The Stovebolt Page Forums Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Helping out ...


EVENTS

Check in for status!

Jump over to the Events Forum, to post events -- new ones or the ones we have been enjoying for some time.
Look to see what's been cancelled or postponed.

Encourage one another!

Stovebolt Site Search
 
Old Truck Calendars
Months of truck photos!
Nothing like an old truck calendar

Stovebolt Calendars

Check for details!


Who's Online Now
5 members (klhansen, Devilsix, Eureka Jim, Mike B, aircommando462), 96 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums50
Topics120,460
Posts965,505
Members43,679
Most Online1,229
Jan 21st, 2020
Image Posting Policy
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Re: NEw Chevy Truck History Ad
Modelman #1294414 Fri Jan 11 2019 06:25 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 70
H
Wrench Fetcher
That GMC commercial about made me want to rip off my "15 Sierra tailgate and head to the mountain too.
Pretty cool. thumbs_up

Re: NEw Chevy Truck History Ad
Modelman #1294524 Sat Jan 12 2019 12:37 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,956
F
Shop Shark
I agree with David about the slamming tailgates on the old truck. Still a cool video. Technology never stop advancing... Neither do the prices. And no wonder. None of the domestic truck brands offer a plain-Jane truck anymore. I think automatic trans, air cond, tinted glass and power everything are all standard. People have been spoiled by all these comfort and convenience features. Last fall I saw a new Ram 2500 diesel 4x4 crew cab top-of-the-line model: $74900. And folks like us get in line to pay it...
That's why I think, as others do, that an old(er) truck in good repair is an economical choice.


Professional Novice
Re: NEw Chevy Truck History Ad
Modelman #1294570 Sat Jan 12 2019 07:04 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,383
S
Shop Shark
I just bought a Hybrid RAV 4 and asked for the base model. It still has heated seats, and all the regular things that used to be extras like AC, power windows, radar that slows your vehicle down to adjust distance between you and the car in front of you, lane departure, and a back up camera. I read that all 2018 cars have back up cameras. I don't know what else they could throw onto a vehicle other than the automatic rear door lift. I watch Scotty Kilmer on youtube. He is a mechanic and has had guys with 5 year old Mercedes come in with over 20 code errors due to all the electronics they put on these vehicles. Crazy. The shocks for some cars cost $1,500 each.
It's getting crazy out there.


A day without laughter is a day wasted- Charlie Chaplin

When wrestling a grizzly bear, you have to keep at it until the bear gets tired, not when you get tired.


1948 Chevy 2-Ton
Re: NEw Chevy Truck History Ad
Modelman #1294579 Sat Jan 12 2019 07:27 PM
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 6,822
W
Master Gabster
Dave it works for me.. I have 2 accounts, Photobucket and Netflix and they went from free to paid I stop using them. Netflix is private. I found a way to get my pictures out by copying the address and sending them to my email and then copy to my computer. I have an android computer so it captures any anything I take pictures of with my android cell phone or my tablet.

Last edited by WE b OLD; Sat Jan 12 2019 07:44 PM.

Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: NEw Chevy Truck History Ad
Modelman #1294837 Mon Jan 14 2019 03:19 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,988
W
Shop Shark
Here's my rant. If ALL the truck manufactures would lower the load height, lets say 1-2 inches. Then they wouldn't need tailgates that folded or hokey grab handles mounted to the tailgate. I have an 09 of the blue oval variety. I'm 6'1" and can barely reach over the side to get anything out of the bed. If something slides to the front, that's a whole different issue entirely. Anyway, I don't have a lift kit or giant wheels and tires. The truck sits just the way it came from the factory. At least the trucks with Billie Goats on the front, have an air-bag option that you can deflate.

Anyway, done now.


1954 3600 Chevy Truck
"The Fake Truck"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
Re: NEw Chevy Truck History Ad
Modelman #1294936 Tue Jan 15 2019 03:22 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,181
Boltergeist
Whitedog I am on your side....I'm a little short, fat fellow but this 2012 1/2 ton Silverado is a joke for reaching over the side. I lowered the back by two inches and still to high. Maybe I just got use to reaching over my 2000 Silverado for 17 years? Man, I wish I had it back!!


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 Chevy Truck History Ad
Modelman #1294950 Tue Jan 15 2019 11:48 AM
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 6,822
W
Master Gabster
My biggest complaint is the large wheel well openings. Why since most are not work trucks do they have to expose the undercarriage. It holds true for crossovers also.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: NEw Chevy Truck History Ad
Modelman #1294957 Tue Jan 15 2019 01:42 PM
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 841
I
Shop Shark
I looked up the cost of a average car price in 1965 and also the cost of a house

Then I looked up the same for the year 2019 and this not me trying to be smarter than the average bear ,,but it comes out with my figures this way

In 1965 the house costs 7.1 times more than a car

I n 2019 the house costs 9.4 times more than a car


Last edited by idaho39; Tue Jan 15 2019 01:43 PM.









Re: NEw Chevy Truck History Ad
WE b OLD #1295034 Wed Jan 16 2019 04:22 AM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,988
W
Shop Shark
Originally Posted by WE b OLD
My biggest complaint is the large wheel well openings. Why since most are not work trucks do they have to expose the undercarriage. It holds true for crossovers also.


Ok, I’m not done with my rant. I bet you could put a 26” tire on top of my rear tire and still have room in the wheel well. Why do they make trucks like that? The only thing it’s good for is putting a 40” muddier in the back. I actually use my truck, they aren’t for show.

Chris


1954 3600 Chevy Truck
"The Fake Truck"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
Page 2 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Bouncer, Justhorsenround, Tiny 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4