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 9
Peggs, OK
Nice truck Stephanie. I can’t believe that someone traded it in on a newer vehicle! I bet you got got a pretty sweet deal on it.

1941 Chevrolet AK Pickup
1972 Datsun 240Z
1982 Chevrolet S-10 / Volkswagon Dune Buggy

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Re: New From Iowa [Re: Stephanie K] #1283390
Fri Oct 12 2018 06:40 PM
Fri Oct 12 2018 06:40 PM
TPR57C  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 775
NSW Australia
Neat truck l have a Doberman as well welcome from downunder

57 3200 pickup 265 V8 with service tray
Re: New From Iowa [Re: Stephanie K] #1283417
Fri Oct 12 2018 11:44 PM
Fri Oct 12 2018 11:44 PM
69Cuda  Offline
Big Bolt Forum Moderator
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 1,843
Seattle, Wa.
welcome to the site!! Looks like a nice truck!


1955 Chevy 6400 ex-flatbed (no bed now!)
In the Stovebolt Gallery

1958 Chevy 6400 flatbed W/dump
In the Stovebolt Gallery

1959 Chevy Suburban Owned for almost 20 years, Daily Driver -- sold May 2016
In the Stovebolt Gallery

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