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Boyd passed away this morning

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by R&C Lee, Feb 27, 2008.

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  1. caddy man
    Joined: Mar 23, 2007
    Posts: 191

    caddy man
    from usa

    Man, what a shame, I don't post alot of threads, but I read quite a few of them, and I know that the type cars Boyd built may not be everyones cup of tea, but I think this thread says alot about the folks that join the HAMB, I just found out the news of Boyds passing, and there's already 24 pages to this thread, I think when a car guy dies that's exactly what he becomes just a car guy, not one certain type of car guy, just another car guy. After reading this thread makes be proud to be a member of the HAMB, lets me know no matter what type of cars we like as individuals, we respect men like Boyd who's definately a hotrod Icon. My thoughts and prayers to his wife and family.
  2. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,550

    from Kent, Wa

    RIP..... Thoughts to his family and friends.

    There should be one long line of hotrods escorting him to his resting place.
  3. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,791

    Silhouettes 57

    Here is a man that will never be forgotten even if you disagreed with his style.
    Rest In Piece Boyd!
  4. Thanks for the memories. Keep on buildin' in the garage up above. All hot rodders go to heaven. RIP Boyd.
  5. skully
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 2


    RIP BOYD you will be missed by all.
    Joined: Aug 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,260


    After Hearing The News Of Boyds Passing. I Went To His Shop Expecting To See A Memorial Of His Passing. Me With My Flowers In Hand I Was Disapointed To See My Flowers Were The Only Ones Left On His Doorstep? Although He Left This Earth To A Better Place "owing Me Money" I Feel He Wasnt Done With What He Wanted To Achieve. He Went Much To Young.
  7. choppedsled
    Joined: Jun 2, 2007
    Posts: 301

    from Spokane WA

    The man was a true original. Not many of them around anymore, and It's tough to see him pass on. It makes me appreciate his work in a new way, and appreciate my own life more......Boyd, Take care up there....
  8. HotRod60F100
    Joined: Jul 13, 2004
    Posts: 1,198


    What a freakin shocker.sure some here including myself poked fun at him at times,I feel like an asshole now for doing so.He was truly an innovative icon in the Hot Rodding world. R.I.P
  9. 29 bones
    Joined: Sep 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,046

    29 bones
    from so cal sad...some of his work started a fire under my butt
    prayers to his family and friends
  10. beetlejuice55
    Joined: Feb 18, 2007
    Posts: 737


    this is a shame. i was never a big fan, but still...he is a human being, and he did alot for the hot rodding community.
  11. vicksrods
    Joined: Nov 13, 2007
    Posts: 153


    rip boyd, prayers from our family to his.:(
  12. 71buickfreak
    Joined: Sep 26, 2006
    Posts: 610

    from Oklahoma

    I have to say that when I first saw the Boysdter and Chezoom when I was in high school started me on my career path. I had the opportunity to work with Boyd on my Buick GS project, he hooked me up with a set of wheels. That was 4 years ago, and having Boyd sign off on a project vehicle did wonders for my career. I talked with him on the phone a fair amount, but never had a chance to be in the same place at the same time. I now work with his son, Chris at American Racing on various magazine projects. I will be forever saddened that I never got the chance to actually shake his hand. He told me he saw the hot rodder spirit and passion in me and I am starting to tear up a little just thinking about. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Boyd and am damn glad that I had the opportunity to work with him at least once.
  13. squigy
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 3,915

    from SO.FLO.

  14. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,302

    from Midwest

    Sorry to hear this news. I was reading the other post and just sort of lost track with some projects around the house. Then, BAM, the news hits you that someone else is gone forever. God Speed to Boyd and to those who were closest and will most seriously feel the impact.

  15. ledfoot327
    Joined: Feb 27, 2008
    Posts: 2


    When I left FL for So Cal in 1991, I knew nothing about hot rods except crappy southern World of Wheels junk. Boyd and his talented crew of designers like Larry Erickson, Foose, & Thom Taylor, turned out the most modern and interesting concept cars my young eyes had ever seen. The 90's were a very exciting time to be visiting Boyd's shop, and when he unveiled these masterpieces at his shop in Stanton, he put on big productions and there was a lot of drama. RIP Boyd and thanks for giving a young aspiring car designer so much inspiration.
  16. bluthndr
    Joined: Oct 4, 2004
    Posts: 254


    Man - that sucks. Like him or not he was GREAT for the industry, and he sure didn't get what he had handed to him. Cadzilla is/was the baddest custom EVER in my book...
  17. I think McQueen post summed up Boyd perfectly.
    RIP Boyd Coddington.

    There are only so many sunny days left.
    Get out in the Roadster.
  18. justmetony
    Joined: Jul 13, 2006
    Posts: 86


    RIP Boyd. Have enjoyed your work. Thanks!
  19. angel.30weight
    Joined: Oct 3, 2007
    Posts: 33

    from Cali

    RIP Boyd.....
    Here's a link to the AP. Looks like at his beginings were much like all of ours. Just tinkering in his garage with cars. Way to materialize the dream Coddington. We can all learn from his path. God Bless.

    "Coddington was a machinist by trade, working at Disneyland during the day and tinkering with cars in his home garage at night and on weekends. His rolling creations captured the imagination of car-crazy Southern Californians and soon he was building custom cars and making money."

    Now he's looking down on us with some of the greats....Ed "Big Daddy" Roth included.

  20. LUCIFR
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
    Posts: 634

    from Seattle

    All I can say is wow I was just reading the thread last night about him being sick R.I.P
  21. Rusty Karz
    Joined: Feb 11, 2005
    Posts: 303

    Rusty Karz

    Whether you were a fan or not the man was part of our culture and he built some pretty cool cars. I am truely sorry to see him go and extend sincere condolences to his family.
  22. hemifarris
    Joined: Sep 30, 2005
    Posts: 2,322


    Sad.....Godspeed Boyd
  23. Tommy C
    Joined: Sep 26, 2004
    Posts: 87

    Tommy C

    GodSpeed Boyd... Condolences to the family & the shop.
  24. Evilfordcoupe™
    Joined: May 22, 2001
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  25. blue57ford
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 491


    R.I.P. With much respect.
  26. Wicked Tin
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,153

    Wicked Tin

    My prayers go out to the whole Coddington family. RIP Boyd!!
  27. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,520

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus


    I believe that the lives of George Barris and Boyd Coddington have a LOT in common. BOTH started out working on old cars ... and as fame and fortunune came to them ... they had to change. Both built good stuff in their earlier years and both have gotten a lot of grief on this board ( and others ) in recent years. :confused:

    Anyone who cannot recognize the influence of these two men ... has their head up their behind ...

    I wonder how many HAMBer will jump on the same bandwagon that Boyd bashers have changed over to NOW that Boyd is dead, when George Barris passes on ??
  28. chilimac
    Joined: Dec 31, 2005
    Posts: 127


    May God bless his family and friends.It's not everyone that gets to make their living doing what they really love.Thanks Boyd for some great cars over the years.
  29. swazzie
    Joined: Mar 30, 2004
    Posts: 940


    I know we have all in some way slighted Boyd in jest , me among them . Truth be told though , in response to the original Boyd post , alot of us had mad respect for him.
    In the tradition of old skool wakes or a paying of respect to a king who's crowning glory was so great that the masses tried to reset the balance by doin what it is that we do in an effort to create that balance , we should recognize him. He has set that bar of refinement high enough to have warranted our efforts to preserve that heritage that we may have otherwise felt we might lose because of the greatness of his success . Most of us have seen his cars and have some-how indentified with some of them. I think we should share the experiences that we had with him (or his cars )that may have had an effect on us , even if it was a hand shake or a glance. SPEAK UP FUCKERS!!!!!!!!!!!
  30. As everyone in this thread mentioned, Boyd Coddington has inspired many in our beloved hobby.

    Back in the 90's my dad owned this 32 Tub that was built by Boyd and Lil John in the early 80's for Jamie Musselman. This car was a work of art for 1980! It had a Jag rear, Jag front, and possibly the first set of Billet Valve covers ever!.. (I know billet isn't popluar here but, its' history!) Every weld on the chassis was smoothed and painted and the car was as nice on the bottom as on the top.

    I started thinking about how much I liked this deuce, and wanted to share that as a tribute to a pioneer.

    There's gotta be some HAMBers who have been inspired by a Boyd build... Fess up and lets hear it! The Vern Luce Coupe anyone?? Cadzilla? Larry Murray's 33?
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