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Welcome!
#1397195 Sun Feb 14 2021 02:13 AM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,934
Leo Offline OP
'Bolter
I would like to add my welcome to one and all who want to participate in this new forum. The "square body" series of trucks is rapidly gaining in popularity and so the decision has been made to make this part of who we are at Stovebolt.
Leo

Re: Welcome!
Leo #1397247 Sun Feb 14 2021 03:45 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,653
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'Bolter
Thanks for stepping up to the plate Leo!!
I might add that the site could use How-To tech articles for these trucks. So if you have done something that may help others, write it up and post it.

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: Welcome!
Leo #1397645 Wed Feb 17 2021 04:23 AM
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Posts: 132
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Shop Shark
Leo,
What about my 90 suburban. Its square body (till 91) cause they didnt retool for suburban till then.
Where does it fit in SB, or does it fit at all?
delky dave in wyo


1957, 3100, v8
1990 Suburban
Re: Welcome!
Leo #1397678 Wed Feb 17 2021 02:19 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,771
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Just pushing the limits?


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: Welcome!
delky #1397723 Wed Feb 17 2021 09:17 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,934
Leo Offline OP
'Bolter
Originally Posted by delky
Leo,
What about my 90 suburban. Its square body (till 91) cause they didnt retool for suburban till then.
Where does it fit in SB, or does it fit at all?
delky dave in wyo
I am fully aware that square bodies continued on in the bigger models for several years. That has happened with other series of trucks even back in the 50s. This particular forum covers the years 1973 to 1987.

Re: Welcome!
Leo #1398229 Sun Feb 21 2021 03:07 PM
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,001
Socket Breaker
It isn't pushing the limits, it's the same body style until '91 for the burbs and the 4x4 pickup trucks as well. Same parts and pieces... as '85-'87.

Re: Welcome!
Leo #1398231 Sun Feb 21 2021 03:17 PM
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Posts: 1,848
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AD Addict
We need the Grand Pooh-bah (alias, “Unrepentant VW lover”) for a ruling.

Last edited by Phak1; Sun Feb 21 2021 03:19 PM.

Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
Project Journals
‘59 235 & hydraulic lifters
“Three on the Tree” & 4:11 torque tube
12v w/ Alternator
Re: Welcome!
Leo #1398232 Sun Feb 21 2021 03:28 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,771
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
John has asked that someone start a new thread with the Suburban question. He has an answer but is waiting for someone to ask specifically.


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: Welcome!
Leo #1398435 Tue Feb 23 2021 12:23 AM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 107
T
TGP Offline
Shop Shark
Thanks for adding this sub forum.
Should be a lot of help to many.

Long time Square Body owner of many.
Bought this 77 K30 New and Still have it
Ordered with every available option at the time
From Chevrolet.

Picture is two years old.
Tom

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Re: Welcome!
Leo #1398791 Thu Feb 25 2021 04:28 PM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 101
I
Shop Shark
I just laughed a bit at this forum title. "The rounded line". Then second sentence calls them "square bodies ". Everyone I've ever heard refers to this generation as "Square Bodies".
I am glad this forum was added. Looking forward to spending a lot of hours killing time here also.


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 #1398795 Thu Feb 25 2021 04:47 PM
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Posts: 9,771
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
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.


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: Welcome!
Leo #1398809 Thu Feb 25 2021 05:38 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,934
Leo Offline OP
'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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'Bolter
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
1960 Chevy C10 driver 235 T5 3.73 dana 44
1949 GMC 250 project in waiting
1960 C60 pasture art
G.M dealer tech since 1980 & counting
Re: Welcome!
Justhorsenround #1398968 Fri Feb 26 2021 07:52 AM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 101
I
Shop Shark
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.
1953 2 ton parts truck Long Gone
1957 GMC LCF On 75 Cadillac Eldorado Frame
Updated Feb 2021
Re: Welcome!
IBenDcars #1399055 Sat Feb 27 2021 12:05 AM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,016
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

"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 #1399057 Sat Feb 27 2021 12:12 AM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,016
J
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
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,016
J
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
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,653
2
'Bolter
John, just a friendly reminder, Phak is a ex nuke machinist.
He has power you would not believe!

Don

Last edited by 2-Ton; Sat Feb 27 2021 01:27 AM.

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: Welcome!
John Milliman #1399089 Sat Feb 27 2021 05:13 AM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 101
I
Shop Shark
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
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 107
T
TGP Offline
Shop Shark
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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2-Ton #1401851 Thu Mar 18 2021 02:09 PM
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 609
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'Bolter
2-ton Will take a shot for you... Went to work for a fertilizer co. in 73 they had a new 73 3/4 4 speed 292 pickup. Ran fine but much later lost a head gasket,I then discovered those heads will warp like a chunk of firewood gotta cut both surfaces to hold the gaskets. We later called them the rust bucket line !!

Re: Welcome!
Leo #1401856 Thu Mar 18 2021 02:22 PM
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 609
F
'Bolter
Originally Posted by Leo
I would like to add my welcome to one and all who want to participate in this new forum. The "square body" series of trucks is rapidly gaining in popularity and so the decision has been made to make this part of who we are at Stovebolt.
Leo
Leo just peplied to you poof its gone.

Re: Welcome!
Leo #1406232 Thu Apr 15 2021 06:43 PM
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 317
J
'Bolter
For reference, The truck on the right is the Rounded Line truck.

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Leo #1406269 Fri Apr 16 2021 12:36 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,015
5
'Bolter
Don't know why they called it that. Sure looks square, compared to the GMC.


Brian
1955.2 3100 Truck


The older I get the more dangerous I am!!!!!
Re: Welcome!
Leo #1406280 Fri Apr 16 2021 01:52 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?

I know that I am a bit late to the party, but I just saw the post.

John, I have nothing but good things to say about VW’s, but not on this site! LOL! In fact, my wife owns a 2008 VW Eos and it’s an awesome vehicle, but it’s not a truck!


Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
Project Journals
‘59 235 & hydraulic lifters
“Three on the Tree” & 4:11 torque tube
12v w/ Alternator
Re: Welcome!
Leo #1407810 Wed Apr 28 2021 03:57 PM
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 82
K
'Bolter
Also wondering why the forum is called the "rounded line" when "square body" is the common term. Funny that my old 83 GMC farm truck is a classic!


1959 Chevrolet 3800 Pickup
1937 Chevrolet GC Panel
Can you still call it a barn find if it's your barn?
Re: Welcome!
Leo #1407830 Wed Apr 28 2021 07:42 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,092
'Bolter


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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Leo #1411225 Mon May 24 2021 10:35 PM
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Posts: 854
I
'Bolter
Probably will not see many 73 Chevy trucks as I bought a brand new one and kept pretty good care of it and it still rusted out just in front of the rear fenders at and also the rear of the front fenders ... I and 3 other guys back then bought brand new trucks, all 1973 Chevy and GMC..
Right away my wiper switch did not work and the other two guys had the same problem and when we all three got new ones from the dealer they did the same thing ,,came on when ever they wanted and stopped when ever they wanted..
I finally put a toggow switch on the bottom of the dash board ,,,and it was that way when I sold it ..Curious if any of you had this problem or did General Motors fix by the new 74 's came out?

this it the 73 truck in this photo ,,the wife had the Camaro .
https://photos.app.goo.gl/MUAZphJjHQvBQRto8

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Leo #1411330 Tue May 25 2021 05:38 PM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 445
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Unconventional Thinker
Rounded Line...lol... Now that is funny. But, if GM says it's so, it is so. Carry on!


Shane

Shane's Toys...
2007 Forester XT Limited (2nd Owner)
1991 Cherokee Laredo (2nd Owner)
1981 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside 8,600 Camper Special (3rd Owner)
1965 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside (3rd Owner)
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