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Art & Inspiration AVATAR CURIOSITIES

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Feb 24, 2024.

  1. Every now and then I notice where someones Avatar has changed, I have also swapped my past builds I have even gone as far as using a photo of my grandmother with her pet turkey for the month of November and Evil Santa around the Christmas Holidays

    Some of us use a car or truck that has a special place in the heart, others may use family photos, person, place or thing.

    My current avatar shows the South Carolina State Flag. HRP

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  2. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 7,352

    corncobcoupe
    SUPER MODERATOR
    Staff Member

    My Avatar is the original Corn Cob Coupe, thus my H.A.M.B. name.

    The 28 Dodge 3 Window Coupe body was found in a corn crib.

    This picture is the only one I have of the Corn Cob Coupe that my fellow Mod Rocky took.
     
  3. I change my avatar every time I change cars, which is every one or two years…
     
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  4. Turns
    Joined: Jan 3, 2009
    Posts: 99

    Turns
    Member

    I haven't changed my avatar but have gotten the comment 'your dog has been eating razor blades' :D

    In truth, many years ago a good mate of mine moved across country to work in an iron ore mine to qualify for more trades and earn some dollars. He said to me that the land over there was really rich in iron.

    I asked 'could you put an earth strap on a rock and weld mild steel to it ?'

    This is the pic I got back
     

  5. I change my avatar when I change my underwear...:eek:
     
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  6. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 2,092

    spanners
    Member

    Too much information.
     
  7. Mine is from a cartoon that Lance Sorchik did for Rodders Digest about Hot Rod primer.:rolleyes: 20170311_073843.jpg
     
  8. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 4,789

    51504bat
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I'll change mine to my '54 Ranch Wagon when it's is back from paint shop hell.:cool:
     
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  9. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 9,666

    Rickybop
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    My dad about 1956.
    A year before I was born.
    "Barnstorming" atop his and his buddy's '32 Fords. Dad had the stock 2dr with dual straight-pipes. His buddy had the coupe behind it.
     
  10. proartguy
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 668

    proartguy
    Member
    from Sparks, NV

    I thought that shot of me preparing a V8 to replace the banger in ‘64 seemed appropriate.
     
  11. '51 Norm
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 836

    '51 Norm
    Member
    from colorado

    I think that mine is sorta self explanatory; I was removing the drip rails.
    Notice the clever non use of the safety equipment.
    It was a pain welding up the hole that I created in the roof during the photo shoot.
     
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  12. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
    Posts: 6,451

    Boneyard51
    Member

    Mine is of the car of my dreams! My Dad almost bought low mileage white 65 XL in 1965! I got to ride in it as my sister drove us to get a coke in a little town near the ranch, while we tried it out for a day! I loved that car, but my Dad decided to wait till 1966 and buy a 1966 four door sedan! The difference in those two cars is amazing! I still wonder what my life would have been like if I got to drive that 1965XL in town instead of the family sedan! My 55 was in the shop most of the time around then! Many years passed, I kept remembering, so a few years ago my BIL called and asked if I was still looking for “ that car”? He found one 11 miles from my house! After I had looked everywhere….all over the USA! 11 miles… right condition, right price! Mine!
    It will be mine, when they put me in the box!





    Bones
     
  13. Mine is at a friends wedding last week.

    she is now Dr. Rape. Physical Therapist
     
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  14. 2Blue2
    Joined: Sep 25, 2021
    Posts: 380

    2Blue2

    I’m Due, but just boring update kind.

    old

    IMG_9916 2.JPG
     
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  15. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 5,244

    bchctybob
    Member

    My avatar is my '41 Willys pickup nostalgia gasser in the doorway of my shop with its trailer just outside the door. In the original you can see the faded words "Race Car" on the side of the trailer. I've thought of changing it several times, but that picture represents my unfulfilled dream of going drag racing with a Hemi powered Willys.
    I was this close.....
     
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  16. IMG_7977.jpeg

    IMG_7979.gif

    Avatar was created by @ccane.
     
  17. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 5,639

    atch
    Member

    Clarence at the 2003 HAMB Drags, lined up and running against hotrodladycruiser. Denise could have removed 3 plug wires and still had more engine than me.

    After she learned how much faster she was she started to gently roll into her throttle and do the homecoming queen wave going down the track with the convertible top down. We raced every year for a long time.

    When it got out of paint jail recently I changed to a current pic. Tman suggested I go back to the vintage pic and I agreed. So there it stays.
     
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  18. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 4,470

    goldmountain

    Mine is an oil painting I did of my car. Even though it still looks like an incomplete barn find, I can say I "painted" my car.
     
  19. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 6,953

    tubman
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Mine is the "built" 331 in my dirt mod. 12.5:1 pistons, Engle roller tappet, Cirrelo "Frankenstein" magneto etc.

    I'll never change it. (It sure cost me enough).:eek:
     
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  20. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,848

    49ratfink
    Member
    from California

    I'd guess I have had this one 15 of my 20 years here.
     
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  21. Tow Truck Tom
    Joined: Jul 3, 2018
    Posts: 1,935

    Tow Truck Tom
    Member
    from Clayton DE

    That's Me on the tow bar, buddy Don at the wheel, 1968.
    The front cabriolet was his.
    Didn't know of the pic 'til 2 and a half years ago, when presented by my sister.
    Probably stayin' with it
     
  22. bill gruendeman
    Joined: Jun 18, 2019
    Posts: 828

    bill gruendeman
    Member

    I was on a road trip with my car, stopped at a junkyard to look around. Ask if I could get a picture of my car “hanging with some friends”
     
  23. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,150

    GordonC
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I have sort of brought my nephews along to learn the fun of playing around with old cars and one of them made the piston man as a gift for me. I guess I was the uncle who always had a cool car of some sort.
     
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  24. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 2,062

    J. A. Miller
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Central NY

    I ran into Vic Edelbrock Jr at Watkins Glen one year and got a picture with him.
    He was there with his daughter Cammie and they had some vintage TransAm series race cars.
     
  25. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
    Posts: 9,515

    Sky Six
    Member
    from Arizona

    Sky Six is a military call sign...
    and that is a pretty close depiction of me.
     
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  26. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,626

    Dave Mc
    Member

    I have changed a few times, as I have 6 different cars, but I keep going back to my 33 Vicky
     
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  27. CME1
    Joined: Aug 10, 2010
    Posts: 305

    CME1
    Member

    Mine is of my 1942 Ford Deluxe 2dr. I like to change when I get a different car. I am in the looking stage right now.:rolleyes:
     
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  28. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 56,044

    squirrel
    Member

    My current one is self explanatory, but sometimes I have a curious avatar.
     
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  29. I change mine every now and then but have had this one for quite a while now mainly because it is of me doing what I like to do. I think the pic was taken by @travisfromkansas a few years ago.
     
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  30. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 2,092

    spanners
    Member

    Mine's doing what I can't get enough of.
     
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