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Folks Of Interest RIP Bill Hines

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Sancho, May 20, 2016.

  1. RIP Mr Hines, another legend has passed. Godspeed.
  2. Stu D Baker
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,684

    Stu D Baker
    from Illinois

    RIP Mr. Hines.
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  3. 24 Dodge
    Joined: May 2, 2010
    Posts: 731

    24 Dodge

  4. Thank you, Mr. Hines.
  5. RIP Bill, another one of the great's gone... God's Speed....sad day...
  6. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
    Posts: 3,556

    mike bowling

    He may be gone, but he'll never be forgotten.
    A King at his craft.
  7. RIP Mr. Hines, condolences to his family.
  8. Thank you Mr. Hines.. We will all miss you. R.I.P.

  9. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,151


    Rest at last for a man that worked his entire life. Worked, not talked. Worked not huckstered. Worked & inspired guy's to do likewise. A sticky would be very respectful for a man that endured so much of life's ups and downs.
  10. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 35,178


  11. engine138
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,133

    from Commack NY

  12. RIP Bill, you will be missed by all, but never all that ever had the chance to meet you. Salina leadsled show will never be the same from now on.
  13. GREAT idea....Think I will go back down to the shop and have a cigar on Bill.......
  14. lbf100
    Joined: Feb 3, 2013
    Posts: 27

    from holden mo

  15. 40LUV
    Joined: Dec 30, 2003
    Posts: 1,833

    from Mid Jersey

    Rest in Peace Bill. 100_1803.jpg 100_7853.jpg
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  16. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,555


    R.I.P Mr. Hines! He's probably up there Kustomizing the pearly gates cigar and lead paddles and all! Joe
  17. Another legend gone. Nothing but respect.
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  18. draggin'GTO
    Joined: Jul 7, 2003
    Posts: 1,773


    Ninety-four years, spending most of them creating metal masterpieces.

    His talents were admired both by his peers and all of us who love Kustoms.

    We should all be so lucky.

    Rest in peace Bill.
  19. Terrible news learning of Bill's passing. Outstanding hard working gentleman right up to the end.
    Today was the day all his projects were done.
    Godspeed to you Bill.
  20. Wow......sad day in the Kustom world..he lead a long life and did what he loved. He will always be a legend around these parts...Downriver Legend...well my old buddy Gator has his friend up there now with him to talk candy paint and fins...Bill gave this to Gator on one of his trips back to Michigan and Gators family gave it to's one of my prized possessions....knew the day would come...nobody lives forever....but still not easy to accept. Rest In Piece Downriver Kustom Legend Bill Hines

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  21. myold88
    Joined: Oct 25, 2010
    Posts: 71

    from ct

    Sad. I've followed his work since the mid 50's. He was a genuine craftsman.
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  22. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,439


    Many of these legends have been inspiring generations with their creativity before some of us were even born. As kids we read about their builds and perhaps copied some of their ideas when we built our own model cars and trucks. Certainly as adults we may have been influenced by these Legendary Builders.
    Ironically tonight before I read about Bill's passing another Legendary Builder Gene Winfield was in our town and attended our Friday Cruise Night.
    I was honored that Gene signed the dash on my 56 Custom ElCamino.
    RIP Bill and thank you Gene for continuing to share your knowledge and creativity.

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  23. Bill Hines & George Barris mixing paint for the Lil Bat.jpg
    A young Gene Winfield & Bill Hines getting pulled over.jpg
    Catallo, Barris, Jr Conway, Hulbert & Hines with Silver Sapphire \'32.jpg
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    Bill Hines
    March 23, 1922 - May 20, 2016
    Last edited: May 23, 2016
  24. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 21,797


    Condolences to the Hines family and friends on the passing of their Bill. A true artist/craftsman in the field close to our hearts. It was his life. Its great when you do what you love to do. Mild to wild he did it all. Rest in peace. We celebrate your life and accomplishments.
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  25. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
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  26. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,372

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    My condolences to the Hines family. Man what a craftsman. Tough dude; lived until 94 working with lead all his life and smoking cigars. I love it.
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  27. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,873

    Harms Way

    I met Bill through his nephew Teddy Z many years ago,.... A very talented and unassuming man,... A "Motor City" Hero..... You will be missed, But never forgotten "Shorty" .... So long,... you were a much bigger man than you could ever have imagined. RIP
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  28. Ranchero59
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 494


    R.I.P. A great loss.
  29. carcruse
    Joined: Aug 20, 2007
    Posts: 894


    Condolences Teddy Z. and the Hines family.
  30. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    It's very sad when you think of all of our hot rod heros who are no longer with us. These were the guys most of us grew up idolizing and reading about in the little books.......they lived the lives we regular guys could only dream about.

    Bill was one tough Son of a gun, he kept doing what he loved all his life.........all of his long life. He did it without fanfare and with quiet confidence. I really love guys like him.

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