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#1499153 Tue May 02 2023 10:03 PM
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 10
Hi all!

Thank you to the moderators for allowing me in. I am grateful for the wealth of knowledge that you all contribute on these pages.

I have a farm truck to shop truck, project that is well along now. I drive it most days to the woodshop I run, serving generally the old-house restoration community here in Southern California. The truck runs really well. It has a 235 from a '59 car in it that appears to have been there a loooong time. (So I have a post in the Swap Meet looking for a '58 truck block.)

The truck has the original 3-speed tranny, which was one of my mistakes. It drives just exactly as it should, but that is challenging on busy city streets around here. (So I'll be looking around for a T5 to put in there -- just posted in Swap Meet also.)

There are a bunch of other things I hope to do, and all of them would be much harder without the skills and knowledge of those on this forum. Once again, thank you.


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Last edited by Peggy M; Tue May 02 2023 10:48 PM. Reason: added hot links

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What a great "before" and "after" shots!

Sounds like you are making your way around the forums very well.

It would be fun to see you post something in General Truck Talk:

What did you get done on your Bolt today?


Who uses their truck as a truck?

Would be fun to hear your stories ... and some more pictures!

Glad to see you active on the site. wave

Peggy M
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Welcome to the Bolt. I love seeing more 4 eyes trucksYou have gorgeous trucks on the site. You have a gorgeous truck.

"Living life in the SLOW lane"
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'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)
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Welcome and awesome truck. Looks like it came along way. Something I've found out about driving old stuff, is that just because you don't feel like your keeping up in traffic, don't mean your going to slow. It just means everyone else is going to fast. Sit back and enjoy the ride. I would. ๐Ÿ˜

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Once again, Welcome! thumbs_up

I saw your post in the Swap Meet and will see what can be done to try and help along in your search. Also added a note about your question for what to do with the old engine when you find the new one.

BTW - The transformation of the truck to it's present state is fantastic. Look forward to see more of your truck and trying to help as we can with other questions or needs for the truck.

Dan wave


1951 Chevy 3 window 3100 (My Grandpa's hunting truck)
1966 Chevelle (Wife's Hot Rod)
2013 Chevy Silverado (Current daily driver)
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Finally time to get to work on my Grandpa's (now mine) truck!
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Nice rig & welcome to the 'bolt!
Good to have another west coast member.

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1960 C60 pasture art
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Always had a soft spot for the fleet sides. Welcome to Stovebolt. Visit often. See you around the garage forums.

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Welcome to the 'bolt. I like it

Another quality post.
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Very nice looking truck! My first thought was WOW.
Welcome to the 'bolt !

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Very nice indeed !

Some people like a new truck . I liked the old ones ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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