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#1288422 Thu Nov 22 2018 03:16 PM
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 49
Hello to all. My name is Mike, I am new to this website. That said let me say a few things about myself, I, as a child have loved car's and trucks. The badging, the style of many dashboards from the 30's, 40's, and through the 60's
At 66 years of age I finally got the truck I always thought a good looker, which was GMC and Chevorlet AD. I have a 1948 GMC . But unlike the cars I have had this truck looks like it will be a challenge for my old mind, but no giving up! I intend to give it a 100% .
Seems my biggest problem is not Knowing a lot about figuring out half ton, 3/4 ton 3100 or just what it truly is. At any rate I hope too gain knowledge from folks who do know and have knowledge of these fine trucks.
Old Mike (Yankabilly)

Re: New addition
YankaBilly #1288456 Thu Nov 22 2018 08:10 PM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 2,359
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums

As far as figuring out whether it's a 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton, you can check the GM Heritage site for specific info.
According to this 48 Chevy Truck Info wheelbase on a 1/2 ton would be 116 inches, and a 3/4 ton would be longer.

First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos []
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: New addition
YankaBilly #1288458 Thu Nov 22 2018 08:15 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 8,652
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! shake

'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
ā€˜65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (Iā€™m #2)
ā€˜39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)

"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"! Hug a cop!

Re: New addition
YankaBilly #1288470 Thu Nov 22 2018 11:30 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,112
Seymour Tenn. eh? you're just up the road from me and close lot of other Tenn. Bolters.

Age around here doesn't matter....if it did 3/4 of us wouldn't be here. We are all here to help you realize your dream. For all the help just post your questions in the most appropriate forum and we'll do the rest. Also, when reading post always notice where the poster is from and you'll find many people close by. After you have made 5 post you will be able to PM (private message them) and get to know a lot of folks.

Welcome to the Stovebolt. As Martin says, there is no cure so you may as well start looking for another truck while you work on the one you have!!!!

1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
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1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
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Re: New addition
YankaBilly #1288483 Fri Nov 23 2018 02:29 AM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,718
Shop Shark
Welcome Mike, looking forward to hearing more about your '48.


J Lucas

1941 Chevy 1/2-Ton
1942 Chevy 1.5-Ton SWB
1959 Chevy Apache 31 Fleetside
1959 Chevy Apache 32 Fleetside
1959 Chevy Viking 40

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Re: New addition
YankaBilly #1288625 Sat Nov 24 2018 06:01 PM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 2,080
Big Bolt Forum Moderator
welcome to the site!!


1955 Chevy 6400 ex-flatbed (no bed now!)
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1958 Chevy 6400 flatbed W/dump
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1959 Chevy Suburban Owned for almost 20 years, Daily Driver -- sold May 2016
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Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof
Re: New addition
YankaBilly #1288704 Sun Nov 25 2018 04:03 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,619
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
Welcome to the 'bolt.

Please scroll through the various forums.

Make sure to check out the rules of the page as well.

Questions pertaining to your problem are welcome and will usually get answered quickly.

There are many "how I done it's" here as well that can be found using the search feature.

Another quality post.

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Re: New addition
YankaBilly #1288740 Sun Nov 25 2018 07:13 PM
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 49
Thank you for welcoming me. Looking forward to everyone's
Knowledge. Took on a 1948 GMC pickup project.

Re: New addition
klhansen #1288755 Sun Nov 25 2018 08:17 PM
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 49
Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Re: New addition
Achipmunk #1288756 Sun Nov 25 2018 08:19 PM
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 49
Well hello neighbor.

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