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Coolest thing that ever happened to you because of the HAMB?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Johnny1290, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. Johnny1290
    Joined: Apr 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,834

    Johnny1290
    Member

    Or just blew you away?

    When I first joined, I couldn't believe the HAMB relays or the reaction to HAMBer Down! posts, or the HAMB auctions. That's a tight community I've rarely seen in real life, much less on the internet.

    Probably the coolest stuff I've had happen to me were the guy (can't remember his name dammit) that hooked me up with a $10 steering column and wheel for my shoebox at like 10:00 at night when I was in a jam, he busted out the sawzall for me in the backyard and got er done!

    Another guy offered to yank a suspension part off his project shoebox to help me get back on the road when I was broken down in the street. That was super cool, didn't know the guy, never talked to him before, but I was new here and he was willing to really go out of his way to help me out.

    There's tons more people that have answered my questions and held my hand through lots of different projects.

    Thanks to you all!
     
  2. BigDanF4i
    Joined: Nov 28, 2006
    Posts: 197

    BigDanF4i
    Member

    I bought a transmission 2 years ago from Don Moyer, never met him before. Since then Don and the rest of the Slick Devils have become great friends and mentors to this FNG.
     
  3. Gigantor
    Joined: Jul 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,825

    Gigantor
    Member

    The people I've met. Some in person and some through a computer monitor. Salt of the earth, every one.
     
  4. AstroZombie
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,788

    AstroZombie
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  5. cruzr
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 3,125

    cruzr
    Member

    I got to meet a lot of folks from here. My circle of friends has gotten much larger! Its the people that counts the most.
     
  6. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,847

    flamedabone
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I have met a shit load of HAMBers and not a single one has been a douche. What other group of people can you say that about??

    -Abone.
     
  7. Johnny1290
    Joined: Apr 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,834

    Johnny1290
    Member

    you know what? I was just thinking the same thing, I went to a BBQ in '06, not knowing what the HAMB even was, just tagged along with friends. Never met more people, especially at a car event, that were so down to earth and not uptight, no attitude.

     
  8. edweird
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 3,187

    edweird
    Member

    Every body here thinks like me, damndest thing i've ever seen!!!! I LOVE ALL OF YALL!!
     
  9. Porter Man
    Joined: Oct 14, 2007
    Posts: 377

    Porter Man
    Alliance Vendor
    from Mound, MN

    Met a lot of cool people, and a lot of great friends.
     
  10. All the great people I've met, and all the GREAT help and advice I've gotten...that say's it all...:D
     
  11. Meeting folks I'd probably never have met otherwise.

    Learning all kinds of new shit to cram into my cranium; because frankly, I thought I knew a lot to start with!
     
  12. A Little Odd
    Joined: Aug 10, 2006
    Posts: 347

    A Little Odd
    Member

    My cousin. I have a cousin that I used to be close to as a youngster. We grew up and apart. At our last family get together before Christmas he was there proudly wearing his Lonestar Roundup T-shirt. I asked " Are you on the HAMB?"

    Since then he has gone out of his way to school me on traditional hot rodding and offered me so much help and I have been grateful to him. We have kept in close contact.
     
  13. MedicCustoms
    Joined: Nov 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,094

    MedicCustoms
    Member

    I have met alot of people here and call them freinds I met a real good freind here he's in Tn about a hour from here he goes buy GRUMPYONE cool Cat
     
  14. Met a lot of good folks and had a really cool parking place last year at Turkey Rod Run .. Thanks Gregg ...
     
  15. bohmer2
    Joined: Aug 28, 2007
    Posts: 41

    bohmer2
    Member
    from Thayer, MO

    HAMB and the drags have led to my wife getting off my back about buyin parts. About the coolest thing that has happened in my opinion.
     
  16. dolsen37
    Joined: Mar 7, 2006
    Posts: 182

    dolsen37
    Member
    from Nebraska

    Buying a Henry 32 roadster body from a fellow HAMBER. Can't thank him enough.
     
  17. i was going to another country for work, so i posted a thread to meet some hambers in that area. work was very busy but imet some hambers and found time to hang with em. best part of the whole trip. great guys who i will one day, go back and visit.
     
  18. Ranunculous
    Joined: Nov 30, 2007
    Posts: 2,464

    Ranunculous
    Member

    I've had the greatest fortune of meeting new friends,lots of you! All good people!

    Recently,I've had the great luck to be invited to join a club of like-minded folks who are a blast to be around.Good times every time.

    Two dealings with companies listed here on the HAMB,great customer service and good products.Hurst Racing Tires and Rebel Wire.
    All good-A+

    It's an awesome thing!

    I pity those who don't have hot rods or don't know of the HAMB.
    Selfishly,I am very selective who I introduce to the forum.Maybe that's not good,but some of them ain't like us?
     
  19. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,226

    Da Tinman
    Member

    My Mom and Evil StepDad met because of a hamb relay.

    This site for all its faults is an amazing place.
     
  20. FONZI
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,537

    FONZI
    Member

    Well for me. I got to know Neil aka Radshit and he came out here on vacation, brought all his tools, and proceeded to graft 56 olds headlights and fender tops into my 51 Chevy!! I was blown away by his generosity and will never forget it. His work on my car is still my favorite mod on my car!! Thanks again Neil!! I was also treated to some Texas hospitality from Geeman when I visited complete with a great shop tour and an awesome junk yard exploration.



    Fonzi
     
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  21. DMFB
    Joined: May 22, 2009
    Posts: 545

    DMFB
    Member

    Lets see, I met some super great people...some of the greatest people I have ever met. Hanging around those people led me to a guy that gave me a Super solid 54 Chevy 2 door. The same group of people, come to find out, did the same type of work I do......so it landed me a sweet job. The H.A.M.B. is the shit. As soon as I catch up on some (more like a lot) of behind bills from relocating to Texas, I will become an Alliance Member. That is the absolute least I can do.
     
  22. Bib Overalls
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,071

    Bib Overalls
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Denise. We are an "item" you know.
     
  23. sliderule67
    Joined: Nov 4, 2005
    Posts: 367

    sliderule67
    Member
    from Houston

    Been to the Roundup the last two years. Bought a deuce frame off of Eric; never would have found him, otherwise. Bought an A roadster body and a Columbia rear end off'n Hambers. Got lots of good information from Squirrel and others.
     
  24. 63Compact
    Joined: Feb 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,178

    63Compact
    Member

    Getting a ride on the salt in a hoped up a roadster, and all the really cool people I,ve met when traveling.
     
  25. theHIGHLANDER
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,086

    theHIGHLANDER
    Member

    I'm glad this is here. Can't say a coolest thing. Actually these few years it was all goin fine. Then I was at Billetproof Det 08, and there's that Safari-wagon dude, gotta say it's been downhill since :D :D

    Seriously he and I have been friends for 30yrs and we lost touch. Go figger he'd be here too. Then there's Denise...can't say better than has been said before. Everyone I've met personally has been great. Lookin forward to Hershey.
     
  26. FunnyCar65
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,069

    FunnyCar65
    Member
    from Colorado

    Raefel Shields,the guy that originally built the Funny Car contacted me on the HAMB.I've gotten alot of great info and build photos of the car.
     
  27. 51 mercules
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,107

    51 mercules
    Member

    Finding some history out on my 51 Merc(thanks to 00 MAC),Invite to the Merc Gathering and photo shoot with Pat Ganahl(thanks to axle) and meeting some cool people.
     
  28. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,436

    brady1929
    Member

    saved money from vapehead AND am saving money from coker. one more tire to buy.
    and all the great people.
     
  29. I SMELL SMOKE
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 1,527

    I SMELL SMOKE
    Member

    i bought a 36 banjo rear end from 47chvy here on the hamb. he is in Kentucky. and I'm in Florida. and he had it delivered via relay in three days!!!!! that is pretty cool
     
  30. yekoms
    Joined: Jan 21, 2007
    Posts: 1,088

    yekoms
    Member

    Gettin' connected with a bunch of like minded people. Findin' Parts,ideas and info,helpin' others with parts,ideas and info. We have alot car stuff around our area within a few hous drive but, The HAMB opened up the world of car stuff.
    When I get the coupe done I have a bunch of HAMBers to visit or meet up with along the road.
    For me I think that the best is yet to come when the coupe is on the road with some HAMBers.
    Smokey
     

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