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#1497035 Tue Apr 18 2023 03:41 PM
Joined: Apr 2023
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Greetings All,

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.


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Last edited by Peggy M; Sat May 27 2023 01:47 AM. Reason: truck info to title
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Welcome... Congrats on grabbing a great looking truck.

Hot rodded 40 pickup.... in the dark of night she’s a looker.
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Welcome to the Bolt!

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. thumbs_up

And teaching the 17 year old ... that may be an adventure. wink 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
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Sweet looking 37(?) You have reaped the rewards of someone's toil and effort! Enjoy.

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That is a real beauty. Welcome and thanks for sharing!

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1958 Apache, long bed Fleetside, V8 w/SM420
Driveable but the rear axle needs work.

1959 Apache, long bed Fleetside that has been in the family for 25 years but in desperate need of love.
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Posts: 14
Nice truck, congrats 👏🎉

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It's a 1938. I looked at all models around that era, and the scallops in the grill around the headlights really sold me on that year!

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Welcome to the 'bolt. Great looking truck.. almost too nice to drive!

Another quality post.
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Rusty Rod #1497142 Wed Apr 19 2023 12:43 AM
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Awesome truck!! Great help here. I received lots of knowledge from all the great people here to restore my 37.
Welcome to the bolt.

1937 GC
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Welcome Scott, nice looking truck. That will be a fun ride. I see you are from LaSalle, that's where I purchased my 1953 panel many years ago.

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Welcome to the Bolt! That is one BEAUTIFUL truck!

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1959 Chev. Viking 40
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Welcome from downunder good looking truck had she got a name

57 3200 pickup 265 V8 with service tray
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Very nice old truck you have there !

Welcome aboard wink

Some people like a new truck . I liked the old ones 😁👍🇺🇸
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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...

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Mmm, How about Sally🙂

Welcome to Stovebolt. Consider yourself at home.

1937 Chevy Pickup
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1952 Chevy Panel
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1950 Chevy Coupe
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Originally Posted by 38 Cowboy Coupe
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...

Last edited by TUTS 59; Fri Apr 21 2023 03:30 PM.

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Love the '38! 'but I'm partial'

Beautiful truck!


When I die, I hope she doesn't sell everything for what I told her I paid for it!

1938 1-Ton Farm Truck
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Hi Scott, love seeing your photos, that is an impressive rig. Easy to see why you bought it, one look and …..sold!.
Glad you are driving it, what else are they for…..


Hank: 46 Chev 1/2ton shortbed
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