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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bib Overalls, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. I met Brian Bass at the Lone Star Roundup. He was covered up with people asking questions about the "Wade" chassis. So we didn't have a chance to make much conversation. But he did invite me to visit his shop "anytime."

    This past Thursday I was in Dallas and came by late in the afternoon. He very graciously put down his tools and gave me the tour of his shop and the various projects in progress.

    A lot of neat stuff and all of it distinctively "Bass built."

    I wanted to see the Wade coupe body but was a day early.

    We talked a while and the Brian went back to work chopping a Model A coupe. I hung around for a while, waiting for the rush hour traffic to ease off. It was a real pleasure watching someone so talented at work. Align, weld, hammer, align, weld, hammer, again and again. No wasted effort. Just perfect results.

    When it was time for me to leave he again set his tools down and we walked outside. He invited me back whenever and waved as I drove away.

    Neat guy. The real thing.
     

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  2. 60'shotrod
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
    Posts: 2,913

    60'shotrod
    Member

    Its a pleasure I'm sure to watch somebody effortlessly do things that us mere mortals can only dream of doing!The skills some people naturally have is just so damn unfair for the rest of us!:D;)I'm envious of your trip to Brian's workshop, that surely was a damn GOOD way to spend the afternoon.:)

    Nick.
     
  3. temper_mental
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,718

    temper_mental
    Member
    from Texas

    Brian is one of the most talented builders around hands down.
     
  4. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    JeffreyJames
    Member
    from SUGAR CITY

    Skill and Creativity for miles. He has hands that will follow his eye's lead which always yield something remarkable. Viva La Bass!!!
     

  5. cleatus
    Joined: Mar 1, 2002
    Posts: 2,277

    cleatus
    Member
    from Sacramento

    A talented metalman with an artist's eye
     
  6. Brian is a super nice guy, he had an open house awhile back and I had a hard time just trying to take it all in. He's got a great stash of some cool shit there. I enjoyed ever minute of it.
    Hey Brian, you wear out that little drill press yet?
     
  7. Brian grew a beard? :confused: whew...I thought that was Sean(fatlucky) in that pic:eek::eek::D

    The world would be better with a few more craftsmen like Brian Bass. ;)
     
  8. stealthcruiser
    Joined: Dec 24, 2002
    Posts: 3,748

    stealthcruiser
    Member

    Brian is good people!!!
     
  9. ltex old iron
    Joined: Dec 10, 2008
    Posts: 515

    ltex old iron
    BANNED

    stop in waco off of I 35 at the Style Station, mention the name brian bass to that old crazy dumbass man and see how nuts he gets. for some reason he hates brian bass and will literally scream at you about him for hours...i don't know what the guys deal is
     
  10. You won't find a more stand up guy!
     
  11. scrape
    Joined: Sep 22, 2003
    Posts: 1,131

    scrape
    Member

    heck of a nice guy..... lots of talent....
    btw,, i dont think ive ever seen him without a beard....
     
  12. With out a doubt. I have had the pleasure of selling some parts to Bass that I could have gotten alot more for but why when someone like Bass deserve any breaks that he can get. Hopefully see you next year at round up and I still have your number and have not crank called you yet.
     
  13. I heard he grew the beard because his cover was blown uin the Witness Protection Plan? Next step is to shave the 'stache and blend into an Amish community as a custom buggy builder.
     
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  14. Marcy
    Joined: Apr 6, 2004
    Posts: 1,538

    Marcy
    Member

    He's ok if you like that fancy metal working.;)



    Marcy
     
  15. That guy is a fucking nutcase.

    As for Brian...well he's a nice guy full of talent.
     
  16. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,989

    Dreddybear
    Member

    That dude is without question one of the MOST talented guys doing this and I am NOT kidding.
     
  17. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,545

    Royalshifter
    Moderator
    from California

    I would love to visit with Brian and see his shop.....His talents are amazing.
     
  18. E.C.
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 560

    E.C.
    Member
    from Tx

    I've talked to Brian once and he is a true hotrod building bad ass...
     
  19. cracker head
    Joined: Oct 7, 2007
    Posts: 968

    cracker head
    Member

    Living the dream.
     
  20. 29 bones
    Joined: Sep 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,126

    29 bones
    Member
    from so cal

    The work I have seen posted is fantastic....
     
  21. onedge
    Joined: May 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,000

    onedge
    Member

    great all the way around!
     
  22. bonesy
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 2,999

    bonesy
    Member

    It is cool when a guy like has the talent - and is just a nice guy too.
     
  23. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,406

    manyolcars

    I remember the first time I met Brian Bass.
    It was at a swap meet in Texas, maybe Carls Corner.
    He was driving a primer red 50 Ford that I thought would fit in well on the HAMB.
    I asked if he had ever heard of the HAMB and he said no.
    I suggested that he investigate and he joined soon after that.
     
  24. falfas55
    Joined: Apr 21, 2004
    Posts: 288

    falfas55
    Member

    I met Brian a few years back.I have great respect for him. Very talented young man.He's living his dream,building cars in the traditional way.It's a pleasure to say I know him.FALFA
     
  25. Bass
    Joined: Jul 9, 2001
    Posts: 3,348

    Bass
    Member
    from Dallas, TX

    Hey! Thanks for all the kind words, guys!

    I feel like I'm just getting started in my career, and I'm definitely still learning every day...but it's very nice to get some positive reinforcement that I'm doing the right things.

    It definitely hasn't been an easy road so far...but I'm determined to get better at my craft with every project, and hopefully I can keep building for a long time.

    Thanks for stopping by, Mr. Overalls. Like I said, feel free to drop by if you're ever in the neighborhood again. I finished up that chop on the Model A this morning, and I took some pictures...

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    I really appreciate all the comments...thanks again fellas.
     
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  26. Bass
    Joined: Jul 9, 2001
    Posts: 3,348

    Bass
    Member
    from Dallas, TX

    I'm trying to grow out the beard so I can comb it over the top of my head! I think it might work if I cut out some eyeholes ala Cousin It.

    :D
     
  27. You are a metal workin' dude.
     
  28. dodgerodder
    Joined: Feb 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,943

    dodgerodder
    Member

    Holy nice chop batman:eek:

    That coupe looks awesome, amazing work and as always, inspiring!


    Dan
     
  29. Ahhh man, you fucked that chop all up! ;)

    Good god man, seriously...that thing looks great!
     

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