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Bill's Hot Rods..Springfield,Ohio

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dutched32, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. butch27
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 2,839


    The guy could do great work but I heard he had some demons.
  2. Skrayp
    Joined: May 31, 2008
    Posts: 197


    Damn! I didn't even know he had a website, let alone still did that much "business" . Sadly, there are a bunch of guys around here like that. I've never really heard a whole bunch about the guy... except he used to be the man to see to get wheels widened, but this was before you could buy them from a catalog. People like that are the reason I can't get paid fairly for my work so I gave up.
  3. aerocolor
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,176

    from dayton

    I`ll second on Jerry "Porkchop" Walker in Lewisburg. He looks intimidating but is one of the good guys when having a chassis built. Actually does some of the specialty frames for Brookville customers. Nice little shop and puts on a really fun trad show called the Blacktop Bash each year. The burnout contest is dangerously entertaining..

    Wouldn`t use Bill on a bet if the work was free. To many bad testimonials.
  4. roddin-shack
    Joined: Apr 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,419


    He was on the HAMB at 7:39 a.m. this morning, I hope he is reading all this shit abouit him and tries to do something about it. :eek:
  5. F-6Garagerat
    Joined: Apr 12, 2008
    Posts: 2,652


    he's on right now.
  6. F-6Garagerat
    Joined: Apr 12, 2008
    Posts: 2,652


    this is from an email he just sent me this morning.

    "Well next time go to your Ford dealer
    Or WAl-Mart and purchase 60 yr old parts

    wow. i agree, this thread should be closed. there is enough negative stuff about him here to make an informed decision of wether to deal with him or not. mission accomplished. i'm out.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2011
  7. Dipper Jr
    Joined: Jan 20, 2011
    Posts: 26

    Dipper Jr
    from Indiana

    He just about got my money too... But I got a strange feeling when he would only deal in cash and wanted most of the money up front for a 32 chassis. So I went to Illinois to Kilborne Rod Shop. Great guys to deal with and an even nicer product when I picked it up. Was ready when promised and price quoted is what I paid!
  8. 327nut
    Joined: Feb 25, 2011
    Posts: 1

    from So. Utah

    Well now Old Bill is trying to do his thing on, just introduced himself as a long time hot rod builder but one of the mods new about his bidness dealings so he's basically dog sh-- there also.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2011
  9. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,537

    1. a veteran died today

    drugs, man drugs ???????
  10. Pewsplace
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 2,787


    I still have a chassis that Bill built for me in the late 70's. I have had several Buick drum conversions and V8 QC's done by him and while a little slow, I never had problem with him. I am sorry to hear he has become a problem to deal with.
  11. HotRod-1
    Joined: Jan 17, 2011
    Posts: 20


    I bought a fully boxed 32 frame with original rails from Bill in late 2010. The frame was exceptionally constructed in every manner. Frame was straight and level, and tig welds were neat and clean. I'm very surprised to see all these negative comments.

    Walt Patterson
  12. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,024

    from California

    funny you would bring this old thread back up so everyone that shit on him over the last 5 years can do it all over again without even turning on the computer.
  13. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,850

    A Boner

    Here is an old pic of his dark red 32 roadster. The tops of the front fenders had bubbled paint from the tires rubbing.....definitely low! image.jpg
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2019
  14. Jim Mothershead
    Joined: Dec 30, 2012
    Posts: 28

    Jim Mothershead

    While delivering a '32 3w to Indiana, we stopped by Bill's. He gave us a tour of his '32 collection...every '32 model ever made. Welding looked great in 1982.
  15. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,067


    Wow! It's painful to read this thread.
    lothiandon1940 likes this.

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