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New guy here
#1331349 Sun Oct 27 2019 12:19 AM
Joined: Oct 2019
Posts: 204
Tony292 Offline OP
Shop Shark
Bought a 40 1.5 ton today! Runs good, drives like a box of rocks, every gear grinds when shifting. But someone has rebuilt the brakes and redone the interior, they also included many spare parts to include 2 grilles and a brand new complete wiring harness. It needs new tires, wiring redone and fenders and running boards reinstalled.

What can be done to modernize some things? I’d like to at least add seat belts but with the tank under the seat I don’t know how I’d mount them. I’d also like to have some sort of functional windshield wipers and a heater (it came with a very old crusty one but not installed).

I’d also like to eventually upgrade to possibly a small 3-53 Detroit diesel, 5 speed and get rid of the torque tube and install higher gears so I can actually drive it on the highway.


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Re: New guy here
Tony292 #1331356 Sun Oct 27 2019 01:18 AM
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Posts: 3,619
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
Nice. My first bolt was a 3/4t pickup.

Another quality post.

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Re: New guy here
Tony292 #1331361 Sun Oct 27 2019 02:12 AM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! shake

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Re: New guy here
Tony292 #1331389 Sun Oct 27 2019 02:43 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,718
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Nice truck Tony. It's what I call a "Great Score". The best place to ask questions will be in the related forums we have here in the "Bolt". For instance, I would ask about seat belts in the "Interior" forum, etc...

Welcome, I'm looking forward to reading about your project.


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Re: New guy here
Tony292 #1331522 Mon Oct 28 2019 04:27 AM
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Wow. That grille is perfect.

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Re: New guy here
Tony292 #1331547 Mon Oct 28 2019 01:06 PM
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Awesome. Looks like a great base to start a lifetime of memories. Keep us posted on the progress.

Re: New guy here
Fox #1331655 Tue Oct 29 2019 12:21 AM
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Tony292 Offline OP
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It also came with two spare grilles!!

Re: New guy here
Tony292 #1331717 Tue Oct 29 2019 05:18 AM
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sweet truck! Welcome to the site!!


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Re: New guy here
Tony292 #1331858 Wed Oct 30 2019 02:43 AM
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Posts: 15,112
And a big hello and welcome to the Stovebolt from S.C.........see you around the garage forums. Be sure to check out the Big Bolt Forum.........Nice truck.

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