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to our Virtual Garage for pre-1973 GM trucks -- If you're restoring, preserving or just driving an ole "Stovebolt," this website has information we know you'll find useful for living with your old truck -- links to parts vendors (the best list of Stovebolt-related links on the 'Net!), a Gallery of old trucks, helpful Tech Tips, 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
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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. The truck in the image to the left is part of Kevin "jammer" Katzenberger's collection. Be sure to read his stories in the Gallery.
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|9th Annual HOMECOMING -- 2016
||May 6, 7 and 8 - Stovebolt Headquarters
Here's a photo from a Stovebolt Homecoming. Just taking a cruise around the scenic Southern Maryland area. Read all the details about the Homecoming here and try to come. Bring your ride - drag your ride - haul your ride - forget your ride and bring pictures and take notes! It's a WRENCHMAN'S WEEKEND.
New Tech Tip
Oil Bath Air Cleaner Upgrade -- The ole oil bath air cleaner... fine technology, back in the day. And still works fine.... as long as you don't mind the gooey mess and junk that collects in it over time.
Ah yes, there's a reason time and technology left the oil bath behind ... Nostalgia ain't what it used to be so if you want to leave the mess behind but keep the look, here's a 21st Century way to accomplish it. -- by Marc "Nhluvstruck" Gagnon
New in the Gallery for April
Mike "Jolly" Goodfellow's 1965 GMC 3500 Rescue -- To the rescue with a GMC 305 Big Block V6 with a New Process 435 Trans and a H110 drive axle with a 6.17 ratio
Matt "tri5trucking" Droege's: