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#1500438 Thu May 11 2023 12:02 PM
Joined: May 2023
Posts: 5
So a few years back I mentioned to my boys that I would love to get a 1950 Chevy truck for my 50th birthday. I didn't think anything of it after that. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, and it was my 50th birthday and I am sitting on the couch, my wife comes in with a blindfold and says "Don't ask, just come on."
We get in the side-by-side and roll down to my 30x40 shop that I tinker in. My kids are all there and they pull off the blindfold to reveal a 1949 Chevy 3600, all original but not running. Stunned is not a word I use lightly, but it works here.
I am now the incredibly proud owner of this beauty, so I am starting my research here on
I will be asking tons of questions and probably posting lots of pictures. I was very happy to find this group.

Adam in Moravian Falls, NC.

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Posts: 2,326
Crusty Old Sarge
Bigfoot561, Welcome to the BOLT. I sounds like you are are starting a great project, make sure you keep us up to date on your progress (WE LOVE PICTURES). As your in NC you are diffidently a "Southern Bolter", there are some great folks in this group. We are having our 3rd annual "Jamb0ree" in justa couple of weeks, it will be in conjunction with the Smoky Mountain Nationals in Townsend Tn. You and your family are more than welcome to come join in on our fun, you don't need to have your truck there to attend. We are glad you found us.

"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)
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 5,465
Adam, you came to the right site to get info and encouragement on restoring your new truck!
It’s a long journey, but we will help you thru it.
Also like Tuts said, try to attend the Southern Jamboree in Townsend Tennessee.
Wife and I will be there for the gathering along with her fresh baked cookies.


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery []
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
1954 Plymouth Belvidere
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
1976 Triumph TR-6
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,108
Your wife knows the good things in life. you will enjoy the journey of keeping the dream alive. that Jamboree will be a Good event and nothing’s better than meeting fellow Stovebolters

Last edited by Peggy M; Thu May 11 2023 09:20 PM. Reason: *some* grammar ;)

57 3200 pickup 265 V8 with service tray
Joined: May 2023
Posts: 5
Sadly we will not be able to make the Jamboree this year. Too much going on.
The next meetup I am there!!!

Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 144
Donald S.
Welcome Adam, I can assure you that you will get tons of answers to your questions( speaking from experience here). I was hoping to make it to Townsend also but have a graduation to attend in the wrong direction. Like tuts 59 says we like pictures! A lot!

Please don't tell my wife how much this thing cost!

1953 Chevy 5-window
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Maybe some Southern BBQ or a hot dog and cold pepsi will Get Adam down to my neck of S.C. smile

1937 Chevy Pickup
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1952 Chevy Panel
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1950 Chevy Coupe
Pictures! []

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
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