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The Shop Area

Ready to break out the tools and get to work?? Well, plenty of space and tools are available -- just find your way to the appropriate shop and get to work.

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Project Journals
The restoblogs! Ongoing projects (restorations, modifications, outright street machines, as well as smaller scale component projects (steering, engines, etc.) -- all in near real time! Blow-by-blow, step-by-step description, commentary and discussion by the project persons themselves ... and you are there!
Moderated by: HandyAndy
Wed Apr 14 2021 02:36 AM
Rusty Rod
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Wed Apr 14 2021 02:36 AM
by Rusty Rod
The Engine Shop (32 viewing)
The place to discuss engine items, rebuilding, updating, swapping engines.
Moderated by: Woogeroo
Wed Apr 14 2021 02:44 AM
31,700 246,236
Wed Apr 14 2021 02:44 AM
by ndkid275
Driveline (4 viewing)
The shop area for transmission, axle, brake & suspension-related discussion about repair, restoration, upgrades or swaps. 4WD, too!
Moderated by: SWEET
Wed Apr 14 2021 03:12 AM
8,191 61,001
Wed Apr 14 2021 03:12 AM
by Bodini
The Electrical Bay (6 viewing)
Don't do the Smoke Check! Stop by here with all your electrical questions, comments, tips and whatever else ya got that's related to Stovebolt electrical systems.
Moderated by: Rusty Rod
Subforums: The Radio Bench
Wed Apr 14 2021 04:28 AM
9,219 71,365
Wed Apr 14 2021 04:28 AM
by bartamos
The HiPo Shop (5 viewing)
Thinking about a hotrod, street rod or other custom work? Stop in here. Shoot, we'll even talk about power brakes, power steering and CD players!
Moderated by: KCMongo
Tue Apr 13 2021 07:13 PM
4,907 44,127
Tue Apr 13 2021 07:13 PM
by LAJones48
Paint and Body Shop (6 viewing)
Some folks actually enjoy body work. You'll find them in here. Get, give or swap advice on body work, painting, paint care. Rust talk here, too. Your Shop Supervisor is 4ontheFloor
Moderated by: HandyAndy, klhansen
Subforums: Doors
Wed Apr 14 2021 02:22 AM
12,102 78,013
Wed Apr 14 2021 02:22 AM
by ChevyDarren
Interiors (3 viewing)
Stop by here to discuss interior work -- upholstery, interior paint, floor mats, seats, headliners, whatever.
Moderated by: ndkid275
Mon Apr 12 2021 10:03 PM
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Mon Apr 12 2021 10:03 PM
by bartamos
The Tool Chest (3 viewing)
Can you ever have enough Tools or a big enough shop? Stop in here and find out. Or discuss that upcoming tool purchase with one of the experts lurking within... IF YOU DARE!!!
Moderated by: 48bigtrucks, MNSmith
Wed Apr 14 2021 12:09 AM
1,686 18,756
Wed Apr 14 2021 12:09 AM
by Justhorsenround
Making a Stovebolt Bed
Your Bed -- Not as easy as Mom made it look! Well, come join the discussion on restoring your truck's "Business End."
Moderated by: klhansen
Wed Apr 14 2021 02:25 AM
1,023 6,384
Wed Apr 14 2021 02:25 AM
by Comediann
Name that part ...
Need to identify a left-over part? Or something in that trove of NOS treasure you just scored? Need to properly identify something before you sell or buy it? Show us a few pictures and tell us whatever numbers you can and we'll try to help you figure it out.
Moderated by: ndkid275, Rusty Rod
Fri Apr 09 2021 01:41 PM
Twin Jimmys
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Fri Apr 09 2021 01:41 PM
by Twin Jimmys
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