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

  1. Badass
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
    Posts: 90


    I grew up in the seventies, when all of the cool cars were from the previous decade and Cragar SS wheels were the best upgrade you could make to any car. I was born in Michigan when it was the center of the car universe. My granddaddy laid on his back turning wrenches for thirty years and could diagnose any car problem with his ears and his brain. More of my uncles, aunts and cousins worked in auto plants then those that did not. My father-in-law was a model maker designing concept cars for General Motors. My uncle and cousin are car dealers.

    I have owned fifty plus cars in the twenty years I have been driving. I do all of my own repair work when I can and curse the bastards who charge me too much when I cannot. I can weld, grind, strip bolts, cut knuckles, rattle-can and shine up any turd. I am generous with my time but not my tools. I have bought and sold enough cars to know when I hear bullshit. I have spent more money on a car than it is worth, but mostly I sell them for more than I have spent. I can identify most any car at a glance. I can talk cars every day and never tire of it.

    I can lay a path, short shift, heel-toe and double clutch. I’d rather do doughnuts than eat them. I have driven a Camaro SS 165 mph down a country road bordered by two ditches big enough to swallow a school bus, a motorcycle 145 mph in the Arizona desert, and a Ferrari F430 Spider 100 mph through the city streets of Maranello Italy. I have raced for money. I have ran from the cops and got away. I have talked my way out of more speeding tickets than not but I still manage to get at least one per year.

    I live in the sticks, just outside Austin, Texas. A great place to live if you like weirdos, tramps with tattoos and the best assortment of sweet old steel roaming the streets.

    I just bought my first car from the fifties, a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air. I look forward to learning everything I need to know to transform it into the custom machine that I will love and ya’ll will hate. I finally have something old enough to drive to the Rod & Custom Round Up. Lots of stuff planned for this car, gonna rebuild the motor, brakes that work, front end rebuild to remove the slop. Then I am going to cruise this baby all over town.




  2. chevygirlTexas
    Joined: Aug 9, 2010
    Posts: 10


    Grew up in the 80's and from northwest Austin. Like your Chevy.
  3. speedaddict
    Joined: Sep 28, 2002
    Posts: 2,420

    from Austin, Tx

    good looking 59! What part of Austin are you in?
  4. Welcome from Arkansas...
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    Joined: Dec 1, 2006
    Posts: 594


    Nice car!!...Welcome from Des Moines,Iowa
  6. Welcome from Denton (North Texas). Love the Chev, all you need is pinner whites and a good lowering, that car is perfect.
  7. 94hoghead
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,290


    welcome from Slaton,Tx....
  8. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,503


    Welcome from Rowlett.............
  9. hotrodspeedco
    Joined: Jul 10, 2010
    Posts: 18

    from richmond

    Welcome from Houston! Hopefully see ya at Lonestar roundup in 2011!
  10. sponge
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 244

    from Austin tx

    welcome from austin,dont forget to come to the " dog and duck " monday night shindigs think theres one this coming monday.......
  11. Badass
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
    Posts: 90


    sponge - I am gonna miss the dog and duck this week, will be out of town. See you in two weeks.

    speedaddict - I live near Hamilton Pool.
  12. Welcome from Dripping Springs...
  13. Strange Agent
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,879

    Strange Agent
    from Ponder, TX

    Hey from the DFW.
  14. rdevarga
    Joined: Jul 6, 2010
    Posts: 13


    Killer freakin' intro! If that car has the same attitude, I will pull over!
  15. Welcome to H.A.M.B from Lake Travis!
  16. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,727

    big bad john

    WOW.....Nice wheels.....Welcome from Wisconsin,,,,Big Bad John
  17. robleticia
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
    Posts: 2,499


    Welcome from the dirty south! Nice ride!
  18. Tim G
    Joined: Jan 3, 2009
    Posts: 548

    Tim G

  19. eric54chevy
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
    Posts: 988

    from TEXAS!

  20. PegLegStrick
    Joined: Aug 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,883


    Welcome to the H.A.M.B.
    Love those bubble top Chevys
  21. Philbilly
    Joined: Dec 21, 2008
    Posts: 1,294


    Welcome from Mississippi.
  22. Javier
    Joined: Aug 12, 2008
    Posts: 1,433

    1. Strugglers C.C.

    Good meeting you today.The 59 is looking great.See ya around.
  23. Come on by for a cold one, we're practically neigbors...
  24. Nasty Nate
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
    Posts: 155

    Nasty Nate
    from California

    welcome from so-cal (the other center of the car universe) :)

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