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Expanding the site to include 1973-1987 trucks!
#1396374 Mon Feb 08 2021 02:48 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,077
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
Happy new year, Stovebolters!

We're happy to announce that coming soon, we will be opening our garage door a little wider to accommodate the next era of trucks -- the 1973 to 1987 GM trucks of the "Rounded Line."

I hope everyone will make them feel welcome as they step onto the shores of Stovebolt.com!

This era truck saw the beginnings of GM's vast expansion of models, options, drivetrains, interiors, etc so there will be lots to discuss with folks redoing them. Let's provide them a great forum to knowledge share!

Also ... I need a volunteer moderator for this forum. You don't have to be an expert on these trucks, you just have to help maintain the discussions. If you are interested in becoming a moderator for this forum, let me know. If you would like to become a moderator for any of our other forums (our new Gallery Forums, for example), let me know! High post counts are not important. In fact, I'd love to get some new guys on the site involved in this. Take a look at the attached Moderator Guide -- it will let you know what's involved with being a moderator here.

Thanks,
John

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gallery guide.pdf (240.9 KB, 28 downloads)
Moderator Guide 2021.pdf (261.77 KB, 18 downloads)

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: Expanding the site to include 1973-1987 trucks!
John Milliman #1396655 Wed Feb 10 2021 07:51 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,941
Leo Offline
'Bolter
Very good John, I acquired a square body pickup last summer. I heard that this new forum was in the works. So do we have to submit a resumè to be a moderator? I'm not a new guy, so that is already a strike against me. When you get to the bottom of the barrel and no volunteers, let me know, my services are available.
Leo

Re: Expanding the site to include 1973-1987 trucks!
John Milliman #1396664 Wed Feb 10 2021 08:23 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,693
2
'Bolter
John, You better take Leo up on that offer!!
Recruit a new mod to help him out and it will take off!!

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: Expanding the site to include 1973-1987 trucks!
John Milliman #1396787 Thu Feb 11 2021 06:22 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 22,592
H
'Bolter
Good news! I've got a couple of mid-1980's pickups, an 84 Blazer, and half of an 82 Suburban that got T-boned just behind the driver's door. That one's got a pretty badly bent frame, and back when I was teaching auto body my students learned how to prepare a body for a "rear clip" repair by cutting the floor pan and quarter panels off behind the B pillar and leaving the roof untouched. I doubt if that one's ever going to go back on the road, but the running gear and suspension is mostly intact.
Jerry


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

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Re: Expanding the site to include 1973-1987 trucks!
John Milliman #1396790 Thu Feb 11 2021 06:32 PM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 756
T
Bondo Artiste
Heck yeah!

I've got my eye on a 80's Chevy Luv and that would be a cool sub forum to have with those trucks. Even though it's based on the Datsun platform it's still a Chevy and from the 80's.


Phillip
1927 Chevy Capital 1 Ton truck - basket case
1941 Chevy Suburban - Parts only
1949 GMC Suburban - 10 year project
1945 GMC half ton truck - Driver
1946 Chevy COE - Might restore one day...
1959 GMC Half ton long bed NAPCO

https://photos.google.com/u/1/albums
Re: Expanding the site to include 1973-1987 trucks!
John Milliman #1396961 Fri Feb 12 2021 05:20 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 4,175
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
I'll have to dig out some pix of the '77 camper special I picked up for $500 years ago. That thing could haul a load of rocks and still get 7.5-10 mpg! I towed the 39 pickup from Grants Pass to Oceanside with it.


Another quality post.


Real Trucks Rattle

HELP! The Paranoids are after me!
Re: Expanding the site to include 1973-1987 trucks!
John Milliman #1397171 Sat Feb 13 2021 11:29 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,077
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
Phil -- Great idea! Thanks for volunteering to moderate it smile


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: Expanding the site to include 1973-1987 trucks!
John Milliman #1397178 Sun Feb 14 2021 12:47 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,693
2
'Bolter
Phil, looks like your draft number came up!!!

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: Expanding the site to include 1973-1987 trucks!
John Milliman #1397199 Sun Feb 14 2021 02:27 AM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 756
T
Bondo Artiste
Nope. Looks like Leo stepped up to moderate. I don’t have the time for that.


Phillip
1927 Chevy Capital 1 Ton truck - basket case
1941 Chevy Suburban - Parts only
1949 GMC Suburban - 10 year project
1945 GMC half ton truck - Driver
1946 Chevy COE - Might restore one day...
1959 GMC Half ton long bed NAPCO

https://photos.google.com/u/1/albums
Re: Expanding the site to include 1973-1987 trucks!
John Milliman #1397227 Sun Feb 14 2021 01:41 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,077
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
I was referring to the LUV subforum. Thanks again, Phil. I'll send you the moderator guide and the other paperwork. Moderating a subforum is pretty simple -- it usually only requires a couple of hours a day. Sometimes a little more on weekends.


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: Expanding the site to include 1973-1987 trucks!
John Milliman #1397232 Sun Feb 14 2021 02:06 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,077
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
The forum is now active! Let's be sure to be welcoming when the guys start showing up!


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: Expanding the site to include 1973-1987 trucks!
John Milliman #1397285 Sun Feb 14 2021 06:05 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,107
'Bolter
It is nice to see a new tolerance for smaller "trucks" (the LUV).

It is also nice to be tolerant of a non-GM-made smaller truck - a foreign/Asian-manufactured non-GM-made smaller truck.

Isuzu LUV [en.wikipedia.org] - Isuzu Faster [en.wikipedia.org]

That same tolerance was not shown here for larger small trucks (Panel Delivery & Corvair Vans). They were American designed & manufactured (and, were listed in the Truck Data Books for Salesmen). Most posts were moved to the Greasy Spoon. One of those trucks even had a high-pressure Stovebolt 235 engine.

I know, an interest in consistency "is the hobgoblin of little minds".

Nonetheless - thanks for the change of heart/belief for the LUV.


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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