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Former Lurker Finally Steps Up and Does Intro

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by Bad Banana, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Bad Banana
    Joined: Jun 20, 2008
    Posts: 772

    Bad Banana
    from Oklahoma

    Howdy… Kinda new here. I have posted on this site before but never formally introduced myself. I finally read the “READ THIS FIRST” and I aim to try to abide by the forum rules from here on out… :D

    Originally from central Pennsylvania but moved to western Pennsylvania when I was about 12. Stayed there until I moved to Michigan about 11 ½ years ago. Been around mechanical things all my life and have made a pretty decent living from doing what I love to do.

    My main reason for coming to this board (besides the fact that it as cool as the flip side of the pillow) is because I am about to start what I consider the most important project of my life. I am in possession of father’s 1955 Chevy Straight axle gasser from the 60’s. It isn’t a car “just like it” … it is the exact one. (see avatar pic) The car has been in the family since just about the day I was born and has never been very far from me my whole life. The longest I spent away from it was when I was going through my divorce from my first wife and even she never questioned where this car belonged. It currently is in many pieces and hasn’t run under its own power since about 1982. I plan on documenting the resurrection of this car over the next few months right here on the HAMB. Some of the key parts are missing and I am hoping the HAMB can help me locate some of the stuff I need to make it come alive again. Along the way I will fill in the history as my dad and I know it and answer questions as we go along.

    For now, I will tease you with some vintage pics of me and the car and a link

    that has a little more info about me and my dad. Stay tuned and I will start a build thread shortly on the main general discussion board.

    Thanks for sharing all the history and wisdom in this place. It is like a museum here… :):D

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

    from Midwest

    Great story and pics. PLEASE post all the photos you have of that car to date!

    And welcome to the HAMB.
  3. Honeyhush
    Joined: Jul 27, 2010
    Posts: 104


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  5. budrow
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
    Posts: 115


    Took you long enough. Nice pics and welcome to the H.A.M.B.
  6. Shade Tree McGhee
    Joined: Jul 7, 2010
    Posts: 75

    Shade Tree McGhee

    Great pictures! You've been here longer than I have... but welcome anyhow!
  7. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,503


    Welcome to the HAMB from Rowlett, TX
  8. Wecome from Arkansas and best of luck on your project...
  9. Falcon Gasser
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
    Posts: 940

    Falcon Gasser

    Welcome to the group and I have heard you are local to me so I am sure I will see you around at some point

  10. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,727

    big bad john

    Welcome Bad.......H.A.M.B. is the place to be.......enjoy the ride....Big Bad John:D Great intro
  11. Welcome from Howell. My 55 was cool but not that.
  12. Mattbee
    Joined: Feb 5, 2010
    Posts: 831


    Welcome. Can't wait to see more info on your build and Good luck! Matt
    Joined: Aug 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,864


    Welcome to the HAMB. Neet story. Cant wait to see the car come to life.
  14. Welcome your bad ass ! love the story and pitcures.
  15. Bad Banana
    Joined: Jun 20, 2008
    Posts: 772

    Bad Banana
    from Oklahoma

  16. 440shawn
    Joined: Sep 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,716


    Welcome from Sidney Illinois. What a fun project.
  17. oldman2
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 2,373


    Great intro and history of your car, best of luck on the rebuild, will be watching.
  18. Rich1028
    Joined: Jul 12, 2008
    Posts: 222


    sorry I never read your Introduction before.
    I'll be reading your build thread next.
  19. Lukydevl
    Joined: Feb 23, 2010
    Posts: 700

    from Arizona

    welcome from wayOUT weST AZ.............
  20. Uncledirty616
    Joined: Mar 28, 2012
    Posts: 722


    Welcome from Grand Rapids Michigan!! saw the car on Pass Time, gratz!
  21. mikeallcars
    Joined: Feb 16, 2012
    Posts: 1,317


    Welcome from Tennessee .
  22. Ratrod54
    Joined: Jun 5, 2010
    Posts: 52

    from Frisco, tx

    Welcome from Texas... sound like a great project!
  23. Bad Banana
    Joined: Jun 20, 2008
    Posts: 772

    Bad Banana
    from Oklahoma

    Ummmm... Thanks for the welcome again but this intro was from 2010... :eek:

    This project is complete and we are about to get it out and run it again this year.. :D

    My signature below has links to video and the actual build thread plus the next project we are working on..
  24. Ratrod54
    Joined: Jun 5, 2010
    Posts: 52

    from Frisco, tx

    Not exactly sure then how this wound up back at the top of the introduction page. Sorry about that. Still sounds like a fun project, even if your done!
  25. Welcome from MINNESOTA
  26. Willy_P
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
    Posts: 762


    Welcome from Kansas.
  27. exStreamliner
    Joined: Apr 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,544


    Great intro... Welcome from Ohio
  28. styleline
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
    Posts: 868

    from so-hol

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