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New from Maryland
#1413362 Wed Jun 09 2021 11:56 PM
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So after paying for 3 college educations and decided it was time to spend some money on myself for a change. (Wife fully supported this) I started looking for an AD 5 window to be a good candidate to restomod to a daily driver. Life is short, drive something fun. Ultimately it will look as stock as possible from a distance. I decided that it would take too long for me to do all the hard stuff so decided to have Schwanke Engines from MN provide a full rolling chassis. (You can see their website for what I expect to receive soon). I then needed to find a donor truck to provide the rest of the items.

I found an incomplete truck that has been stalled project for 10 years that is 5 hours away and with the sound advice of never buying someone elses project, I did the right thing..........and bought it. Took a train ride, rented a truck and trailer and drove 10 hours back in a pouring rain storm. This guy basically bought an entire truck sheet metal, cab and all and had it painted so it would not rust. He then cleaned up the frame and coated with what I believe is POR 15 and then was stalled.

After sending a big down payment on the chassis build which will take 3 months (at least) I have started the process of inventorying what I have, what I need, and start ordering parts, parts and more parts. I seem to always be in the final stage of reassembling the doors and find another screw or piece that I need.

At some point I will be selling off what I don’t need (frame and other parts) but it’s been a fun process. One of my big dilemmas is to whether to rebuild the original bench seat or replace with a 88 C/K seat and have that reupholstered to look older. Will be need lots of advice from Stovebolt.

Charlie

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Re: New from Maryland
Stouffer01 #1413374 Thu Jun 10 2021 02:15 AM
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Charlie, Welcome to Stovebolt. you are definitely at the right place so consider yourself at home.
Looks like you are well on your way to have that "dream truck". Nothing could be finer and you can find all the help you need right here in the garage forums.
Your also in the are of many bolters so watch for them. Good luck on your build and keep us posted as you go along, we love pictures.


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Re: New from Maryland
Stouffer01 #1413426 Thu Jun 10 2021 03:19 PM
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Welcome to the 'bolt. It sounds like you will be on the road soon!


Another quality post.


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Re: New from Maryland
Stouffer01 #1413434 Thu Jun 10 2021 03:42 PM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! shake


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Re: New from Maryland
Stouffer01 #1413457 Thu Jun 10 2021 07:53 PM
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Welcome from downunder you are near Stovebolt head quarters they will round you up shortly for company and great help


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Re: New from Maryland
Stouffer01 #1413471 Thu Jun 10 2021 10:19 PM
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Hi Charlie and welcome to Stovebolt!

Tim is right (as usual). Stovebolt HQ is just down the road from you here in St. Mary's County (Leonardtown). We used to live in Mechanicsville, but when word got around what a lousy mechanic I am, they ran us out.

Anyway, check out our ODSS Forum -- we have an active group of Stovebolters here in NOVA/DELMARVA and we usually find ways to get together a few times a year. Most of our things will be easy cruising for you in that restomod! We have so much fun that Tim will get on an airplane and spend 20 hours getting here just for a weekend ... smile

Welcome aboard -- lots of experience and good advice here among our users so don't be afraid to jump in and ask questions.

And I look forward to meeting you in person one of these days.

John


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Re: New from Maryland
Stouffer01 #1413473 Thu Jun 10 2021 10:26 PM
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John
You forgot to mention that Tim will be riding Shotgun with me from mid Missouri.
Memphis, and Nashville are a good time with a bloke from down under!!!

Don


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Re: New from Maryland
Stouffer01 #1413484 Thu Jun 10 2021 11:55 PM
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Don -- There is no way I could forget such a thing! smile

I ignored you on purpose ....

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John

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'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: New from Maryland
Stouffer01 #1413496 Fri Jun 11 2021 02:02 AM
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Charley, I do want to welcome you to the group! Cool looking Ute!! I have never seen one in person.

As for John and his comment, he is just wishing he could have been on that road trip with Tim!
Then you also thro in there HRL Jerry, and it really gets interesting.
We had bail money and didn't need to use it!

Maybe next time?
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.

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