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New guy hello ! #1289978
Wed Dec 05 2018 07:12 PM
Wed Dec 05 2018 07:12 PM
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LegacyPaddock  Offline OP
New Guy
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 6
Cedar Hill MO USA
Hey everyone. New here and just wanted to check in. Anticipating spending some time here as I've acquired a new (and different for me) project.
First a little background: I mostly restore and race vintage race cars as a hobby and have some previous "regular car" projects under my belt. Namely a couple Gen 1 and Gen 2 camaros, '69 Chevelle, and a '63 Chevy II. Am reasonably proficient at most tasks but excel at skinned knuckles and bruised forearms as well.
Anyway....In order to try something new as I have never done one and always liked the early trucks, I have just acquired a 1950 3100. Well....at least the cab is a 1950. At closer inspection it appears the frame/suspension is no later than 1949 as it still has the fun "knee action" shocks. Additionally, Engine appears to be a 1953 but there are some aspects that are mildly confusing so I'll be heading over to the engine forum to pick a few brains on that front. Sheet metal is all over the map in terms of condition....some I can save, some are beyond help. Interior is gone but dash is mostly intact but certainly needing some help. I've started cleaning up and disassembly, being pretty careful to document the entire process. Hopefully, I'll be able to share some progress photos as I moved forward.
Looking forward to becoming part of the community !

Re: New guy hello ! [Re: LegacyPaddock] #1289986
Wed Dec 05 2018 08:04 PM
Wed Dec 05 2018 08:04 PM
Justhorsenround  Online
Grease Monkey
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 6,463
Central, Oklahoma
Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! You will find we have a few members from Mo among us. Settle in and enjoy the ride. shake


Martin
'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 guy hello ! [Re: LegacyPaddock] #1289999
Wed Dec 05 2018 10:05 PM
Wed Dec 05 2018 10:05 PM
Rusty Rod  Offline
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,697
Loveland, Colorado
Legacy, welcome to the 'bolt.

Please scroll through the various forums to see what they have to offer.

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.


Real Trucks Rattle

HELP! The Paranoids are after me!
Re: New guy hello ! [Re: LegacyPaddock] #1290044
Thu Dec 06 2018 03:10 AM
Thu Dec 06 2018 03:10 AM
Achipmunk  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,469
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Welcome to Stovebolt. Consider your self at home here!


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 guy hello ! [Re: LegacyPaddock] #1290093
Thu Dec 06 2018 06:07 PM
Thu Dec 06 2018 06:07 PM
69Cuda  Offline
Big Bolt Forum Moderator
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 1,781
Seattle, Wa.
welcome to the site! Sounds like you have quite a project ahead of you!


Mike

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 guy hello ! [Re: LegacyPaddock] #1290343
Sat Dec 08 2018 07:59 PM
Sat Dec 08 2018 07:59 PM
2-Ton  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,256
Mokane ,Mo.
Welcome Paddy!
As Martin said there are a good amount of Bolters here in Missouri.
Myself, I grew up in St. Louis but have lived in mid Missouri for over 31 years.
Use to go the Cedar Hill and jump off the old bridge into the Big river.
That was back in the early 70's.
The biggest Stovebolt event is in KC every Sept at the All Truck Nationals.
https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/forums/56/1/stovebolt-reunion-kansas-city.html
It always attract 30 to 40 Bolters from all over the US/ Canada and sometimes from the other side of world.

If you are ever in the Jeff City, Fulton or lake area.
Give me a PM and maybe we can talk trucks and cars.

Don

Last edited by 2-Ton; Sat Dec 08 2018 08:01 PM.

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"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: New guy hello ! [Re: 2-Ton] #1290436
Sun Dec 09 2018 08:06 PM
Sun Dec 09 2018 08:06 PM
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LegacyPaddock  Offline OP
New Guy
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 6
Cedar Hill MO USA
Oh boy.....the infamous "old bridge". My son thinks I must have been out of my mind to routinely jump off the top of that old bridge. Maybe he's right....wasn't too many years later I was jumping out of airplanes for fun. That area in town has not changed significantly since you were out there.

Although it is probably wishful thinking I am hoping to be able to have this project ready to bounce over to the KC event next year. Moving quickly so far so we shall see.
I am out your way occasionally so the opportunity might present itself for some truck discussion in the future.

Re: New guy hello ! [Re: LegacyPaddock] #1290486
Mon Dec 10 2018 03:09 AM
Mon Dec 10 2018 03:09 AM
2-Ton  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,256
Mokane ,Mo.
I never jumped off the top, but from the mid rail a few times. The bridge deck was a piece of cake.
A buddy of mine would do a backflip from the very top and acced it every time.
Would that be about 40 feet?

Update: I just looked at google street view and the old bridge has been replaced by a new bridge.
https://goo.gl/maps/jRz2WsdxAUP2
I also looked at the Lalumondiere Mill bridge and it is still there.
Only jumped off it a few times.
Times were different then. Most public pools now don't even have a high dive.

PM me if you are in my area, I rarely get back to the St. Louis area now.

Don King


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"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: New guy hello ! [Re: 2-Ton] #1290525
Mon Dec 10 2018 03:43 PM
Mon Dec 10 2018 03:43 PM
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LegacyPaddock  Offline OP
New Guy
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 6
Cedar Hill MO USA
I seem to remember having to make sure to jump out far enough to be able to clear a cable or something like that. Always did the non-adventurous feet first jump because you would touch bottom on the jump from the top.I would guess that you're probably pretty close on estimating 40 feet. It seemed like a mile standing up there getting ready to jump though.
There were always people jumping off that bridge back then. Parents today would be horrified.

Not sure if my recollection is correct but I think the old bridge was demolished a couple years after I got out of high school so I'm thinking it was probably replaced about 1983-84.

Will definitely give a shout if I'm out your way !
Don Roll

Re: New guy hello ! [Re: LegacyPaddock] #1290545
Mon Dec 10 2018 05:46 PM
Mon Dec 10 2018 05:46 PM
2-Ton  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,256
Mokane ,Mo.
Yes, that cable was between the deck and the mid rail.
There was also an old bridge pier on the up stream side only a few feet under the water.
It was about midway of the bridge. If you hit that, you were in some serious trouble.
On hot weekends, we'd all pile in my 65 Chevy van and go there.

Don Roll, now that's a name I can remember and spell!

Thanks
Don King


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"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.

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