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#1432930 Thu Dec 09 2021 08:06 PM
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From one of our Bolters:

"I wasn't sure who to contact but want to let you know that Barry Weeks has passed away. I know he was a largely involved in the stovebolt forums and wasn't sure if anyone on the forums has known or say anything."

Tried to do some searching on the matter but can up with nothing so far. (My computer was out most of the day.)

Any one know anything?


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Peggy M #1432933 Thu Dec 09 2021 08:33 PM
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Posts by Barry Weeks - for members who do not remember him

RIP, Barry

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Barry Weeks - do a G O O G L E search on "Barry Weeks Lake Elmo, MN"

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Peggy M #1432937 Thu Dec 09 2021 09:04 PM
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Do a "Stovebolt" search (see the little guy praying on the left; or the Search link on the top or bottom menu bar), for "Barry Weeks" and you'll see a lot of Tech Tips, etc. that he had done.

We have some parts on the History of Stovebolt that I can dig up (hopefully). Barry was key to encouraging John to open up from discussion of only 1939-40 trucks to a better group of years, models and makes.

Had been looking for one of my favorite pictures of Barry. It may also take me awhile to find it. Computer cooperation is key.


Peggy M
I distinctly remember forgetting that. grin
Peggy M #1432943 Thu Dec 09 2021 09:42 PM
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This is really terrible to learn and a great loss for our hobby. Barry Weeks was a wonderful person who was a virtual encyclopedia of 30s and 40s GM truck knowledge, and he operated Weeks End Machine in Lake Elmo MN. As Peg so correctly pointed out, Barry authored many tech articles here that have helped bolters for decades. Sad sad Day. This is photo is from Barry's facebook page which is fitting since he was truly a G O A T of old truck knowledge.

Peggy M #1432947 Thu Dec 09 2021 10:12 PM
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Rob, you are so correct. I am in shock, having just learned this.

I will write more later, but for now know that if it weren't for Barry, there would be no As we have not seen an obit or anything official from Kathy ... I'm being a little cautious about this for now


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Peggy M #1432999 Fri Dec 10 2021 12:08 PM
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Got a message from Barry's wife, Kathy. In part:

"Barry passed away Tuesday night from complications of Covid virus. I'm still in shock, and still find it hard to believe he's really gone from us. I am just now getting over Covid."

I pulled a three page, hand-written note from Barry to John, dated October 15, 1993. Two years before the birth of The Stovebolt Page. John can tell more about all that.

Barry touched so many people in so many ways. We will miss him but we see so much evidence of his passing this way and leaving such a great imprint. Even tho it's sad, I find myself smiling when thinking of him.


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Peggy M #1433008 Fri Dec 10 2021 01:35 PM
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Huge loss for the Stovebolt community. Rest In Peace Barry Weeks.

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Peggy M #1433067 Fri Dec 10 2021 11:30 PM
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RIP Barry.

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Peggy M #1433069 Sat Dec 11 2021 12:38 AM
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I've read many of his post's. Sad to say that I never met him.

Rest in peace Barry.


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I met Barry through the Stovebolt page at least 20 years ago . . . he helped me set up a machine shop and mentored me on how to deal with squirrelly customers. I have been to his home a few times and we have swapped our share of truck parts, business advice, and stories.

I haven’t talked to him in over a year and found out Wednesday that he had died. COVID has created so many deterrents to getting together and staying in touch. I am stunned to hear he is gone . . . the world is a poorer place with his passing.

Ken Brown

A photo of me and Barry in front of his shop with my old GMC . . . good times!

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