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Frank50 #364520 Wed Jan 23 2008 06:00 AM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 57
Wrench Fetcher
Originally Posted by Frank50
Kelle, Welcome to the 'bolt. I really like your site V8TV. Great video blogs. Cool old truck too! Being a '54 model myself I really like them. Have fun and do it safely. wink

That black truck on your link is really cool!! Can you tell me if that metal in the kick panel area in the picture is factory or did someone put that in recently. Your interior looks much better than mine and someone seems to have rivited in Tin panels as kick panels on my truck. I'm interested to learn what used to be there or what was original.
Thanks for the welcome.

You can take the girl off the farm, but you can't take the animals out of her truck.
Watch the build of my 1954 Chevy at
Samantha #364521 Wed Jan 23 2008 06:01 AM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 57
Wrench Fetcher
Originally Posted by Samantha
Hi Kelle,
Welcome! It's good to see more girls here, as well as another 54! smile I've got a 54 like yours, that I've had since 1976, and always kept fixing it up, little things at a time. Now I'm in the process of a complete frame off restoration. It's a lot of fun, both owning an old truck and the folks here! There's a lot of good people here with lots of information!

I'm so glad to meet another girl with a truck even better that your's is a 54 too.
I wish you the best with your frame off, maybe someday I'll get there.
Do you have a link that I can see your truck pics.

You can take the girl off the farm, but you can't take the animals out of her truck.
Watch the build of my 1954 Chevy at
hotshoe36 #364528 Wed Jan 23 2008 06:16 AM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 57
Wrench Fetcher
Originally Posted by hotshoe36
Emerson was right on that point, Randy, but lighten up on the girl. We all have our own agenda, and if I didn't have my own way of restoring appearance (wire brush and rust paint) I might be interested in her sponsor.

Kelle, welcome. I think you will come to like that engine/trans combination, but you might as well start loking into a diff swap: Nova, Camaro, whatever. Lower numeric ratio is what it's all about when you think of keeping up with traffic, and you'd be losing the enclosed driveshaft at the same time. Don't know what's wrong with your tranny, but they are stone simple to rebuild. A rebuilt or reproduction carburetor, on the other hand, might be a good way to simplify your fuel issues.

Hotshoe 36.
Thanks for the welcome.
I'm betting I'll be begging for a faster motor in no time. I have a very aggressive driving style, but I plan on purely toodling with this truck and hoping not to be in a hurry.
I found some old books with pics of the inside of the 3 speed, but I haven't been able to find parts for it, so I've got a spare 3 speed in an extra parts truck, I'm hoping it is in better condition. If not, I'm gonna be on the hunt for replacement parts. Any suggestions where to find those?
Regarding the carb, I'm hoping a rebuild and some new fresh gaskets help out the leak.
Thanks for the welcome.

You can take the girl off the farm, but you can't take the animals out of her truck.
Watch the build of my 1954 Chevy at
gasandaspark #364532 Wed Jan 23 2008 06:21 AM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 57
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Originally Posted by gasandaspark

if ya check out her and her old mans web site real good you'll see where some guy in their forum told her about the SBP

give the chick a break geesh ...I'd get rid of half the dudes in here just to have 5 more girls with her attitude hangin' around

and ya know guys as flattering as ya might think some of your macho comments are, they're not, in fact it gets pretty annoying...I know first hand because the women at the knitting forum I hang out at treat me the same way..."oh gas I want to marry you"..."oh gas I wanna have your babies"...roll eyes and fade to black...

I'm laughing out loud and the Kinks song caps it off for sure.
Thanks for sticking up for me. I laugh at the marriage proposals too, not offended, just wish there were more women in the industry who enjoyed cars and working on them.

You can take the girl off the farm, but you can't take the animals out of her truck.
Watch the build of my 1954 Chevy at
v8tvfarmgirl #364592 Wed Jan 23 2008 01:12 PM
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,910
Grumpy old guy playing with trucks, cars, and boats
Welcome to the 'bolt and the various personalities within....

The problems we face today can not be addressed at the same level of intelligence we were at when we created them - Albert Einstein Or with the same level of $ - Me
Czechman #364659 Wed Jan 23 2008 04:27 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 205
Shop Shark
Seems to me you are way out of line with this one. A personal attack should not be allowed.

My old truck's still running good, my ticker's ticking like they say it should, I got supper in the oven, a good woman's loving, and even my bad days aint that bad...Yeah, I'm a lucky man!
1953 Chevy 3100 Shortbed

1965 C-30 Panel Truck
1963 C-20 Long/Fleet Pick-up California Black Plate
v8tvfarmgirl #364828 Wed Jan 23 2008 10:11 PM
Originally Posted by v8tvfarmgirl
I'm sorry that you're feeling "sold", but you have me misread here.

Kelle I can understand why Randy feels this way. I too seen the snowballing that was done over on Hotrodders & it wasn't recieved well at all because it was basicly spam or as a free ad for the sites powermelissa worked for which was against rules. She tried to BS a bunch of BS'ers & she got caught big time and I would hope a "local" gal like yourself wouldn't try that stuff on this fine group of people.

I have looked around your site & I can see why some may think of it as a TV SHOW on line because of all the ads. Now with that being said there are LOTS of forums that are covered in ads to help maintain the site just like yours is, so that shouldn't matter. You will see some companies names floating around here on Stovebolt, but for the most part we donate $$$ to help keep the site going & basicly ad free.

What caught my eye was the caliper of Project Cars that not only going through your shop but the Feature Cars you have on you site. All top notch stuff to say the least thumbs_up . I do have one question for you, since you do live in the area have you & your husband Kevin gone to the Easter Car Show over at the Muny in St Louis??? You both look familar & so do some of the projects. I'm just wondering out loud.

BUT if you need info on your old truck you have came to the right spot. This place is filled w/great information & the right people who will help you out if they can. You'd be amazed at what you will find when you poke around on this site...Joe

#364830 Wed Jan 23 2008 10:15 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 168
Shop Shark
Welcome to the Bolt Kelle!

So nice to see more women around here!

Great bunch of guys... we just make sure they have enough Beer and they are harmless!


"Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem." -- Ronald Reagan

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Lori66 #364842 Wed Jan 23 2008 10:52 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 222
Extreme Gabster
65panelmike its ok man Ive been called a lot worse by a lot better...

Its what I get for venturing out of the spoon...BAD GAS! BAD GAS!

farmgirl stop by the spoon sometime we have lotsa laughs down there

gasandaspark #364914 Thu Jan 24 2008 02:15 AM
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,443
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Now wait a minute Gas, if you hadn't ventured out you wouldn't have found me and offered to get my truck home! grin

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