The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 41rodderz, Sep 10, 2019.
Thanks for your service.
US Navy, '80-'84... since a couple of OT cars have been posted, thought I would show a pic of my trike, shot at 32nd street Naval base.
To all.Thank you for your service,God bless ya.
Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
US Army- September, 1966 to April, 1969
The old picture was taken during the Tet Offensive in early 1968.
US Coast Guard 1990-2014 retired as a Chief Electricians Mate.
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I was in the Army from 1969 to 1971. I have no idea how infantrymen wound up in Alaska but that’s where everyone I trained with went. Here’s a picture of my current car.
USN '67 - '71 Went in with a '62 Valiant with the big slant 6, pulled that and put in a 273 based on a Hot Rod magazine article (back when they told you how to do things, traded it for a '66 Comet Caliente with a 289/ 4 sp. Learned to speed shift after I put a 4 bbl on it and the return spring popped off while flat on the floor. Ended up in a helo squadron HC-2 and spent the last with them training, then 6 months on the FDR carrier keeping the helo available. Not much driving that year.
Thank you to a the above.
Thanks to all , without the strength you provided to our military we would not be here today enjoying this hobby . I’m here if any of you ever are in need of anything , just ask . Thank you again , you are the backbone of the great nation we all enjoy .
I want to thank all of you that aren’t vets for all the good words that you say about veterans. There are a lot of patriotic people here on the HAMB. This is a fantastic group of people.
Let's get some more of you military hambers recognition . Past and present military. There has too be a large number. Thanks.
Btt. There has too be more gals and guys on here.
And Monday we have another Veteran’s Day coming up.
Ok … 26 July, 1967 … Aboard the USS Dennis J. Buckley (DD 808), at Mare Island finishing up a yard overhaul. I'm a smooth arm 2nd class BT, kiddie cruiser. Due to get out 1 November, day before I turn 21 … possibly because of my short timer attitude, I get orders to report the next day to the only guided missile seaplane tender in the world to finish my last 3 months. This thing is a relic that for some unknown reason was still in commission.
So, I load up & head to Port Hueneme … pull up to the "ship" in the '57 Dodge hardtop that's 2'' off the ground in front, with the gas filler dump caps knocked off back up the road a ways. I'm wearing dirty Levis, a B&M hydro T shirt stained with NSFO, & barefooted, with about 6'' long hair - regs tended to be a little loose in the yards … I park in the XO's parking place … grab my orders, & walk up the gangplank to report in. OOD - some lifer - lost it - says "You a fucking reserve ?'' He looks at my orders & can't believe I'm an E-5 … I get restricted for 2 weeks before I even get on board. Luckily, the engineering officer is a "mustang" and we hit it off quickly … got off restriction in 3 days. Best thing to come of this ordeal was the hobby shop at the SeaBee base there. Best memories of my navy hitch.
US Navy 87-91 out of Charleston SC, this was back when there was still a full on Navy Base in Charleston.
I did a Med cruise on a WWII era Destroyer Tender (AD-18) and off the coast of Libya on a Mine Sweeper (MSO-490)... the worst of both worlds in the Navy...lol
I had a "not HAMB friendly" G-body with a built small block, set of gears, etc... parts were plentiful and cheap for that car back then... I couldn't afford a hot rod on my E3-E4 pay. The base did have a well stocked tool locker you could borrow from and a multiple bay garage set up you could use for free. So I spent a lot of time there when we were in port.
My avatar is me and the hot rod today...
Here is me fresh out of boot camp in San Diego. Late summer 1987
And here is a couple pics of me pulling mess duty in the officers mess hall, Christmas day 1988 in Izmir Turkey during my first med cruise... Good Times....lol
Thank you for your service, Chappy
May 1970 on leave. Twenty year old Navy Corpsman. My car payment was more than I made in a month.
Sorry for the OT car, if it gets deleted I understand.
Gettin' a ass chew in boot camp.
I was in the National Gaurd for 6 years....don't think of myself as a Vet compared to so many who went into harms way, some several times. Many GR8 service personel who were & are car guys, and i just want to say: God bless you all and THANKS for your service !!!!!
Usmc 66-70 2 tours in nam 67-68-69 had a 63 Chevy impala ss at home waiting.
Appreciate your service.
Thank you for your service.
Thank you for your service. The threads all about you service members.
You are a part of all of these service members. Thanks
Me with the car I had when I joined the Navy. '50 Ford with 265 Chevy engine. Served from '60-'64 as EM2 on Submarine Tender U.S.S Fulton AS-11.
I was in the Canoe Club USS Denver LPD9 71-75
Sgt Peacock at your service, Ft. Eustis was my main duty station but we did a lot of traveling, I sold a 57 GMC and a 48 f-1 with a 327/glide when I left home barely 18 years of age and I had a few off topic cars while in
Black/gold 73 Hurst/Olds
White 70 chevelle
Blue 73 datsun p/u with a sbc conversion
One on topic white/black 59 Chevy fleetside p/u, no photo
Uncle Sam can't stop a hot rodder !
Here's a photo of me in Panama, a few off topics while in and my current cars,trucks and bike
Was in the Air Force 1970-74, Security Police Patrol dog handler. At the time had a 1940 ford coupe. Exterminator
Heading back to Camp Pendleton after being home for 30 days after my tour in Vietnam August 1967.
I was stationed in Fort Campbell Kentucky in 1966. I bought a 59 MGA for 150 dollars .Before I left for Vietnam I drove home to New Jersey. When I got back home I put a small block Chevy in it. Kept my mind off things. When a left Vietnam a sergeant asked me to re-up. He said your airborne we will give you 1500 and will teach you how to jump back in,I never forgot that.
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