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Thinking again ...
We are still asking:
What did you
get done on
your Bolt today
????


The question, initially posted May 23, 2005, was:
"Whatcha do on your Bolt
this weekend?"

After 51,906,997 views, 7378 replies over 185 pages, this thread in General Truck Talk is a happening! And it's not just weekends anymore.


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and No BOTS.


So ...


What did you get done on your Bolt today????


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Re: truck cost
mick53 #1437458 Sun Jan 16 2022 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by mick53
They have a class in drag racing now for "stick shift H pattern" it's not a big class.
I used to drag race my F250 diesel 6 speed against trucks with auto trannies. I have 3 trophies in the diesel class (bracket racing). grin


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Re: truck cost
tclederman #1437489 Sun Jan 16 2022 01:22 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,402
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
Originally Posted by tclederman
I was twice told that very light trucks (like the El Camino and others) are not considered to be trucks in the Stovebolt.com truck forums and posts? Even though they are listed/displayed in Truck Data books.

Tim -- That's still correct. For the purposes of this site, we do not consider them real trucks. They are cars built on car frames and suspensions.


John
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Re: truck cost
'37 barn find #1437501 Sun Jan 16 2022 03:45 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,529
Bubba - Curmudgeon
"Which is probably why, at least in North America, the whole El Camino thing didn't work out -- It still looked too much like a car."

So, it did not look too much like a car, it was a car.

So "Which is probably why, at least in North America, the whole El Camino thing didn't work out -- It was a car."?


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
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1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: truck cost
'37 barn find #1437503 Sun Jan 16 2022 03:46 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,529
Bubba - Curmudgeon
Sorry about who thinks what is truck/car: I reference my Chevrolet Truck Data Books.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: truck cost
'37 barn find #1437506 Sun Jan 16 2022 04:10 PM
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I think we are comparing apples to oranges. If you choose to call the El Camino a Truck, that’s your preference. If it’s listed in truck reference books does that make it a truck? Or, is that just where Chevy chose to market it. We all know it was built on a car platform and shares absolutely nothing but the engine with a truck. As John has stated many many times “for the purposes of this site, we do not consider them Trucks”. That should be enough to end the debate as far as Stovebolt.com is concerned. Sometimes you just have to admit you lost the battle and move on to fight a different battle that maybe you can win. BTW, for the record, I think El Caminos and the GM equivalent are really cool and if given the opportunity I would own another one in a heartbeat. I just don’t agree they are trucks.


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Re: truck cost
'37 barn find #1437512 Sun Jan 16 2022 05:43 PM
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Posts: 2,997
C
'Bolter
Agree completely. The ONLY new vehicle I ever bought was a 1967 Ranchero and by the time I made the hundred mile return trip to Dallas it was worth $500 less than I paid for it two hours earlier. A lesson learned that I never repeated and I can afford something in the six figure range. Big disappointment number two was it was too much car to be a truck and too much truck to be a car and not the best at either. Same applies to the ElCamino or Dodge Sweptside.


Evan
Re: truck cost
'37 barn find #1437537 Sun Jan 16 2022 09:28 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 9,484
Ex Hall Monitor
Recently I considered buying a newer truck to replace my '03. My '03 has a tick over 85K on the clock. It's in great condition but it's becoming difficult to find small parts. For example the outside mirror control broke. No place to buy a new one. I was lucky and found a seller on ebay with a NOS switch. This led me to think maybe it's time to get a newer truck that's easier to find parts for. I quickly discovered two year old trucks with almost double the miles of my '03 are selling for $25K and up. That's just nuts.


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Re: truck cost
'37 barn find #1437553 Mon Jan 17 2022 12:06 AM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,402
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
Three years ago, I sold my last modern truck -- my 2015 Ram 3500 Crew Cab duallie. Replaced it with a 2014 E-350 Superduty (15-pass extended version) with the Quigley 4x4 conversion. I'm never going back to a pickup. If the Quigley can't tow it, I have access to my work truck, an '84 359 Pete. The van has a solid vinyl floor, vinyl seats, cruise control and an am-fm radio. To clean it, I open all the doors and run the leaf blower. I can sleep in in. I haul trash to the dump in it. Gas cans. Chain saws. I 've filled it up with nearly a cord of split firewood. It tows the '49 on a trailer very nicely. Does a nice job with the Boston Whaler and the 23-ft Precision sail boat.

5.4L v-8. Love my van. Trucks aren't trucks anymore. If I actually need a pickup for something, I still have the '49.


John
Cisgendered heteronormative aggressor perpetrating problematic toxic ideas of Chevrolet normativity smile

'49 Chevrolet 3804




Re: truck cost
'37 barn find #1437673 Mon Jan 17 2022 11:10 PM
Joined: Feb 2000
Posts: 4,445
J
'Bolter
Here are a couple cool advertisements from '37,

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Re: truck cost
'37 barn find #1438991 Thu Jan 27 2022 01:31 AM
Joined: Jul 2021
Posts: 29
C
'Bolter
Funny. Even my Ford F450 aerial boom truck at work has a rear camera, radar proximity sensors that talks to you (loudly, in an obnoxious female voice), blue tooth hands free radio, steering wheel controls, A/C, auto function lights/headlights, electronic 4WD, 10 speed auto trans with manual shifting select.....but manual windows. They still don't put in cruise control on a truck that size either. The end result on the manual windows is that it is cheaper on initial order cost, but more expensive to repair being it is so rare now a days for replacement parts. 99.999% of the other F450's on the road have power windows. "On a initial $200,000+ purchase, lets save $400 on manual windows, which may or may not save us if needing repair."


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