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Guten Tag from Kiel, Germany
#1342786 Sun Jan 19 2020 12:20 PM
Joined: Jan 2020
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Hello everyone!

I am Max from Germany and I recently became a Stovebolt owner. My Trucky is a 1961 Chevrolet Apache with the 235 engine inside. Its a four wheel drive firetruck built in Switzerland for a Swiss Fire Department. In my papers it says its a K2503 Apache and that I am the third owner. Its currently not running perfectly because of some minor issues and has 33500 km (20815 mi) on the metric odometer. I am hoping to bring it from its current resting place to Kiel in one go, but you never know.

I have multiple questions about it and it would be awesome to have some help.

Thanks alot for reading this and I am sorry for any weird english.

Max

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Re: Guten Tag from Kiel, Germany
Schraubritzel #1342813 Sun Jan 19 2020 04:42 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,012
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Welcome to Stovebolt. As you may know Stovebolt is worldwide and we have members from all over.........I sent a part to Germany some time ago!!
Thanks for the pictures. I think you have a nice project and it is definitely in much better shape than what some, or most, or us have dealt with over the years.

.......*** For the best help just try to post your questions in the most accurate garage forum....such as engine question in Engine Forum.....driveline questions in Driveline Forum.

One other thing, we all speak the same language here..........TRUCKS.


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Re: Guten Tag from Kiel, Germany
Schraubritzel #1342815 Sun Jan 19 2020 04:49 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,060
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Welcome to the Garage Max!!

Don

Last edited by 2-Ton; Sun Jan 19 2020 04:49 PM.

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Re: Guten Tag from Kiel, Germany
Schraubritzel #1342816 Sun Jan 19 2020 04:49 PM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! shake


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Re: Guten Tag from Kiel, Germany
Schraubritzel #1342822 Sun Jan 19 2020 05:39 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 4,372
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Welcommen, Max -- Your english is far better than our German smile

Cool truck -- we have a lot of resident expertise on those '60 to '66 trucks, so hopefully they will see to it that you have a successful and enjoyable trip.

Keep us informed!

John


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'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: Guten Tag from Kiel, Germany
Schraubritzel #1342823 Sun Jan 19 2020 05:39 PM
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Welcome to the 'bolt. Very interesting vehicle. I sold my 39 Chevy pickup to a guy in Germany quite a while ago.


Another quality post.


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Re: Guten Tag from Kiel, Germany
Schraubritzel #1342850 Sun Jan 19 2020 09:36 PM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 2,072
Big Bolt Forum Moderator
welcome to the site! That is a very neat truck!


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Re: Guten Tag from Kiel, Germany
Schraubritzel #1342886 Mon Jan 20 2020 02:03 AM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,853
Shop Shark
Welcome Max, we have stovebolters all over the world, as mentioned..A few years ago I met up with a stovebolter in Schorndorf, near Stuttgart. I gave him a stovebolt banner and with John's permission named him the German ambassador. You might see him if he goes back up to Hamburg to the big Oldtimers Show.
Leo

Re: Guten Tag from Kiel, Germany
Schraubritzel #1342892 Mon Jan 20 2020 02:49 AM
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Welcome to the "Bolt". You have a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips and all you have to do is ask!

BTW, Your English is is great!

Last edited by Phak1; Mon Jan 20 2020 02:51 AM.

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Re: Guten Tag from Kiel, Germany
Schraubritzel #1342912 Mon Jan 20 2020 04:37 AM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 3,496
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Welcome!
That is a neat truck you have there. Keep us posted on your progress.


Rich

'47 Loadmaster

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