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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by rodl, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. rodl
    Joined: Jan 14, 2011
    Posts: 255

    rodl
    Member

    Whaddya say guys, I'm an old geezer - just turned 66. After supporting 4 solicitors & 2 ex wives for 20+ years I finally put enough money aside to indulge myself in a hobby that I've denied myself for too long. Hotted up a 1953 FX holden sedan in the early 60's 'stove hot' lowered too powerful for the street, but great to drag off the local identities.Some years later I got a 39 ford fordor deluxe, but kept it stock,no dings no rust 1 owner - wouldn't i love it now! While i started saving to hot 'er up bit, the missus was backdooring me. i lost the car in the property settlement - but got custody of my 2 sons - more important than wheels I can assure ya.
    Any way to get back to my opening statement, I'm now playing catch up, but think I left the run a little late! I could write a book here, but don't want brass you off. so I won 't go into long details. I have:a 39 chev 4 dr master deluxe, 75% complete, stock standard - just as i bought 3 years ago! plans to mildly rod it.I really wanted a driver though, and went looking, saw this 74 firebird - yeah I know what your saying! It stuck from all the other cars on the lot & said I'm yours and I bought it. I've tidied it up cut out usual rust, resprayed in 2 pak, now I'm about to sell - lousy time to do it though! Bought a 55 cussy off another old geezer this time last year, nice & straight, no rust, still has Y block which I might tinker with, lower, pan the rear chrome reversed rims, proper extractors etc. I also have a 34 buick chassis and panels which a mate had cut down from a 4 dr to turn into a 2 dr - when he got leukemia in the jaw. he was bust, I was flush, so I traded him 2k for it. then found out it had mk6 jag rear end, mitsi L300 front end and a bare 308 to go with it. I thought I'd gone to hot rod heaven! but no, those greedy SOB's in wall st had to do their thing, so it has slowed me down somewhat, and yeah i still work, so i can't put the time in that i'd like. I have a few pics to show if i new how to get 'em in here, maybe one of you old hands can let me know.
    RodL
     
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  2. Mark H
    Joined: May 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,461

    Mark H
    Member
    from Scotland

    Hi Rod and welcome from Scotland.
    I'm no computer whizz kid but find a 'photobucket' account the easiest way to post pics.It's free and guides you through the proccess.
    Let's see those pics!
    Mark.
     
  3. Welcome to the H.A.M.B from M.D.
     
  4. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,727

    big bad john
    Member

    ......Hello....and congrats on joining the H.A.M.B....You're going to like it here(lots of "old farts")......enjoy the ride........Big Bad John
     

  5. Welcome from Connecticut.......and one of the "old farts" that big bad John mentioned.
     
  6. tcb-1
    Joined: Jul 19, 2008
    Posts: 228

    tcb-1
    Member

    welcome aboard from Shawnee, KS!
     
  7. fuknKIWI
    Joined: Jan 7, 2011
    Posts: 10

    fuknKIWI
    Member

    G'day there, hope you're keeping your head above water...
     
  8. 37coupeute
    Joined: Aug 1, 2005
    Posts: 136

    37coupeute
    Member

    Welcome mate.what part of oz?.....piccys?.......I know the lawyer trip!

    t
     
  9. Welcome coffin-dodger...
     
  10. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,503

    40fordtudor
    Member

    Rod---one ol' geezer to another---Welcome from Rowlett, TX
     
  11. 26 roadster
    Joined: Apr 21, 2008
    Posts: 2,017

    26 roadster
    Member

    Hey from Tennessee, been married all my life to several beautiful women. Bought a few lawyers new cars, I feel ya.
     
  12. yblock32
    Joined: Feb 4, 2009
    Posts: 2,413

    yblock32
    Member
    from Australia
    1. Cranksters

    Welcome Rod . You remind me of my brother , has bought 4 houses in the last 30 years & given 2 of them away to women he doesn't like anymore !!!:mad::mad::D
     
  13. mcdonald
    Joined: May 7, 2008
    Posts: 50

    mcdonald
    Member
    from Australia

    Hi Rod and welcome to this madhouse to:eek::eek::eek:
     
  14. badgeree
    Joined: Feb 6, 2009
    Posts: 339

    badgeree
    Member

    Hi Rod, welcome aboard from the Sunny,windy,locust plagued, flooded, drought ridden, bushfire prone, State of Victoria. Which part of our paradise of Australia do you live in?

    I really love Oz and would never leave.
     

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