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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. Retired,but still work in procurement from time to time. HRP
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  2. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,406


    Civil Engineer, specialize mostly in Automotive Test tracks and race tracks. Have also done alot of site work for automotive manufacturing facilities, just about every manufacturer. One of my favorite was the restoration work at Henry Ford's own Greenfield Village in 2002, 2003.
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  3. Judd
    Joined: Feb 26, 2003
    Posts: 1,894


    Social security now was residential, comertial and industrial A C tech for 40 + years. Cancer got me slowed down now so I'm helping a friend go into bussiness for him self tech advice and short jobs I can do before my breath runs out.
  4. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 4,739


    Tool & Die Maker/Pattern Maker, In business 36 years, trade 50 years, served me well. My passions, my business, Racing, Hot Rods/Cars and my family. Retired now, In beautiful Northwoods Wi. w/ Hobby shop, do small jobs for vintage racers and car Buddies. My wife has got me interested in assortment of new things, kayaking, bicycling, walking AND taking the time to stop and smell the roses, I am a very Lucky man.
  5. stealthcruiser
    Joined: Dec 24, 2002
    Posts: 3,744


    Since replying previously, I've retired, and moved to Cotacachi, Ecuador.
    Renovating a house, brought my tools and brewing equipment with me.
  6. 56shoebox
    Joined: Sep 14, 2011
    Posts: 1,106


    Fred Garvin, male prostitute.
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  8. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 7,625

    jimmy six

    Retired 'lectrictian
  9. Retired? What's that??
    I go to work everyday to pay for my passion, cause no one else is paying for it,,,,
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  10. Scott
    Joined: Dec 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,709


    Not Yet retired Elektrishin
  11. Not a lot of call for this?
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  12. Although I posted in this thread years ago, I never listed what I do to pay the bills. For the past 8 years I have worked for PerTronix, I am the Director of Exhaust R&D for the Doug's Headers, Patriot, and JBA Performance Brands. As part of that I also do EPA and CARB Compliance liaison work. On the side I run Dyno Don's Hot Rod Garage where I build a few cars for select clientele.
    Previous to this I have worn many hats: Retail automotive aftermarket stores, Professional Musician (or at least a Drummer), Race Car Shop Fabricator, Music Store owner, Crotch less panty maker, Paid race car driver, Motorcycle Dealer General Manager, Beach Bum, I guess that covers it.
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  13. thunderplex
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,181


    I work on a Ford assembly line screwing in the back seats...!!!'s an old joke

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  14. five-oh
    Joined: Jan 10, 2008
    Posts: 386

    from Arkansas
    1. HAMB Old Farts' Club

    Parole/probation officer , after 15 years as a police officer it's a slightly different side of the same coin and it gets me off of the streets.
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  15. walter
    Joined: Nov 4, 2007
    Posts: 620


    Corporate Sales MGR for big beautiful trucks! KENWORTH!
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  16. Moondog13
    Joined: Sep 7, 2006
    Posts: 755


    I run a support department,
    payroll department and do conventions for a very well known adult entertainment company. Been there 5 years and really couldn't be happier although it can be rather stressful. With the bad comes the good though as I'll be in Cartagena, Colombia in 12 days for work. Can't wait!!!
  17. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,147

    from Ks

    To the op Do you work for the government? Lippy
  18. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 4,583


    I wrote this back in 2005 (post #541). Now I'm retired and in charge of making sure that things on the honeydo list get done.
  19. clunker
    Joined: Feb 23, 2011
    Posts: 1,613

    from Boston MA

    That's way better. Whenever big drawings get unrolled on my desk, I know an architect is not too far away and it triggers a migraine.
  20. 26 roadster
    Joined: Apr 21, 2008
    Posts: 2,015

    26 roadster

    Deputy Sheriff for one more year. Prior US Navy
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  21. nevrDUN51'
    Joined: Feb 9, 2016
    Posts: 152

    from Nashua, NH

    Currently: Union Janitor

    Union Electronic Assembler
    Ford gas and diesel, Hyundai, and Kia Certified Technician (also worked on European cars for 5 years)
    Relocation Engineer (commercial mover/truck driver)
    Licensed Industrial Radiographer (I x-rayed welds, castings, and destructively tested welds, materials, and brazes)
  22. 46dodgewc
    Joined: May 5, 2015
    Posts: 15


    I've detailed cars for dealerships and body shops. Went through autobody school. Was a body guy for a while. I now paint small air planes.
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  23. 41sedanetteowner
    Joined: May 11, 2013
    Posts: 29


    This is what I drive and operate at work. 24 years in August and counting!

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  24. This week I am mostly being a Brexiteer
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  25. Timbofor
    Joined: Dec 4, 2014
    Posts: 192


    Machinist. Department lead
    man at a top valve train manufacturer. Mostly high end race stuff. But the occasional one off setup for an orphan car. Just finished a set of custom rockers for a Nash healey a few months ago. Heater finished a set for a Daimler v8 (tiny German hemi from the 50's)
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  26. cs39ford
    Joined: May 1, 2012
    Posts: 806


    A Assembler for custom pto style gear Boxs for last ten years. Got a year and a few months left till retirement. Also just got laid off time to catch up on my toys and honey do list And hit a few swap meets also!
  27. hotrodfords
    Joined: Apr 30, 2013
    Posts: 85


    This is a great thread - lots of talent here and glad to see so many teachers. I think that's got to be one of the toughest jobs out there!

    Started working in dad's machine shop when I was 12, and it was cool. Welding, machining, fabricating, and building. I wore those dirty overalls with pride. I learned alot during the day and built a pretty fast big block '66 Fairlane by night. I basically lived in the shop . I was one of those kids that built model cars and airplanes, and always wanted to fly. So when I was 22 I told dad I was quitting to join the Air Force. To his credit, he was totally supportive even though we were only a 4-man shop and he was losing the heir-to-be for the business. It took a while, but I got what I was chasing after a stint in maintenance, then intel; flew the F-16 for 12 years. I Retired from the Air Force 4 years ago, after 23 years. Now I work for a small defense contractor doing aviation support for the DoD.
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  28. Police Officer/Deputy Chief - been in law enforcement 20 years, looking forward to retirement in 7 and will either move to a tropical paradise or devote full time to my hobby of traditional hot rods and classics...maybe even get paid doing it.
  29. Service Engineer
    Maritime industry specializing in propulsion.
  30. Aircraft hyd tech. Before that I owned my own plumbing company.

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