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#1501276 Thu May 18 2023 05:09 PM
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My dad had one of these when he worked the mine in Leadville, CO. My brother has a picture of him and the truck taking his mother camping someplace in Colorado. I passed one many a day sitting outside a Motel in Ransom, Kansas. One day I finally stopped by and asked if it was for sale...a short time later my son and I drove it home to Salina, KS. It has been a hard road over the past 30 some years, but I'm finally working it over to bring it new life.

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Welcome to the site.

Looks like you may have a good story there about *your* history from your Dad's owning one. Maybe some more story about actually finding it, talking with the owner and all that ... to getting it to your home. Add some of what you hope to do with it. Will you son work on the truck also?

*Normally* the first post is in the Welcome Centre. Once some info starts pouring in, we'll move it to the DITY where even MORE info can be added along with comments from other Bolters. Kinda stays "alive" in there, as long as posts are added. laalaa

Remember, the Shops Area to help with any of those questions ... engine, driveline, electrical, interior, etc.

Always ... more pictures are always great! Use the Attachment Manger rather than the [img] take ... that's why we removed that tag. wink


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Peggy M #1501283 Thu May 18 2023 06:59 PM
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Thanks for the pointers!

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Welcome to the ‘bolt! I also have a ‘52 3100 5-window. As Peggy has pointed out, we ‘bolters love to hear the history, how you obtained your project, your plans and anything else you would like to share. We also love to see pictures, so please post a few more.

There are instructions on posting photos located on the bottom of the left margin on this page.

Again, welcome to the ‘bolt!

Last edited by Phak1; Thu May 18 2023 07:49 PM.

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Welcome Mark! wave

Looks like you have a really nice truck there and look forward to hearing and seeing more as other mentioned above.

When you get a chance, go introduce yourself and your truck in the Midwest Bolters Association (MBA) forum too as your location says you fall within the MBA region. You should definitely check out many of the most recent post in there to see what events may be coming up too.

Also, check out the MBA Stovebolters Map to see other members in your vicinity. If you like, you can post a request in that thread and ask to be added to the map.

Looking forward to more conversation and maybe even a get together in the future. See you in the forums! thumbs_up



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Finally time to get to work on my Grandpa's (now mine) truck!
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Mark, welcome to Stovebolt. You'll find what you need right here. See you around the garage.

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Welcome to the 'bolt. We love truck stories almost as much as the pictures people post of their trucks.

Another quality post.
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