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Greetings From Northern California #1308624
Fri Apr 26 2019 03:09 AM
Fri Apr 26 2019 03:09 AM
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Mr. Halfspeed  Offline OP
Slow And Steady Means Low Gears, Dang It!
Joined: Jul 2016
Posts: 1
Northern California
Howdy 'bolters.

I am from Northern California (as the title would imply) or, as the typing-challenged call it, "NorCal". I sometimes drive a 1959 GMC 100 1/2 ton pickup. It is basically a ranch truck that I take out to town on occasion. It is not real practical on the highway as it is rather low geared. Comfortable (well, that is a relative term) cruising speed is about 45 or so. You can push it up a bit, but I would just as soon pull over until I can get some taller gears into the old guy. Gotta say, most people seem to cut me some slack, given the appearance of the truck. Maybe it's my appearance. Who knows? ;-)

The '59 has a NAPCO aftermarket 4 wheel drive package with a mild lift kit on it. It has the original 270 inline 6 engine, and a large rear window. You don't see many of the old GMC's on the road around here, and mine is one of the very few 4 wheel drive trucks of this vintage that I have ever seen around these parts. It is definitely a work in progress.

When I figure out how to post pics on this site, I will slap some up.

-Mr. Halfspeed

Re: Greetings From Northern California [Re: Mr. Halfspeed] #1308644
Fri Apr 26 2019 12:17 PM
Fri Apr 26 2019 12:17 PM
Justhorsenround  Offline
Grease Monkey
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 7,270
El Reno, Okla
Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! Instructions for photos are posted in the left margin of every page unless your using a cell phone. If so, you’re on your own. 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: Greetings From Northern California [Re: Mr. Halfspeed] #1308646
Fri Apr 26 2019 01:05 PM
Fri Apr 26 2019 01:05 PM
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EWW  Offline
New Guy
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 14
Vashon, WA, USA
Welcome.

If you’re using a cell phone it’s pretty easy to upload pics to a third party app like Imgur and post a link to the photo hosting site.

Re: Greetings From Northern California [Re: Mr. Halfspeed] #1308650
Fri Apr 26 2019 02:03 PM
Fri Apr 26 2019 02:03 PM
tclederman  Offline
Boltergeist
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 27,912
Jarvisburg, NC
Save your photos after uploading to any hosting site, except maybe Google or Apple.

Many hosting sites have had limited lives.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 50 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: Greetings From Northern California [Re: Mr. Halfspeed] #1308660
Fri Apr 26 2019 03:10 PM
Fri Apr 26 2019 03:10 PM
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JiMerit Boltr#43  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Jan 2000
Posts: 1,978
Turlock, CA
Welcome, Posting pics on here is really easy, even I can make it happen. I'll attach a link to the page here with the steps to post. Good luck

https://www.stovebolt.com/forum/manual/StoveboltImagePolicy.pdf


It's easier to get forgiveness than permission!
1946 1/2-Ton Chevy
1953 Chevy 3/4-ton Factory Stakebed
Re: Greetings From Northern California [Re: Mr. Halfspeed] #1308673
Fri Apr 26 2019 05:36 PM
Fri Apr 26 2019 05:36 PM
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BC59  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 498
N.E. Oregon
Welcome from N.E. Oregon!
Was just down to Tulelake & Cedarville over my daughters spring break.


BC
1960 Chevy C10 driver
1949 GMC 250 project in waiting
Re: Greetings From Northern California [Re: Mr. Halfspeed] #1308688
Fri Apr 26 2019 09:33 PM
Fri Apr 26 2019 09:33 PM
Rusty Rod  Offline
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,879
Loveland, Colorado
Welcome to the 'bolt. It sounds like you found a fairly rare and interesting vehicle.


Another quality post.


Real Trucks Rattle

HELP! The Paranoids are after me!
Re: Greetings From Northern California [Re: Mr. Halfspeed] #1308881
Mon Apr 29 2019 04:02 AM
Mon Apr 29 2019 04:02 AM
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Fox  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,409
Breton, Alberta
Indeed! A Napco big window? Sweet!



In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures here

1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: Greetings From Northern California [Re: Mr. Halfspeed] #1308909
Mon Apr 29 2019 01:10 PM
Mon Apr 29 2019 01:10 PM
Achipmunk  Offline
Extreme Gabster
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,644
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Welcome to the Stovevbolt. See you around the garage forums.


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: Greetings From Northern California [Re: Mr. Halfspeed] #1308952
Mon Apr 29 2019 06:14 PM
Mon Apr 29 2019 06:14 PM
69Cuda  Offline
Big Bolt Forum Moderator
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 1,938
Seattle, Wa.
welcome to the site! Sounds like a cool truck!


Mike

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

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof

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