I finally made it! Growing up in the county around the Windsor, Ontario region, I've always had a passion for Chevy pickup trucks. I always drove one, but I always wanted something classic. Life can get busy, and dreams gets put on hold. Now at 59 years old, I was able to make it a reality. I didn't have the time or know-how to start from scratch. I'm no mechanic, but I know how to turn a wrench pretty well and I did look forward to spending some time on upgrades and puttering. That's when I found this fine example in Michigan (see pics). It is so cool driving around in this truck. It's so mechanically raw, if you know what I mean. It feels somewhere between driving a truck and driving a tractor. I'm really looking forward to teaching my 17 year-old grandson to drive it and share in the pride and pleasure of crop-touring around the county. Anyway, I'm sure there's lots more to come from me, so I'll wrap it up for now. Check out the pics and let me know what you think! Again, glad to finally be a member of this fine group.
Last edited by Peggy M; Sat May 27 2023 01:47 AM. Reason: truck info to title
What a saaweet looking truck! It is amazingly clean ... all over. And it's super that you'll be able to do some cruising around already. Be sure to write about some of those early driving trips in this thread dedicated to driving a Stovebolt (The Driving Report). Great way to share with us.
Be prepared for all the waves and honks and smiles. Those are always great.
And teaching the 17 year old ... that may be an adventure. Unless driving a clutch is not foreign to him. But always great memories!! Gotta make and keep them!
You might also want to check in with your local Bolters. We have a Great Lakes region for that. They have some events already posted in there. Possibly you'll get a chance to meet some of "us" at one of them.
You are right about these trucks being so simple. I always have liked looking under the hood. But if you are needing some wrenching help, The Shops Area is where you can post those.
Again, welcome to Stovebolt. We're glad you're here.
Peggy M “After all, tomorrow is another day!”—Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind Share knowledge and communicate it effectively. ~ Elihu
Sweet looking 37(?) You have reaped the rewards of someone's toil and effort! Enjoy.
~~ Jethro 1954 3100 Back to Life In the Dity Gallery 1951 3100 (gone) / 1956 4400 (still in the neighborhood) / 1957 6400 with dump body (retired) / 1959 3100 panel (in the woods junked) / 1978 Custom Deluxe K10 / 1993 S-10 4.3 / 2004 Chevy Crew Cab / 1945 John Deere H / 1952 John Deere B / 1966 John Deere 2510 / 1967 John Deere 1020
Thanks all! No TPR57C, no name yet. I need more time getting up close and personal, then she'll truly be mine and she'll tell me her name...
These old trucks have a way of telling you who they are, great Truck...
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Craig "Living life in the SLOW lane" 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) '58 Viking 4400, 235, 4 Speed (Thor)