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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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#360114 Sun Jan 13 2008 04:44 AM
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Belch58 Offline OP
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Name is Shannon (Belch58) have a 58 3100 stepside.I had one in high school got car fever let it go (young and dumb)fast fourward 29 years saw one on a lot let it set to weeks knew the wife would not let me get it.On way to bank one day showed it to her. She said why don't you get it?I almost fliped the equinox getting into the lot.Turns out her dad had one when she was little.Thanks for the grate site.

1958 Chevy 3100 Stepside
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Belch58 #360127 Sun Jan 13 2008 05:34 AM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 696
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Welcome to the Bolt !!

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 #360142 Sun Jan 13 2008 06:36 AM
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,848
Welcome to
If you have a truck question,,,youll find the answer here.
Plus the best people on the net wanting to share their knowledge.
Good luck with your project. Were gonna need a picture tho............

delux54panel #360152 Sun Jan 13 2008 07:37 AM
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Belch58 Offline OP
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How do I add webshots without the http showing

1958 Chevy 3100 Stepside
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Belch58 #360455 Mon Jan 14 2008 03:29 AM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,532
Workshop Owner
Welcome, glad to have you.


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 #360466 Mon Jan 14 2008 03:43 AM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 373
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I know what you mean,Shannon. When my wife said why don't you get the 51 if you want it. Just goes to show you we both are married to great gals! smile Any way welcome to the bolt! wave

Terry K.

1951 5 window 1/2 ton

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson-

27Capitol #365615 Fri Jan 25 2008 03:17 PM
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Posts: 1,188
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Welcome Shannon! Hope you enjoy the site!

Also, be sure to check out the events forum for info on the next gathering here at Stovebolt HQ (The Stovebolt Homecoming). We have an "Old Dominion Stovebolt Society/Marching Band/Progressive Dinner Club" that you are now a member of, as well. Hope to see you in April!


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Stovebolt Staff #365993 Sat Jan 26 2008 03:14 AM
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Shannon, I fixed your link. Once we add your truck in the Gallery, I'll add that one, too.


Peggy M
I distinctly remember forgetting that. grin
Peggy M #367732 Wed Jan 30 2008 12:10 AM
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Hey Shannon, Welcome Aboard!

Nice ride 'ya got there....sounds like you have a real understanding better half. That helps a bunch...I know! cool

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