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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by edwardlloyd, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. Ed, sorry to hear about this. Wishing you the best as you move forward. Sounds like you’re already on track, making the most of your new situation.
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  2. Cowtown Speed Shop
    Joined: Sep 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,183

    Cowtown Speed Shop
    from KC

    Ed, You are a true Craftsman. And when it comes to building a high quality Traditional chassis you set that Bar pretty high. Hard to believe that you are gonna be happy selling equipment. I think you are gonna find that venture in your life to be short lived as Going from doing what you love for a living to trying to work a job is very hard. Anyhow I wish you the best in whatever you decide to do.
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  3. Deuce Lover
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
    Posts: 826

    Deuce Lover

    Ed,Sorry to hear this news.All the best! Sheldon
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  4. redoxide
    Joined: Jul 7, 2002
    Posts: 633

    from Scotland

    Tough time fella but your gonna bounce back , Single at 51, look on the bright side, when you start your next build you can work all the hours, eat when you like, set your own rules, do what you like when you like , no whining or bitching, no picking up after them, and your bills are all your own. Get your self another hot rod project and dive in . :) Get yourself joining the VHRA , secure a pit pass for Pendine, hit the GOW later in the year, both those events will rejuvenate you. Its hard but its not the end of the world. You've got a new start and some good friends .. and you have your health .. you know what they say, lifes a bitch, and then you marry one ..
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  5. Dak Rat
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
    Posts: 454

    Dak Rat

    In a situation like this, it takes a strong man not to just wallow in self pity. Sounds like you have the grit to move on and put this all behind you. Good luck, you'll be fine.
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  6. seabeecmc
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,073


    Ed, appreciate the help you've given me through the years. Good luck in your newest adventure. Ron
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  7. Always read all your posts and builds and look forward to more.Hope you are able to keep all tools,equip to go forward.Best of luck,keep on trucking,Webb.
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  8. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,718


    Good luck and best wishes.
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  9. 40two
    Joined: Feb 19, 2012
    Posts: 1,920


    surrounded by all this trouble it is good to read that you already have plan B. my best wishes for your new life, i hope to read more from you.
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  10. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 11,191

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Sorry to hear about your problems Ed as you can see many of us have been in the same position.

    Things will get better, they always do.

    As usual from the outside it’s hard for some of us to understand why it was you who had to leave your shop and your house.

    Maybe she should have left. That way you could have kept the shop too.

    In any case the woman seems to win out in a lot of these situations, I think society is biased that way.

    Good luck with everything.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2020
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  11. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,801



    Ed, remember that time? I guess this was at the Hot Heads East Headbanging in about 2004. Olli´s 46 Chevy in the background, Rene´s 31 Coupe and Christoph´s 40 Chevy, they were the Haters CC. You had your Safari hat put on and I my wife beater outfit. Kinda fits the theme. Flocki is standing in the background...good times.
    Hang on , Ed!
  12. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,479

    Mike VV
    from SoCal

    It's great to have good friends.
    I had a good friend help me, also by getting me back to work at a VERY low bank account time.
    I'm now retired, money in the bank, and doing well.

    Sounds like you're off to a good rebuild start also. Keep looking ahead, try not to dwell on what's behind you.

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  13. Mitchell Rish
    Joined: Jun 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,392

    Mitchell Rish
    from Houston MS

    I have seen this on several stages before - not my own thankfully but at a distance. In almost every case the person came out better for it in the end. TO STEAL a Quote from some movie I saw." Life is simple - You make choices and Don't look back. DO the best you can With what you got Where your at. From your past builds and post you have made - your already running wide open.God Speed
  14. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 3,049


    Gotta say're a better man than I am. Ask me to leave my shop and the house I built ? She would have a permanent boot mark on her ass as she got kicked down the road. Sounds like things ARE getting better fir you...good luck
  15. Hang in there man, no matter what, it could always be worse. Every dime it cost me to get away from my last wife was worth it. I lost everything basically, but i don't have to listen to her anymore :D
  16. Cyclone Kevin
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
    Posts: 4,097

    Cyclone Kevin
    Alliance Vendor

    Speechless !!!!!!! I followed RD32 P/U Thread, Fantastic!!!! If you have the heart to see that build through, you’ll see the rest of your life through. Good luck and wishing you the best!!!!!!
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  17. edwardlloyd
    Joined: Aug 2, 2003
    Posts: 2,067

    from Germany

    The maroon one or the Roy Desbrow? The Desbrow was the best one I ever did. It toured the US last year.

    Sent from my SM-G935F using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  18. Cyclone Kevin
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
    Posts: 4,097

    Cyclone Kevin
    Alliance Vendor

    The Pasadena Hauler, Duff & Roy’s Muff Toy.
    Roy Desbrow’s 32 pick up that you so eloquently built again for all to see and appreciate-job well done!!!!!
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  19. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
    Posts: 4,414


    Coming from experience the next time you find the urge to get hooked up again just walk into a place and slap some bitch and buy her a house at least there will be no emotion over it.
    Seriously after having to start over 3 times because of poor judgement about women I finally met someone who likes what I like and actually sacrifices her wants to buy me car parts.
    You will be fine,you are still young enough to move and start again doing what you like. I did at 63 years old.
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  20. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,312

    general gow
    Staff Member

    Sorry to hear this, Ed. I really enjoyed watching your creativity and problem solving. I hope you'll decide to build another car for therapy soon. I'd love to see what you come up with.
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  21. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 7,036


    Sorry buddy, love your builds and work.
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  22. gsnort
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 256


    You have a great attitude, Ed, in not beating yourself up over your loss. Your ex-wife handed you lemons, but you mixed up a jug of lemonade, instead. Good luck.
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  23. badvolvo
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
    Posts: 472


    I was always told, Life's a bitch, then you marry one. I got lucky with mine.
    Put that behind you and let er rip.
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  24. Ed, we are cheering you on! In five years imagine yourself having even more shop work than you had before, you have the talent. " whether you think you can do a thing or can't do a're right". Henry Ford.
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  25. fonti
    Joined: Nov 28, 2006
    Posts: 487


    Hey Ed, I just met you once in your shop but The Roy Desbrow lives just around the corner... I am sorry what happened and wish you all the best! But: Es ist nichts so schlecht, dass es nicht auch etwas Gutes hat!!
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  26. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 6,089

    from So Cal

    Yes, I'd always get a little excited to open a new thread that you started, because I knew I was gonna see some good stuff. Well, a new chapter in life, I won't get too existential on you, but I wish you all the best going forward, and there's nothing that says you can't build some rods for fun, and post what you're doing here!
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  27. edwardlloyd
    Joined: Aug 2, 2003
    Posts: 2,067

    from Germany

    I can't answer everyone individually but want to thank every single one of you for the support. It helps.
    I know I'm still probably better off than most people. I have a good job, a nice van to drive and despite having to walk away from my "empire" it is still half mine, so it's not like I'm poor.
    Yes I will rebuild, and it's things like this that give you that kick up the butt you sometimes need to run faster again.

    Sent from my SM-G935F using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  28. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,525


    Hi Ed. Really sorry to hear of your recent situation. Keep your chin up and get stuck into some good technical work. Your work is always of a very high standard and I for one want you to be able to continue doing it.

    Positive vibes being sent from me.

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  29. terry k
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 4,728

    terry k
    from toledo oh

    Sorry to hear of your situations. I'm sure you will be fine. Will certainly miss your postings. I have most of yours saved in my favorites.
  30. edwardlloyd
    Joined: Aug 2, 2003
    Posts: 2,067

    from Germany

    Well here is an update.
    Last week I returned to Germany and packed all my tools and parts in a shipping container and locked the doors. That's now safely stored indefinitely until I one day have space of my own to reopen my workshop but then it'll just be for me.
    Meanwhile I've taken over running the Twin Busch operation in the UK. Business is booming over here and to be honest, I'm really enjoying it. At least I'm doing something where my years of experience building cars pays off.
    If anyone needs any workshop equipment, give me a ring at Twin Busch in Kettering.
    I still dream at night though, that I have that riveting gun in one hand and the oxy-acetelyne torch in the other.

    Sent from my SM-G935F using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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