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Just Got Back

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by g-lover51, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. g-lover51
    Joined: Oct 23, 2006
    Posts: 587

    from Dallas Ga

    Well thank God for safe returns. I am so thankful to the Lord for bringing me back to my wonderful wife, our soon to be baby girl, our 11 year old daughter and all of my family and friends. I have been deployed to Afghanistan for the last few months now, and let me just say it was a long, hot deployment filled with loud bangs and bright lights.

    But I am back now and that is all done and over with. After 5 deployments in 5 years I am ready to retire from the Marines and that will be a reality in just 3 short years.

    However right before I left I struck a deal with a friend of the family up in Oregon to buy his 1940 Chevy Master 85 2 dr sedan. It has been sitting in a barn for the last 25 years and is in need of some TLC to say the least. But it still fires and runs. My old man went up to where it has been sleeping for so very long and pulled it out. All the brakes were frozen of course but over all it is very clean and rust freen. My plans for the beast are to update the drive train with a 54-55 235, dual carbs, open drive and a 4 or 5 speed trans. It will be a very dark red with wide whites but I have yet to figure out the wheels I am going to use. Other then that it will be driven and enjoyed by me and my family.

    Semper Fi

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  2. I certainly understand. I did two tours in the rice paddies. And I want you to know that this old vet appreciates your service and the sacrifices you and your family have made. You have done your share. Now it is time to build that hot rod you were dreaming about when you were over there.
  3. hvychvy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2005
    Posts: 1,874


    Welcome home,and thanks for everything you do.Congrats on your new project!!
  4. squigy
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 3,915

    from SO.FLO.

    Thank you!
    Glad you are back....

  5. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 33,868


    Thank you for your service and WELCOME HOME!
  6. eric54chevy
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
    Posts: 988

    from TEXAS!

    We appreciate the service you and the rest military has done. Good luck on that rod.
  7. Thank you for serving! Get to work on that 40!
  8. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    Congratulations and thanks for your service and your new old car find!
  9. autobodyed
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,943

    from shelton ct

    thank you and good luck with your car.
  10. David Chandler
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,101

    David Chandler

  11. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,408

    Okie Pete

    Welcome home and Thanks for all you do.
  12. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,399


    Welcome home and thank you for your sacrifices. Can't wait to see what you make of that Chevy!
  13. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 4,368


    Welcome home...did that more than 40 years ago...for me, starting on a car days after getting back was the best medicine for forgetting what I had done and seen. That old stovebolt will be more than a car, if your experience is like is (along with your family) the road to the rest of your life...AND THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE!
  14. Midwest Rodder
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,768

    Midwest Rodder

    Welcome home solider! Glad you made it back, and thanks for the help keeping this great country free!
  15. Ebert
    Joined: Feb 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,915


    DITTO, Sir!
  16. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,671


  17. DeVille Gal
    Joined: Apr 8, 2007
    Posts: 985

    DeVille Gal

    Welcome back and thank you for your service to our country.

    Looks like a great project you have started there.
  18. HOOOORAHHHH!!!! Welcome Back and Thanks for your service. Now get a leave and get in the garage.
  19. speedtool
    Joined: Oct 15, 2005
    Posts: 2,541


    Thank you for your service, a hearty "Welcome Home!", and good luck with the project. Keep us updated, will ya?
  20. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,580


    thanks, glad you are home
  21. chris55
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,085


    Welcome home, and Thank You for all you have done. Looks like an awesome project.
  22. Speedsterinc
    Joined: May 27, 2008
    Posts: 211


    Welcome Home!!1 Thanks for keeping us safe.
  23. Welcome Home! Glad you made in back in one piece now relax and enjoy your Chev,
  24. 36C8
    Joined: Sep 8, 2006
    Posts: 326


    Thanks for your service!
    Welcome back.
  25. 51fleetline
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
    Posts: 367


    welcome back homie good luck on your new project !!!
  26. Congrats on another safe trip to the sandbox. Let me tell you though, right now retirement looks good, two weeks after you leave you will wish you never did and THAT DONT GO AWAY!
    Think real long and hard brother.
    SASR (Ret.)
  27. InPrimer
    Joined: Mar 10, 2003
    Posts: 778


    Welcome home, the next 36 mo will fly. It will take a little time to adjust to being a civvie, but you'll manage. In the meantime start scrounging parts for that 40 Best of luck..... IP...................... ret USAR.
  28. Kiwi Tinbender
    Joined: Feb 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,155

    Kiwi Tinbender

    My Son starts his Afgan Deployment in a couple of months. Earlier this year he did a stint in Kuwait. I am very proud of him and his choice to serve, as I am of you and your service. Since I am reasonably close, don`t hesitate to PM me if you think I could be of some help with your new project.....
  29. kgriff
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
    Posts: 295

    from CA

    Welcome home and THANK YOU for all you do. Best of luck with that Chevy, you deserve it.
    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
    Posts: 947


    Glad you are home, I just got a big patriotic tear in my eye. Thanks for your service. Gary

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