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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by deeddude, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. deeddude
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 127

    deeddude
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    Good afternoon from Beach City, Texas. I’ve been checking this site out for some time. I stumbled across this site and joined a while back to contact a HAMBer about a car in San Antonio, stuck around and found a wealth of information. I’ve used the search function quite a bit and I’ve learned a ton in a short period of time.
    I’ve built and raced cars for the last 10+ years, I moved to my new house 3 years ago and have yet to build a shop, thanks economy. I have no time to race because I work 7 days a week. (Oxymoron, long story and I type slow) I decided I wanted an old car to drive and fix-up as I go, one that could be driven on public roads, legally. The car I wanted in S.A. (54’ Bel Air) needed more work than what I can do with my present situation. I already had everything planned out for the build even though I hadn’t bought the car yet, but I had to back out of the deal. My neighbors and the HOA were two of the reasons I didn’t get the car. Apparently to keep the car in the driveway it needs to be registered and have current tags. So now I’m looking for a running and driving car; the car doesn’t need to have a muffler.
    I will be asking for advice from time to time. Don’t know if I have much to offer except sarcasm and encouragement. I enjoy the pictures and tech info that you guys post; I guess I’m living vicariously through these builds. My plans are for my wife and I to attend the Lone Star Round-Up next year and as many car shows that our time allows, even if I have to call in sick. As soon as I get a car I will become an alliance member, I will need parts and I like getting a discount. I’ve already picked out the rims.
    Thanks for reading, Deed
     
  2. robleticia
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
    Posts: 2,499

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    Good luck finding a car and welcome from Angleton!
     
  3. Welcome. You will fit in well with the rest of us "tech-less" HAMB guys.....
     
  4. rs57
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
    Posts: 135

    rs57
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    from oklahoma

    welcome from oklahoma to the h.a.m.b. lots of great guys and info. here and cars coming up for sale so fast you cant hardly keep up [ at least i cant ]] good luck on your search robert :)
     
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  5. Welcome Tex and hope to meet you at next year's LoneStar.
     
  6. matthew mcglothin
    Joined: Mar 3, 2007
    Posts: 970

    matthew mcglothin
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    Welcome from beaumont!
     
  7. deeddude
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 127

    deeddude
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    Thanks guys. I'm working on a deal now for a running, driving 54' Bel Air. It's out of state, but overall nice for 50+ years old. One of my co-workers has shown me pictures of the round-up from a few years back and it's motivated me to get a car running and that can make the trip.

    Thanks again for the welcome.
     
  8. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,503

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    Welcome from Rowlett--this is a great time to get into the hobby or should I have said "I've never seen such cheap prices on great iron". Anyway, welcome.
     
  9. pecker head
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
    Posts: 3,708

    pecker head
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    Welcome ! See you in Austin in april !
     
  10. deeddude
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 127

    deeddude
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    Thanks guys, looking forward to meeting you all in Austin. I'm reading up now on transportation for my new found car, hopefully I can make a deal and have this car soon.

    I can see my neighbors faces now. HA...HA... I wonder what a 235 I6 sounds like without a muffler.:eek:
     
  11. Strange Agent
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,879

    Strange Agent
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    from Ponder, TX

    Welcome from the DFW! See you at the Roundup!
     
  12. Midwest Rodder
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,768

    Midwest Rodder
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    Welcome from Missouri
     
  13. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,718

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    Welcome from the Netherlands! I'm actually planning on going to the Lone Star Spring Nationals next year......can't wait!
     
  14. Welcome From CT!
     
  15. JMD82
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
    Posts: 191

    JMD82
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    Welcome from Houston!!
     
  16. Welcome from the cultural center of the universe, Oklahoma!
     
  17. loco_gringo
    Joined: Sep 2, 2009
    Posts: 581

    loco_gringo
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    Welcome from Victoria.
     
  18. Grommet
    Joined: Oct 24, 2008
    Posts: 533

    Grommet
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    from South GA

    Welcome from Ga

    Grommet
     
  19. Welcome from Justin Tx
     
  20. deeddude
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 127

    deeddude
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    Thanks everyone, hopefully in the next few days i'll be the proud owner of a 54' bel air. Spoke with the owner late last night and we've come to an agreement, just waiting on a time to get it transported.

    I think I've read every post on how to lower the 54', bags, cut springs, blocks,etc... i'm looking for a post I ran accross last week, on bagging a 50's, but didn't bookmark it, I make a new post for that.

    Anyway, as soon as I get the car and some pics I'll post them to show everyone what I'm working with.

    Thanks again for the welcomes.
     
  21. NIGHT-CRAWER
    Joined: Mar 20, 2008
    Posts: 291

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    Welcome from san tone, hope u get your ride...if not u should still hit the roundup.
     
  22. GTSDave
    Joined: Jan 10, 2008
    Posts: 133

    GTSDave
    Member

    Welcome from Richmond/Rosenberg!

    -Dave
     
  23. styleline
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
    Posts: 868

    styleline
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    from so-hol

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