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O/T Curious what all you hambers do for work?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rustypipes, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. I assemble restored cars for the owner of Just finished a pair of 1931 Chrysler Imperials that I've been on for a year. One is a limo and the other is a dual cowl Phaeton.

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  2. jazz1
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,510


    Linehaul driver the past 18 years,,night shift only..this is a typical seasonal view from my "office"

  3. triumph 1
    Joined: Feb 9, 2011
    Posts: 583

    triumph 1

    Heavy equipment/diesel mechanic for 15 years. Currently employed as a lead facility maint./repair technician for the past 13 years. I work on CNC lasers, pressbrakes, milling machines and punches. As well as a slew of other machinery. I have my own small machine shop at work, and get to use all of the equipment including our powdercoat line for my personal stuff & I live 3 miles away...... Definately my best job yet!
  4. steve185
    Joined: Sep 23, 2012
    Posts: 59


    Police officer, on the job for 24 years, not too many more to go. Don't know what I will do after that. I would love to have my own shop doing something.
  5. Indychus
    Joined: Jun 9, 2010
    Posts: 134

    from Irmo, SC

    I was a diesel technician for 9 years, worked for Peterbilt and Caterpillar on class 8 trucks. When the economy started going south, I started back to school and am currently a senior working on a Mechanical Engineering major with emphasis on Aerospace Engineering at the University of South Carolina. I do a lot of consulting work on the side, and work on any interesting projects that my friends and family can come up with.
  6. IT Marketing Manager. Been in IT for more than 30 years now, pays well but very little job satisfaction anymore. Going to open my own rod shop when i retire in 6 years time...
  7. ernest t bass
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
    Posts: 60

    ernest t bass
    from Iowa

    Conductor for the BNSF Railroad.
  8. green53ford
    Joined: Mar 4, 2009
    Posts: 206

    from Wisconsin

    Retired bodyman. I now volunteer at HABITAT FOR HUMANITY about 1200 hours a year.
  9. pride63
    Joined: Apr 5, 2012
    Posts: 252


    I'm a time served vehicle glazing technician, otherwise known as a windscreen fitter.i can cut windscreens down for roof chops , cut glass for plant and farm machinery, boats, classics and daily drivers.
    I hate every second of it and can't wait to retire lol
  10. 48bill
    Joined: Mar 27, 2001
    Posts: 384


    Retired twice.
    Ten years ago from a Human Resources consulting firm after 35+ plus years in HR with 5 different companies.
    Then again last summer from my own finish carpentry business that I started 10 years ago.
    Now I keep busy with projects in our 139 year old home and my two driveable and one in the works hot rods.
    Life is "GREAT" at 72!!!!!
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2013
  11. Rattle Trap
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 358

    Rattle Trap

    Im a rigger/truck driver for a DOD contractor. I move military radar equipment from one place to another.
  12. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 22,029

    from Michigan

    CNC machinist working on some "top secret" stuff...:cool:
    I've been sworn to secrecy, so don't bother asking what I'm machining...

    I did do some prototype Hemi and W-2 intakes in the past for Dodge... That was fun...:D
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  13. Sell body fluids to get by.You know blood,sperm ocassionally pee for those in the program.

    Between that and what O"bahma sends me I have some nice rides. :D

  14. Im a professional tattooist of 28 years. Been on a break for last 3 odd years to help out a friend and i get to play with my toys more. I will go back to the studio when the time is right.
  15. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 10,010


    That was my post nearly 8 years ago, #260 on the first day of the thread!

    Not much has changed. Still retired, still idle. I've been a volunteer docent at the Petersen Automotive Museum for about 3 years.
  16. 226 flattie
    Joined: Jan 6, 2009
    Posts: 307

    226 flattie
    from orange,ca

    Independent trucker ,stunt truck driver for movie studios, and steam locomotive engineer, fireman
  17. wayfarer
    Joined: Oct 17, 2003
    Posts: 1,790


    I teach 7th grade science and math.
  18. Iron Dog
    Joined: Oct 28, 2011
    Posts: 267

    Iron Dog
    from Minnesota

    Publisher of a small-town weekly newspaper and printing business that has been in my family since 1882.
  19. Hot Rod Nut
    Joined: Jul 1, 2006
    Posts: 571

    Hot Rod Nut

    Retired11 years after 30 years at J I Case Factory worker thanks to the UAW.
    Build hotrods now as a hobby,27 so far!
  20. rusty63c10
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
    Posts: 87


    i work at o'reillys here in findlay. the discount is worth it alone lol
  21. RayJarvis
    Joined: Oct 11, 2010
    Posts: 209


    i dig ditches for a living lol pipeliner.
  22. iagsxr
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 174


    Last year I bought a company that sells body clips, hardware and whatnot. I go around to repair shops, body shops, car dealerships and stock their bolt and clip bins. Being the first year owning it I was too busy to even touch anything of my own, but I get to see a lot of cool stuff in shops.
  23. elba
    Joined: Feb 9, 2013
    Posts: 628


    Retired two times.
    Was a maintenance inspector for a major airline for 27 years and maintenance inspector at Ft. Rucker on CH-47's ( Chinooks ) for 7 years
  24. Ken Carvalho
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,609

    Ken Carvalho

    Wow, here's an old thread. My original post 7 years ago, I reconned, and hung pistons assembled motors for an engine rebuilder. Now I TIG and MIG weld Aluminum all day at a facility that makes the equipment for pouring aluminum ingots and billets. From 3" rounds, to 4'X6' blocks. Pretty interesting stuff at: if your interested??? Eventually hope to take my aluminum fab abilities and find a job in So Cal welding/fabbing aluminum stuff.
  25. fordman1
    Joined: Jan 11, 2008
    Posts: 322


    A few more tests and I will be an Architect. Taken a while but glad the end is in sight.
  26. Mindover
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,625

    from England

    This thread I old!

    I make panels and new bodies for vintage and classic cars and hot rods. Been doing it for a lot of years working for myself for more than twenty years.

  27. MoparJoel
    Joined: May 21, 2012
    Posts: 860


    F16 Fighter Jet mechanic For the USAF Thats me a few years ago With My Jet (395)doing a Burner run ops check to trouble shoot a engine problem. I was a diesel tech/ and fleet truck tech for 6 years prior to joining the service.

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  28. 48FordFanatic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2011
    Posts: 1,335

    from Maine

    Mechanical Engineer ( self employed as a contract engineer )
  29. mullskull
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
    Posts: 217


    Jewelry/Accessories designer, and light-duty fabrication.... and a retired Diesel mechanic...
  30. Occupation? wait....thats that OTHER coyote...

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