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Hello from Kuwait *
#520331 Tue Mar 24 2009 05:55 AM
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Hi everybody. I'm from Oklahoma, but I've been living and working in sunny Kuwait for about 2 and a half years now. I've got a 1958 Chevy 3200 stepside that I've had since 1989. I'm the second owner and the truck is still stock with a 235 and 3 in the tree. The truck was my first vehicle, and I used it as an everyday driver all through highschool and most of the way through college. I wish something like these forums had been available back then. It sure would have saved alot of time figuring out how to fix things or where to get some of the harder to get parts.

Right now the truck is parked until I return to the states for good, but when I come back I hope to do a full restoration. The truck is still in mechanically sound condition, and runs and drives good, but there are plenty of small detail type things that need to be taken care of, as well as a few minor upgrades I'd like to make. I'm looking forward to using the information in these forums and picking a few brains to get her back to where I want her to be.

Most of my personal belongings are in storage right now, but I do have 3 or 4 pictures of the truck. Soon as I get a chance I'll post them somewhere and add a link.

Last edited by J Lucas; Wed Mar 25 2009 03:45 AM.
Re: Hello from Kuwait
#520338 Tue Mar 24 2009 06:45 AM
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Thanks Joe. I'm working at Camp Arifjan. I'm actually a DA Civilian, not regular enlisted, but I do work with the military quite a bit, managing and maintaining the ammuntion and explosives. My position is mandatory mobility, but I agreed to do one more year here before I go back to the states. I don't know where my next assignment will be, but I'm sure looking forward to getting back on U.S. soil!

Re: Hello from Kuwait
#520357 Tue Mar 24 2009 09:50 AM
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Hi Q8 welcome to the 'bolt.
I guess you'll have a project when you get back home! grin
You've definately come to the right place for info and and parts sourcing.
I'll bet you can't wait to see some green countryside!

I think you might be the first 'sort of' Middle Eastern 'bolter!

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Re: Hello from Kuwait
jockbolter50 #520360 Tue Mar 24 2009 10:31 AM
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Thanks guys. I hope I get the chance to take you up on the offer Joe.


Re: Hello from Kuwait
Q858 #520547 Tue Mar 24 2009 11:23 PM
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Q858: welcome to bolt. Sounds like you got a nice truck and a big head start on what needs to be done. Good luck and let us know how we can help.

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Re: Hello from Kuwait
Achipmunk #520668 Wed Mar 25 2009 04:15 AM
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Q858, Welcome to the Stovebolt, I have a nephew in Kuwait, or
may be in Iraq now...He is a Marine Sgt. and a crew chief on one of
those huge helicopters...not sure of its correct designation...
I do know He is a career Marine...Bill B

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Re: Hello from Kuwait
Bill_B #520670 Wed Mar 25 2009 04:27 AM
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Q858...Even though your not in the military thanks anyway, your still doing a job in the service of our military and country!!

Can't wait to see pictures of the truck!

Be safe and keep us posted.

Iron Clad

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