Restoring an old truck
The photo above is quite the "before" picture of Phil "rockhammer" Walsh's 1952 Chevy 3600 3/4-Ton.
"Now don't get me wrong, I know where the dipstick is (it's next to that big metal thingy in the middle with all those wires and tubes sticking out) but I'm not the first person you would call for help fixing a car. I did what anyone else would do in my situation and turned to the pros (meaning, I Googled "How to fix up an old Chevy truck"). Within minutes, I found myself in Stovebolt world."
Yes, the picture below is the same truck!
If you want to read more about what kind of Stovebolt-wonder Phil turned into, you need to see his Gallery page. He has a slew of great pictures, the video of his restoration experience, and a very fun video: Fanfare for the Common Truck.
2015 Stovebolt Calendars
The submissions continue to come in and we are updating calendars as quickly as we can.
If you are hunting for an unusual gift, or just would like some neat trucks to look at for 12 months, check out the selection.
If you have a submission to share, check out what we need from you! Start on the Calendar Page for all the details and links.
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
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.
Join us and make us stronger
See all the Gallery submissions for 2014
Here they are! We'll have new ones for 2015 soon!
If you haven't been to the Lots O' Links section lately, we have over 978 websites helpful for the restoration, preservation and modification of your old truck. Check out the new ones just added: