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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by jaz, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. jaz
    Joined: Dec 16, 2010
    Posts: 218

    jaz
    Member
    from London, UK

    Hi - When I was ten years old in 1977 a neighbour had a 59 cadillac which was quite a sight on a UK council housing estate - I fell in love with american cars at that moment. It was 30 years later, that inspired by my own 8 year old son's desire to own a V8 that I bought my first american - a 76 corvette - all I could afford. We quickly realised that we loved the experience but really wanted something older so bought a 54 GMC Step Side Pick up within a few months. We mildly rodded this with fenton headers, dual exhaust, offenhauser valve cover/matching air filter and beauty rings - other than that it was factory standard and drove like a 56 year old pick up which was fun! With so many years missing out, we wanted to experience a fifties car next so currently we own a 54 Mercury Montery Hard Top - its been in the UK since 1956! So far we have changed the stock wheel trims for Beauty Rings and Spider hubcabs, the head lights are frenched and it has a white, tuck and roll interior. Currently looking into lowering 3 inches all around. Then we are going to shave all the excess chrome and add full length lakes pipes so we have an authentic mid fifties custom - can't wait. Moving forward from there we would really like a Model A - our plans would be to remove fenders, keep the 4 banger in it and add period parts for a really simple but authentic hot rod - see profile picture - will have to see how the cash goes!
     
  2. Welcome from sunny warm Australia i heard -3 over there today good luck. cheers oggie
     
  3. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,727

    big bad john
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    ........Welcome.......very nice intro and profile......enjoy the ride on the H.A.M.B..........Big Bad John
     
  4. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,189

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    Enjoy from Conn., U.S.A., JAZ I had a sail boat with that name.
     

  5. Welcome from Connecticut
     
  6. you spying on me?:):):):):) Just started snowing here again down the road.
     
  7. sassaquinn
    Joined: May 3, 2006
    Posts: 303

    sassaquinn
    Member

    Welcome from Massachusetts.
     
  8. oldman2
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 2,373

    oldman2
    Member

    Hello and welcome from Missouri, nice intro.
     
  9. 32-3 WINDOW
    Joined: Nov 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,696

    32-3 WINDOW
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    from utah

    welcome from utah
     
  10. cpldale
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 339

    cpldale
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    from Naples, FL

    Welcome from snowy Ontario, New York
     
  11. glasshole
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 145

    glasshole
    Member

    Welcome from Florida
     
  12. Welcome from a former Brit...lots & lots of UK guys on here...where in the UK are you?
     
  13. U.K.
    Joined: Dec 16, 2010
    Posts: 21

    U.K.
    Member

    Newbie Brit welcomes newbie Brit.
     
  14. Welcome from the (Snowed in) highlands!!
    Charlie!!
     
  15. 26 roadster
    Joined: Apr 21, 2008
    Posts: 2,015

    26 roadster
    Member

    Hey from TN. Tell everyone what a VAT (value added tax) did for the UK!
     
  16. tcb-1
    Joined: Jul 19, 2008
    Posts: 228

    tcb-1
    Member

    welcome aboard, from Shawnee, KS
     
  17. jaz
    Joined: Dec 16, 2010
    Posts: 218

    jaz
    Member
    from London, UK

    Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome

    I have made a first thread and have found the knowledge and support on this forum to be outstanding - I hope to be a long time member

    all the best

    Jaz
     
  18. Welcome Jaz from the Netherlands
     
  19. shonky
    Joined: Aug 29, 2009
    Posts: 246

    shonky
    Member
    from Norfolk UK

    Hello
    From snowed in North Norfolk
     
  20. Mark H
    Joined: May 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,461

    Mark H
    Member
    from Scotland

    Hello and welcome from Scotland!
     
  21. captain scarlet
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,417

    captain scarlet
    Member
    from Detroit


    Wot that bloke said:D

    From warm and sunny Detroit:cool:
     
  22. DetroitDetomaso
    Joined: Jun 22, 2010
    Posts: 139

    DetroitDetomaso
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    from Las Vegas

    Welcome from Vegas!
     
  23. racinman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 952

    racinman
    Member

    Welcome to the HAMB from SC
     
  24. yblock32
    Joined: Feb 4, 2009
    Posts: 2,406

    yblock32
    Member
    from Australia
    1. Cranksters

    Welcome Jaz , also from sunny Australia !!!!!
     
  25. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,717

    farmer12
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    Welcome from the Netherlands!
     
  26. POLYFRIED 35
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
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    POLYFRIED 35
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    Welcome to the H.A.M.B from Georgia .... enjoy!
     
  27. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
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    40fordtudor
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    Jaz---welcome from Texas--
     
  28. BOWTIE BROWN
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
    Posts: 3,253

    BOWTIE BROWN
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  29. billybones
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 39

    billybones
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    Alright Jaz? All the best from Glasgow.
     

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