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Can I join the club? #1298009
Fri Feb 08 2019 11:42 AM
Fri Feb 08 2019 11:42 AM
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Bill Marlow  Offline OP
Camp Commandant
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,146
Dayton, Maryland. USA
Good morning One Tonners!
Newbie here wantin to know if I can join the group!? Well, not a Newbie to Stovebolt.com or to Stovebolts but just to AD’’s and more specifically 1 tons.

You see, this story begins back in September while a bunch of us were attending the Tri-State Antique Truck Show in Winchester Virginia, a show not to be missed and one that has turned into a big time Stovebolt/ODSS gathering. Most of the guys in this group knew that one day I dreamed of purchasing a one ton pick-up. I have always been enamored by the Stovebolt Flagship, Charlie, an unrestored '49 3800.There are lots of 3100’s around and I like being a little different (not too much of a stretch for me!) and love the 9’ bed.
There is a swap meet at this truck show and Grigg Mullen happen to strike up a conversation with a fella that had a ton and a half cab and chassis for sale. He mentioned to Grigg that he had a few trucks that he purchased at an estate auction that he was selling. Yep, one was a 1950 3800 reported to be in unbelievable original condition. Grigg rushed back to camp to tell me about it and said, “we need to go to West Virginia see this truck tonight”!. Saturday is the last night of the show and I had dinner to prepare. Intrigued yes but, what about the burgers?! I think Grigg may have been slightly disappointed but waited for the gentleman to get home and take some pictures of the truck and text them to us. The burgers were on the grill about the time those pictures got to us and boy, the truck sure looked nice from what we could see. Still I was hemming and hawing and kicking the ground, wondering where I would come up with the money and questioning the timing of this whole thing at the same time thinking, if this truck is that nice, it sure would be a shame to let it slip away. You know, that feeling when both sides of your brain are in a fierce battle??
The next day, Grigg got up and left for, you guessed it West Va. to see the 3800. Meanwhile, I was packing up camp and trucks and getting ready to make my way back to Maryland with the motorhome, truck trailer and COE. About the time I was pulling into the garage with the motorhome home Grigg called. I asked him about the truck and he went on and on about how nice it was. He said the truck had no serious rust, no dents other than a slight crease in one running board, original headliner, rubber floor mat and seat cover, etc. etc. So, I asked how he left it and he said, “I bought it!”. Whaaat? I think I asked him how he was going to explain to his wife that he was coming home with another truck and he said, “I’m just going to tell her I bought this truck for my friend Billy Marlow”. I almost fell out of the motorhome seat…But, but? He said, “when you are ready for it, it will be here. If you decide you don’t want it, then I will keep it myself or sell it to another Stovebolter. No pressure”. Wow, what a guy! I think I walked around in a daze the rest of the day. Not sure how I managed to get everything put away and dried out. (Yes, it was a truck show, it always seems to rain at some point during a truck show, especially Winchester! eek)

The next couple of months were spent with Grigg getting the title corrected to match the vin number on the truck and it bought me some time to raise the cash necessary to buy it. Thankfully, we had a nice little snow storm brrrrr in the early part of January that I plowed and that really helped with some pennies from heaven.
So, on January 27th I hooked up the trailer and headed towards Lexington Va to officially become a member of the One Ton Owners Club.
The truck is truly a survivor and in really nice shape. It runs fine but needs brake work. Even the underside is not all rusty or pitted. I really think with a new master cylinder and wheel cylinders I will be able to take a spin around the neighborhood.
Long term plan? Not entirely sure at the moment. I really haven’t finished my big truck project nor have I gotten to enjoy it on the road yet and, that project dragged on for 8+ years so, I’m not ready to tear another one apart just yet. https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...dnhrQ2l2SWJSXzZRYVZGZnkzWDkxbmJqX0lEZk5R
I think I will most likely make the ‘50 mechanically sound and roadworthy and enjoy it as is for a year or so. Then I will decide whether it will become a full on restoration.
I can't thank Grigg enough. He is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and generous and most importantly a true friend.
Thank you Grigg.

Here's the way the truck looked when Grigg got it to his house
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...MFdUQkdwQTRuT1NUbHRjUUtIOEN4akw1RDdkYnlR

Grigg scrubbed some of the green slim off to show its true color!
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...MFdUQkdwQTRuT1NUbHRjUUtIOEN4akw1RDdkYnlR

New owner day!
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...MFdUQkdwQTRuT1NUbHRjUUtIOEN4akw1RDdkYnlR

At my house.
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...MFdUQkdwQTRuT1NUbHRjUUtIOEN4akw1RDdkYnlR


Last edited by Bill Marlow; Fri Feb 08 2019 01:35 PM.

Billy
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society
Exotic Animal Division

1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q26XBoHtZH8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pj1WsnppKFAgAnvZ7

1959 GMC 860
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zu3Uf7Z7qocTGJvA9

50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jNCZiHK9QGyBs5Ko7

“ I’ve got a trailer and I’m not afraid to use it! “
Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1298012
Fri Feb 08 2019 12:16 PM
Fri Feb 08 2019 12:16 PM
John Milliman  Offline
Founder/Developer
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 4,093
St. Mary's Co., MD
Your request to officially join the 1-Ton Squad will be approved upon completion of your Initiation Ceremony at Homecoming . In the meantime, you are granted "Temporary Probationary Status Pending Membership Application Approval" (and may thusly sign your correspondence). Oh, and I almost forgot ... The fee. You *do* realize there is a membership application fee, ja? We, the existing members of the 1-ton Club, will expect full payment of such (don't even ask -- you're not *that* dumb ... chug) at Homecoming at the start of your initiation ceremony.

Seriously -- It's been a bit of a journey, but welcome aboard!! Can't wait to actually see it in person!

Charlie has a new friend!! [elvis]


John

'49 Chevrolet 3804
'70 Boston Whaler Sakonnet w/ '84 Evinrude 90
'85 Ford F-350 "The Farm Dawg"

Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1298016
Fri Feb 08 2019 01:16 PM
Fri Feb 08 2019 01:16 PM
2-Ton  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,436
Mokane ,Mo.
Welcome to the club Billy! shake
Looks in really good shape.
You going to bring it to the Homecoming?

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"
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: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1298022
Fri Feb 08 2019 02:05 PM
Fri Feb 08 2019 02:05 PM
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Bill Marlow  Offline OP
Camp Commandant
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,146
Dayton, Maryland. USA
I believe my position as Camp Commandment and a top ranking official in the ODSS excludes me from any such initiation activities. And, any fees will have to wait until Mother Nature drops a few more pennies from heaven so I can restock my truck fund!
Don, I think not bringing it would probably result in some sort of disciplinary charge and get me in trouble with the SAA!


Billy
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society
Exotic Animal Division

1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q26XBoHtZH8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pj1WsnppKFAgAnvZ7

1959 GMC 860
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zu3Uf7Z7qocTGJvA9

50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jNCZiHK9QGyBs5Ko7

“ I’ve got a trailer and I’m not afraid to use it! “
Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1298023
Fri Feb 08 2019 02:10 PM
Fri Feb 08 2019 02:10 PM
Justhorsenround  Offline
Grease Monkey
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 7,268
El Reno, Okla
Wow, what a score. Same color as my long departed 1 1/2 ton. Almost the same patina. My 2 cents, get it safe and drive


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: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1298028
Fri Feb 08 2019 02:35 PM
Fri Feb 08 2019 02:35 PM
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VEW  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 678
VA
Wow! That's one nice looking truck! It's got your name written all over it, Billy. Certainly wonderful to have friends like Grigg!
Now you will have something you can just jump into and drive anywhere! Congratulations!


Victor

41 3/4 Ton Pick Up (in process)
55 Grumman Kurbside (Doughboy) 235/3 on tree w/ OD
57 3100
58 C4400 Viking (Thor)
59 C4500 Short Bus (Magic Bus)
59 G3800 1 Ton Dually (Chief)


Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1298033
Fri Feb 08 2019 03:02 PM
Fri Feb 08 2019 03:02 PM
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Hotrod Lincoln  Offline
Boltergeist
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 18,559
Dellrose, TN
I can hear that one whispering "Gimme a 261!"
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1298041
Fri Feb 08 2019 04:41 PM
Fri Feb 08 2019 04:41 PM
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Bill Marlow  Offline OP
Camp Commandant
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,146
Dayton, Maryland. USA
Keep your eyes out for one Jerry!
Thanks Victor thumbs_up


Billy
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society
Exotic Animal Division

1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q26XBoHtZH8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pj1WsnppKFAgAnvZ7

1959 GMC 860
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zu3Uf7Z7qocTGJvA9

50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jNCZiHK9QGyBs5Ko7

“ I’ve got a trailer and I’m not afraid to use it! “
Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1298053
Fri Feb 08 2019 05:38 PM
Fri Feb 08 2019 05:38 PM
2-Ton  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,436
Mokane ,Mo.
Makes me want to bring one to the Homecoming.
Just not sure I want to drag one that far.
Then I also have to decide which one.
The 57 or the 65?
The 65 for sure, if I don't have to drag it back home.
http://s893.photobucket.com/user/2-Ton/media/57%20one%20tone/IMG_1592.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1

Don

Attached Files
IMG_2102.JPG (169 downloads)
IMG_2103.JPG (169 downloads)

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: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1298081
Fri Feb 08 2019 08:58 PM
Fri Feb 08 2019 08:58 PM
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Possum  Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 49
BCS, Texas
Welcome to the 1 Ton Club! grin That's a beautiful truck, nice score!


A 27 year old with a soft spot for old trucks!
1949 3100
1955.5 3100
1958 3800 1-ton with 9 foot bed
1959 Spartan 100 winch truck
and various other future projects
Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1298203
Sat Feb 09 2019 06:19 PM
Sat Feb 09 2019 06:19 PM
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bluechev  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 173
arkansas
Bill congratulations to you sir! IDE certainly drive that truck just like it is for a good while, maybe forever! Welcome to the club.


Robert French MY3800FIRETRUCK
Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Hotrod Lincoln] #1298207
Sat Feb 09 2019 06:25 PM
Sat Feb 09 2019 06:25 PM
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bluechev  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 173
arkansas
Originally Posted by Hotrod Lincoln
I can hear that one whispering "Gimme a 261!"
Jerry

Heck yeah!


Robert French MY3800FIRETRUCK
Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1298216
Sat Feb 09 2019 07:11 PM
Sat Feb 09 2019 07:11 PM
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Hotrod Lincoln  Offline
Boltergeist
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 18,559
Dellrose, TN
The only thing better would be a "Cadillac Stroker" 261. W1th a 60 thousandths overbore and the 4 1/8" stroke crankshaft, the "261" becomes a "282"! I've figured out a way to do that with regular 261 pistons, not the scarce and pricey Cadillac ones! Put an 848 cylinder head on it and a 2 barrel carburetor (not two singles) and I'll go looking for some stumps to pull!
Jerry



The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1298223
Sat Feb 09 2019 07:39 PM
Sat Feb 09 2019 07:39 PM
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bluechev  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 173
arkansas
Jerry I have a 261 in the machine shop right now that’s going in a 47 1 ton. Going to to have edmunds 2x2 with langdons carter Weber setup, Fenton’s, bulldog cam and HEI. Entire reciprocating assembly will be balanced. Got a new process 540 direct drive 5 speed and a 3.07 ratio Dana 61 for rear axle. I had a 50 3800 powered by a 261 a few years ago. It would pull a house down!


Robert French MY3800FIRETRUCK
Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1298225
Sat Feb 09 2019 07:47 PM
Sat Feb 09 2019 07:47 PM
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bluechev  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 173
arkansas
I’m building a 392 Chrysler hemi for another project and using 6.86” big block Chevy rods . The early hemi rod journal diameter is very similar to stovebolt and GMCs at around 2.3125. Plenty of meat to offset grind to the 2.2 bbc size. It’s commonly used for ford and Chrysler stroker motors and bbc h beam rods are very affordable nowadays and available in several different lengths, one being 7.1” which would work well in stovebolt or jimmy 6. Might even adapt pistons from a small block Chevy,


Robert French MY3800FIRETRUCK
Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1298227
Sat Feb 09 2019 07:55 PM
Sat Feb 09 2019 07:55 PM
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Hotrod Lincoln  Offline
Boltergeist
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 18,559
Dellrose, TN
HMMMMM- - - - -Interrrrresting! What's the width on those BBC rods? The 292 6 cylinder rod used in the 261 stroker is narrow enough that the crank journal needs to be welded up, or shims need to be added to the rod cap to center it up in the journal.
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Hotrod Lincoln] #1298228
Sat Feb 09 2019 08:03 PM
Sat Feb 09 2019 08:03 PM
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bluechev  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 173
arkansas
Originally Posted by Hotrod Lincoln
HMMMMM- - - - -Interrrrresting! What's the width on those BBC rods? The 292 6 cylinder rod used in the 261 stroker is narrow enough that the crank journal needs to be welded up, or shims need to be added to the rod cap to center it up in the journal.
Jerry

I don’t remember the width exactly only that it was .0004 narrower than the original 392 hemi size. https://www.ebay.com/itm/H-Beam-6-135-2-200-990-Bronze-Bush-4340-Connecting-Rods-Suits-Chevy-BBC-454/352270546804?hash=item5204f5f774:g:JFsAAOSwgLlac4dW:sc:FedExHomeDelivery!72126!US!-1
This listing on eBay says .990 how does that compare to 235/261? I know GMC rods have to be narrowed for use in a 235/261.


Robert French MY3800FIRETRUCK
Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1298233
Sat Feb 09 2019 08:33 PM
Sat Feb 09 2019 08:33 PM
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Hotrod Lincoln  Offline
Boltergeist
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 18,559
Dellrose, TN
A 235 rod I've got handy measures 1.245" wide. That's probably the same as a 261, except for the wrist pin diameter. It looks like some adapting would need to be done on the journal to keep the BBC rod from flopping around like a catfish on the bottom of a johnboat! I made a steel spacer for each side of the 292 rod cap that attaches with flathead 4-40 screws and then gets silver soldered to the cap. Then the rod gets reconditioned to be sure it's straight and true.

Now- - - - -before we get our knuckles rapped for "thread drift", maybe we should continue our hotrodding talk somewhere else! I just picked up a 261 that didn't survive a break-in run after a pretty good rebuild for some reason, and that one's about to become a test bed for some modifications. Other than needing a crankshaft, it looks like the rest of the short block survived pretty well. Obviously, it's going to get torn down to bare bones and thoroughly inspected first.
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1298245
Sat Feb 09 2019 09:15 PM
Sat Feb 09 2019 09:15 PM
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bluechev  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 173
arkansas
👍🏻👌


Robert French MY3800FIRETRUCK
Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1298250
Sat Feb 09 2019 09:35 PM
Sat Feb 09 2019 09:35 PM
2-Ton  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,436
Mokane ,Mo.
WOW!!
This thread got way over my head quick!!
But I read, listen and learn, just as Billy and John will.
Jerry, I can make a detour thru Tennessee to the Homecoming, if Billy wants something you built up.
Heck, Tim may even be riding shotgun with me.

Who knows?
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"
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: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1298260
Sat Feb 09 2019 11:13 PM
Sat Feb 09 2019 11:13 PM
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Hotrod Lincoln  Offline
Boltergeist
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 18,559
Dellrose, TN
Don, I'm still in the "plotting and planning" stages of that 261 buildup. No telling what I'll end up with eventually!

"I know the voices in my head aren't real, but man, do they come up with some good ideas!"
LOL!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1299070
Fri Feb 15 2019 01:53 PM
Fri Feb 15 2019 01:53 PM
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Frank50  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,589
USA
Cool Truck Bill !!! Congrats.

Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1299075
Fri Feb 15 2019 02:25 PM
Fri Feb 15 2019 02:25 PM
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Grigg  Offline
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Joined: May 2005
Posts: 8,955
Lexington, VA
That's a nice looking truck Billy,
A good original unmolested 1 ton pickup just like I was searching for (for nearly a year) a couple years ago and couldn't find one anywhere from here to Idaho and back.

Looking forward to seeing it on the road!

Grigg


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals
1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
---All pictures---
"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1299103
Fri Feb 15 2019 07:01 PM
Fri Feb 15 2019 07:01 PM
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TPR57C  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 815
NSW Australia
Billy you have quite a big fleet now you need a road train behind the motor home to cart them all to Griggs homecoming which is shaping up to be an event not to miss road trip sounds good Don all that snow has been good for Billy


57 3200 pickup 265 V8 with service tray
Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1299168
Sat Feb 16 2019 02:03 AM
Sat Feb 16 2019 02:03 AM
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Bill Marlow  Offline OP
Camp Commandant
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,146
Dayton, Maryland. USA
Thanks you guys.Yea, Tim, not really sure how I got myself in this position and how I'm going to move things around! There's a little car show around the corner this spring. That might be the only event I have all three there at the same time!


Billy
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society
Exotic Animal Division

1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q26XBoHtZH8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pj1WsnppKFAgAnvZ7

1959 GMC 860
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zu3Uf7Z7qocTGJvA9

50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jNCZiHK9QGyBs5Ko7

“ I’ve got a trailer and I’m not afraid to use it! “
Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1299238
Sat Feb 16 2019 05:26 PM
Sat Feb 16 2019 05:26 PM
amtrakjoe  Offline
Stovebolt Photo Moderator
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 357
Bucks County - Pennsylvania, ...
Billy - game - set - match. Great truck


In this world there are givers and takers. The takers eat well, the givers sleep well......

A link to a few photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/rwnBAvAWFckJTErs2

1947 - 3800 dually known as "Deadwrench"

Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1299409
Sun Feb 17 2019 10:03 PM
Sun Feb 17 2019 10:03 PM
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EdPruss  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 2,672
Longmont, CO
Billy, congratulations on your new truck, sure looks nice, too bad it isn't a GMC, though. (Just kidding.)

Ed

Last edited by EdPruss; Sun Feb 17 2019 10:04 PM.

'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1299568
Tue Feb 19 2019 01:04 AM
Tue Feb 19 2019 01:04 AM
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bluechev  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 173
arkansas
Bill Marlow, since I haven’t participated here on stovebolt in a long time I don’t think I’ve got much one way or another as far as you making the grade but I’m jealous of anyone starting out with a truck that nice! 😉 Please keep us posted.


Robert French MY3800FIRETRUCK
Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1301369
Sat Mar 02 2019 04:17 PM
Sat Mar 02 2019 04:17 PM
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doyle1950  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 228
Spruce Grove Alberta Canada
Sweet looking truck, nice find and cheers to the great friends helping you!


1950 Chevrolet 5-Window Canadian manufactured 1-Ton with Dump Bed / Hoist
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
You will never stop learning new things, no matter how old you are.
Re: Can I join the club? [Re: Bill Marlow] #1301588
Sun Mar 03 2019 09:32 PM
Sun Mar 03 2019 09:32 PM
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Bill Marlow  Offline OP
Camp Commandant
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,146
Dayton, Maryland. USA
Thanks everybody.
Still working on two other projects so as stated earlier I won't make much progress on the 3800 for some time. I have been gathering brake parts for it regardless as I know it's going to need at least everything on the juice side.
I pulled the seat out last night just for further inspection and found a nice collection ot tools layer out on a cool old seed sack!

Attached Files
image.jpeg (37 downloads)
image.jpeg (35 downloads)

Billy
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society
Exotic Animal Division

1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q26XBoHtZH8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pj1WsnppKFAgAnvZ7

1959 GMC 860
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zu3Uf7Z7qocTGJvA9

50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jNCZiHK9QGyBs5Ko7

“ I’ve got a trailer and I’m not afraid to use it! “
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