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*Stovebolt At It's Finest*
#1343206 Wed Jan 22 2020 12:03 PM
Joined: Nov 2019
Posts: 406
Shop Shark
I have been new to this site since early November of 2019 when my wife and I acquired our 1949 5 window pickup. I have been asking a lot of questions in different forums and the amount of help I have received is just mind boggling. I would not have been ably to figure out how to do some of the things I have ask about if it hadn't been for all the good kind folks on this site. You guys have probably saved me a ton of time and money along the way so I just want to give a shout out to all the fellows that have helped me along the way and I'm far from finished asking questions. If you have been helped along the way tell me what you had trouble with and how the good ole Stovebolters have helped you.

"If you can't fix it with duct tape it's an electrical problem"
1949 5 Window 3100
Veteran of the USAF
Re: *Stovebolt At It's Finest*
olezippi #1343241 Wed Jan 22 2020 06:52 PM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 2,623
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
I agree fully. I have learned a ton of info here since I started my project many moons ago and have met lots of good folks, both online and in person.
As the Stovebolt home page says, "Because none of us are as smart as all of us!"
Some day you'll be helping out the newcomers. thumbs_up

First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos []
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: *Stovebolt At It's Finest*
olezippi #1343242 Wed Jan 22 2020 06:58 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 932
Shop Shark
I started out trying to change a headlight switch the Friendship is amazing you will find then you will wonder what a reunion or homecoming event is like it has been good putting faces to names and learning along the way (no strangers just friends you haven’t met )Don remember the bar that had that on the door

57 3200 pickup 265 V8 with service tray
Re: *Stovebolt At It's Finest*
olezippi #1343275 Wed Jan 22 2020 11:03 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 747
Shop Shark
I found the BOLT while deployed to Iraq in 07'. I know that having this link to something close to home got me through some bad times. I had to take a bath in history the first year or so, Jerry, Alvin and those guys are a blessing.


Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
Q:"What yah runnin"
A:"3/8 drive Black and Decker aquarium pump motor" (the movie HOTROD)

59' Apache 31, long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: *Stovebolt At It's Finest*
olezippi #1343310 Thu Jan 23 2020 03:50 AM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,734
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
I joined quite a while ago, back when it was the wild wild west... I got to watch the Greasy Spoon burn down, was lucky enough to make it through the purge, and contributed several hundred (or thousand) posts in the "hey Joker" thread (RIP).

Another quality post.

Real Trucks Rattle

HELP! The Paranoids are after me!
Re: *Stovebolt At It's Finest*
olezippi #1343314 Thu Jan 23 2020 04:19 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,699
Fox Offline
A teacher, but always an apprentice.
What did I need help with? Everything. Since then I’ve learned so much but still feel like a wrench fetcher some days. My truck would likely still be in pieces. Thanks y’all!

In the Stovebolt Gallery []
More pictures here []

1951 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: *Stovebolt At It's Finest*
olezippi #1343325 Thu Jan 23 2020 11:53 AM
Joined: Nov 2019
Posts: 406
Shop Shark
Thinking back to the 70's when I was dropping in a 327 in my 55 Chevy 210 I wonder how I got it all done. It just took a lot longer and a lot of trial and error and money. The Internet back then was friends, family, and neighbors.

"If you can't fix it with duct tape it's an electrical problem"
1949 5 Window 3100
Veteran of the USAF
Re: *Stovebolt At It's Finest*
olezippi #1343338 Thu Jan 23 2020 02:44 PM
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 180
Shop Shark
I am also, as of February of last year, new to this site. That is when the wife and I began this awesome adventure, and (with the help of this site) were finally able to free the wheels and drag my 1954 Hydra-matic into the garage. The “Stovebolt” has re-fueled my passion for this old truck and given me the inspiration and well-informed assistance to do what I have been putting off for way too long.

A personal thank you to everyone out there, both presently and posthumously, who make and have made this site possible.

The “Stovebolt” is unquestionably an extraordinary and special place.

1954 3100 w/Hydra-Matic

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." and "To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge." - Confucius
Re: *Stovebolt At It's Finest*
olezippi #1343388 Thu Jan 23 2020 10:57 PM
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 6,826
Master Gabster
I am here to give comic relief and someone for the others to poke a stick at. I have had my 1954 since 1983 but joined the site by accident in 2001. Some of my modifications did not go well but the answer was here for free.

Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: *Stovebolt At It's Finest*
olezippi #1343399 Fri Jan 24 2020 01:53 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,184
Came for a visit here back around 1997 and haven't left...well, the computer crash of about 2000 caused me to have to sign up again!! I've been member of other forums and clubs but decided Stovebolt is the best.

I've had tremendous help along the way, received parts, gave parts, all sorts of help and had Stovebolt vistor's at my house ranging from Italy, Ca., Canada and the list goes on. Its been my pleasure to visit and meet many many bolters as we've traveled. The K.C. Reunion and the Homecoming are super fantastic. Just can't say enough about Bolters and have not met a bad one yet!

Remember, friendships are forever..........I may be coming to see you in the near future!

Now, get out there and do at least 15 minutes a day and git-r-done! Stovebolters are the VERY BEST.

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
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