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Re: Stovebolt driving report
Cletis #1333999 Sat Nov 16 2019 06:10 PM
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Vette1968, we would really like to see a pic of your truck, so please post one or more. Thanks.


Chuck
1950 Chevy 1/2 ton (original)
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton (future streetrod)
1941 Chevy coupe
1938 Chevy coupe streetrod
Re: Stovebolt driving report
Cletis #1334017 Sat Nov 16 2019 11:06 PM
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Yesterday was Little Blue Truck day at my daughters middle school. I took my '38 for the special education kids to enjoy.
My daughter is the assistant principal.

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Wayne

When I die, I hope she doesn't sell everything for what I told her I paid for it!

1938 1-Ton Farm Truck
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Re: Stovebolt driving report
Cletis #1340070 Thu Jan 02 2020 06:26 AM
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Since I’m on vacation I decided to drive the truck through the neighborhood before lunch. The weather was mild and overcast but the heater on low speed made the cab feel cozy. There are about 5 miles of road that meander through the ‘hood and I drove up and down all of it just creeping in 2nd gear. Really enjoyable. Then she wanted to get out of the house since she’s been inside all day with a cold, so I did it all over again this evening except this time all the Christmas lights were on so we got to see all of those. From there we drove the truck to a little grocery store about 5 miles away to get some dried chili peppers for her recipe and then back home. The old 216 ran pretty good and the steering was nice and easy since I aired the tires up to 45 lbs and added plenty of lube to the lower steering box. Felt like it had power steering!!


Chuck
1950 Chevy 1/2 ton (original)
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton (future streetrod)
1941 Chevy coupe
1938 Chevy coupe streetrod
Re: Stovebolt driving report
Cletis #1340506 Sun Jan 05 2020 12:44 AM
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Still on vacation and wanted to kill two birds with one stone..... some physical work and driving my truck. So I drove 63 miles round trip to Castroville, TX to buy a load of garden soil. The truck did just fine and handled the load easily. Burned some excess holiday calories when I got back home by shoveling the dirt out on to the front yard and flower bed. Washed out the bed with the garden hose and put the truck in the stable for the night. The weather was beautiful and perfect for spending a few hours in the old truck.


Chuck
1950 Chevy 1/2 ton (original)
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton (future streetrod)
1941 Chevy coupe
1938 Chevy coupe streetrod
Re: Stovebolt driving report
Cletis #1340513 Sun Jan 05 2020 01:20 AM
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I was able to "drive" my 'burb around the block and even get it backed up into the garage before my makeshift gas container ran out of gas.


Another quality post.


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Re: Stovebolt driving report
Cletis #1341164 Thu Jan 09 2020 04:41 AM
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Here's something new, took my 16 year old grandson for his first big bolt driving lesson on Christmas day, he did pretty well for the first go-a-round. It does a heart good to see a young person interested in old stuff AND a manual gearbox.


1957 Chevrolet 5700 LCF 283 SM420 single speed rear, 1955 IH 300U T/A, 1978 Corvette 350 auto
Re: Stovebolt driving report
78buckshot #1342166 Tue Jan 14 2020 07:38 PM
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Good job Buck! My grandson won't be getting his license for 15 more years, but your post brought back memories of the gears grinding on my 51 back in 1969.


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Re: Stovebolt driving report
Cletis #1343752 Sun Jan 26 2020 05:31 PM
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There is a "Cars and Coffee" gathering over in Greenville once a month. I'd never been and decided to meet one of our Stovebolt buddies there to see his newly painted AD truck..................there must have been 200 vehicles there from XKE's and just about everything else! Stangs, vettes, Camaro's, Fiero's, and even and old Packard. I called them rich boys toys. hehehe
TRUCKS....?? yeah, I think maybe 6 or 8.
When I pulled in you would think them guys had never seen an old truck......and probably very few had. LOL

Still, it was nice to blow the dust out of the 37 while breezing down interstate...and passing everything on the road. Saturday was a good day and Bill's newly red painted AD looked nice.


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1952 Chevy Panel
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Re: Stovebolt driving report
Achipmunk #1343780 Sun Jan 26 2020 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Achipmunk
When I pulled in you would think them guys had never seen an old truck......and probably very few had. LOL


Alvin, you need to get out more often LOL


Wayne

When I die, I hope she doesn't sell everything for what I told her I paid for it!

1938 1-Ton Farm Truck
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Re: Stovebolt driving report
Achipmunk #1343899 Mon Jan 27 2020 05:50 PM
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Alvin,

It was a load of fun. It was also nice to see your '37 in person.

So the '47 is no longer blue (as Alvin notes) and is driving fine. After driving to Cars and Coffee, I ran errands, took my wife for a spin in our "re-civilized" toy, and gave our dog a ride; basically any excuse to keep driving and enjoying it. Did a recycling run yesterday...

Thanks to everyone in this forum for the advice and encouragement. Thanks also for the corrections, which were occasionally needed.

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