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Folks Of Interest RIP ... Fat Jack Robinson

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HEMI32, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. 26hotrod
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 950

    from landis n c

    His style of hotrodding came at a time when it was needed. It was always SLICK.......RIP......
  2. That orange 46 was a beast...still remember him and Jerry Morelands car in Hot Rod magazine during my younger years...RIP Jack...
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  3. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 21,323


    I know as Tman has stated, his cars influenced a whole generation of hot rodders. My condolences to your family.
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    Joined: Jul 4, 2010
    Posts: 75


    Thanks Marty,we appreciate the compliments, John...
  5. Well, excuse me, but I'm Chuck Hoffman and would like to know who has my car because I sure don't have it. Sure would love to though.

  6. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 21,015

    Staff Member

    RIP.... Please keep in mind when posting photos that this is the Hamb and pro street cars are off topic (please don't post the 46 coupe)
  7. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 19,094


    Condolences to the Robinson family and Friends on the passing of this notable Hotrodder...may he rest in peace...

    Thank you @HEMI32 for sharing this loss to the community and additional thanks to the others sharing stories and pics painting Jacks Legacy in the Culture...

    Regards, Stogy
  8. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,529

    from NKy

    God Speed , Brother . Another great is building with past on Buds in the big garage now .
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  9. Condolences to all of Jacks Family and Friends. I always loved his builds- always full of subtle details that amounted to a large impact . Perfect stance, and the ability to be driven long and hard were hallmarks of his work.
    Rest In Peace Jack-you were an innovator and an influence to many in our hobby.
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  10. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 8,773

    jimmy six

    I was at Baylands too and enjoyed Jack’s 46 and Moreland’s 40. According to Al Ventura who drove it unblown it was a handful.

    Everyone was in the stands or on the fence when they ran. I remember Gray getting the recreation of his roadster back too....RIP Jack
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  11. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,462

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    As Mark stated most of the cars that I remember of Jacks are not correct here. BUT when you say HOT ROD you are saying FAT JACK! If it was not for guys like him and Pete and Jake, Eastwood , Mooreland, Boyd, Little John, Two Tall Pat and a guy named Boyce Adciff? and his 32's in the late 70's and 80's a lot of us would not be here! Larry
  12. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 4,788


    Iconic cars were his forte. Thanks, Mr. Robinson
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  13. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,637


    Sorry to hear. My condolences to the Robinson family and Jacks friends. God speed, sir.
  14. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
    Posts: 2,360

    David Gersic
    from DeKalb, IL

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  15. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,829


    Dang, sorry to see that, I always enjoyed following his exploits and his builds.
  16. primed34
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
    Posts: 1,154


  17. Magfiend
    Joined: Sep 11, 2019
    Posts: 183


    Damn...hated to hear this...Jack was one of my biggest influences though we never met...I still say "beaned out"!

    Last edited: Oct 21, 2020
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  18. RIP, That 46 is what got me hooked.. Thoughts & Prayers to family..
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  19. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,265

    from ohio

    Rest in Peace Jack, you will be missed.
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  20. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,228


    Fat Jack's builds influenced me big time as a kid. His cars were outstanding.
  21. Bdamfino
    Joined: Jan 27, 2006
    Posts: 349

    from Hamlet, NC

    Condolences to family.....been a tough year for rodding and music...that '46 and a F-100 he built a few years ago, a stance with purpose!
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  22. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 2,943


    Damn. He certainly was one of that group of talented builders that led hot rodding out of the “Retro-Rod” era and put the hot back in hot rods. So sorry to hear this.
    My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  23. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,814

    from Berry, AL

    Jack’s 46 was the car that made me notice how cool a fat fender could be, no matter what anybody else thinks about it. RIP Mr Jack.
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  24. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,669


    Condolences to the family, he really knew his stuff.
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  25. God bless Jack and his family.
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  26. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,649

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Hey fellas... Just notified of this this...

    First things first: Man, I hate to hear this... I'm not super familiar with Jack's work, but the stuff I have seen is fantastic. Really sad to see he has passed.

    Second: Obviously, Jack built some stuff that's not relative to this forum. And we are sticklers... So please be cool to our volunteer moderators if they delete stuff that isn't allowed here. It's an editorial thing - not a personal thing.


  27. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 7,206

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    RIP Fat Jack. I am confused?
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  28. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 33,857


    Wow, at least a couple of the shots of the Orange 46 could have been left up in honor of the man? I mean we have entire threads about stock bodied restorations.
  29. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 16,729


    His kids posted, and were insulted that they couldn't show pics of the 46. He called Moriarity names, and got banned.

    I can understand the 46 is a pro-street car, but I don't think a few pics or videos on this thread would hurt anything.
  30. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,649

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    At this point, I don't know what was deleted or what was said... I just saw him call Morairity names and his username banned.

    So, I unbanned the user and both Mark and I have sent him a pm hoping to clear things up.

    I'm fine with some images to honor him. I'm not super cool with name calling and what not...

    But, I think this was mostly just a misunderstanding. Hopefully, it doesn't derail the thread.

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