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Jamboree 2022
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#1436536 Sat Jan 08 2022 08:43 AM
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dsword Offline OP
I recently purchased a 1951 GMC 2 ton flatbed dump truck with a 179 inch wheel base, fourteen foot bed and a two speed rear end. It has not run in fifteen years. The engine has 270 only stamped on the block near the distributor which makes me believe it had a factory engine replacement. The frame has been beefed up with a larger cross section added that runs from just behind the front spring hangers to just in front of the rear spring mounts. Does anyone know if this was a common thing to do? The truck came from eastern Oregon so is pretty much rust free except for parts of the floorboards and some surface rust. It needs a lot of rubber parts replaced but I am looking forward to getting it back to work.

dsword #1436629 Sun Jan 09 2022 04:29 AM
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Gotts love those Big Bolts!
Lots of good info to be found over on the Big Bolt forum. Stop in over there if you haven't already. Keep us posted on your progress, and be sure to post some pictures when you get a chance.


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1947 Chev. Loadmaster

1959 Chev. Viking 40

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dsword #1436645 Sun Jan 09 2022 06:51 AM
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dsword Offline OP
Here are some photos. Sorry the two profile shots have a bag on the cab.

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dsword #1436653 Sun Jan 09 2022 12:26 PM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! shake

'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2) “Emily”
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe “Clarence”

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dsword #1436663 Sun Jan 09 2022 02:21 PM
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Dsword, Welcome to the BOLT, you have a very sid looking truck there. Be sure to post your questions in the Big Bolts forum, lots of great folks there.


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dsword #1436695 Sun Jan 09 2022 06:08 PM
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Welcome! Great to have another Oregon member; We are few and scattered but we are here, watching and listening.....

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dsword #1436766 Mon Jan 10 2022 01:48 AM
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Welcome from n.e. Oregon, nice rig.

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dsword #1436877 Tue Jan 11 2022 02:55 AM
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Oooo, nice. Welcome to Stovebolt.

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