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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by redhumphries, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. redhumphries
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 423


    I know shop owners have a hard time getting help but look what came by alittle over a year ago. This is Cassie Allen she is a collage student that loves old cars and has a passion for them. I am teaching her metal shaping, wiring,chassis work, welding, and painting or just about all you need to know. She is great pays attention to what she is doing and one day she will have her own place either mine or her own. enjoy thephotos.

  2. Man that is awsome! It is so nice to have the younger generation with some drive and initiative!! Keep teaching her as long as she wants to learn!!!

  3. redhumphries
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 423


    If I could get the pictures bigger I would I am very proud of her and what she does but I am not that good with a computer. Cassie is on the hamb but hasn't done an intro yet maybe this thread could be hers.
  4. Da' Bomb
    Joined: Apr 8, 2005
    Posts: 438

    Da' Bomb

    Safety glassess????????????????Teach her right

  5. vintage tin werks
    Joined: Feb 3, 2009
    Posts: 3

    vintage tin werks
    from Md

    At least there is somebody worth looking at in that shop now. I won't be scared when I stop by now.
  6. oldschool59
    Joined: Jan 3, 2008
    Posts: 51



    Thanks for passing on the torch,not enough young ones commin along and not enough oldsters willin to teach.I have been searching for a decent apprentice for a long while,I am starting to slow a bit and would love the help.

    Welcome to Cassie,this is a wonderfull way to earn a living,mechanics,body folks,sheet metal guys(gals) all share the comraderie of the automobile!

  7. FiddyFour
    Joined: Dec 31, 2004
    Posts: 9,008


    email yur pix to me, i'll size em an put em up for ya
  8. newfalconowner
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
    Posts: 813

    from NS Canada


    wish someone would spend the time with me to teach me properly.. I do it myself but Im "self taught".I think im doing good but jsut learning metal shaping now so hopefully soon can do some cool stuff.When my car is done, least i can say it was all me :).
  9. jhnarial
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
    Posts: 410

    from MISSOURI

    And gloves

    Have Cassie join and we will try and help her in anyway we can.

    Looks like you have a pretty good handle on it though.That is a great looking patch!

    I see Cassie was using a shrinking disk,here is couple of tips on shrinking disks.Scuff the disk with some 80 grit sand paper periodically,Run a bar of soap on the shrinking disk to help prevent galling on the metal.Work in small areas,you only need to run the disk long enough to generate steam.Check your work as you go with your hand .
  10. onlychevrolets
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
    Posts: 2,307


    thats great...she looks like she really likes learning. And being easy on the eyes aint a bad thing either.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2009
  11. 343w
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 1,484


    Put your glasses on old timer, some folks would complain if you hung them with a new rope! Great job teaching the youngins the greatest American sport,pass it forward.
  12. OldBuzzard
    Joined: Mar 8, 2008
    Posts: 878


    Hard to see from the pix, but it looks like she has long hair. If she wants to keep it, have her tie it back when she gets near rotating machinery. OldBuzzard , also an Old Shop Teacher
  13. Big Block Bill
    Joined: May 14, 2009
    Posts: 300

    Big Block Bill

    Hey Red..... Big Block Bill.....B&R Custom Lettering here in NY. How are you doing. Nice of you to give Cassie the well deserved credit. Tough to find help like that today. Just wanted to say hi...I did call you and left message a while back. I hope all is to you soon....Bill
  14. troylee
    Joined: Jul 10, 2007
    Posts: 685


    I had to go through a few shop boys, till I found the one I have now. I still break his balls but not as often anymore. Good kid for 19 years old. I feel lucky most of the little losers didnt make it a whole day. He is going on 3 months. I hope He and your kid sticks with it. I am going to need someone to work on My old iron when Im to fat and old to do it.
  15. MarkzRodz
    Joined: Sep 12, 2009
    Posts: 533


    American young men have been destroyed,,mostly by meth. It makes them worthless, can't learn and want to run the whole shop the first day. I hired some when building my house,, 2 of them were hallucinating the first day. The others couldn't function and understand steps. One had to drink at least a beer an hour to stay focused.
    Here if you need good help,,hire an Illegal. Thats what I did.
  16. ol'chevy
    Joined: Nov 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,283


    I'll attest....she's the real deal. The girl is no b.s. in the shop. Eager to learn, not afraid to jump in, fun to hang out with and easy on the eyes. Where was she when I was that age????????????
  17. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,136

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Good for you. I hope she appreciates the opportunity, and really grows from it.
  18. ol'chevy
    Joined: Nov 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,283


    Here is proof she works on her own car......
  19. Anderhart Speed
    Joined: Nov 8, 2009
    Posts: 356

    Anderhart Speed

    Thats awesome. I'm also a youngen, 24 years old. Went to college for high performance, one of my good friends was Cassie Simonton. Shes driven a top alcohol funny car now for Kon Rods racing, IHRA. Worked her way up from a crew member. This cassie actually looks a lot like her. There are a bunch of us out there, and most of us are very thirsty for what you old guys know. If you teach us, we will build....haha. Thanks for the post!
  20. ol'chevy
    Joined: Nov 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,283


    Next up, I'm going teach her to pinstripe.
  21. mosthumanmofo
    Joined: Mar 7, 2010
    Posts: 71


  22. dave lewis
    Joined: Dec 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,373

    dave lewis

    Cassie is on facebook...
    Lots of pics there ( along with most of her young life ) !!
    Joined: Dec 1, 2006
    Posts: 594


    You Rock!! her a hand like that!!!!...& Atta Girl, Way too go!!...She looks very Beautiful & hard working also!!...I think You both got lucky!!
  24. CassieAllen
    Joined: Oct 19, 2009
    Posts: 19


    Awww thank you so much Russ! Everyone's support means so much to me. :) Next time you come to the shop bring your stuff I wanna take a shot at some car tattoos.
  25. ol'chevy
    Joined: Nov 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,283


    Then I can turn you out and make some $$$$$ off you............educators cut........

    Hell, you can do everything else, might as well go for the whole package.

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