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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by blackout78666, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. blackout78666
    Joined: Jul 3, 2009
    Posts: 583


    I just wanted to publicly thank a fellow hamber that went above and beyond in a transaction for some parts. He " Duncan " on the H.A.M.B. Answered a want ad for Some old sprint car parts. Long story short was looking for 1 thing and ended up with a lot of things. The one thing would have fit in a box and been easily mailed and we ended up with a 600 pound crate that had to shipped. Here's the kicker. Duncan lives in Canada. No big deal. Just have him drop off crate at fastenal in Canada and all is well. Fastenal does not offer this service from Canada to the states. Shit. Also Duncan lives on an island. Wtf did we get into?!?! This fellow very well packed a crate. , took a ferry to mainland, did the border crossing with some skeptical Mounties and dropped the crate off at a fastenal in the US. Everything made it here to Texas and I felt this man deserves a public hell yeah and thank you. Hear so many shitty stories I felt he should get some props. Thanks Duncan. Cheers
  2. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 3,033

    from Dublin, OH

    Some H.A.M.B. members are simply AMAZING, Duncan we salute you!
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  4. Great story. :)
  5. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,839


    I've generally had all good HAMB experiences and only 1 x bad one over the years. Cudos to the HAMBER for doing what he did and you for recognising his efforts. I always try to go the extra yard and help out where I can but that's me.
  6. duncan
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,142


    Thank you Jay. Have fun with those old parts. Go fast, turn left.

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  7. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 6,231

    big duece
    from kansas

    Ditto, I have had great trades with Duncan. Great work!
  8. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,033

    Jalopy Joker

    great to have a good ending to story - Thanks for taking time to recognize a stand up guy
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  9. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,178


    Ron did a great job making sure Jay got the sprint car parts he bought, personally taking a loaded crate through US Customs and dropping them off at the nearest Fastenal outlet. A good example of going above and beyond to make sure a Hamb transaction is carried out to the satisfaction of everyone concerned.
  10. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    A HAMBer gave me a set of Henry spindles and king pins for my T project. Not only that, but he reamed and installed the bushings in the spindles. Needless to say, when they showed up, I was speechless. HAMBers and Hot Rodders are some of the best folks I know.
  11. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
    Posts: 3,556

    mike bowling

    And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is what it's all about.
    "Duncan" ( Ron ?) - You have set the bar high, and I hope others will follow your lead.
    And thanks to the OP for giving credit where credit's due.
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  12. I normally trust H.A.M.B.ers...several times just sent a check directly from the bank and parts have arrived.....I do this because I know what you guys do to bad deals and rip-offs......and my not so traditional thoughts....

    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  13. attaboy Duncan....hope you get a return good deal !
  14. Danekejt
    Joined: May 27, 2012
    Posts: 104

    from Pa

    Duncan is a class act and an example of why I truly believe there are FAR more better people in the world then bad ones especially with car folks.
  15. duncan
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,142


    Thank you all for the kind words. I try to treat people as I would like to be treated. Unless of course, I don't like them, then all bet's are off.:rolleyes:
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  16. eddie1
    Joined: Jul 27, 2006
    Posts: 560


    A good Canadian kid!
  17. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    We have pmed on the HAMB a bit but never managed to meet up face-to-face, we gotta rectify that soon. Duncan, you and @hb32 should look each other up, he just moved over to the island, used to live a few blocks from me here in Surrey.
  18. jvpolvere1
    Joined: Aug 19, 2016
    Posts: 176


    Blackout78666, very cool of you to take the time to recognize Duncan for going above and beyond the call. Duncan sounds like the kind of guy that would have mushed a team of Huskies if he were frozen in on the island. Well done, Duncan.

    I have a similar experience with goboy33. I bought a Caddy tranny and bellhousing from him. He took it with him from Missouri to Florida, so I could pick it up while on a job from NY to Florida. The Florida job cancelled. So we made arrangements to ship via Fastenal. He knew I was also interested in an engine, but could not afford it. So he offers to add it to the pallet going to Fastenal. "Pay me when you can", he says.

    Bill, are you related to Duncan?

    A couple of exceptional HAMB-ers.

    Sent from my SM-T377V using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  19. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 4,129


    I'm glad Duncan lives on Vancouver Island because if it was the other "rock" on our east coast that would be at least an 8 hour trip each way!

    I have to mention Desotot as he brought down some parts for me from th interior of BC and was a pleasure to meet and deal with. Way to go Jack!
  20. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,717


    Give that man a golden maple leaf. Way to go.
  21. duncan
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,142


    Awe Shucks, Thanks for the sentiment, but I was just doing what needed to be done. Now, quick, somebody call me an asshole, to bring me back to reality.
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