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New guy from Minnesota

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by skyblue50, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. skyblue50
    Joined: Jan 13, 2010
    Posts: 4

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    Hi, my name is Ed and I heard about the HAMB while on the ChevyTalk site so thought I'd take the plunge and register. I've been into old cars since high school. I had a shop teacher that drove a '46 Lincoln and was always talking about the advantages of driving/working on old stuff. So in the summer of 1971 my brother and I bought and dragged out a 1938 Chevy coupe from a local junk yard and over the next year lined up a drivetrain to put in it. '57 235, 3 speed with a '55 rear end. We went through the brakes, new king pins, sanded the entire car by hand but had a local body shop paint it, and got it on the road. It had other issues with the steering as it shimmied quite a bit and would scare the crap out of you. I've been in posession of an old car ever since. My current driver is a '50 Chevy sedan delivery with a '52 235 from a powerglide car and a powerglide rear end. I also have a '53 Chev Belair convertible and a '50 Chev half ton, both are projects. I had a '55 Chev Belair 2 door hardtop with 327 and 4 speed that I drove back and forth to central California in '78-79 while stationed at NAS Lemoore. Took it up to Motate to Merced, didn't show it though. Also had a '34 Ford 3 window with a 347ci Pontiac, 3 deuces from a GTO and 4 speed Hydromatic and Pontiac rear end. Never too old to learn something, thanks.
     
  2. Welcome, Ed....from the upper end of the state. :)
     
  3. FalconMan
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,354

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    from Minnesota

    Welcome from the NW suburbs of Mpls.

    Doug
     
  4. skyblue50
    Joined: Jan 13, 2010
    Posts: 4

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    Thanks for the welcome. I live about 90 miles south of the cities right near I-35.
     

  5. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 3,410

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    Welcome to the HAMB! When you need some pinstriping done let me know...
     
  6. 1959Nomad
    Joined: Jun 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,180

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    Welcome to the HAMB Ed! i have a a 235 powerglide in my Chevy too.
     
  7. Sir Woosh
    Joined: Dec 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,273

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    I've had fun with the ole inlines too. Welcome aboard from Maryland!
     
  8. rayford
    Joined: Jul 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,238

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    from calhoun ga

    welcome from Ga
     
  9. tim63riv
    Joined: Dec 12, 2009
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    Ed,
    Welcome from Maplewood! Hope you are enjoying our January thaw this week!
    Tim
     
  10. HotRodJo68
    Joined: Apr 8, 2009
    Posts: 1

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    What's this "thaw" you speak of?

    I am really looking forward to Spring. I'm up in Ramsey and I just about forget what my yard looks like without the snow. :cool:

    Welcome...
     
  11. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,883

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