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Stovebolt Love
#1345701 Sun Feb 09 2020 03:37 PM
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Peggy M Offline OP
'Bolter
We started this "idea" a long time ago and it was fun. A lot of those old threads are gone but this much was saved in the News page.

You might be a Stovebolt Lover if:


In2deep - you have a two or three car garage with one truck in it. Whole or in pieces.
Popcorn - you get up at 4 a.m. to work on "the truck" because its more important than sleep.
Fahr - you excitedly call your wife to tell her you found the perfect (insert missing or broken truck part)... and she's as excited as you are about it
Tony M - your wife checks the history feature on your computer and finds nothing but pictures of naked .. trucks
Fatfenders - your eyes glaze over when someone talks about any truck newer than 1974.
46 Burb - you spend quality time with your wife on the living room couch with a laptop posting on a Stovebolt forum.
Patrick66 - you have parts from the last seventeen trucks you've owned, and can identify every one of them!
Sublime - you heat bake your intake manifold in the kitchen oven and stink your house out for hours
Mugsy - the first thing you do in the morning (besides make a cup of coffee) is turn the computer on and go to The Stovebolt Page.

I put this post in this section so people who don't have access to the Greasy Spoon can still see it.

Have a Happy Valentine's Day, ye old Stovebolters.

thumbs_up
Peg

Last edited by Peggy M; Sun Feb 09 2020 03:38 PM.

The first five days after the weekend are the hardest.
Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1345704 Sun Feb 09 2020 03:54 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,903
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
You reupholster truck seats in your dining room.

Body work hub caps to get that just right look.

Unfortunately Peggy, the majority of those members are no longer active.☹️


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) “Emily”
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe “Clarence”



"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!
USAF 1965-1969 Weather Observation Tech (I got paid to look at the clouds)

Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1345706 Sun Feb 09 2020 04:25 PM
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Peggy M Offline OP
'Bolter
Yea, I noticed that. Hence, we need an update on the ideas! headscratch


Peg


The first five days after the weekend are the hardest.
Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1345711 Sun Feb 09 2020 04:41 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,693
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'Bolter
If you have more than five pre 1970 Stovebolts!
Well, that may be classified as a severe addiction?

Don

Last edited by 2-Ton; Sun Feb 09 2020 04:42 PM.

Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pix on Photobucket [s893.photobucket.com]
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1345719 Sun Feb 09 2020 05:45 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 1,275
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Insomniac
You forgot your wedding anniversary because you were too busy with the truck. (Good thing both of us were guilty of this)


Gord
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1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1345759 Sun Feb 09 2020 10:08 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 677
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'Bolter
After a late night working on the truck, you climb into the bed of the truck, get all comfy, and fall asleep, only to woke up at daybreak!

Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1345763 Sun Feb 09 2020 10:22 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,693
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'Bolter
Gord
Wife and I did that a few years ago at the KC Reunion.
Remembered Sunday on the way home, that the day before was our 19 anniversary.
Yes, we were both guilty of forgetting it.
9-9-95 was the day we got married under a full moon.

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pix on Photobucket [s893.photobucket.com]
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1345772 Sun Feb 09 2020 11:46 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,107
'Bolter
You might be a Stovebolt Lover if: your two grandchildren (a girl & a boy) ask to sit in the Suburban every time they visit (2-3 times a week).

I think I have one legal child seat. If it works, I'll get another. Then, we will all go on at least a 15 minute ride, every time they visit/ask.

One will inherit the 1954 3106 Suburban.
The other will inherit the 1954 3104 Deluxe Pickup.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1345804 Mon Feb 10 2020 03:29 AM
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 158
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'Bolter
Well, your “idea” has been a powerful opportunity for me to learn and find parts, or people that had them, for an old Chevy COE restoration. I’m 46 now but started this journey 13 years ago and I’m nearly done! I couldn’t have done it without your site and the people that are part of. So, thank you - it was a great “idea”!

Derek #2066

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Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1345807 Mon Feb 10 2020 04:07 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 22,592
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'Bolter
You spend your birthday at Homecoming- - - - -twice! (And enjoy it!)
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1345809 Mon Feb 10 2020 04:15 AM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 4,030
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
You take a 12,500 mile road trip to collect parts for your Stovebolt project. wink

I've done a few other things mentioned as well. cool


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1345843 Mon Feb 10 2020 05:11 PM
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 209
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Shop Shark
Peggy M.

I think what the members said above is still spot-on, at least for me anyway. Of course, I am a little late to the party, not the thread, just the Stovebolt party in general. I wish I had known about this site years ago. If I had, I may have done a little better job of preserving what I have.

Martin,
I can relate to re-upholstering seats in the house. Not for a Stovebolt though, it was for a 1962 VW Beetle and it was in the Living Room. I still have a picture of my son standing in the engine compartment of the VW when I was doing the restoration. He was two then, he is thirty-five now.

So Peggy here is one, “You might be a Stovebolt Lover if – you offer to take your spouse for a Valentine’s Day get away and she says why don’t we go on a road trip to get parts for the truck.” Oh yeah, we have been married for almost forty-three years.


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 Love
Peggy M #1345845 Mon Feb 10 2020 05:21 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,196
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Crusty Old Sarge
You might be a Stovebolt Lover if: You take the back road to dinner with your Wife just so you can pass that "I'm gonna fix it someday" 49 3100 truck.


Craig

Come, Bleed or Blister something has got to give!!!
59' Apache 31, 327 V8 (0.030 over), Muncie M20 4 Speed, GM 10 Bolt Rear... long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1345846 Mon Feb 10 2020 05:25 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,485
'Bolter
...my family love the 37 pickup more than me! .

Almost sold the pickup a year ago and when the family learned I was planning on selling it they dis-owned me.
Lucky for me the buyer decided on a car. After we hung up the phone I told the family the pickup is NOT FOR SALE.
Now I get to eat good food again..........and the truck will go to my daughter and my nephew mechanic. He works on it, she drives it.

....Stovebolt Love is when you rather ramble through a junk yard than go to the mall with your wife! I think I won her over to my side.


1937 Chevy Pickup [stovebolt.com]

1952 Chevy Panel [stovebolt.com]
52 Chevy Panel [photos.app.goo.gl]

Pictures in my Photobucket [s140.photobucket.com]

1950 Chevy Coupe
https://photos.websearch.com/share/...Nko1cUJCNFFMTVFEUnNRbjFhNTFPc1J4YWV4cmRB



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
Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1345859 Mon Feb 10 2020 07:17 PM
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Posts: 2,919
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Peggy M Offline OP
'Bolter
Oh wow. These are good comments and anecdotes.

Good to see another Alabama Bolter. And a VW bugman.

Peg


The first five days after the weekend are the hardest.
Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1345868 Mon Feb 10 2020 08:33 PM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 4,030
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
You might be a Stovebolt lover: If you drag a prized part find from 1/4 mile off the road thru 6 inch deep mud.

I think my feet weighed 10 lb each from the mud buildup. frown But I got it!!


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1345905 Tue Feb 11 2020 01:01 AM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,077
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
Somedays you think that maybe you should have stuck with the VW's ...

not me

I miss my '59 ....


John

"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
— C. S. Lewis


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1345913 Tue Feb 11 2020 02:45 AM
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 209
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Shop Shark
Wow John...my brothers first car was a 59 VW that he bought from my uncle for $75.00. It wasn’t mine, but I was so excited I spent all day waxing the chalky paint until it actually shined. He would take all the neighborhood kids for a ride and we would have to rock back in forth in unison to get up some of the hills where we lived. Those were good times.

But no about sticking with the VW’s. I like the Stovebolt’s much better.


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 Love
Peggy M #1345987 Tue Feb 11 2020 05:51 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,941
Leo Offline
'Bolter
I've dropped in at Stovebolters on the west coast, the east coast, the deep south, the mid west and even visited one in Germany. Met bolters in 5 different countries and all these interactions were great.

Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1345995 Tue Feb 11 2020 06:30 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,263
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
One of my first cars was a '58 Kombi. ORIGINAL safari windshields. SOTO member #203 or something like that. Memories.....

Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1346183 Wed Feb 12 2020 05:33 PM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 474
M
'Bolter
When your 13 year old daughter takes her friends back on the farm and take pictures in front of the "Buddy" truck. wink

Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1346325 Thu Feb 13 2020 04:37 AM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,116
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Workshop Owner
When everyday you imagine driving your "Bolt" even though you are no where near to having it road ready. ohwell

Great post Peg. thumbs_up

John


J Lucas





1941 Chevy 1/2-Ton
1942 Chevy 1.5-Ton SWB
1959 Chevy Apache 31 Fleetside
1959 Chevy Apache 32 Fleetside
1959 Chevy Viking 40

My Flicker Photos! [flickr.com]

Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1346327 Thu Feb 13 2020 04:53 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 986
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'Bolter
My wife Karen thinks the truck is the other women in my life and gets what ever she needs Leo you would be welcome downunder same to everybody else I got a birthday invite to a fellow bolter downunder COE500 which I’m looking forward to big 60 I actually went to high school with him and met 40 years later at a truck show so in for good weekend


57 3200 pickup 265 V8 with service tray
Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1346336 Thu Feb 13 2020 10:20 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,338
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Camp Commandant
When you have had a rough day at work and your wife says, "I think you should go down to the shop and do some wrenching on your truck". smile thumbs_up


Billy
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society
Exotic Animal Division

1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q26XBoHtZH8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pj1WsnppKFAgAnvZ7

1959 GMC 860
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zu3Uf7Z7qocTGJvA9

50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jNCZiHK9QGyBs5Ko7

“ I’ve got a trailer and I’m not afraid to use it! “
Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1346354 Thu Feb 13 2020 02:34 PM
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 326
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'Bolter

when one travels 1000 plus miles on a weekend just to hang around some kewl guys and their trucks .

John


good planning is no substitute for dumb luck
Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1346426 Fri Feb 14 2020 01:05 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,663
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back yard wrench turner
Welcome back Peggy!
Stovebolt love is when a vacation is based on a shopping trip in Carlisle, PA.

I found my headlights, radiator, and floor shifter.

Last edited by Wayne67vert; Fri Feb 14 2020 01:06 AM.

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
-30-Stovebolt Gallery
Photos that I have shared on Stovebolt via PhotoBucket are no longer available. Please contact me if you want a photo from an old post. malmwayne@hotmail.com
Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1346448 Fri Feb 14 2020 04:14 AM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,005
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Shop Shark
33 stall garage and 34 trucks

Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1346454 Fri Feb 14 2020 05:21 AM
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Posts: 2,919
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Peggy M Offline OP
'Bolter
Builder,

Guess what I came across when re-establishing my server connection this morning? your IRWIPI pictures! thumbs_up

I think it's all pictures but I'll need more time to hunt. If they are on the server, I must have a doc file somewhere.

headscratch

Peggy


The first five days after the weekend are the hardest.
Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1347250 Thu Feb 20 2020 12:12 PM
Joined: Nov 2019
Posts: 554
O
'Bolter
I'm like Knight Rider on long trips with the wife. My eyes are scanning the terrain looking for AD's.


"If you can't fix it with duct tape it's an electrical problem"
1949 5 Window 3100
Veteran of the USAF
https://zippi6.wixsite.com/adtruck

Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1347275 Thu Feb 20 2020 06:31 PM
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 6,964
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'Bolter
I wanted a 30s Plymouth long before the 54 truck, but because of the 54, I have met a great bunch of people.


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 Love
Peggy M #1347600 Sun Feb 23 2020 04:47 PM
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 667
D
'Bolter
My wife just broke out in loud laughter when i read 46 Burb. We were watching TV and of course I was on line with Stovebolt.


Currently making 1954 3100 better than new and Genetics
Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1347602 Sun Feb 23 2020 04:53 PM
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 667
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'Bolter
Hey folks I need some help here. My old pal is getting restored for the second time. However the passenger side running board is slightly shorter. The frame is perfect everything lines up. The fellow that did the body work had three older 3100's 47, 51, & 53. did he mix them up?

Last edited by Doc.Hall; Sun Feb 23 2020 09:54 PM.

Currently making 1954 3100 better than new and Genetics
Re: Stovebolt Love
Peggy M #1347609 Sun Feb 23 2020 06:30 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,107
'Bolter
All 1947-1955st 1/2 ton truck running boards were/are the same length.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
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