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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Germ, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. nailhead terry
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,455

    nailhead terry

    Strength is in numbers and there is a large number of people here glad to have you back Keep yourself busy that mercury will do it !
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  2. What Danny sez goes for me also. Welcome back . Missed your wild posts.
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  3. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,865


    Congrats and welcome back Germ.
  4. Never forget where you came from but never return to it. Welcome back and keep looking up.
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  5. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,964

    from Michigan

    Germ, you and I don't know each other, but I came here relatively late... after some had already made names for themselves here... including you.
    I've read some of your posts and you struck me as being a little out of control. To be completely honest, you kinda scared me a little bit. But you don't sound like that now, and I'm not scared at
    Everybody here has a story. I haven't been around here for about 4 years since I lost my wife. I don't want to make this discussion about me... I'm just using it to make the point that you're not the only one that's had to deal with some things and then managed to find their way back here... to their hot rod family.
    Congratulations, Germ... on being able to deal with things. And a heartfelt welcome back!

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  6. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,649


    Glad you're still on top of the dirt. You never pissed me off, but you did make me scratch my head a few times. Really glad you got on top some things and got rid of some others. Glad for you.
  7. jdubbya
    Joined: Jul 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,435


    I'm not one to post much anymore, but after getting a heads up that Germ was back, kinda made my day. I look forward to seeing your future build, and checking out your auction goods.
  8. Kilroy
    Joined: Aug 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,225

    from Orange, Ca

    Weird... "Civil Rights Caddy" popped into my head at the Roundup... Hadn't thought about all that in years.
    Gald you're still above ground and kickin... All you can hope for.
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  9. Good to meet you, man.
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  10. Germ
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 1,253


    The "Civil Rights Caddy" was taken from my possession by someone that I thought was my friend.
    It was 1961 Coupe Deville.
    Those guys were only around me for the hand outs, the drugs, the parties, and the drama..
    You begin to figure out who your friends really are when you end up on a journey that is out of touch and out of control.
    Lots of guys were down back in those days but I never had limits. I was an idiot and I lost touch of reality.
    On my end for the thousands and thousands of dollars of speed parts I sold, I only shorted one guy here.
    I let some idiot run my T-shirt business so I could concentrate on my illegal sales.
    When I was in trouble and away for a while some T-shirts were never sent out to a guy.
    I have that fellas name but he hasn't replied to my messages. I hope someday to square up.

    Other than that drama, I'm doing good as a pipewelder/fitter and I get to use my fabrication knowledge on building conveyor systems..
    It's paying the bills.
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  11. RMONTY
    Joined: Jan 7, 2016
    Posts: 2,177


    There is nothing like being able to stand tall after being out of control, being in the void, fucking up and fucking over people, hitting rock bottom, realizing it, and then clawing your way back to the surface. Once the pendulum starts swinging up from the bottom, the trick is to have a big assed magnet at the top to hold you there once you reach the top. That magnet could be a career, could be kids and loved ones, could be a lot of things, but the top is out there for everyone. Been in some tight spots myself a couple of times, learned a lot and can now stand tall. Read a lot of your old posts in my couple of years here. Carry on, and only look back to say you aren't going back. Good on ya!
  12. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,161


    Keep your head up and try to do right.
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  13. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,203

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Welcome home Germ. Glad to hear you've got it together!
    Some of your old posts were epic! I hope your sense of humor is still there.
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  14. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,232


    :D Hi Germ.Welcome back.Outstanding news Sir.Please keep us updated on your build as you are able
    God bless Ya.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
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  15. Welcome back. Glad to hear you are recovering and good luck also with the Merc.
  16. bigdog
    Joined: Oct 30, 2002
    Posts: 614


    I always wondered where you went. It was definitely a different place on the HAMB back then. Welcome back.
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  17. mr.chevrolet
    Joined: Jul 19, 2006
    Posts: 7,222


    Best of Luck to you.
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  18. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,033

    from California

    well congratufuckinglations.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2018
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  19. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,428

    from Ks

    Germ, doesn't matter about then. This is now, ain't no perfect people. Your still one of us. Welcome back. Now get back to the cars. Lippy ;)
  20. Props on getting clean, this drug shit is out of control. A week ago one of my guys od’d right at work, stopped breathing, the whole shit. Luckily we got paramedics to him and they hit him with the narcan and brought him back. Cop said it wasn’t his first time.....

    Two days later they find my daughters father (yes technically my step daughter but fuck that, she’s my daughter) dead of an overdose. He died on a Tuesday and wasn’t found til Saturday. This shit is no joke......

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  21. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,422


    GERM! WELCOME BACK!! Not only back to the HAMB, but back from what sounds like the hell you went through. Addiction is horrible, and I am sure that you know all about relapse, etc. since it sounds like you've done some time in rehab. There is a simple question that I use when I'm occasionally tempted to do some of the plants, fungi or recreational pharmaceuticals I used to indulge in, and that is to challenge my thoughts when an urge arises and ask myself, “Is this really what I want to do?” Anyone that is on the right side of beating addiction will always answer "NO", and wait out the urge, or remove themselves from the situation where the temptation is. Hang in there, and live well!
  22. Cyclone Kevin
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
    Posts: 4,049

    Cyclone Kevin
    Alliance Vendor

    Perfect title for this thread.
    With that being said, I have to say, that the life you once had is in the rear view mirror.

    I lost a brother to “stuff” that his so called “friends” turned him onto. He would have been here too if he made it. His life was really cut short and he left a 5 yr. old daughter.

    Those so called friends came by after he died to get their shit, they’re f*ckheads!!!!! They’ve evaporated never to be seen least by me.....

    You have a new chance at life to use the talents that you’ve developed and provide a positive environment for your young family.
    Welcome back Germ!!!!!!!!!!!
  23. What doesn't kill you, might land you in jail, or rehab, or....
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  24. .....Man, quite the journey indeed Germ, fortunate to be amongst the living. Get that Merc project moving and let's see some pics. I hope I can help!
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  25. 40ford
    Joined: Mar 2, 2006
    Posts: 45

    from Duluth, GA

    Welcome back and congrats on your recovery.
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  26. Saxon
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,157

    from MN

    You have a lot of real friends. write, create, be.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2018
  27. vintage_mpg
    Joined: Jan 4, 2014
    Posts: 47


    Hey, sounds like you've got passion that we can all benefit from. Welcome back!

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  28. 41GASSER
    Joined: Aug 2, 2009
    Posts: 188


    Except bear attacks. They leave you crippled.

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  29. tred
    Joined: Mar 20, 2003
    Posts: 2,346


    wow! i was just talking about you with king buzzo about a month ago. say his name and he appears!
    welcome back my man! you have been missed!
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  30. classiccarjack
    Joined: Jun 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,458


    I am hating on Socal too... But the money is here and I have 2 families to support. Someday, I hope to find a way to retire into building cars full time again. But just for me... No more customers.

    I owned a Restoration shop in San Diego for over 10 years. I ate a lot and drank alot too. I rewarded myself by becoming Diabetic from my old ways. I ended up divorcing a horrible trophy wife and went solo for 2 years, sobered up, lost 100 Lbs, and have to watch my health closely now(I hope your body did better than mine did).

    But... I finally meet a great gal, about 6 years ago, closed the Automotive Business, and got into something new to earn$$$. My new wife and family made me realize that I made the right choice. I have 7 more years of court battles with my crazy ex, but hopefully I will prevail and not let her get to me.

    The day I can leave this place for good will be my happiest day ever! We have a home in Kansas waiting for us.

    It sounds like you and I are doing better. I think that you righting your wrongs is amazing. It's not easy I would guess, fortunately I never screwed anyone... Thank God! You have brought me some hope that some people can change. I needed to read this topic to prevent losing faith in humanity. Thank you Germ for making a comeback. I hope that others will read this and get inspired too.

    I am going to shut up, and put my tools away... Trying to fix my mother in law's cursed non idling CR-V... I got to get up in 4 hours for work... Sigh

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