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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by catdad49, Jan 5, 2023.

  1. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
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  2. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 23,831


    The writer really should use Google. Bruce Springsteen’s ? “Blinded by the Light.” Cut loose like a deuce / Another runner in the night.

    But Bob is my hero.
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2023
  3. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 4,949


    Not a bad article but that writer is no Pat Ganahl!
  4. travisfromkansas
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,764


    None of us are, but we still try.

  5. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 8,143

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Yep, pretty cool article on Bob especially coming from someone not necessarily in the hot rod world. :cool:
  6. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 14,354

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Bob is my Personal Hero as well..... No one better.
  7. poco
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
    Posts: 997

    from oklahoma

    I have heard of flat top Bob from my son and other friends but have never meet him, maybe i will some day.
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  8. Adriatic Machine
    Joined: Jan 26, 2008
    Posts: 337

    Adriatic Machine

    Did some business with them 10 years ago for my Ranchero. Highly recommend
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  9. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 8,143

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Yep, Bob is the best when it comes to business and personal. My brother and I went to go visit him last year after my brother ended up with his 61 Invicta. He was an amazing host. :)
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
    Posts: 1,967

    HAMB O'dex Editor

    I appreciate the kind words and i promise its all fake news!
  11. Bob deserves the recognition, he is a real hot rodder and he has helped me many times over the years when I was building the Ranch Wagon, he has also helped me with non Hamb friendly later model parts.

    Another thing about Bob, his prices are fair, like Jeff Norwell said, he is my hero. HRP
  12. Eh, he's an OK guy I guess. LOL Someday I dream of being half as cool as Bob.

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    Nice article...they couldn't have picked a better guy to feature. Thanks for letting us know about it @catdad49!!
  13. Cut is correct for Bruce's original version. Manfred Mann changed it to Revved.

    Interesting article.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2023
  14. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 15,069

    from KCMO

    Great photos
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  15. e1956v
    Joined: Sep 29, 2009
    Posts: 2,069

    Alliance Vendor

    Congrats Bob, I’d love to see your place someday.
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  16. Fogger
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,731


    Credit, in the article, should be given to Jamie and Jim Johnson of Albuquerque,NM for the beautiful restoration of the Causey '32 Roadster.
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  17. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,866


    Right on, right on, right on. Pretty cool.
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  18. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 2,800

    41 GMC K-18

    Its great to know, that there is a place like this, where you can actually buy old car parts, from a person that actually care's about the customer and is doing a great job of preserving cool items, from history!

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  19. hotrodharry2
    Joined: Nov 19, 2008
    Posts: 764

    from Michigan

    Great story! Thanks for sharing!
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  20. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,381

    Kiwi 4d

    We called in to visit Bob and his yard and take in his BBQ hospitality before the LSR, great times . John Mearns was there painting the tribute to Bobs dad on the wall, the IH Hibler Implements. Bob offered us his old yard truck but we chose to walk around the vast yard. They all closed up the actual yard early to get ready for the BBQ and forgot we were in the yard, funny. Not so funny the big ass bull that was eyeing us up , Me being a cow farmer has Its advantages. I managed to wriggle under the fence and let my wife out. Good times. Also forgot wellington was a dry area as Bob had advised. Thanks to Bobs hospitality he had a few spare beers for the forgetful Kiwis.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2023
  21. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,965


    Bob's done me right. And it was Manfred Mann's Earth Band.
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  22. Not to turn this into a music history lesson but Bruce Springsteen wrote the song and recorded it in 1973 on the Greetings from Ashbury Park NJ album. Manfred Mann covered it in 1976 and changed the lyric from cut to revved.

    What the author of the article wrote was 100% correct.
  23. He saved my ass a couple of times with my car. Everyone there was good on the phone and got me what I needed.
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  24. 65pacecar
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 6,238

    from KY, AZ

    Yes, the first song on the first Bruce album. I like his version better but Manfred Mann had the bigger hit with it. He also covered For You and Spririt in the Night by Bruce.

    Great article on Bob.
  25. Lone Star Mopar
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
    Posts: 3,455

    Lone Star Mopar

    Are you really even a Hamber if ya dont have any parts from Owens Auto Salvage & ol Flat Top Bob on your car... I doubt it ;)
  26. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 4,372


    Bob is dreamy.
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  27. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 23,831


    I stand corrected. I never knew that, but I hate Bruce Springsteen so there's that.....
  28. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 32,396


    That's a great article. Kiwi 4D's comment about "dry area" Reminds me about my father in law telling about a family trip out to west Texas to visit my mother in law's relatives. Someone decided that they needed to make a beer run and he jumps in the truck to go with them and 106 miles later they get to a little store with a giant beer cooler that was in a "wet" county to buy a supply of beer. I'm guessing that many of the local cars in Owen's salvage yard got worn out making similar beer runs back years ago.
    You have to wonder how many cars are on the road or on the way to completion because of Owens Salvage though.
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