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International check-in. #810383
Mon Dec 26 2011 09:40 AM
Mon Dec 26 2011 09:40 AM
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jockbolter50  Offline OP
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OK Folks, time to stand up and be counted.......
We, the "foreign" contingent of this wonderful forum have once again been given our very own ball pit to play in!
It's time to step to the edge and let yourself be known before diving in.
Come on in the water(balls)are fine!

As John Milliman states,if we get a good enough response this may become an integral part of the Stovebolt forum...

Don't be shy.......



Last edited by jockbolter50; Mon Dec 26 2011 09:44 AM.

I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #810560
Tue Dec 27 2011 04:37 AM
Tue Dec 27 2011 04:37 AM
Achipmunk  Offline
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Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
hey John, I'm international to you so if you need someone to talk to I'm here for you smile

Hope all is well "over on your side". When you coming back stateside?


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
Re: International check-in. [Re: Achipmunk] #810608
Tue Dec 27 2011 08:55 AM
Tue Dec 27 2011 08:55 AM
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jockbolter50  Offline OP
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Thanks Alvin,It does get lonely 'over here' sometimes..... grin

Things are fine,we're just recovering from the family invasion.
Just me and the cats today,wifey's working.

Just about to have me another cup 'a' joe
and get out to the garage.(therapy)

Unfortunately I'm not sure when we'll be back,we're trying to channel funds towards the truck to get it finished.
Sadly we can't do both.......




I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #811841
Sat Dec 31 2011 06:22 AM
Sat Dec 31 2011 06:22 AM
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timbuk  Offline
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Posts: 172
vancouver island bc
hi jockbolter hows things in scotland and hows that truck coming?Got lots of stuff now for my viva have a great new year!


65 Chev shorty
65 Chev longbox
65 Chev crewcab
65 Chev bus!
Photobucket pictures
Re: International check-in. [Re: timbuk] #812131
Sun Jan 01 2012 08:59 AM
Sun Jan 01 2012 08:59 AM
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jockbolter50  Offline OP
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Posts: 4,287
Scotland
Hi Timbuk,thanks for checking in,things here are just fine and the truck is coming along(albeit slowly),hopefully sometime this year......
Now where have I heard that before? grin

As I've said previously,if you ever need help getting parts for that 'lil Viva,just give me a shout.

Have a great New Year too!

Last edited by jockbolter50; Sun Jan 01 2012 09:00 AM.

I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #812172
Sun Jan 01 2012 04:46 PM
Sun Jan 01 2012 04:46 PM
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Organbuilder  Offline
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Lidk�ping, Sweden
Glad to check in, covering the southern Swedish chapter of the Bolt. Really, one must admit that the international forum applies to a rather large part of the globe. I am looking forward to meeting a flesh-and-blood bolter sometime. Lidköping is smack dab in the middle of the major road between the North Pole and ??? So stop on by, I'll put on some coffee.

I've got an extra chrome sidemirror and an old regulator, if you need them maybe it and the coffee will make the drive worthwhile.

Karl


It may not be the easy way, but it is the Cowboy Way - Ranger Doug
Beware of the stories you read or tell; subtly, at night, beneath the waters of consciousness, they are altering your world. - Ben Okri
1953 Chevy 3100
1960 Volvo PV 544
1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe
Re: International check-in. [Re: Organbuilder] #812234
Sun Jan 01 2012 07:55 PM
Sun Jan 01 2012 07:55 PM
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timbuk  Offline
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vancouver island bc
thank you jock and happy new year to you


65 Chev shorty
65 Chev longbox
65 Chev crewcab
65 Chev bus!
Photobucket pictures
Re: International check-in. [Re: timbuk] #812536
Mon Jan 02 2012 06:37 PM
Mon Jan 02 2012 06:37 PM
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jockbolter50  Offline OP
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Scotland
Hi Karl,
Good to hear from you again.
It's such a shame we European 'bolters are so often separated by large bodies of water,it makes the travel side of things much more awkward.
Sweden wouldn't be such a bad drive from here if it wasn't for the North Sea.
Thanks for checking in.


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #813364
Thu Jan 05 2012 02:17 AM
Thu Jan 05 2012 02:17 AM
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canuck  Offline
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Posts: 99
Brandon, Manitoba
Just checking in myself. I mostly just lurk in the background these days since my main project car is a '61 AH Sprite. The Maple Leaf sleeps under a tarp and a few inches of snow.
Bob

Re: International check-in. [Re: canuck] #813658
Thu Jan 05 2012 10:54 PM
Thu Jan 05 2012 10:54 PM
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jockbolter50  Offline OP
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Hi and welcome Bob,
I just checked out your Maple Leaf,it looks pretty complete,which as i'm sure you already know is a bonus.
It's good to see something other than the usual Chevy AD and TF trucks,you know... the modern stuff! wink
I'd be interested in seeing your Sprite,got any pics?


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #813850
Fri Jan 06 2012 02:38 PM
Fri Jan 06 2012 02:38 PM
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doc bob  Offline
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Western Australia
Hey Jock...........Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to the family!
Been slack (too busy) getting on here lately, but still love to drop in from time to time. Hope all is well out there in the big land of Scots!

All the best...............Bob.


"It's not a wreck......It's a natural resource!"
Quote-Doc Bob circa 2006

DOCS CLASSIC GARAGE
Specializing in Hot Rods,
Customs & Street Machines.
My pictures at..........
1936 Chev 1/2-Ton Holden Body


confused? http://www.koalanet.com.au/australian-slang.html
Re: International check-in. [Re: doc bob] #814009
Fri Jan 06 2012 11:42 PM
Fri Jan 06 2012 11:42 PM
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jockbolter50  Offline OP
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Scotland
Hi Bob,a belated Merry Christmas and a guid New year to you too!
I was over at 'the Spoon' and saw you had surfaced again..... wink

There's certainly nothing wrong with being busy.

Been pretty busy here too,with all the storm damage.
Roof tiles, falling masonry,tree branches and car glass, bad combination!

Apart from the weather,everything's fine here.
Thanks for checking in,the southern hemisphere 'bolters have been a bit quiet of late,we all miss your Aussie wit and wisdom!

Regards.
Jock.

Last edited by jockbolter50; Fri Jan 06 2012 11:49 PM.

I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #814068
Sat Jan 07 2012 03:16 AM
Sat Jan 07 2012 03:16 AM
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canuck  Offline
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Posts: 99
Brandon, Manitoba
Sadly my sprite is a mark 2 but a very early one. (SN/HAN6L 1461) The sheet metal work is all done and now it waits for my budget to recover enough for paint and the re-assembly.
The Maple Leaf has big plans. I've been following Michael Corpolongo (CORPO) on his rat rod build of a '36 and am stealing a few good ideas on modernizing the drivetrain and brakes though I think that I'll stick with a more stock look.

Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #814126
Sat Jan 07 2012 05:02 AM
Sat Jan 07 2012 05:02 AM
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anyoldiron  Offline
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New Zealand
Hi all.
The world is fairly top-heavy from all the 'bolts in the northern hemisphere so I'll fly the flag for the southern trucks.
I've got a '47 1.5 ton AD which is slowly getting rebuilt, two years gone now. It is now self-propelled and the cab is almost ready to go back on. I aim to prove that you can finish a truck in less than one lifetime.

I think I'll start a New Zealand- Aussie forum and see what happens, there's got to be more than one of me down here.

cheers

Rich P


'47 Canadian RHD 1.5 ton truck
Re: International check-in. [Re: anyoldiron] #814158
Sat Jan 07 2012 08:34 AM
Sat Jan 07 2012 08:34 AM
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jockbolter50  Offline OP
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Hi Rich, welcome on board.
There is a fair few 'bolters from both Australia and New Zealand.

I frequent Flickr and there's always loads of truck pics from OZ and NZ so they are out there!
It just a matter of reaching out to the masses,and preaching the way of the Stovebolt.
Here's a nice '49 from Queensland to get you started.

Mind you a 'Gabfest' in Australia might be a problem due to the sheer distances involved,plus you've also got the North and South islands to consider.
I wonder where kiwiwilly is these days,he's not been around here for a while.

BTW got any pics of your truck, 2 years is relatively quick,I'm into year 7 on mine.......
Jock.

Last edited by jockbolter50; Sat Jan 07 2012 08:40 AM.

I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #814191
Sat Jan 07 2012 03:42 PM
Sat Jan 07 2012 03:42 PM
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doc bob  Offline
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Western Australia
Originally Posted by jockbolter50
Hi Bob,a belated Merry Christmas and a guid New year to you too!
I was over at 'the Spoon' and saw you had surfaced again..... wink

There's certainly nothing wrong with being busy.

Been pretty busy here too,with all the storm damage.
Roof tiles, falling masonry,tree branches and car glass, bad combination!

Apart from the weather,everything's fine here.
Thanks for checking in,the southern hemisphere 'bolters have been a bit quiet of late,we all miss your Aussie wit and wisdom!

Regards.
Jock.


Those storms look horrific Jock!
Hope you fared well, unlike some of those pics frown
We had one hit here in Waroona a few months ago,a mini tornado that cut a path of destruction through town and looked the same as your pictures......only, there are not many houses and buildings around here! ohwell


"It's not a wreck......It's a natural resource!"
Quote-Doc Bob circa 2006

DOCS CLASSIC GARAGE
Specializing in Hot Rods,
Customs & Street Machines.
My pictures at..........
1936 Chev 1/2-Ton Holden Body


confused? http://www.koalanet.com.au/australian-slang.html
Re: International check-in. [Re: doc bob] #814431
Sun Jan 08 2012 09:38 AM
Sun Jan 08 2012 09:38 AM
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jockbolter50  Offline OP
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Scotland
This was the worst one to hit the Central belt in 13 years Bob,we are more susceptible to gales rather than tornadoes.
We catch the heavy stuff coming in from the North Atlantic.

Mind you where I stay has the cover of the Mull of Kintyre and the Isle of Arran,the folks further north in for example Caithness,get the whole nine yards!
Winter storms up there move rocks the size of Stovebolts up the beaches!
Thats why the west coast look like it does.
I drove along a coastal road the other day and the coastline has actually changed......
The difference is the folks there have 'evolved' to live with it.
The townies haven't.

Although.... Britain statistically has more tornadoes than America relative to our land mass,the ones here are nothing like the scale you see in the USA.
Thankfully i've never seen one!

My house is relatively new (8yrs)and stood up to the battering well,and as I said previously, "The Stovebolt Scottish HQ" was OK too...


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #814479
Sun Jan 08 2012 04:26 PM
Sun Jan 08 2012 04:26 PM
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doc bob  Offline
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Western Australia
"The StoveBolt Scottish HQ" was tied to your belt I bet! HAhaha
No way some stinkin gale force wind was gonna make off with ya Pride and Joy!

Good to hear all is O.K. smile


"It's not a wreck......It's a natural resource!"
Quote-Doc Bob circa 2006

DOCS CLASSIC GARAGE
Specializing in Hot Rods,
Customs & Street Machines.
My pictures at..........
1936 Chev 1/2-Ton Holden Body


confused? http://www.koalanet.com.au/australian-slang.html
Re: International check-in. [Re: doc bob] #814728
Mon Jan 09 2012 08:25 AM
Mon Jan 09 2012 08:25 AM
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jockbolter50  Offline OP
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Posts: 4,287
Scotland
The 'HQ' is a 20'x12' wooden garage Bob,it's well anchored with 20 6" expanding Rawlbolts to a concrete base,and my belt!

I got my priorities right though,the wifes F*rd sits out in the driveway...... grin


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #815128
Tue Jan 10 2012 04:13 PM
Tue Jan 10 2012 04:13 PM
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mapleleaf  Offline
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NS
Weather sounds like New Scotland, particularly the coastal damage. Parts of NS lose up to 4 feet a year from coastal erosion.

I suspect Nova Scotia is in the international zone, I did have a note from an Ebay seller once - "Sorry we don't ship to Nova Scotia, only the US and Canada."

I was not entirely disappointed with that.

Re: International check-in. [Re: mapleleaf] #815146
Tue Jan 10 2012 05:05 PM
Tue Jan 10 2012 05:05 PM
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Husker  Offline
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Utah
Originally Posted by mapleleaf

I suspect Nova Scotia is in the international zone, I did have a note from an Ebay seller once - "Sorry we don't ship to Nova Scotia, only the US and Canada."

I was not entirely disappointed with that.

THAT is hillarious!
Glad all is okay, Jock.

Re: International check-in. [Re: anyoldiron] #815506
Wed Jan 11 2012 08:29 PM
Wed Jan 11 2012 08:29 PM
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Dusty  Offline
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Canterbury , NewZealand
Originally Posted by anyoldiron
Hi all. there's got to be more than one of me down here.

cheers

Rich P


Nope, you're unique smile

But there are a few other stovebolts in daily use down here, several locally (NorthCanterbury) get plenty of road time. It's always great to see them out and about , and so often with some sort of load on board too.

Usefull antiquities are hard to beat , eh. smile

Re: International check-in. [Re: Dusty] #815575
Thu Jan 12 2012 01:08 AM
Thu Jan 12 2012 01:08 AM
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anyoldiron  Offline
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New Zealand
hi Dusty
I'm aware of the existence of trucks in Canterbury. A year ago I bought all I could carry from a guy in Christchurch who was rodding one, all he wanted was the cab. Shame for the truck but good for me.

Your truck looks excellent. Mine is Canadian, as they all were in NZ. i am in long term negotiation with the wife- I want the original green, she wants something fancy.

Eventually I will get a 235 and 5 speed, to make it most practical. Although a blue or black Holden 202 is also possible.

cheers


'47 Canadian RHD 1.5 ton truck
Re: International check-in. [Re: Husker] #815894
Fri Jan 13 2012 03:04 AM
Fri Jan 13 2012 03:04 AM
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jockbolter50  Offline OP
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Scotland
Originally Posted by mapleleaf
Parts of NS lose up to 4 feet a year from coastal erosion.


Between that and what we lost here Mapes,the 'auld country' is getting even further away!


Originally Posted by Husker
Glad all is okay, Jock.


Thanks!


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #816780
Mon Jan 16 2012 05:08 PM
Mon Jan 16 2012 05:08 PM
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Stuart_Giles  Offline
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Kent, United Kingdom
Been away from here for a while; thought I'd better check in here too.

Re: International check-in. [Re: Stuart_Giles] #817065
Tue Jan 17 2012 08:42 AM
Tue Jan 17 2012 08:42 AM
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jockbolter50  Offline OP
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Posts: 4,287
Scotland
Hi Stuart,I assume you've been busy.
Work gets in the way of all the fun sometimes!


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #819671
Wed Jan 25 2012 08:16 PM
Wed Jan 25 2012 08:16 PM
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One ear dicky  Offline
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Toronto,Ontario. Canada
Hey Jock, Roy here (one ear dicky),just thoght i should check in seeing as how i would be an international also. I am hoping the fellow who lives in exeter in south england checks in. I am coming over with my sister on mar.13, and i know this fellow literally lives right around the corner from my aunt a few streets over. He was in here a couple of times,then disappeared.We will see.

So, again,hello Jock from over the big pond. Roy

Re: International check-in. [Re: One ear dicky] #819855
Thu Jan 26 2012 08:23 AM
Thu Jan 26 2012 08:23 AM
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jockbolter50  Offline OP
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Posts: 4,287
Scotland
Hi Roy,thanks for checking in, I'm trying to remember who the Essex guy is/was. headscratch
Maybe he'll check in himself soon.


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: Dusty] #834857
Tue Mar 13 2012 09:48 AM
Tue Mar 13 2012 09:48 AM
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TPR57C  Offline
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NSW Australia
glad to find someone from christchurch is there many others in new zealand i have 57 3200 pickup in nsw australia originally from nz


57 3200 pickup 265 V8 with service tray
Re: International check-in. [Re: TPR57C] #835005
Tue Mar 13 2012 10:11 PM
Tue Mar 13 2012 10:11 PM
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jockbolter50  Offline OP
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Scotland
Originally Posted by TPR57C
glad to find someone from christchurch is there many others in new zealand i have 57 3200 pickup in nsw australia originally from nz


There's Kiwiwilly ,he's in Wanganui.
I'm not sure where he is in relation to you,my N.Z. geography's a bit rusty!
I haven't seen him here for a while though,you could shoot him a P.M. and see if he responds.


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #836283
Sun Mar 18 2012 01:08 PM
Sun Mar 18 2012 01:08 PM
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Joern  Offline
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Posts: 32
NRW, Germany
Checking in! Anyone else from western Germany near the AC triangle? I am trying to get my 3/4t on the road, but isn't that easy with only US papers. Our TÜV is throwing a monkey wrench into my plans.


'65 C-20 Fleetside 283 4-speed-MT
Re: International check-in. [Re: Joern] #836578
Mon Mar 19 2012 08:54 AM
Mon Mar 19 2012 08:54 AM
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jockbolter50  Offline OP
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Scotland
Hi Joern,welcome.
I've heard the German TUV is really tough,the British MOT equivalent is making it hard for us here too.

There are a few of your fellow countrymen visit this site,so hopefully they can help with your dilemma.
Good luck.
Jock.


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: mapleleaf] #852542
Sat May 19 2012 11:29 AM
Sat May 19 2012 11:29 AM
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Domenique  Offline
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Posts: 15
Swakopmund
Hey all!

I'm from Swakopmund in Namibia!

Just wanted to say hi!

Re: International check-in. [Re: Domenique] #852570
Sat May 19 2012 02:30 PM
Sat May 19 2012 02:30 PM
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jockbolter50  Offline OP
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Hi Domenique,we've already met on the welcome board......
Glad you could join us,feel free to join in with any interesting tales or advice you have.
The powers that be in the Stovebolt have given us a play area for 'us foreigners!'
Have fun!
Jock.


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #853209
Tue May 22 2012 10:05 AM
Tue May 22 2012 10:05 AM
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NSW Australia
hi jock just got my tickets to the scotland wallaby rugby union test in newcastle new south wales australia great respones from the locals fist time for test out of capital city playing on a tuesday night which is odd


57 3200 pickup 265 V8 with service tray
Re: International check-in. [Re: TPR57C] #854759
Tue May 29 2012 12:14 AM
Tue May 29 2012 12:14 AM
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Daniel-Rose  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 74
East Anglia U.K
Hello!..
im booking in as the Cambridge uk department of bolts...have been using this site for everything..! thanks for everyone's help..!me and my truck last year had a nice holiday 2000mile across france, belgium, germany luxumbourg....i just managed to get the patrick ring gear finished at 7pm before getting the ferry at dover for 1am...!!! good times. Dano!


1953..panel truck.I love my truck!...
Re: International check-in. [Re: Daniel-Rose] #855290
Wed May 30 2012 08:40 PM
Wed May 30 2012 08:40 PM
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jockbolter50  Offline OP
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Posts: 4,287
Scotland
Hi Dano,
That sounds like quite an adventure,got any pics?
It's something i'd like to do,my wife's relatives live in the South of France.

The part that scares me is the fuel costs,what engine is in your panel truck?



I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #856750
Tue Jun 05 2012 02:16 PM
Tue Jun 05 2012 02:16 PM
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TPR57C  Offline
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just home from rugby union test scotland won 9.6 penalty in extra time horrific wind and rain in newcastle a good night was had


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Originally Posted by TPR57C
just home from rugby union test scotland won 9.6 penalty in extra time horrific wind and rain in newcastle a good night was had


The weather suited the Scots perfectly,that was just like a normal summers day here! grin

It's the first time we've beat the Wallabys on home soil since 1982!

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1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
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the welch are playing australia saturday night they hope the scots have sofened them up game is being played in brisbane they havent beaten oz in years but are 6 nation champs so should be good game


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Hi Jock, sorry for the time delay!

its a 235ci engine 56-57. yer the fuel cost was a little high! i came home and changed to a webber from the old carter.

we spat a few fan belts out on the journey...did a rear diff oil change in luxumbourg on a campsite! handbreak broke soon as we pulled on the ferry going!!...had starter motor strapped under the truck as a back up!..it was like a working holiday!!

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af75/hootschc/chevy/2011june164.jpg



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Thanks for the reply Dano, I was just curious,that's the thing about road trips in old vehicles,it's always an adventure!
At least your later engine is a full pressure unit,i'm not sure i would like to try a trip like that with an old babbit pounder!

Mind you,there's plenty of our US counterparts do long road trips in totally stock original trucks,but at least they have a better parts back up over there.

I love your panel,nice patina and it looks pretty solid!
The artillery wheels are a nice touch too.

BTW I hope the recent weather hasn't caused you too much grief,I have never seen so many flood warnings!
The main motorway near me was shut for hours the other day i've never seen anything like it,I think my next project's going to be building an Ark!

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"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
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thanks jock, an ark is the way i think!...i took the truck to the isle of wight rock festival a few weeks ago and boy did it rust alot! i was madly covering it with engine oil to stop the bad weather..while driving water was coming in from everywhere! even with good seals...90pmh winds didnt help!

yep me trucks solid as hell! got it from a chap who was importing it from hollywood. and purchased it from the docks in london B-)..it was in a state when it came over...just about run...i dont think it has been on the road for years....so set to work.

its my 1st yank...after many nights of thinkin can i handle one!.. took 6 months of every night weekend..ect to rewire...fix the body up and just about re build everything.. it keeps me out of the pub alright.

cant bring myself to paint it at all so this winter going to have a mat clear coat all over to hold the weather back.! as again...im in the workshop 3rd time for gearbox out in a month ..and pleased its raining!! as its knackard until new oil seal goes in!


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The salt air wouldn't do you any favours,especially being blown in horizontally!
Do you still have the vacuum wipers?

My trucks my first 'Yank' and a Ca. truck too,imagine if ours had spent 60 years here in Blighty,there would be nothing left!

I agree with the clear coat though,it would be a shame to lose that originality,mine had great patina too,but the importer must've had a job lot of red lead paint!
Good luck with the seal,I hope you're rolling again soon!

You've got to make the most of the summer......... brrrrr grin


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"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
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had a hell of a crap day with the seal going to post some stuff on here in a bit with some photos see if i can get any pointer!!

na the wipers i first got an old car one out of a ford (SPIT!) ka.. and put up with them wobbling like a normal car and not meeting in the centre! was a bit trippy!...last year went over to a proper usa model (electric) for the old girl.!

im bit worried as really want to take the truck to the hotrodhayride in surry...but at this rate 3 bloody day..and bust hands..its not looking good!

would love to bring the old girl up your way! but with this weather...its terrible and just seen the forcast for next week! rain...rain rain rain!...they did put straight 6 in boats!! maybe a better idea!

i had a quick look at your photos..truck looks lovly! dedications what ya need!!!


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I would love to go to the Hayride,but they'd probably lynch me for having a 'non traditional' truck!

I'm still faffing about with an Austin Morris wiper set up,i've got the linkage in place and just need to mount the motor,tried at the weekend and the darn motor's toast!

Dano,look on the bright side at least the hosepipe ban's lifted!

Thanks for the kind words on my truck.



I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

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1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
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come to the hayride mate! ..i can rub some of my rust off and smear oil over you body!! god that sounds wrong!!


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Originally Posted by Dano&Rose
come to the hayride mate! ..i can rub some of my rust off and smear oil over you body!! god that sounds wrong!!


eeeek

Joking apart Dano, my working week has just been dropped to 28hrs,I'm watching the pennies really carefully just now!


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
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yep i here ya mate..i work up your way somtimes and its not good..i work in food packaging as a service engineer and they keep closing places.. NSRA northan meet will come around soon..and if you want somthing like hayride.look at the "tripout" its in bedford so a little closer for you.


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It's unlikely i'll get to a show at all this year Dano,my truck isn't on the road yet.
I know I could go in my daily driver but as i'm sure you know it's just not the same....

Even the show local to me this year has been cancelled,the owners of the venue hiked their prices to the moon!
The organisers are currently trying to find another site.
Fingers crossed!

The Hayride's on my bucket list along with Goodwood etc.
I'll get there some day.

UPDATE:
I was talking to a friend who was at the Americana show recently and said it was a nightmare,tents being robbed and loads of hassle,with lots of undesireables but he did mention the tripout show though.
I/we might take a blast down in his daily driver,the last trip 'darn sarf' in his '59 Fairlane nearly bankrupted him!

If I do decide to go and if you are,i'll let you know and maybe we could meet up for a brew or two...

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I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

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1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
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Hey folks, just checkin' in from smelly old Brummagem!

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Originally Posted by RhinoNeil
Hey folks, just checkin' in from smelly old Brummagem!


Hi Neil welcome.
Tell us more,what you got?


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"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
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[i'm not sure i would like to try a trip like that with an old babbit pounder!]

Hey Jock, the old splashy is not so bad, I've done several 2000 to 3000k trips in the truck, never hinted at a problem. Included in the daily grind , totalling nearly 90,000miles over the last 15 yrs.
I'm pretty sure todays quality oils and modestly careful driving has helped. But essentially , I believe the design to be sound, just needs suitable care and proper maintance. smile

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Hi Dusty.
My hat's off to you using '40 as your daily driver,so you obviously know what your talking about then. grin

I wasn't dismissing the old low pressure system,it obviously worked considering the amount of them still around.

My own (splashy) engine had suffered a catastrophic rod failure and punched it's way out the block before I got the truck so I guess I based my assumptions on that,but then again I can't vouch for its previous 50+ years maintenance schedule.

Like you say,if properly maintained like most things,they can last a long,long time.





I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
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Jock, I'm sorry to hear your old bolt has been thrashed to death, I confess to trying to kill my '39 as a youth, only succeeded in lifting the tops off a couple of pistons frown was more successful with my mates '39 flathead V8, tossed a rod beautifully smile

Ahhh ,, the stupidity of youth.

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Originally Posted by Dusty
Jock, I'm sorry to hear your old bolt has been thrashed to death, I confess to trying to kill my '39 as a youth, only succeeded in lifting the tops off a couple of pistons frown was more successful with my mates '39 flathead V8, tossed a rod beautifully smile

Ahhh ,, the stupidity of youth.


I know,you still hear it today with the young 'uns revving their engines to the sort of of RPMs that makes valves bounce!
Nothing changes much,it's roughly the same thing,just cr*ppier cars. grin
I suppose they'll learn the hard way,just like us.......

BTW the guy with the Flattie Is he still your mate?


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
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Originally Posted by jockbolter50


BTW the guy with the Flattie Is he still your mate?


LOL , no , but completely for other reasons ....

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Originally Posted by Dusty
[quote=jockbolter50]

BTW the guy with the Flattie Is he still your mate?


LOL , no , but completely for other reasons ....[/quote]

O.K.....'nuff said! laalaa


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
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Hi jockbolter.

Over here in London, although my burb is currently in Torrance, CA. Getting some major works done before i can stuck into it over here.

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Originally Posted by Sssingo
Hi jockbolter.

Over here in London, although my burb is currently in Torrance, CA. Getting some major works done before i can stuck into it over here.


Look forward to seeing it when it arrives on our shores.....


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
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all blacks rolling into scotland this weekend they are red hot at the moment just had a draw with australia australia plays the french in rugby union plenty to watch


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Hi from the Sunshine Coast.


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Welcome back Pete smile

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well i,v been back awhile, so i thought i,d best check in,my new-old truck isnt home yet but i,m back doing research and making plans,
just thought i,d try and find out how many ,bolters, are in the uk ???? any idea,???


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hI

new to bolters.
Just importing a 51 into the uk , should be here end of jan.
I am in Kendal Cumbria

Regards
Phil Russell

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hi phil (wc54) i take it that you found youre way here from the R n,S site
lots of good info on here and some real helpfull folk,,


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anybody heard from ,jockbolter, lately ???


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Hi all of you Aussie Stovebolters comme to Clunes in Victoria on
the 10th of March 2013 for the HCVCA Ballarat branch Truck Show
Last year we had 150 trucks so where hopping for more this year
so come ye all
Yours Chrislon

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Hi just purchased my big bolt, its still in the States waiting to get it shipped, is there any UK members out there,? i am looking for a NVG4500 5 speed transmission, i am sure the must be some one in UK who has one sitting in there garage, pm me if you can help,
Thxs Mike

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jaffs, there are more than a few UK members. Here's a few of them: http://www.stovebolt.com/world.shtml#uk I think there's at least 20 or more. Maybe some of them will respond to your post.


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Originally Posted by jaffs
Hi just purchased my big bolt, its still in the States waiting to get it shipped, is there any UK members out there,? i am looking for a NVG4500 5 speed transmission, i am sure the must be some one in UK who has one sitting in there garage, pm me if you can help,
Thxs Mike


Hi Mike firstly welcome,sorry I haven't responded sooner,I don't check in here as much as I should.

To be honest this forum isn't as active as it should be,probably more so at this time of year as most of us are out there enjoying driving and showing our trucks given our relatively short 'show season'.
Me included. grin
In fact mine is pretty much a daily driver these days.

I'm not sure if you partake in other social media such as Farcebook but there are UK specific Chevy truck/American car and parts pages on there.
I'll put some feelers out for you,I would dearly love a 5 speed in mine to but finances are a little shy at the moment.

What engine are you mating it to and I assume you will require a flywheel,clutch etc?

There are other UK based sites such as Rods 'n' sods,NSRA,Pistonheads etc that are aimed at the US/collector car market.
I actually used a partsfinder site to locate a small block and transmission for mine.
I got a response within 12 hours from a specialist breakers in Wigan and have since clocked over 3000+ relatively trouble free miles on my 'cut out' engine and box from an '81 Corvette.

A 3 or 4 speed auto gets old quick,we 'Brits' are too used to stirring cogs!

What 'Big bolt' are you awaiting?

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I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
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Hi there everyone.
I have just joined here and also joined the ranks of the Chevy Truck owners.
I have a 1938 Chevrolet Utility.
A full resto is needed but I'm sure I can handle that OK.

Not sure how to put up pics.

ps. I'm in New Zealand.

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Welcome from the mainland smile

The '38 is a great truck and there are several parts suppliers around to help make you resto easy.

This is a no pics site , you have to post a link to some photo storage site like photobucket or tiny pic.

Looking forward to reading of your progress.

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Yep , that's a rare one smile

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You have some work ahead of you but if anyone can a kiwi can do that will look fantastic


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Info I have is there were only 6 of these built.
The NZ Air Force commissioned Chevrolet to build 6 in rhd and ship them to Christchurch NZ in late '38.
Still trying to get a bit more history on them.
I have never seen any like this anywhere else.

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Where in New Zealand do you live I grew up in Auckland been in Australia since 1980


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Hi
just had my 37 1 1/2 ton Chevy Stake bed delivered from US, any UK Bolts out there??
Mike in KENT

Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #1154806
Sun Mar 13 2016 04:03 PM
Sun Mar 13 2016 04:03 PM
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kent UK
Hi, just had my 37 1.5 ton Stake bed delivered ,so the restoration now starts, any other UK bolters out there
Mike in KENT UK

Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #1154938
Mon Mar 14 2016 09:07 AM
Mon Mar 14 2016 09:07 AM
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jockbolter50  Offline OP
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Hi Mike welcome!

It's good to see someone other than a 47-53 truck owner in the UK.
These as i'm sure you're aware are fairly common here now.

A '37 is pretty rare.
There are many vendors based in the UK for truck parts now,although as mentioned previously they tend to steer towards the 47-53 models and later stuff although i'm sure they'd be willing to help with parts sourcing/shipping if required.

What are your plans,stock or modified?

Pics would be nice too.



I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #1156801
Fri Mar 25 2016 01:49 PM
Fri Mar 25 2016 01:49 PM
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Belgium
Hi guys,

I'm looking for a parts supplier for our old trucks in Europe. Any suggestions? I own a '58 Apache and I live in Belgium.
Everything is available in the States but shipping is very expensive...

Re: International check-in. [Re: JVL] #1156899
Sat Mar 26 2016 09:17 AM
Sat Mar 26 2016 09:17 AM
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jockbolter50  Offline OP
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Originally Posted by JVL
Hi guys,

I'm looking for a parts supplier for our old trucks in Europe.


The best I can suggest are some in the UK JVL,there are many places here now who cater for these trucks,not sure how the Euro/£ exchange favours you but at least the shipping should be cheaper and as part of the EEC (for the moment) the duties should be less.

Here's a couple of suppliers.

http://www.farmfreshspeedshop.co.uk/

http://www.classiccarriageco.com/

http://www.highwayhellhotrods.co.uk/

http://www.langysrodshop.co.uk/

I hope these help...Good luck.


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I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #1157120
Sun Mar 27 2016 06:49 PM
Sun Mar 27 2016 06:49 PM
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Belgium
Thanks!

Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #1157997
Fri Apr 01 2016 10:39 PM
Fri Apr 01 2016 10:39 PM
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Cambridgshire UK
Checkin' in from the Cambs/Norfolk border UK. Just picked up a '51 3100 from up your way Jock. Gets delivered on Monday so it'll be a long weekend. Bought it blind so hope it'll be all as promised
Andy

Re: International check-in. [Re: Road Dog] #1158796
Wed Apr 06 2016 07:35 AM
Wed Apr 06 2016 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Road Dog
Checkin' in from the Cambs/Norfolk border UK. Just picked up a '51 3100 from up your way Jock. Gets delivered on Monday so it'll be a long weekend. Bought it blind so hope it'll be all as promised
Andy


Welcome Andy,glad to see you've joined the gang, was your new truck from a fella Alex Gray in East Kilbride?
Is this your new 'toy' by any chance?

EDIT: I have since chatted with Alex who confirmed this,it's a nice 'honest' relatively unmolested truck with bags of potential.
Did you get the visor too?
If so,they look terrible and you should give it to me to run a consumer test...on mine! grin

As you can see by my previous post there are plenty of guys here catering for our obsession here in the UK now.
All my experiences in dealing with these vendors have been really positive and most if not all are considered friends now too.
The scene here on our little island is just too small to suffer any scammers and con merchants anyway,they'd probably get lynched. lol.

I must also mention the kind folks here,many of whom have helped source parts and even sent them to me before receiving a single dime from me.
It was all based on trust.......

Not wishing to tread on the Stovebolts toes,I'm not sure if you frequent 'Farcebook' but there are some UK based groups that cater for our old trucks,really handy for locating second hand parts (if required)and to keep an eye out for meetings and events.
I recently scored a real peach of an original RH front fender/wing from the NSRA swap meet in Essex amongst other truck goodies.

BTW There are hundreds of these trucks here now.

Good luck on your new adventure!

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I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #1161011
Mon Apr 18 2016 02:52 AM
Mon Apr 18 2016 02:52 AM
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Cambridgshire UK
Yeah Jock, that's the one. It came with a few bits and pieces including the visor. I agree, they look awful so when a local caravan dwelling chap came by looking for scrap metal I let him have it! - it was the first thing I did - putting it back on.
Unfortunately it came without brakes too although this wasn't mentioned to me or the guy who delivered it. He rolled it off the trailer and near abouts went down a ditch. I rebuilt the master cylinder this weekend and they're now as good as gold. I've also got to replace the kingpins but essentially, as you say, it's a good honest truck that is pretty straight and solid. There are some jobs to do but that's the fun of it.
I was a member here a good few years ago going by the name of LimeyC10 when I had a '66 and found it of great help and made some friends along the way - still in touch with a few of them. Any links you can send me to groups here in the UK would be welcome. I used to run a national club here called UK Kustoms and wrote for Custom Car but got fed up with the back biting and bitchyness so tend to stear clear of shows and the scene, as you say the scene is too small over here for all that

Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #1161397
Wed Apr 20 2016 09:34 AM
Wed Apr 20 2016 09:34 AM
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jockbolter50  Offline OP
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Nice one,"caravan dwelling chap" Haha!

I also remember you as LimeyC10 too.
Glad to see you've come back to the fold.

I love the idea of a visor but at 6'4" i'm not sure how i'd get on with that as I can hardly see the traffic lights as it is....lol.

Your new truck,did it have the original M/C?
As you'll no doubt find out there's hundreds of upgrades available for these trucks,so much so you can even still buy brand new cabs if ever one was needed. (at a price of course).

So what's your plans,stock,resto-mod or full custom?

The links I provided above will keep you right as far as parts are concerned.
I know what you mean too about some organisations here,they can get a bit too 'cliquey' for my liking.
Custom Car and Str**t M*chine were mostly reponsible for my addiction,I used to run into Keith Seume regularly too when he was involved in the VWDRC.

Are you on Facebook?


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #1161486
Wed Apr 20 2016 11:33 PM
Wed Apr 20 2016 11:33 PM
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Cambridgshire UK
Yeah, I can see traffic lights being a problem - especially abroad where they don't have a set across the street.
The plan is to keep it pretty stock although not go too mad on restoring as I need it to work for me so don't want it to get to a stage where I daren't throw stuff in the back or take it out in weather. I'd eventually like to put it on autogas to make it more usable. I've been spoiled of late with my VW T4 returning around 30mpg.
M/C?
I was writing for Street Machine but had a bit of a do with Richard Nichols when he used a feature I had written word for word and said that he had had to re -write it even though he had not even contacted the owner. I was talking to Kev Elliot while having his diner at mine about it and he invited me to write for CC instead.
Keith is a nice bloke and knowledgeable too. Sometimes I would have to contact other writers about stuff and used to talk on email to Keith Harman a lot. I was playing a gig in London last year and got talking to a bloke after the show and the conversation turned to hot rods some how and it turned out it was Keith. We had never met up until this point so didn't realize who each other were. Small world.
My facebook is:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009344221219

Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #1162021
Sun Apr 24 2016 07:55 PM
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On my way to dawn parade big day in Australia Anzac Day lest we forget our fallen soldiers


57 3200 pickup 265 V8 with service tray
Re: International check-in. [Re: TPR57C] #1162706
Thu Apr 28 2016 10:03 AM
Thu Apr 28 2016 10:03 AM
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jockbolter50  Offline OP
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Originally Posted by TPR57C
On my way to dawn parade big day in Australia Anzac Day lest we forget our fallen soldiers


Sorry I missed your day,I hope it went well.
We're losing more and more of these guys to old age these days,we should never forget their sacrifices.


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: Road Dog] #1162707
Thu Apr 28 2016 10:07 AM
Thu Apr 28 2016 10:07 AM
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jockbolter50  Offline OP
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Scotland
Originally Posted by Road Dog
M/C?
M/C a.k.a Master cylinder. grin

We had never met up until this point so didn't realize who each other were. Small world.


I hear you on the working truck,i'm not afraid to throw cr*p in the back of mine too.
I've responded to your friends request on FB too, see you there!


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: International check-in. [Re: jockbolter50] #1302996
Thu Mar 14 2019 02:03 PM
Thu Mar 14 2019 02:03 PM
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Steve-W  Offline
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Posts: 31
Hoofddorp, netherlands
Lets put some live back into this thread.
I'm Steven, Live in the Netherlands and own a 1969 C10, a 1958 C60 and a 1970 F250

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