Hello everyone, I've been watching this forum for quite awhile now and I finally joined. I'm a semi-retired home inspector in the Rockford IL area setting myself up with a project that I've been dreaming about. My wife and I were both born in 51 and I'm a Chevy lover as well as a passion for pickups. So......I made the leap and bought a 51 3100 that I rescued from a hot rod project. I want a street driver that looks close to original but needs to ride good. This baby is in pieces and boxes. Even the frame is stripped down. I'll be seeking lots of help and advice from y'all. Let the fun begin!
Welcome to the Stovebolt. You are now at the right place to get that baby together and running. Our forums here cover everything you can imagine...and then some!! Just be sure to ask questions in the most appropiate garage forums (not here in the welcome center) and the experts here will give you all the help you need. We are here to help.
.......there are also other bolters in IL, that may be just around the corner. I can think of a couple like in Sandwich and Melrose Pk area, and others. Enjoy the journey.
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! Remember, you rescued the truck from someone’s failed project. Don’t you be the “Someone” for the next guy. Even just a few minutes a day will move the project forward.
Martin '62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress) '47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project) ‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2) ‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)
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Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
Welcome to the 'bolt. In reference to horsen's comment, I was talking to an olde feller about his sweet ride. He built it himself. I asked something along the lines of how long did it take? He said he worked on it for a MINIMUM of 15 minutes EVERY DAY... more often than not much longer though..
Welcome from another IL bolter. Quite a few of us from the Prairie State. Good luck with your project. Seriously, you're going to need it. As others have said, patience will be required, and don't try to do it all at once. You may get discouraged.