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Don't press your luck!

Sure, you know how to work on old trucks. Or maybe you're just starting in the hobby. Either way, safety is best learned through OPM (Other Peoples' Mistakes), not OJT!

Either as newly discovered wisdom, or a refresher, please read this article and live safely with your old truck!


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Hi! I am helping a friend restore his longtime 54 3100. The catch is l’m a lifelong Ford man. I have an unrestored 69 Mach 1 in amazing condition and a 64-1/2 Mustang Coupe that I just finished a rotisserie restoration. This truck was pretty rough and is a total nut and bolt restoration and my first walk into Chevy Country. The work is what is important, brand is second to the work.

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Do It Right The First Time
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 4,505
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
Welcome to the 'bolt.... there are a few droF owners in here. Please post more pix!

Another quality post.

Real Trucks Rattle

HELP! The Paranoids are after me!
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Herder of Cats, Goats, and Sheep (moderator)
Is the tree being stored in the cab or growing through the trans tunnel?

I have a dorF. I wanted it to be reliable so I put a Chevy drivetrain in it eeeek

Looks like your friend's project is well underway.

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1958 Apache, long bed Fleetside, V8 w/SM420
Driveable but the rear axle needs work.
Joined: Nov 2004
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You have found the best website to help with your restoration.

Welcome to the Stovebolt


J Lucas

1941 Chevy 1/2-Ton
1942 Chevy 1.5-Ton SWB
1959 Chevy Apache 31 Fleetside
1959 Chevy Apache 32 Fleetside
1969 Chevy C-50 Grain Truck

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Gearhead, Moderator for The Swap Meet and General Truck Talk

Once again Welcome to the 'Bolt! wave (We already had our 1st welcome conversation over in the Swap Meet grin )

Glad you decided to post in here and the in-progress work looks great. thumbs_up

Ask you buddy about the back story on the vegetation. Inquiring minds want to know. wink

Dan shake


1951 Chevy 3 window 3100 (My Grandpa's hunting truck)
1966 Chevelle (Wife's Hot Rod)
2013 Chevy Silverado (Current daily driver)
US Army MSG Retired (1977-1998)
Com Fac Maint Lead Tech Retired (1998-2021)

Finely time to get to work on my Grandpa's (now mine) truck!

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