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#708103 Sun Jan 02 2011 05:22 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
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Hey everybody my name is Will. I'm 22 years old, newly married, and enjoy hanging out with my wife and family, the outdoors, camping, fishing and classic cars. I have a 1952 Chevy pickup that was my grandfathers. It has been in my family since the late 50's and was handed down to my father and has been handed down to me. The truck is from Idaho so it has very little rust from the climate and was parked a lot of its life in a barn. It has been just sitting around in storage for many years and is showing its 50 year age and needing restored. I want to get it fixed up and have already started the disassembly. Itís nice to be here with you all and thanks for having me.



Last edited by Grnchev52; Sun Jan 02 2011 06:32 AM.
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Welcome Will. Youve come to the right place for advice,answers,parts,and friends.
We're ready for pics. of your truck anytime...............

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Welcome to the Bolt Will. We look forward to helping any way we can. Say hi to the wife and family. They can be a BIG help to!!

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Welcome! OK that truck does NOT look like it's showing it's age at all, nor does it look like you need to tear it apart lol Looks like it could be a good runner just like that grin Lucky you!!!

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Hi Will,
I want your truck smile What a great project and history too!! We will be here for ya, hopefully with all the answers you'll need. Are you thinking about restoring her stock? or custom? With the history I would tend to lean to completely original. Have fun and welcome aboard!!

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Hi Will, firstly congrats on your recent marriage.
Sounds like you'll fit right in here.
It's always good to see a young 'un continuing the Stovebolt faith.
It also great your truck has 'history'.
The Idaho weather has been kind to the old truck,so hopefully it won't be too much of a challenge.
Whatever you do,I'm sure your grandad will be proud.
Keep us posted of your progress.

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New Guy
Thank you guys for all of your comments! To answer some of your questions I am planning on keeping it completely original and not doing any custom alterations. The truck does run but the gas tank is rusted out so it needs replaced. I plan on keeping it numbers matching and rebuilding the 216, keeping it the original color (I believe itís called Seacrest green). My progress so far is I have removed the front bumper, side mirrors, door panels, seat, gas tank, pulled the rubber floor mat and vacuumed out the rust and dirt inside the cab.I know my whole family would be happy to see it back on the road looking like new againÖ

Progess pics so far...


Last edited by Grnchev52; Sun Jan 02 2011 10:10 PM.
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Welcopme to the Bolt, and congratulations on the family heirloom. Keep us posted on your progress.


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welcome Will. I hope you have as much ambition a year from now as you do now. Looks like its it very good shape for not being restored. Good luck.


Leo #708464 Mon Jan 03 2011 07:14 PM
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good to see another younger guy such as myself undertaking such a project. I have a 53 I am just about 3 weeks into. Got the front fenders and body panels off back to the firewall and have started sand blasting the panels. lets keep in touch.

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