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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. uncleo
    Joined: Sep 9, 2006
    Posts: 135


    Long time Rock Jock at W.R.A.T.-FM 95.9 at the Jersey Shore....long time stock car race announcer and
    car show and cruise night coordinator.
  2. ace5043
    Joined: Sep 28, 2008
    Posts: 128

    from Florida

    Detective with the Sheriff's Ofc. Spent 5 years as a motor officer in the traffic enforcement division prior to promotion & never gave a brother hot rodder a ticket.
  3. FrankenRodz
    Joined: Dec 20, 2007
    Posts: 886


    Fine Home Improvement Contractor, which lends itself perfectly to the Auto Enthusiast hobby.
    I do a lot of Specialty Woodwork for Dashboards, Bed Wood, Arm Rests, Boat Parts.

    Also, there's a lot of crossover for unconventional material uses. 3 qtr. rear.JPG
  4. Cargo Surveyor in Rotterdam/Amsterdam for 27 years now. Handling oils, chemicals etc.
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  5. Fatbrosracing
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
    Posts: 237

    from Australia

    I'm the guy you call when your Xerox prints the wrong colour or gets yet another @#$%^&* paper jam, not much office stuff anymore, mostly big commercial digital printers.
  6. plan9
    Joined: Jun 3, 2003
    Posts: 3,984


    About the only thing I'd give up working on cars for is a castle project.
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  7. gconnsr
    Joined: Sep 14, 2008
    Posts: 24

    from AZ

    I help the blind to see. It's all good until they can't find their wallet.
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  8. Legendlives
    Joined: Mar 4, 2016
    Posts: 203


    I'm a qualified auto-tech, but spend most of my time now designing and fabricating small specialist parts for the NZ racing car/Hot Rod industry.
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  9. NAES
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
    Posts: 440


    I'm an ER Nurse. Wrenching alone in the shop after a shitty work week(end) is my therapy.

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  10. Mudgy
    Joined: Dec 4, 2010
    Posts: 229


    Auto Electrician for 9 years, since then been National Service Manager for an Industrial packaging company. (21 years)
    It's good coz you get to see where and how nearly everything is made from aluminium cans, glass bottles, bricks, steel, timber, all industries really.
  11. 100% Matt
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
    Posts: 2,481

    100% Matt

    Engine15.jpg Career Firefighter/EMT protecting the "Dependable Engine"
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2016
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  12. Kerrynzl
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 2,284


    Um .... let's just call it a "Buccaneer of the underground economy":D.
    I also built some nice Race Car trailers at home [to keep me out of trouble]
    And I also designed and are building quite a few "spec" Formula Cars to help sharpen my wits when it comes to suspension/brakes.
    Not H.A.M.B friendly but photo enclosed anyway.

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  13. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 4,996

    jimmy six

    Retired Electrician 45 years in power plants.
  14. Up until 1980 or thereabouts, I did anything that involved cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, airplanes - mixed with rock&roll, girls and booze and knocking heads. Same with everybody in my family - from the assembly line to the boardroom - all car people.

    The way I was going, no future - least-ways, not a long one. First one to not earn a living working on something engine-powered since Grandpa Stutzer left the R&D rooms at the Rudolph Diesel factory in Augsburg Germany in 1923 to come to America.

    In 1980, I got my Builder's license in the mail, walked out to the garage and threw the lock shut on my Snap-On boxes. I went cold-turkey. And I've been standing wood ever since. First mostly vintage homes in my home town, and the last few decades, production semi-custom homes.

    The last year or two, neighbors and friends have talked me into "helping them" with their antique tractors and engines. Even was custodian of a 1956 Caddy (dual-quad "driver") for a spell. I'm telling you folks - these are gateway drugs. I found one of the keys for my old Snap-On boxes a while back and I'm fixing to get serious about having some more fun.

    I'm not much for standing around looking at cars - more like that fella "Mr Toad" from Toad Hall. Full throttle or I'd rather take up knitting.
  15. Time for Bolt cutters or to drill out the tumbler
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  16. Well, I have the key, and they are Snap-On boxes, so it'll still work. One more move and this time it'll have enough floor space to do this all the time.

    "Who says you can't go home again?!"
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  17. I'm a Mortgage Broker. I help people buy bigger homes when they run out of space in the ones they currently own...

    Seriously though, I am a mortgage broker and I arranging financing for people to purchase or refinance homes. The biggest satisfaction I get in my job is helping nervous first time homebuyers through the process and getting them into their first home.
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  18. Retired But used to be a CIA assassin. Oops! How do I redact that post??:eek:

    Actually, a retired mailman but worked part time several places afterwards.
  19. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 5,857


    Still medically retired (back issues) from a 32 year career as an X-Ray/CAT Scan Tech, but currently a practitioner of illigitimate gyenocology. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
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  20. racer_dave
    Joined: Nov 16, 2012
    Posts: 205


    Global Product Support Engineer for a medical devices company.
  21. alphabet soup
    Joined: Jan 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,335

    alphabet soup

    For the past 29 years I have worked for a local county as a heavy equipment mechanic. Most of those years has been on fire equipment. Trucks, pumpers, medics, etc. As one guy in my shop likes to say, "we're who the heroes call when they have a problem". But we don't get paid like it! I also worked part time at my buddies auto repair shop. Don't much anymore. But we did a lot of work on drag race cars. Mainly front ends. Gene.
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  22. Kerrynzl
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 2,284


    So you're the "Loan Arranger" :)
  23. rreplica
    Joined: Mar 3, 2006
    Posts: 3

    from midwest

    I used to be a lifeguard til that blue kid got me in trouble! Actally I've been a machinist/toolmaker for the last 40 years.
  24. haha an associate of mine actually uses "The Loan Arranger" as his marketing slogan.
  25. D.N.D.
    Joined: Aug 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,385


    Built racing engines for 25 yrs, then switched my shop over to ' New product design' and designed 20 1/16 scale toy trucks for ' Smith-Miller '

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  26. Now retired for five years after lumbar fusion...
    Before that, lead Police Motorcycle mechanic for my local PD.
    Before that, I took shiny stuff off of Harley-Davidsons and put shinier stuff back on.
    Before that, 25 years as a line monkey in just about every European brand's dealerships that you can think of.


    I was even a school bus mechanic in hell at one time......


    That's enough.
    My hands hurt.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2016
  27. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
    Posts: 1,996

    David Gersic
    from DeKalb, IL

    What time slot? I listen to WRAT when I'm down the shore.
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  28. Kerrynzl
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 2,284


    "The Loan Arranger and Pronto?"
  29. That's clever! I'm going to have to suggest he update his slogan. Thanks for the morning chuckle.

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