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#1402689 Tue Mar 23 2021 10:02 PM
Joined: Mar 2021
Posts: 13
Hello all, been reading this forum for a while, thought it was time to finally get involved. Just purchased my second stovebolt! Both are "Big Bolts".
A couple years ago I picked up my first, 1961 Chevy (Viking?) C60 Wayne School bus, we are going to cover it into our family RV. It's going to take some doing, but there won't be one like it.

A few days ago I found my second. A 1947 Chevy 2 Ton. A legitimate "field find". The owner said it came with ranch. He had never seen it move. Been parked for the last 3 decades. He has no idea where the title is, so it will be bill of sale only. That's not too big of an issue here in Montana. We agreed on a price and I set off to tinkering. Had it running in about 2 hours. I need to get some air in a couple tires and refill and bleed the brakes. Going to attempt to drive it home on the backroads (about 80 miles).

Looking forward to getting her home! I'll update by making some new threads over in the Big Bolts section!

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Dan Beluscak #1402778 Wed Mar 24 2021 12:32 PM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! shake
You do not need to use links to post photos. Instructions are in the left margin of every page.

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Dan Beluscak #1402786 Wed Mar 24 2021 01:07 PM
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Very cool truck Dan. thumbs_up Any idea what the frame over the cab was used for?


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Dan Beluscak #1402817 Wed Mar 24 2021 03:55 PM
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Welcome to the 'bolt. interesting truck, particularly the fixture over the front. Maybe to load on extra hay?

Another quality post.

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Dan Beluscak #1402821 Wed Mar 24 2021 04:04 PM
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Great truck. Most of the field finds around here have the windows shot out at least.
Looks like a hay truck to me also. I like the way the tire chains are stored.
Good luck on your 80 mile break-in trip.

Dan Beluscak #1402850 Wed Mar 24 2021 06:18 PM
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Looks like it might have had a hydraulic winch possibly for loading something judging by the rollers on the back of the bed and the hydraulic controls on the steering column. Probably PTO driven, with control levers just in front of the seat. Maybe a tilt bed? Interesting truck for sure. Good luck on that trip. Check out those old tires closely. You don't want to have a blowout.

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Dan Beluscak #1402926 Thu Mar 25 2021 03:41 AM
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Welcome! Cool looking truck! Get him to throw that A John Deere in on the deal! grin

Good luck getting it home. We'd love to see pictures of that school bus also.


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Rich'sToys #1402935 Thu Mar 25 2021 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Rich'sToys
Welcome! Cool looking truck! Get him to throw that A John Deere in on the deal! grin

Good luck getting it home. We'd love to see pictures of that school bus also.

I'm with you, JD model A was the sound of my childhood, that & GMC V6s .

I'd drive it home.
Some pic of the Viking bus would be great, easy to post on this site.

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Dan Beluscak #1402945 Thu Mar 25 2021 11:59 AM
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My Dad was a carpenter and the local lumber store used a truck with a bed just like that. No strap on fork lifts back then. The bed would tilt and the rollers would allow the entire banded load to be slid off the bed to unload.

I agree with klhansen about the extra hay on the rack!

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Dan Beluscak #1402987 Thu Mar 25 2021 05:31 PM
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Wow even has the authentic Cowboy hat! Welcome

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