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Hello from Australia
#1413184 Tue Jun 08 2021 10:01 PM
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 11
I'm in Tasmania, which is the island under down under.
I joined here a couple of years ago when I bought my ute, and just starting a minor restoration, but then life gets in the way and things haven't gone as fast as I thought.
I have a 46 Coupe Ute with the original 216 engine and 3 speed floor shift. These vehicles were partly made and assembled in Canada, and the cab and ute body added here by Holden.
It had a bit of rust in the panels, which has meant a learning curve in sheet metal work and welding, but I'm getting there. It had been partly changed to 12 volt when I bought it, so I'm keeping it that way, just refining it a bit.
Thanks for allowing me to join. Such a great resource to keep these old girls running smoothly.


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Re: Hello from Australia
bajintas #1413224 Wed Jun 09 2021 01:43 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,531
Welcome to the Stovebolt. Very interesting vehicle and one I've always loved and wanted. Kevin Witaker Chevy dealer in Greenville S.C. is a big collector and has two of them.

Watch for other bolters from your area "down under" we have a few regulars here from there.....One is named TIm.

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Re: Hello from Australia
bajintas #1413230 Wed Jun 09 2021 02:14 AM
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Posts: 4,771
Glad you started speaking up!! Love the ute! I have never seen one in person.
I also know most Australian's are not shy, so keep posting up.


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Re: Hello from Australia
bajintas #1413231 Wed Jun 09 2021 02:17 AM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! shake

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Re: Hello from Australia
bajintas #1413247 Wed Jun 09 2021 03:11 AM
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Awesome thumbs_up Let us hear the full story behind your truck by posting it in our new Gallery.


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Re: Hello from Australia
bajintas #1413251 Wed Jun 09 2021 03:41 AM
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That's a really cool truck!
Welcome to the Bolt!!


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Re: Hello from Australia
bajintas #1413281 Wed Jun 09 2021 11:54 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,000
Welcome from downunder Keeping the dream alive looks like a good Ute you have there you are in good company here

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Re: Hello from Australia
bajintas #1413427 Thu Jun 10 2021 03:20 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 4,211
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Welcome to the 'bolt. Very interesting vehicle

Another quality post.

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Re: Hello from Australia
bajintas #1413485 Fri Jun 11 2021 12:33 AM
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Welcome to the ‘Bolt. Awesome looking truck! We don’t see them here in the states and I would love to see one in person. We ‘bolters love stories and pictures so please post!

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