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Thinking again ...
We are still asking:
What did you
get done on
your Bolt today
????


The question, initially posted May 23, 2005, was:
"Whatcha do on your Bolt
this weekend?"

After 51,906,997 views, 7378 replies over 185 pages, this thread in General Truck Talk is a happening! And it's not just weekends anymore.


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So ...


What did you get done on your Bolt today????


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Re: A tough introduction
Achipmunk #846729 Thu Apr 26 2012 04:32 AM
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Shop Shark
Very sorry about your dad,but the memories are great. My dad passed away when I was 13. My 2 brothers and I had to work to help my mother. I was very fortunate to get work in a garage owned by a man who became my father-in-law. We still have his shop truck, 54 Chevy. I have preserved this old piece of history and always remember him when I start it up, fix something broken, wash and clean it up. Seems like you will have many of these in your future and your children's future. That is what these old trucks do to you. Welcome aboard, the trip starts now.

Someone wanted to buy it today, all I could say "She's not for sale". Now or ever!


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Re: A tough introduction
Achipmunk #846735 Thu Apr 26 2012 04:56 AM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,493
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'Bolter
Mike,
Welcome!
Thank you for using your name. It is always nice to address someone by name & I believe it makes for a more personal Forum.
Enjoyed reading your story & your blog. You are a good writer. Remember the good times/memories of/with your father and create new ones with your kids. They grow up so fast.
Looking to hear more from you as you "truck" on.
Harold


Harold
Is a restoration ever finished?
Re: A tough introduction
Harold46 #846808 Thu Apr 26 2012 03:35 PM
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Posts: 23
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New Guy
Thanks for such a warm welcome guys. It really means a lot.

Mike


My blog and photos of the old 46 --> http://kens46truck.wordpress.com/
Re: A tough introduction
Achipmunk #846839 Thu Apr 26 2012 05:26 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 231
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Shop Shark
Hi Mike
Welcome. I can relate to your story as I lost my dad to cancer also. I did not have my truck at the time, but my early mechanical skills were taught to me my him. I still have his old toolbox and tools. Keep the great memories alive and pass them down. Have fun with the truck and making memories for your kids!


Stranger
Frank in Iowa

1955 Second Series Chevrolet Shortbox NAPCO with a Rockwell Transfer Case
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Re: A tough introduction
Stranger #846850 Thu Apr 26 2012 06:25 PM
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Posts: 576
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Shop Shark
Mike,

You're a great story teller, I love the blog so far. Thanks for sharing.

Mark

Re: A tough introduction
Bigtonka #846861 Thu Apr 26 2012 07:27 PM
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Posts: 945
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'Bolter
Wow. You are indeed a great story teller!

Welcome to the Bolt!

Eric

Re: A tough introduction
MikeJohnson #846868 Thu Apr 26 2012 07:55 PM
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Posts: 4,673
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Shop Shark
Welcome

Very nice truck, should be up and running in no time.

Enjoyed your blog.


Re: A tough introduction
DADS50 #846876 Thu Apr 26 2012 08:25 PM
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'Bolter
I enjoyed it also. Very touching story. Having that truck, and the memories that go with it, is priceless! You and your sons will continue the legacy. Your dad would be proud.


Rich

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1959 Chev. Viking 40

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Re: A tough introduction
MikeJohnson #846880 Thu Apr 26 2012 08:40 PM
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New Guy
Thank you

I didn't realize by posting my story how many people that touched. I just received another message about a young man who lost his father and is having a hard time dealing with life. It's a tough thing and I wish I had answers.


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Re: A tough introduction
MikeJohnson #846901 Thu Apr 26 2012 09:40 PM
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'Bolter
Hi Mike, welcome. The old cliche about what goes around comes around is true. I hope you enjoy spending time with your kids and the old truck. It's great to recall the good memories you have of your father. Make the most of it.

Leo

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