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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!
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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.
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|KANSAS CITY -- Here we come!
||12th Annual Stovebolt Reunion
If you don't know these ruggedly handsome and charmingly beautiful faces ... it's not OUR fault. You should come to Kansas City and meet some of the Brother and Sister Hood! It's always fun to talk shop face-to-face with Jim Carter! He always seems glad to see our group since we have a wide variety of trucks, in various stages of restoration! We are anticipating an even bigger turnout this year!
September 9, 10, and 11
We'll be gathering right smack in the middle of the USA with the super gracious and fun Genuine Chevy and GMC Truck Club for three days! Check the Kansas City Reunion forum for details. It's a great family event. There's camping available at the Park, and plenty of motels around. Room for those who trailer in their Bolt (they don't have to be running! ). We have plans for fun things to do. We'll have goodie bags, prizes, clinics, a tour to a few local Bolter's resto spots (Mongo's Garage, 4-5-6 Chevy Trucks, a picnic -- on Thursday evening for the early birds -- at the Alderson's place for a kick-off and enjoying their impressive collection of GM trucks), the Steamboat Museum). Lots of details are posted in the KC Reunion forum. So check in, so we can be looking out for your arrival.. You don't have to bring a truck. If you like old Chevy and GMC trucks -- you will see a LOT here at this show: The Midwest All Truck Nationals Show. It's one incredible event!
Lots of events going on as we head into fall.
Be sure to check the Event link, the Event forum, and the Side Lot to see where, when and how you can connect up with some of your fellow wrench-turners in other areas around the globe.