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#363734 Mon Jan 21 2008 06:18 PM
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New Guy
Hello everyone. I found this site by acident and have coming back for weeks. It is a great site for everything that deals with old chevy trucks. I just bought a 55 series II I found in Iowa. Just waiting for the truck to deliver it.

Jeff Eskens #363874 Tue Jan 22 2008 01:06 AM
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Welcome to the Bolt Jeff


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 [stovebolt.com] Toddzilla... "$old"


1Bad51 #364010 Tue Jan 22 2008 05:32 AM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt, Jeff. You'll meet a lot of great people on this site. wave


Terry K.

1951 5 window 1/2 ton

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

27Capitol #364033 Tue Jan 22 2008 06:25 AM
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New Guy
Thanks guys. I will be back here asking questions on frame restoring and painting.

Jeff Eskens #364036 Tue Jan 22 2008 06:34 AM
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Shop Shark
Hey Jeff,
Welcome. I am over in Carlsbad..good to see another socal stovebolter.
Thanks,
Brian

briang #364140 Tue Jan 22 2008 05:13 PM
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New Guy
Just posted some pictures on what my wife just bought me.

http://mysite.verizon.net/resvfot5/toys/

I hope the link works.

Jeff Eskens #364352 Wed Jan 23 2008 01:09 AM
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Shop Shark
BEAUTY!

briang #364801 Wed Jan 23 2008 09:34 PM
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Jeff, welcome to the BOLT nice to see som more SOCAL bolters here. Don't forget the Big 3 Autoparts Swap comming up at the end of Feb 29 Mar 1&2 lots of venders and parts.


"If it ain't Steel it ain't Real"
"Earth the insane aslyum for the rest of the Universe"
41 1/2-ton, a work in progress
68 Shortbed stepside 327/325hp/700R4
41Chevy #364825 Wed Jan 23 2008 10:09 PM
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New Guy
Where is the Swap meet located at? I heard someone mention that every month there is something going on at Pomona Fair Grounds.

Jeff Eskens #364829 Wed Jan 23 2008 10:12 PM
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Shop Shark
Welcome to the Bolt! There are a few bolters out in that neck of the woods.

Get me some pics and a write up of your truck and we will get her in the Gallery!!


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Lori66 #364904 Thu Jan 24 2008 01:34 AM
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New Guy
It is scheduled to be delivered this coming Saturday. Once I have it in my garage and get it cleaned up I'll take some really good ones for you to post. I put a few up here.

http://mysite.verizon.net/resvfot5/toys/

Jeff Eskens #364910 Thu Jan 24 2008 02:07 AM
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Hey Jeff,
It is at Qualcomm Stadium. Just google the BIG 3. I am going and I hope to find some Bolters there!
Brian

briang #364996 Thu Jan 24 2008 04:25 AM
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1937 Chevy Pickup [stovebolt.com]

1952 Chevy Panel [stovebolt.com]
1952 Chevy Panel [photos.app.goo.gl]

1950 Chevy Coupe
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Achipmunk #365723 Fri Jan 25 2008 07:35 PM
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New Guy
My wife is having buyers remorse and wondering if we made a good purchase. I told her that it was worth more then we paid for it. Does anyone have a good idea what something like this is worth? 1955 3100 Series II.

http://mysite.verizon.net/resvfot5/toys/

Jeff Eskens #365785 Fri Jan 25 2008 10:04 PM
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Just take her for a cruise and some dinner ;), let her drive she will fall in love again.....with the truck of course.

Brian

Jeff Eskens #365791 Fri Jan 25 2008 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeff Eskens
My wife is having buyers remorse...


Just let her take it out by herself once or twice on a nice, sunny day.

She will never give you the keys back.


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Lori66 #365792 Fri Jan 25 2008 10:18 PM
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How much did you pay for it, and just tell her, "At least we don't have to spend more than what we paid for it on body work!". grin


Jordan D. Long

1954 Chevrolet 3100 1/2-Ton

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jdl #365866 Fri Jan 25 2008 11:42 PM
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New Guy
I paid $13,500 for it. I has the original wheels and hub caps. I thought it was a steal at that price.

Jeff Eskens #365873 Fri Jan 25 2008 11:47 PM
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Yep, I think it is, cause some people on here have been doing restoration on their vehicles for a couple of years and spent $5000 and not finished yet. So, if you bought it in worse condition, for $8,500 a few years ago, you would still have ended up having to pay the same price.


Jordan D. Long

1954 Chevrolet 3100 1/2-Ton

And some more pictures
Photobucket

I got a 'Possum Pickup... Now I'm the Roadkill King!!! Anyone want to make some Stovebolt Stew?
Lori66 #366075 Sat Jan 26 2008 08:40 AM
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Jeff, it at Qualcom stadium off of I-15 in San Diego. Hope to see you there. 41Chevy Space E-31.


"If it ain't Steel it ain't Real"
"Earth the insane aslyum for the rest of the Universe"
41 1/2-ton, a work in progress
68 Shortbed stepside 327/325hp/700R4
41Chevy #366126 Sat Jan 26 2008 05:31 PM
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Posts: 15
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New Guy
Well the truck arrived late last night and I have never seen my wife so happy. I think I already lost the keys to my truck. There are a couple of small problems with it but nothing serious. The clutch needs to adjusted and the drivers side door doesn't stay closed. I think I need to get a new door latch. I looked the truck over from top to bottom and can not find a spec of rust on the body. They sent the original hub caps but not the wheels. I'll have to pick them up around here or find something that is close. The steering and front king pins feel nice and tight. We drove it around the block with my wife setting next to me keeping the door close. I just hope nobody saw that because it looks really funny but I felt like I was back in high school with my girl friend sitting next to me (I wonder if kids now know that feeling). I'm looking right now on where to find a new latch so if anyone knows of a good place to get parts please let me know. Knowing how my wife feels about this old truck I'm going to have to get fixed in a hurry. HAHAHA

Jeff Eskens #366151 Sat Jan 26 2008 06:33 PM
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Glad to see the truck home!! I knew the wife would be thrilled once it was there.

If you check out the LINKS page, there is an abundance of truck parts sites most of them tried and tested by Bolters from the site.

Congrats on the new addition!

Last edited by Lori66; Sat Jan 26 2008 06:34 PM.

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Lori66 #366801 Mon Jan 28 2008 02:25 AM
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Shop Shark
Welcome Neighbor!

I'm in Fallbrook. That's a great looking '55! I'll definitely be at the the Big 3 swapmeet. Hope to see you there.


Mike
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1958 Chevy 3200 Fleetside
1958 GMC 100 Wideside
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Old Gold #367292 Tue Jan 29 2008 03:10 AM
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Hey Mike,
What day are you going to go? I am cruising solo and I thought it would be cool to meet up with another five-8 fan. Let me know
Brian

briang #367568 Tue Jan 29 2008 07:28 PM
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'Bolter
Welcome aboard, Mike.....congrats on the '55!

Very sweeeeet ride!!


1948 Chevrolet 1-Ton Grain Truck
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