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Features How long did you lurk before joining the HAMB?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fourspd2quad, May 14, 2020.

  1. I joined when I found this site.

  2. I lurked for 1-2 years

  3. I lurked for 3 + years

  4. I joined when I saw this poll.

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  1. Wow, I had forgotten about FNG & Grenade inspectors! lol
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  2. RiffRaffRoadster
    Joined: Dec 24, 2018
    Posts: 414


    I had a specific question, so I joined right away. That was Christmas Eve, 2018. Seems like 10 years ago.
    stillrunners likes this.
  3. brokedownbiker
    Joined: Jun 7, 2016
    Posts: 508


    I probably lurked around for a few days while browsing around the site then I joined- June 7, 2016. Became an Alliance member a couple of years ago
  4. Funny you should mention that.....on one of my other car boards the guy mentioned the HAMB - just like yesterday.
  5. Funny you mention this....old guys and thicker layers.........
  6. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,441

    from Michigan

    LOL... Grenade inspector...
    Forgot about that, too... LOL.

    Lurk? I don't think I realized that was a thing. I jumped right in.
    I was like...
    "Hi guys!" Hi! Hi! Hi!..." and talking about how hot rods are like hot rods to me.

    "That basetball... it was like a basetball to me. I'd sleep with that basetball under my pillow..."

    Some asshole with tattoos hit me.
    I hit him back.
    Then 3 more guys with tattoos started pounding on me.
    Then to my amazement, 8 guys in white overalls and crewcuts jumped on them.

    But we all got our asses kicked, cuz we were all wearing SUNGLASSES AFTER DARK and there wasn't a one of us that could see.

    clunker and williebill like this.
  7. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
    Posts: 2,733

    Corn Fed

    It probably took 6 months to get ready for the hazing. But luckily @trailer-Ed joined at the same time I did under a slightly different username that provided great fun for the other members (and cover for me) so I didn't get much of the abuse. That will be 18 years ago this coming does time fly!
    Last edited: May 15, 2020
  8. Ron Brown
    Joined: Jul 6, 2015
    Posts: 1,531

    Ron Brown

    didn't take me long once I realized I could find an answer for every single question I still kills me how you can post a pic of some oddball part and almost instantly someone will post back what it is and what it came from....
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  9. 67drake
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
    Posts: 64

    from Avoca WI

    I joined THEN lurked.
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  10. dwollam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
    Posts: 1,029


    I joined in 2012 minutes after finding this site. Had been on Ford Barn for a year before that. I have a lot of different cars, both stock and hot rodded. Love the traditional stuff and that is my main path right now.

  11. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 2,881

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

    So far, I never lurked. I joined as soon as I found it.
    I read a lot of the comments and thought to myself, Self! These guys are knowledgable and fucking rude and I want in.
    Glad I did.
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  12. Nicholas Coe
    Joined: Jul 5, 2017
    Posts: 1,459

    Nicholas Coe
    from Tontitown

    I've lurked here for many years. I never thought I had anything to contribute. The knowledge level here is top notch.

    Sent from my Pixel 3a XL using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  13. About 2 minutes. I knew I belonged here right off. Joined the Alliance a few days later, and every year there after.
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  14. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 995


    I'm probably a contender for the "Longest Lurker Award"...15+ years !
    I was a member of Bill B's Early Ford V8 forum for years and became a "forum addict"...spending WAY TOO MUCH time on it. I weened myself off, and swore off forums for good.
    THEN, while lurking last summer in the classifieds, I came across @Hamtown Al and his '36 Ford Cabriolet. A few phone calls later, we did a "straight across" trade for my '32 Sedan Delivery. Al started a thread about our trade, and I joined the HAMB to participate

    Now, here I am, addicted to another fucking forum...and spending WAY TOO MUCH time on it again.:eek: No wonder I never get anything done.
  15. Cliff Ramsdell
    Joined: Dec 27, 2004
    Posts: 1,183

    Cliff Ramsdell

    I think I lurked for a couple months and when I bought my Model A project and a pile of flathead parts I joined, that was almost 16 years ago.....

    Man i’m getting old.

    Cliff Ramsdell
    Last edited: May 15, 2020
  16. bigdog
    Joined: Oct 30, 2002
    Posts: 535


    Took me about six months, the friend that told me about it never did join because he didn't want to take the beating that all the "FNG" had to take back then. I wish I'd signed up sooner, then I'd be in the first 1000 instead of 1001!:D
  17. About 10 minutes. I was given the information about this website from a friend. The friend said that there was a great classified section and I was looking for a project at the time.

    I joined to be able to PM the owner and bought the car. That was in 2013, I think, and I've since hung around.
  18. p1yotaboy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2016
    Posts: 94


    I lurked for years getting bits of knowledge. I had other ot interest at that time and didn’t feel I could be enough to matter as a member. Although I’m on here almost daily now I still lurk and mostly keep my mouth shut and sit back and learn rather than try to teach my teachers. I treat this site a lot like I did my dad uncles and grandpas growing up, I speak when spoken to and take a lot more knowledge away than I could ever give back. Not another place like this one that I’ve found and very thankful for this hot rod sanctuary.

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
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  19. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,530


    Maybe about a year, maybe because I thought I was not that Germ guy scared me.
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  20. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,564

    from Michigan

    Me? Probably about 2 years..... :(:rolleyes:
  21. dan c
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,093

    dan c

    don't know HOW long, but it was (apparently) TOO long. when i finally joined, boy did i get a razzing!
    Joined: Jan 2, 2003
    Posts: 3,861

    1. HAMB Old Farts' Club

    Brutal is putting it mildly. I was ready to pull the trigger when some shit for brains joined and proceeded to shoot his mouth off. Germ and a few of the GMB handed him a new asshole, big time! I backed off and finally joined and HRLC (Hot Rod Lady Cruiser), Denise, gave me a warm welcome. The rest is history, great history. Can't say enough about friends I made and things I have and still am learning. :cool::D:)
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  23. Chappy444
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,088

    1. Maryland HAMBers

    I joined when I found the answer to a question I had. But I lurked for a good long while, just reading, watching and getting a feel for the place. Bought a couple of things from the classifieds, then started posting, asking questions, and trying to answer questions... And a bit of comic relief from time to time.
    One thing I do know, I have driven with my elbow out the window longer than I have been a member here.....
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  24. No lurking here... I joined after a buddy told me about it.
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  25. Bob K told me about the HAMB in 2001, didn't get a computer until 2003, then lurked until 2006 before signing up. Hard to believe it's been 14 years already and miss ya Bob.
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  26. adam401
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 2,019


    I thought I had joined earlier than I did but forgot my user name and stuff. Also I was on ruffrodders back then and thought the HAMB was for old lame boy scouts But alot of that was based on second hand shit and once I started spending time here I never left.

    Its funny this place and online hot rod community has changed A lot. Less raw for sure. Sometimes I read threads on here and lament that hot rodding is turning into a bunch of over cautious pussies. Partially true? A positive change is that the level of craftsmanship seen in build threads here and instagram is at a crazy high level.
    The hamb has definitely played a huge role in my life and I'm thankful for that. I feel like ive been on here forever. So no need to lurk, Lets all enjoy the kinder gentler HAMB.

    Btw im going to start saying and using the term rat rod again. Fight me.
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  27. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 7,368


    I can't answer that, I'm still lurking!! But, really, springtime, Monday morning and THIS is what we're talking about??
  28. fourspd2quad
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 682


    Just bumping this back up one time for those that may have missed it.
  29. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,124


    When I found it.
  30. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 5,548


    Jumped right in, got flambé a couple of times lol.
    Anyone get motherfuckered in a pm? That's a hoot!

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