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First 100 Years
of GMC Truck History,
starting at 1900

(pdf file)

 

 

Paul "52 COE" Fritz's
1952 Cab-over-Engine Chevy

This '52 Chevy COE is our newest addition to the Project Journals forum. We were anxious to get a Big Bolt story started in there and this one actually fell in our lap! Read the story in the Gallery and follow along in his Project Journal thread as Paul jumps into a Big Bolt restoration.

 

Welcome 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 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!


"I am 51 years old and have never driven an AD truck -- still have not despite owning one now for over three years." ~ Dave Frame, 1952 Chevrolet 3100
................................................................................... Well, he is now!


We are on a Big Bolts Kick for May
Besides Paul "52 COE" Fritz's Big Bolt, we have also added:

Mike "69Cuda" Gramann's "A tale of three trucks" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1955 Chevy 2nd Series Two-Ton Flatbed Truck -- A nice find for a Washington state truck; 5 hours to go get her; 10 hours to bring her home 1958 Chevy Viking 60 2-Ton Dump Truck -- A little bit of challenge to get this one home, including a make-shift "fuel tank" 1959 Chevy Suburban 3100 Task Force 1/2-Ton -- The oldest one in his team, the 'Burb actually brought the other two home (not a Big Bolt but it's part of the trio!)
Don "2-Ton" King's 1967 GMC 9500 Ladder Pumper Fire Truck -- "The Flag Pole" has an impressive 65 foot reach ladder. Real nice Fire truck a friend found for him on Craigslist. This big truck makes a statement! Don made it to Homecoming, and that was a plus for all of us. Al "Big Al's" Dewsnup's 1947 GMC EC-302 1.5-Ton Short Wheelbase Dump Truck -- "Jimmy" is still doing some hauling and dumping on Big Al's farm in Utah and sounds like a good time being had by all -- especially the grandchildren. If you have a fondness for that rusty patina look, you'll love this one! "Bedfordman's" 1950's Bedford COE RL 4x4 4-Ton -- In 1925 General Motors took over the company that made Bedfords. Besides the story of his truck, Bedfordman has included two great pieces about Bedford (talk about BIG TRUCKS ). What a great bit of history.

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