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Gallery Over 3,100 old truck stories with photos from Stovebolters worldwide! More in our DITY Gallery. Year at a Glance - all the new Gallery entries from 2014.

Tech Tips
Helpful tips on truck restoration, identification, preservation; project stories and Stovebolt histories.

More than 978 useful sites for information, parts, services, other sites, tools, insurance and a "publications library."

Find out who's doing what, where and when! See who else is in your neighborhood with an old truck. Read some great stories and enjoy all the pictures.

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Nothing new under the sun ... got some good Frequently Asked Questions here, and will probably have more!

Sagas, Feature Stories, The "Roadkill" Commentaries, The old "It Ran When I Parked It" Photo Contests, Poster Contest, and some stuff we've done here and there and don't know where else to put it!

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Stovebolter, the Next Generation

Owen braved the cold at the weekend Homecoming event at Stovebolt HQ last month, with a few visits indoors to play with pint-size trucks and warm up a bit. A good long nap on the ride home to Virginia, and he started tinkering with his tricycle motor . After that, he hopped right in to help Dad with his 1951 Chevy pickup 3100 restoration.

For some nice photos from the Event (is 400 enough?), check here. If it all looks like fun, it was! (Read some.)

Gathering of Bolters

We've been getting more and more listings from Stovebolters who are getting together for car shows, truck shows, cruise-ins, swap meets -- or just getting together! It is a great time of year for getting those old trucks back on the road and testing out some of the projects you attempted during the winter -- and sharing the experience.

Be sure to check the Event pages to see what's shakin' in your neck of the woods. And pester these "car show" people ... let 'em know they really ought to consider calling the event a car and TRUCK show! Might help with participation!


  Welcome to our Virtual Garage for pre-1973 GM trucks -- If you're restoring, preserving or just driving an ole "Stovebolt," our "e-zine" has information we hope you'll find useful for living with your old truck -- from links to parts vendors (the best list of Stovebolt-related links on the 'Net!), a Gallery of old trucks to a virtual Swap Meet where you can find (or sell) those elusive parts to complete your restoration projects. We even have a discussion forum where you can ask questions, post ideas and even hang out with some old rusty Stovebolters!

We have a lot of things here but the best one is knowledge and we share it for free (no membership dues or pay-to-view).

So pull up a virtual running board, cop a squat and check the Gallery for lots of old truck stories. If you have some questions about the old GM truck project you are working on, try our FAQ, Tech Tips or jump right into The Forums, where the Stovebolt Brain Trust resides.

We've got everything in here from 1/2-tons to 3-tons, COE's, Panels and 'Burbs, Firetrucks, Tow trucks -- Lots of trucks in all shapes, sizes and stages of restoration and enjoyment.

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Because none of us are as smart as all of us!

Have you visited lately?

The GM Heritage Center has been adding new features over the past years. One you may particularly like is about the Canopy Express.

Be sure to check the Archive section, too. There are a lot of brochures that are free for download, like:

  • Chevrolet Trucks Advanced Design Built
  • The Chevrolet Story (several editions / years)
  • The Cold Facts About Chevrolet and Ford Trucks
  • The First Century of GMC Truck History


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