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

  1. If I do my job right this week you will soon have the desire to buy some water filters


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  2. 4speed411
    Joined: Jun 8, 2013
    Posts: 194

    4speed411
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    Metal Finisher at GM
     
  3. Back in the day that was every kid's dream. I know it was mine.
     
  4. derpr
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 257

    derpr
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    Zoo keeper


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  5. stealthcruiser
    Joined: Dec 24, 2002
    Posts: 3,719

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    As of Dec., 2015, retired aircraft Mechanic / sheet metal fabricator.

    Living in Ecuador.
     
  6. Professional Land Surveyor

    Licensed in three states
     
  7. Lowdownfab
    Joined: Jul 8, 2013
    Posts: 83

    Lowdownfab
    Member

    I'm a manual machinist at tool & die shop
     
  8. skinny pedal
    Joined: Dec 23, 2016
    Posts: 90

    skinny pedal

    Can you jot back to the states and do an annual for me


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  9. I insert pigment into human beings dermis, and have owned/operated eight different studios over 36 years.
    Occasionally, I feel the need for a break, and have driven trucks, do concrete work, and detail cool cars.
    For the last seven years, I also helped one of my old staff raise her daughter, as she has head injuries. (The mom) Then she discovered meth, so I'm now living on my own, house sitting my young cousins home, as he decided to go and see the world.
    I run my current studio exclusively, so I have lots of free time, and fuck all money.
     
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  10. I wrote this 12 years ago. Since then, I retired and worked retirement jobs driving plumbing supply delivery truck, mechanic at our local zoo [Henry Doorly zoo...rated best in the country] and I now drive the shuttle van for a local Chrysler/Dodge dealer 3 days a week. 18 hrs a week is enough for me.
     
  11. nailhead terry
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,449

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    If I told you I would have to kill you ! door to door gynecologist ! Just kidding I work for a combustion consulting firm We burn shit and stuff we also have a dyno lab to test fuel additives
     
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  12. Since I first posted I worked in television, home mortgage and helped get a bike company off the ground. For the last about 10 years I have been involved with the trucking industry. Logistics and dispatch for two separate bulk carriers
     
  13. Chevy Gasser
    Joined: Jan 23, 2007
    Posts: 692

    Chevy Gasser
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    I used to be a hazardous material certified truck driver, purchasing agent, marketing agent, mechanical engineer, electrician, painter, mechanic, machine operator, machinist, heavy equipment operator, book keeper, environmentalist, cowboy, animal nutritionist, feedlot operator, welder, carpenter, plow jockey, jack of all trades, master of none..........I retired from a lifetime of farming three years ago, now I can't seem to get anything done. My life has never been boring but I am somewhat beat up. I turn 70 next month, hopefully I recover and I can enjoy retirement for a while.
     
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  14. ironrodder
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
    Posts: 151

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    43 plus at L.U. 290. Cannot think of a better career.
     
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    I paint pictures for folk.
     
  16. For the last five years, nuthin'. For the 35 years prior to that, locomotive engineer. And to dispel a common misconception, we don't drive trains here in the USA just like pilots don't drive airplanes. Only the British drive 'em.
     
  17. Only the management called us pilots bus drivers, because they always wanted to screw us out of more money when the time came for contract negotiations. I am retired now, and living off the proceeds of all the hotel soap I brought home.
     
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  18. ^ My family tried that with condiments but shelf life killed the scheme.
     
  19. Remains one of mine.

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  20. Jkustom
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,679

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    I control a pipeline.
     
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  21. MickD
    Joined: Oct 10, 2008
    Posts: 26

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    Used to be a comms electronic tech. Now "a retired gentleman of leisure". So with a bit of luck & time on my hands, I should be able to get my ride on the road before the end of this year. I've only had it in the garage for 10 years :confused::D!
     
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  22. ozrodder
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
    Posts: 7

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    Self employed mobile auto sparky here in Western Australia,specialising in hot rods ,kustoms and classic cars
     
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  23. kruzin karl
    Joined: Mar 17, 2008
    Posts: 89

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    Swimming pool repairs and renovation, mainly high end, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, etc.
     

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  24. fourspd2quad
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 582

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    I am a product designer/foundryman, spent a few decades in the corporate world until NAFTA screwed me over and lost my job to Mexico. Now I design and cast my own line of aluminum hot rod and custom one-off parts in the good ol' USA.......screw u NAFTA.
     
  25. Thank you Clunker, they are acrylic on stretched canvas. I do graphite pencil on paper drawings, watercolours too. Almost all drawn on site, with the car. Works hanging all over Australia. A few hang in New Zealand and USA too. 150306HRI-bw.jpg
     
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  26. j3harleys
    Joined: May 12, 2010
    Posts: 744

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    from colorado

    20140617_092847.jpeg Until about 4 weeks ago I Sat on my Ass and looked out the window, I told lies to any one that would listen. I had trained for that job for 12 years in school. Now I sit on my Ass in the coffee look out the window and tell lies to any one that will listen. I had been doing that for 62 years, 50 years driving and 12 years training so I'm pretty dame good at it and don't see any reason to stop. It was bitter sweet watching my truck leave home with some young kid driving it. So now that i'm all grown up I got to figure out what I'm going to do now. View attachment 3637916 View attachment 3637916
     
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  27. Splitbudaba
    Joined: Dec 30, 2014
    Posts: 332

    Splitbudaba
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    dassault-falcon-7x.jpg Aircraft inspector at Western Aircraft, I inspect mostly Dassault Falcon jets, 50's, 900's, 2000's, and the 7X. I'm 68 and plan on doing this awhile longer. At least till my 32 5W project is complete (mostly).
     
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  28. Cliff Ramsdell
    Joined: Dec 27, 2004
    Posts: 991

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    I build Pratt & Whitney industrial turbines. These are powered by aero derivative jet engines like the J57, J75 and the JT8D

    Small ones weigh in at about 8800 lbs and the big ones are right at 20,000 lbs.

    Cliff Ramsdell

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    These are two FT4A's for the US coast guard ice cutters and breakers.
     
  29. Fern 54
    Joined: Oct 21, 2010
    Posts: 43

    Fern 54
    Member
    from Pomona, CA

    I've been a police officer in So Cal for thirteen years now. I had this badge custom made for my 34 Chevy's dashboard. [​IMG]
     

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