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Don't press your luck!

Sure, you know how to work on old trucks. Or maybe you're just starting in the hobby. Either way, safety is best learned through OPM (Other Peoples' Mistakes), not OJT!

Either as newly discovered wisdom, or a refresher, please read this article and live safely with your old truck!


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#349652 Mon Dec 17 2007 03:37 AM
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 16
Hello All
I'm a newbie to this group! Wanted to intro myself.
Been playng with old trucks and cars since I was a kid. Have had several Rod's and a few stockers over the years.
2 years ago I picked up a 41 Chevy 3/4 ton truck. Has the 216, 4 speed, flatbed. Been trying to get it roadworthy since I brought it home. Rewired the whole truck, added turn signals, tuned the engine, almost have the interior completed.
Still alot of work yet to get her on the road. Brakes, newer rearend, modern 4 speed, Ect.
Have a good 261 waiting to replace the 216.
This truck is fairly stock but with a few add ons. 30 gallon drum tank, 51 Nash taillights, Bullet front marker/turn lights, 30 Pontiac front bumper, 20 something Dodge rear bumper, Spot light and fog lights. Still wearing several different colors of barn paint, yet the truck is super solid and purrs good.

So just wanted to say hello and hope I can contribute some of my advice and ideas when needed! Great site and from what I can tell some good people on here!
Happy Holidays all!

Steves41 #349657 Mon Dec 17 2007 03:49 AM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 8,386
Extreme Gabster
Hi Steve's 41, Welcome to I moved your introduction post from "General Truck Talk" to "Stovebolt Dispatch". That is the forum for introductions and announcements.

Feel free to post general truck questions in General Truck Talk or questions of a specific area of interest in one of the more specific forums. (ie: Engine & Driveline, Electrical Bay, etc.) For off topic stuff, visit The Greasy Spoon.

General Truck Talk

"It's just a phase. He'll grow out of it." Mama, 1964

1956 Chevy 1/2-ton 3100
1953 Chevy 6100 "The Yard dog"
1954 GMC Suburban Now with a new proud owner.
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Cletis #349731 Mon Dec 17 2007 01:52 PM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 4,595
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Yea, welcome Steve. We are still "moving furniture" a bit around in the forums. Our Restoration area is all pretty good but the rest still isn't quite right. But we are trying to keep the resto area for all questions / answers about trucks.

But we have a friendly bunch who like to help with other stuff, too. Hence the Spoon, IT shortbus, Dispatch, etc.

So, glad to have you.

Peggy M

Peggy M
I distinctly remember forgetting that. grin
Peggy M #349757 Mon Dec 17 2007 03:55 PM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,027
Welcome aboard! Sounds like you have a good project on your hands. Keep us posted.

Robert C.
If it's true what they say, "You learn from your mistakes,"
I'm a Genius in the making.

1950 3600 []
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 875
Good to have you here, Steve! Maybe shoot us some pictures when you have a moment or two.

1948 Chevrolet 1-Ton Grain Truck
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a.d.-hawk #355241 Wed Jan 02 2008 04:42 AM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 696
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Welcome to the BOLT !! Pics...we like Pics!!

Some people are like Slinkies, Their not really good for nothing... But they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.

1951 3100 350 TBI Gallery [] Toddzilla... "$old"

1Bad51 #355284 Wed Jan 02 2008 06:43 AM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,532
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Hey Steve, welcome to the "Bolt".


J Lucas

1941 Chevy 1/2-Ton
1942 Chevy 1.5-Ton SWB
1959 Chevy Apache 31 Fleetside
1959 Chevy Apache 32 Fleetside
1969 Chevy C-50 Grain Truck

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J Lucas #355325 Wed Jan 02 2008 01:13 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
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Welcome to the Bolt, Steve. Glad to have you.

Terry K.

1951 5 window 1/2 ton

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