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58 3200 Project
#1418346 Tue Jul 27 2021 04:51 PM
Joined: Jan 2019
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'Bolter
My dad bought a 59 project for $100 back in the early 90s and I instantly fell in love with the lines and the 4 headlights. I was never allowed to touch that one because he was going to fix it up with my older brother. They never did touch it and eventually the shop collapsed on it and destroyed it.

I have been looking for a 58 or a 59 long-bed fleetside to build with my kids for years. We finally found one close enough that we could afford and took an epic road trip to Montana to buy it. It has the original V8 and 4-speed stick and currently runs and drives.

It needs a lot of little bits of love. The pinion seal is leaking, the lower hinge on the driver door is work, the hood springs are gone, things like that. It has the wrong steering column and seat, but all of those are manageable. We are really looking forward to spending a few years fixing it up piece by piece. So far we got new tires on it, changed the fluids, and fixed the clutch (was out of adjustment and missing the return spring). One step at a time, right?

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58 Apache, long bed fleetside, V8 w/SM420
Drivable but the rear axle needs work.

59 Apache, long bed fleetside, half of an L6, 3 on the tree
Bought by my dad out of a field for $100 to build with my brother. He never touched it, so now it is mine if I can figure out how to get it down from Alaska.
Re: 58 3200 Project
Fibonachu #1418349 Tue Jul 27 2021 05:09 PM
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Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
nice. what color is the hood?


Another quality post.


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Re: 58 3200 Project
Fibonachu #1418354 Tue Jul 27 2021 05:26 PM
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 98
F
'Bolter
I think the picture is accurate, but I am really bad at colors.

I say it is pink. My wife says it isn't. *shrug*


58 Apache, long bed fleetside, V8 w/SM420
Drivable but the rear axle needs work.

59 Apache, long bed fleetside, half of an L6, 3 on the tree
Bought by my dad out of a field for $100 to build with my brother. He never touched it, so now it is mine if I can figure out how to get it down from Alaska.
Re: 58 3200 Project
Fibonachu #1418356 Tue Jul 27 2021 05:26 PM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! shake


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‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2) “Emily”
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe “Clarence”



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Re: 58 3200 Project
Fibonachu #1418368 Tue Jul 27 2021 05:59 PM
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My coupe is not pink, it is "faded red oxide primer".


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Re: 58 3200 Project
Fibonachu #1418483 Wed Jul 28 2021 11:36 AM
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Crusty Old Sarge
That's a great old truck. Growing up My best friend's Grandfather had the same same truck with the exception of a large rear window, I always loved that truck. It's strange that just a few years ago the 58's and 59's were the "Ugly Ducklings", now you see them everywhere. I love seeing more Task Force trucks on the site, Welcome to the "BOLT".


Craig

Come, Bleed or Blister something has got to give!!!
59' Apache 31, 327 V8 (0.030 over), Muncie M20 4 Speed, GM 10 Bolt Rear... long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: 58 3200 Project
Fibonachu #1419781 Sat Aug 07 2021 09:58 PM
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'Bolter
Thats a beauty, How nice to have all that strait metal.

I love the color, might say the hood is a faded lavender...
You will undoubtedly have some eager helpers with future stories .

My children always talk about fixing and working on the old
Chevy's in our lives,, they are both grown and have their own families.

Last edited by NickyAndMos; Sat Aug 07 2021 09:59 PM.

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