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#364005 Tue Jan 22 2008 05:27 AM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 57
Wrench Fetcher
Hello everyone!

I'm new to the forum and I've got a '54 Chev that we're working on. I'm really trying hard to get this thing on the road soon so I can start hauling all the junk around for our other projects... that and the stuff for my animals!

This forum looks like it's got all the answers, and believe me, I could use the help!

I'll post videos of our project as we make progress. Here's the first couple..

The intro:

First update:

Let me know what you think of the truck... upcoming projects include finishing the brakes, fixing (or swapping) the transmission, a 12V conversion, some cool old interior upgrades, making some patch panels... the list gets longer every day! But the main goal is a cool old truck to toodle around in.

I'll see you on the boards, and hopefully on the road in the next couple weeks!

- Kelle

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v8tvfarmgirl #364016 Tue Jan 22 2008 05:42 AM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 713
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Hi Kelle,
What a cool "Blog"
You have one good looking "StoveBolt" I wish you the best and ...
Welcome to the "Bolt" smile


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Cliff59 #364019 Tue Jan 22 2008 05:47 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,466
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Welcome to the 'bolt Kelle. Cool '54. I like your build philosophy, get it on the road and make it safe!!

I'd keep that 235. The '54 was the first year of "full pressure oiling", they run forever and make decent horsepower unless you plan on really doing some heave hauling.

In the video you mention the distributor. After the 12 volt conversion (lost of tech tips on this board) I'd consider a Langdon mini-HEI distributor. I've had one for 2 years, set it and forget it, no problems.

Good luck with the build, keep us posted. Love the videos.

waldo53 #364026 Tue Jan 22 2008 06:02 AM
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Posts: 5,029
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Welcome to the Bolt. After watching your video I have the feeling you're going to keep seeing items that need renewing until you have a brand new truck.


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Hey Kelle,

Nice truck for your project, it's going to be fun to track your progress. That V8TVshow is an interesting website.

Welcome to the "Bolt"


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J Lucas #364034 Tue Jan 22 2008 06:29 AM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt, Kelle. wave Good luck on the '54. Keep us posted on your progress!

Terry K.

1951 5 window 1/2 ton

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27Capitol #364068 Tue Jan 22 2008 01:00 PM
Dave Giorgi

Thanks for the introduction and welcometo this site.

Your site also seems to be very interesting. Your on the right track already, being a member to this forum. You will find an overabundance of helpful, friendly and knowledgable folks here who are thrilled to see pictures and jump to the occasion to offer help in any facet of the restoration of your early rig.

So, grab a cup of coffee, relax and enjoy the ride.


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Czechman #364088 Tue Jan 22 2008 02:22 PM
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i thought the same for a number of years, 23, but 2 years ago i started a full on redo. still the orginal six but many up dates. now a year and half later and about $16,000 or more and it still is not done but soon. your ideas are great, and by the way in am single and live in central indiana. ron

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WE b OLD #364124 Tue Jan 22 2008 04:33 PM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 121
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Kelle: Welcome to the Stoveblot website. As you have all ready found out this is THE place to be. The guys and gals here belong to the best source for all your 'Bolt' needs. My wife and I like your idea to not paint your truck. The patina is great. Love the videos. Hope to see more soon. Have fun with your new truck.

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