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New Illinois Member
#1368032 Mon Jul 06 2020 10:49 PM
Joined: Jul 2020
Posts: 6
AD8 Offline OP
New Guy
Greetings from Illinois,

After dropping in on the Bolters as a guest now and then, my recent acquisition finally allowed me to register bonafide. I belong to a couple forums as I believe automotive sites to be invaluable resources the garage inclined.

Dad always said, "If you're going to own two vehicles - make one a truck." I've followed that advice most of my life and it proved to be sound. But the job required I use a company vehicle for the last decade - so no truck... But those days are over now! And I knew exactly what I was going to do - I now have a very stock '61 Apache, I-6, manual 3-speed, long box. She leaks and needs a little attention - but who doesn't? The last manual 235 I drove was in my high school girlfriend's Biscayne - I never forgot that car.

The proper manuals are on their way through the magic of eBay. In the meantime, I'll post any questions in the appropriate forums. I'm glad to be the latest member of the Stovebolt community.

Take care,


Re: New Illinois Member
AD8 #1368041 Tue Jul 07 2020 12:09 AM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,737
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
Welcome to the 'bolt. Please post a couple pix of your truck for us to ooo and ahhh over.

Another quality post.

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Re: New Illinois Member
AD8 #1368049 Tue Jul 07 2020 12:34 AM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 8,929
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! shake

'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
ā€˜65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (Iā€™m #2)
ā€˜39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)

"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
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Re: New Illinois Member
AD8 #1368107 Tue Jul 07 2020 02:06 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,185
Jim, a big Stovebolt welcome to you. Many of us have been here for years and realize this is the most valuable web site for Stovebolt guys that is on the web.
See you around the garage........and watch for other bolters from your state. They are quite a few here.

1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
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1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

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Re: New Illinois Member
AD8 #1368159 Tue Jul 07 2020 09:56 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,961
Shop Shark
Welcome from another Illinois Bolter. Glad to have you here. We all enjoy pictures of old trucks. šŸ˜Ž

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Re: New Illinois Member
AD8 #1368271 Wed Jul 08 2020 10:41 PM
Joined: Jul 2020
Posts: 6
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New Guy
To Rusty Rod, Justhorsenround, Achipmunk and Frank50...

Thank you for the kind words. I was hoping there would be some other Illinois members in the community. The heat has kept me out of the garage theses past days. But I do have some questions that I will post up on a separate thread... Likely tonight.

Thanks again,


Re: New Illinois Member
AD8 #1368309 Thu Jul 09 2020 02:46 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 961
Shop Shark
Jim, welcome to the site. Where about in Il. do you live?

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Re: New Illinois Member
AD8 #1369735 Sun Jul 19 2020 04:30 PM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 77
Shop Shark
Welcome to the group, Jim! I purchased my '46 Chevy truck from a gentleman in Illinois [about 6wks ago now]. Enjoy your 'new to you' truck!

You can't buy happiness but you can buy a truck...and that's pretty much the same thing.
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Re: New Illinois Member
AD8 #1369740 Sun Jul 19 2020 04:46 PM
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 155
Shop Shark
Welcome from suburban chicago. John

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Re: New Illinois Member
AD8 #1369744 Sun Jul 19 2020 04:57 PM
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 448
Shop Shark
Welcome and have a great adventure, the people on Stovebolt Forums are some of the best. They have helped me so much and have forgiven me for stupid mistakes (computer errors). I believe these old stovebolt trucks emit some sort of drug that causes mild addiction. Doc.

Currently making 1954 3100 better than new
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