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

  1. Conveyor Systems, think "I love Lucy" choclate candy line.
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  2. hotrodtodd1960
    Joined: May 1, 2008
    Posts: 164


    Oilfield Electrician
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  3. I was just talking about Strider bikes with my wife. Had no idea you were part of starting it. That's pretty cool. I told her I thought they were made here in town as I would see the building on my route. I guess I know now.
  4. I'm not sure if I have posted previously or not but have also had a couple different jobs in the last few years. I was active USAF for nearly 12 years as a heavy equipment operator. I am now in the air national guard with the same job. I have driven some form of truck since separating from active duty. First was trash truck for the last 7 years, currently tractor trailer line haul.

    It's completely out of character for me to change jobs often but my current job is night shift and to be honest I have realized I can't handle the night shift. This is my last week at current employment. Next week will be starting at a local pickup/delivery freight company. Will still be in a tractor trailer as that's what I love doing. All that said to say I am a truck driver. Picture is what I currently drive.

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Apr 17, 2017
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  5. RDE
    Joined: Mar 23, 2017
    Posts: 88


    Since getting out of the Army in 1970 I have been in the Real Estate business in one form or another. Still buy and sell a little if it seems to make sense. For the past 7 years I have also been a hunting and fishing guide.
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  6. Lkfflk
    Joined: Mar 21, 2017
    Posts: 46


    I'm a welder fabricator I build bullet proof bomb proof vehicals for a living
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  7. LBCD
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,029


    Does side work count?
    I've been drumming since I was 4...a son of a professional musician from way back I would go see my dad's rehearsal's at the local ballroom in my hometown.
    This is one of the many bands I have sat in with or toured, recorded etc...this album is from 2005 and probably the most hamb friendly. I retired from this band around 2011 to focus more on my day time job and family...i still sit in with a few bands here and there so I have not completely retired from's my real passion.

    I'm the guy in red on the right...the bass player is 6-4" so they had me round out the shot by standing on the right...[​IMG]

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    Last edited: Apr 18, 2017
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  8. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 3,235

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

    Retired United States Army Military Police.
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  9. LBCD
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,029


    Here is an original off of this album...called "Passing By"

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    Last edited: Apr 18, 2017
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  10. Brian Penrod
    Joined: Apr 19, 2016
    Posts: 87

    Brian Penrod

    Truck driver. Pull doubles at night for an LTL freight company.
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  11. Retrorod
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
    Posts: 2,029


    Former GM tech, shop foreman and finally Service Manager until 2008. When the economy took a dive I went to work as a Corporate Technical Instructor for Auto Club of So. Cal. (AAA). I look toward retiring soon so I can work on all the half-finished projects I have.
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  12. fenderhead
    Joined: Mar 7, 2010
    Posts: 35

    from Stevens PA

    Sales manager for a paint and material supplier

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  13. New rig gig. Couldn't figure out how to add this picture to my previous post with my phone 1503018471606.jpg

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  14. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 1,540

    from kansas

    Started in a auto frame and suspension shop at 15, worked there 13 yrs, quite, went to dealership doing frame, body and paint. After 3 yrs there took over managing it. After almost 4 I came down with isocycanate (sp?) Poisoning.
    Turned down a job with chief ez liner frame machine company teaching people how to straighten frames. Went back to the original frame shop I started at.

    I preferred the high quality of work and reputation they have. Have over 31 yrs there total. We do frames from little atv 3 and 4 wheelers to semi trucks. All types and styles of custom suspensions and frame set ups.
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  15. 911 steve
    Joined: Nov 29, 2012
    Posts: 623

    911 steve
    from nebraska

    I retired as a Shift Supervisor over 20 dispatchers & operators at the Omaha 911 Center in 2003....went to work at parts counter at a Ford dealer, retiring from that on Sept 1st.
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  16. classicdreamer
    Joined: Nov 5, 2009
    Posts: 590

    from nyc
    1. A-D Truckers


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  17. Retired Chef!
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  18. Retired Army 19D, 37 Years 7 months, Active, USAR, and NG, with four deployments. 27 years with the WVDOH, 23 years as an equipment operator and the last four as a County Superintendent, retired this June.
  19. Thank you for your service sir.

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  20. Shaman for my local tribe.
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  21. Jibs
    Joined: May 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,574


    Retired since 2003 after 24 years as an under ground coal miner.
  22. fine29
    Joined: Sep 13, 2008
    Posts: 524

    from Des Moines

    Lead critical facilities engineer for a large data center.
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  23. mrspeedyt
    Joined: Sep 26, 2009
    Posts: 607


    IMG_6569.jpg i drive part time. absolutely no abilities or talents otherwise.
  24. 52lomofo
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 683


    Nw have worked at Nitrogen Plant for last 4 years
  25. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 7,987


    This is funny because I was just looking up when I last posted and it was 2005 as well! These days, I am "semi-employed " donig relief work as a veterinarian and doing surgery in a long 11 hour day at a local SPCA so dogs and cats can get adopted. I still enjoy doing the work, fortunately, I don't have to do it for the money.
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  26. Boondoggle
    Joined: Jul 1, 2017
    Posts: 29


    Only 25. Auto body tech. Hate every day of it. Might apply to be an insurance appraiser
  27. Software engineer
    I am a Geek unlike in high school at least it pays well....

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  28. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all 41 pages at one go, instead of working in the hot sun on my garage. I was also going to pass on posting, until I read all the fascinating bios.

    I have been retired for 17 years, and am fulfuling my dream to get old enough to become a problem for my children.
    To pay for my edjucasion, I worked as a logger, a roughneck, in the summer, and as a bellman in a high class hotel in the winter.
    I trained as a chemical engineer, but joined the air force as a pilot just to piss off my whole family, who really had hopes for me.
    I flew and instructed on supersonic fighters for 10 years, 3 of them on exchange with the USAF, then spent the next 30 years flying overseas for a Canadian Airline.
    I love doing everything myself, and really don't give a crap if it is shiny or finished, as long as I am having fun with it.
    Thanks for all the great postings, and a good belly laugh.

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