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We're still on the Task Force kick

Mike "Mike B" Boteler's
1956 Chevrolet 3100 Resto-Rod
"Dana's Truck"

It's not unusual on this site to see a 20-year restoration. After Mike's Son picked this '56 Chevy for a Father-Son project, they had a good five year run at it. This was Mike's intro into the wonderful world of Stovebolt trucks and he was hooked. When his son took a 10-year pause on the project, Mike continued on with one project after another. Five years ago, Mike wanted to free up valuable garage space, so he finished the Father-Son project for his wife (Dana). Now Mike has a clear field (garage) to complete the restoration of his 1956 Chevy 4400 NAPCO Brush Truck 4x4.

Read all the entertaining details and check out the pictures on "Dana's Truck" and the rest of Mike's collection of Task Force trucks.

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John "7998" Cilia's 1950 Chevy 1300 Canadian-built - John gave this old farm truck a total nut and bolt restoration with attention to every detail. It's all original and completed just shy of one year

Brady "diseasel" Warner's 1950 Chevy 3800 -- A "Daily Driver" and work horse with a 4-53T Detroit Diesel Conversion, Brady started this resto in 2010. We have a link on his page where you can hear (and almost feel) that Detroit! Awesome.


  Welcome to our Virtual Garage for pre-1973 GM trucks -- If you're restoring, preserving or just driving an ole "Stovebolt," our website 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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A Slow Build

We're on a streak here! John is the newest addition to our Project Journal Section with the restoration of his Grandfather's 1946 Chevy 1/2-ton shortbed. As he says in his Build Journal, "This is definitely not going to be a fast build."

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