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Re: Welcome!
Leo #1398795 Thu Feb 25 2021 04:47 PM
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The owners of this site are very specific about name correctness. If GM referred to them as “Rounded” then that’s what the official site title will be. But, we all call them “Square Bodies”. It’s a new addition for us so it will take awhile for us to get up to speed. Been a while since we’ve seen you around the Bolt.


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Re: Welcome!
Leo #1398809 Thu Feb 25 2021 05:38 PM
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'Bolter
Apparently GM officially named this series the rounded line. Maybe we can figure out why that was. I have heard several theories, one referring to the curved side windows and one to do with the wheel wells/openings.

Re: Welcome!
IBenDcars #1398810 Thu Feb 25 2021 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by IBenDcars
I just laughed a bit at this forum title. "The rounded line". Then second sentence calls them "square bodies ".

I've been working for 40 years & the term "square body" seems to be a fairly need thing to me, may be more of a regional thing.
If ever there was a "square body" it would be the GM200 '67 - '72 platform, not the GM 300 '73 to ' 87 (and thur '91 as R / V instead of C / K series).


BC
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Re: Welcome!
Justhorsenround #1398968 Fri Feb 26 2021 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Justhorsenround
The owners of this site are very specific about name correctness. If GM referred to them as “Rounded” then that’s what the official site title will be. But, we all call them “Square Bodies”. It’s a new addition for us so it will take awhile for us to get up to speed. Been a while since we’ve seen you around the Bolt.

I am always busy doing something. I don't spend a lot of time on many websites. But working on my Stumpy Truck has me here for info and maybe parts. While I was looking here the Square Body Rounded Line caught my eye so I had to say something.


My new 1949 Chevy One Ton Dump Truck. Still have it but parked, needs a new motor.
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Re: Welcome!
IBenDcars #1399055 Sat Feb 27 2021 12:05 AM
Joined: Nov 1995
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J
Unrepentant VW Lover
Originally Posted by IBenDcars
...While I was looking here the Square Body Rounded Line caught my eye so I had to say something.

Fire away! Like Martin said, that's what GM called them, so ... To me, they are about the most squared off design GM *ever* came up with ... But all the other design series, I decided to go with what GM called them I had to call it something so I went with what GM called them, so that's what I went with here even knowing that they were off the mark ... I think the GM PR dept. was high on bad meth or something when they thought "The Rounded Line" was good ... "Rounded" .... SERIOUSLY???? headscratch but who am I to judge .... ???

So yeah ... we're all with you on that one... We're just glad to finally expand the site a little. Have fun with the series name! Call my sanity into question (the others do ... smile ) we're all here to learn and to enjoy the hobby. We're glad to open the aperture some more. Like most social media sites, this one is a contact sport (Rubbin' is racin'), so keep having at it. It's all fun and good to go. Just no flaming, personal attacks ... blah, blah, blah. Read the rules (there aren't many) We all just try to get along, share what we've learned and exist on the common ground.

Old trucks ROCK! Everything else goes somewhere else.

Regards,
John

I created this thing so blame me for everything.

smile


John

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Re: Welcome!
Leo #1399057 Sat Feb 27 2021 12:12 AM
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Unrepentant VW Lover
Oh, and as for the Suburban/Blazer question ... I did not know that they carried the design on longer for those than for the pickups .. so yeah, sure ... whatever the years are for them that carry on the same design...

And LUV's/S-10s ... What would you all think about including LUV's but NOT S-10's ...? Or should we include S-10's up to when they discontinued the line ...?

This is getting hard ...

Thoughts?

BUT ... !!! .... TGP -- Just gotta say, that is one gorgeous truck! Why is it not in our new Gallery section? With a lot of pictures??? Man, I like that truck!


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: Welcome!
Leo #1399059 Sat Feb 27 2021 12:20 AM
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Unrepentant VW Lover
And another think ... Phak ... is there a problem with me being an unrepentant Air Cooled, German automotive aficionado?
[elvis]

I've owned 5.25 Stovebolts. I've owned 10 air-cooled, rear engined VW's and one front-engined, liquid cooled VW.

Anyone have a problem with that? laalaa

smile

All in fun. Fire back if you're froggy enough ... Remember, I have my finger on the "Ban Member" key ... smile

nanner


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: Welcome!
Leo #1399065 Sat Feb 27 2021 01:24 AM
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John, just a friendly reminder, Phak is a ex nuke machinist.
He has power you would not believe!

Don

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Re: Welcome!
John Milliman #1399089 Sat Feb 27 2021 05:13 AM
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Originally Posted by John Milliman
And another think ... Phak ... is there a problem with me being an unrepentant Air Cooled, German automotive aficionado?
[elvis]

I've owned 5.25 Stovebolts. I've owned 10 air-cooled, rear engined VW's and one front-engined, liquid cooled VW.

Anyone have a problem with that? laalaa

smile

All in fun. Fire back if you're froggy enough ... Remember, I have my finger on the "Ban Member" key ... smile

nanner

The only thing I would say about your ratio of Bolts to VWs is buy more Bolts to get that ratio up.

I have heard the S-10 refenced as Square Bodies also. I didn't agree with it at the time I was like "no it's a S-10, not a real truck".
But I don't really got much more to say about what forums you add, or call them.


My new 1949 Chevy One Ton Dump Truck. Still have it but parked, needs a new motor.
1953 2 ton parts truck Long Gone
1957 GMC LCF On 75 Cadillac Eldorado Frame
Updated Feb 2021
Re: Welcome!
Leo #1399094 Sat Feb 27 2021 06:47 AM
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BUT ... !!! .... TGP -- Just gotta say, that is one gorgeous truck! Why is it not in our new Gallery section? With a lot of pictures??? Man, I like that truck!

Thanks John for the comment and everything you and Peggy do for us here.

I added the truck to the gallery.
Tom

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