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New from Florida
#1369218 Wed Jul 15 2020 06:43 PM
Joined: Jul 2020
Posts: 3
ToddE Offline OP
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Thanks for the add!! I recently got my hands on a '52 5window. We "found" it inside one of my dad's barns back home in Texas. He did not want it to go to waste, so he gave it to me and my son. Can't wait to get back home in the spring and bring it down for us to get it running again. I have already seen tons of info on here about the truck. My son has been "snooping" around as well. smile It was running in the early 90s so I hope it doesn't take a whole lot to get it back on the road. My son wants to learn how to drive the "three on the tree" instead of an automatic. We will see!! The truck has been covered in burlap sacks and saddles since about 89-90. Dad she was running great the last time he drove it. Was rough restoring it when he got hurt on the job, never got back to it. Kinda like his '31 Ford. Some surface rust here and there. Not sure about the hood. Tires need replacing of course. Will probably replace basic electrical components if necessary. My son wants it running by his senior year in high school. Gives me another year to get everything going. My only decision is whether or not to do a full restore or wait. Truck even comes with its own custom bullet holes. Not so LOL.

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Re: New from Florida
ToddE #1369229 Wed Jul 15 2020 08:06 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,774
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
Welcome to the 'bolt. It's nice to keep old vehicles in the family, and even nicer when there is a father son project.

You will get plenty of advice here. If it was my truck, I would ensure that it runs, drives and stops safely before starting to tear it apart to "restore" it. Drive it around some, let your son learn to drive it... you might never get around to restoring it!!

Another quality post.

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Re: New from Florida
ToddE #1369233 Wed Jul 15 2020 08:16 PM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! shake

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'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
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ā€˜39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
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Re: New from Florida
ToddE #1369244 Wed Jul 15 2020 10:43 PM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 64
Wrench Fetcher
Congrats on getting the truck and now deciding what to do with it. Keep us updated on your progress, plenty of smart men and women on these forums, and a few smarties....

Last edited by Rusty Rod; Thu Jul 16 2020 03:36 AM.

1951 Chevrolet 3100
Re: New from Florida
ToddE #1369257 Thu Jul 16 2020 12:22 AM
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 100
Shop Shark
Welcome ToddE - you've got a great father and son project there! I'm sure you will have many memorable times working on the truck together, no matter what you finally decide to do with it. My '51-3100 5-window is also a father and son project and we spend many quality hours together. Enjoy your adventure!


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Re: New from Florida
ToddE #1369303 Thu Jul 16 2020 03:26 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,202
welcome to the sTovebolt, Todd. You'll find what you need right here........see you around the garage forums.

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Re: New from Florida
ToddE #1369315 Thu Jul 16 2020 12:15 PM
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 497
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Welcome ToddE, This is the place for you. These folks are great and have all the info you will need. The point of this site that I like so much is if they don't know the answer right away they will get it. The days are gone when one can find a barn find in this part of Florida. So nice to know you got one. Have a great time, it will last a life time. Doc. P.S. follow the insrtuctions the Stovebolt has for pulling the spark plugs and using the right mix of oils and solvents to not damage engine prior to turning over.

Last edited by Doc.Hall; Thu Jul 16 2020 12:30 PM. Reason: additional info

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Re: New from Florida
ToddE #1369322 Thu Jul 16 2020 12:59 PM
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Posts: 1,551
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Glad to see another Florida 'bolter. Also good to have your son involved. It takes the next generation to keep these old trucks on the road.


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Re: New from Florida
ToddE #1371381 Thu Jul 30 2020 11:43 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 74
Wrench Fetcher

Being that you are in New Port Richey, Florida, you might be interested in our VCCA chartered Car club.
There a lot of nice members in the club.


Bob Bernstel in Palm Harbor

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1940 Chevy Business Coupe
Re: New from Florida
ToddE #1371529 Fri Jul 31 2020 08:24 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 787
Shop Shark
Howdy Neighbor (well next State anyway). As others have said get it running and driving, you can always make up your mind to restore it later. I would bet that just getting home from Texas will be an adventure for you and your Son. Welcome to the BOLT.


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