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#482232 Sun Dec 14 2008 11:24 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 75
calhere Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Hello my names Terry, I'm from Sacramento CA. Well a little about me I have never restored a truck, I do restore classic boats, but I want me a nice old truck to go with my nice old boat so I joined this site not to only help me figure out what truck I want but how to proceed from there. And I am sure it cant be much different from restoring boats

Lots of body work then more body work when you think you are almost done start over, Then the Engine add a tranny one thing boats don't have, Interior, electronics, then double check and see what I missed?

Anyways bare with me as i may not be as familiar with this stuff but ill catch on fast.

Im hopeng to find something from the 62 time frame as my boats a 62 and also have a 63

Last edited by J Lucas; Thu Feb 12 2009 04:57 AM.

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calhere #482244 Mon Dec 15 2008 12:14 AM
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Leo Offline
Welcome to the site. So are your boats old Buicks or Caddies from the 60's? Just kidding. Actually there are a lot of early 60's truck owners around here. There should be some for sale in the swap meet, just click on forums and scroll down.

Leo #482247 Mon Dec 15 2008 12:23 AM
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calhere Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher

LOL no that's not my style but I've seen the ones Your referring to if you want to see a pic of my boat The link above is the boating forum I frequent and that's my user page has a pic of my boat. Hmmmm but maybe I could find an old truck body and build a cuddy cabin out of it.....

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calhere #482266 Mon Dec 15 2008 01:02 AM
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Hey, I used to live on the Trent Severn Waterway, a canal system that is 240 miles long with 44 locks. Every once in a while they have antique boat parades, some nice stuff for sure. When I moved off the lake, I sold my boats, still have the canoe.

Leo #482296 Mon Dec 15 2008 02:02 AM
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calhere Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Before I decided the truck would be my next project I was going to build this from scratch

or this

Still intend on building one or both of them I have many many years ahead of me.

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calhere #482489 Mon Dec 15 2008 02:26 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 373
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Welcome to the Stovebolt, Terry. wave Finding an early '60 truck to pull your boat would be pretty cool. Shouldn't be to hard to find one I wouldn't think. Good luck with finding one.

Terry K.

1951 5 window 1/2 ton

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27Capitol #483101 Wed Dec 17 2008 03:47 AM
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wave Welcome to the Bolt. Now you know you gotta have a Stovebolt to pull de boat!! smile
Let us know what you come up with.

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Achipmunk #483631 Thu Dec 18 2008 06:04 AM
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Welcome to the 'bolt, Terry cool

Good luck in your search for your truck... That'll sure be a sight to see; your vintage boat and vintage truck thumbs_up

'54 3100

calhere #483638 Thu Dec 18 2008 06:18 AM
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waveWelcome to the site Terry,
Don't need someone to drive a boat over to you by any chance!
Wouldn't mind a small holiday and maybe bring some StoveBolt parts home with me!

All the best with your 'Bolting and Boating adventures.

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doc bob #483657 Thu Dec 18 2008 08:22 AM
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Hi Terry, welcome! thumbs_up

Sounds like a plan! A nice age related 'bolt to tow your boats with.

I'm sure you'll find the right 'rig' to suit your needs, and all the info/parts as well, right here on the Stovebolt forum.

Above all else,have fun!

Jock grin

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

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