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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by 72ssguy, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. 72ssguy
    Joined: Aug 7, 2010
    Posts: 15

    72ssguy
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    Hey everyone, My name is Will and I live in North Saint Paul, Mn. My family owns a body shop and so I have been around cars my entire life. I am not a bodyman, as my focus has always been more on learning to run the business. I am currently an estimator. But, I do have aspirations to be capable of cutting, welding, fabricating, and straightening. My dad was my main influence in getting me interested in old cars. He started at an early age, and by the time I was in high school we were seeking a father/son project as a learning experience for me. We bought a 72 Chevelle SS 454 my senior year. I didn't know much when we did the restoration. I was probably only good for turning a screw driver, but none the less I learned a lot. Since then I have endlessly tinkered with the car and have become a lot more capable than I use to be. I can now pull a motor, swap intakes, tune a carb, set the timing, read and diagnose wiring issues, and other things that I never would have learned without the project. I am by no means done learning and that is why I am here. I am just finishing the purchase of a 55 Studebaker pickup that has a 53 front clip on it. The truck is a project with no motor, no tranny, and almost no interior. But I look at it as a clean slate to create with. I have attached a couple pics of the truck, as well as a potential vision that I created using my wife's photoshop program. Let me know what you think.
     

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  2. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,503

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    I think, "get started". With no motor, tranny or interior you got less to tear apart. I like the looks of your concept truck---welcom to the HAMB from Rowlett, TX.
     
  3. Will, welcome to the H.A.M.B. from Arkansas City, KS. I love those Stude Pickup's. I envy your experiences and the environment that you grew up in.
    You will enjoy the H.A.M.B. !

    firstnomad
    www.angelfire.com/jazz/flatlandstudio
     
  4. greaser57
    Joined: Feb 7, 2009
    Posts: 252

    greaser57
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    from minnesota

    North St.Paul---Im there every Fri night................Rich
     

  5. Welcome from Arkansas...
     
  6. FalconMan
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,330

    FalconMan
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    from Minnesota

    Welcome from the west side of town !
     
  7. Welcome from another west sider(Plymouth) Love going to North St Paul on Fridays.
    Stude trucks make great looking rods.
     
  8. Tazfink
    Joined: Aug 9, 2009
    Posts: 47

    Tazfink
    Member

    From a little bit farther west!! Out in SoDak!! Welcome to the Hamb!!! Was up your way over the weekend, seen some really nice rides. Looking forward to seeing the progress.
     
  9. 65 Imp SS
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
    Posts: 36

    65 Imp SS
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    from central mn

    From one newbie MN to another. Hi!
     
  10. L7
    Joined: Apr 22, 2009
    Posts: 131

    L7
    Member

    Hello and welcome aboard! -- L7
     

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