Well kids I never thought I'd see the day, but after all that work and all these years (and all that money! zoiks!) my beloved 50 Chevy now sits in someone else's driveway. Big deal, right? So you sold your car? So did my grandma. Hike up that skirt and get over it, right? Well, I'm a little nostalgic, OK, but that's not why I'm posting. When I started on this car, I had no idea what I was getting in to. I had worked on daily drivers and stuff, but never anything as old as the 50s. In my quest to take a bone stock basket case 50 Fleetline and turn it into a full custom I stumbled across the HAMB. It became one of the main resources for me while I learned not only about the mechanical aspects of what I was doing, but the historical ones as well. As I kept working on the car I would post pics and talk about what I was doing. Some of them, like the PCV thread for instance, wound up becoming fairly infamous. Best of all were the posts that actually wound up helping other guys. Nothing like a shoutout from someone you don't even know. But most important are the friends I made as a direct result of building this car and my involvement on the HAMB. Lots of them have become good friends that I still talk to and see on a fairly regular basis. The quality of the people I met has always blown me away. Guys (and even a girl or two) that are willing to lend a hand or some knowledge, or a part to someone else that needs it - just because we're "car guys". The most stunning example to me was my Detroit HAMB Chop. Over the weekend we must have had 75 guys come through, and we chopped that Fleetline by Sunday night. Roadstar got us a shop, hotrodladycruzr kept the whole thing rolling along, and the usual crew met a bunch of new pals. We had a great time. Even though there was a lot of thrown wrenches and cursing along the way, all I really remember are the fun parts, the accomplishments, the shows, and the friends. Along the way I wound up joining the Poor Boys and we are doing our best to help support what's going on with traditional hot rods and customs from hosting Bi#*^!proof in past years, and now Sins of Steel, and participating in Autorama and other shows. So with all that history, how could I sell my Fleetline? Well, I didn't. I traded it. That seemed like the only way that was right. I traded it to another Poor Boy for a '54 that I had had my eyes on for a few years. I might have kept it for ever, but Mark was going to sell that 54 and he's always wanted a Fleetline, so it seemed to work out. And so begins the next chapter. I'm stoked on the "new" car, but we never forget our "first times" right? And you can't keep 'em all... So, thanks! In no particular order (and my apologies if I left you out - add your name!) to: Jen my Wife, MercMan1951, Roadstar, hotrodladycrusr, Aaron51Chevy, 62Wagon, HotRodDrummer, the infamous DIRTYT, FatHack, FastElvis, DoubleClutch, Ol' Drippy, CharlieChops1940, MarkX, Cyclebilly, bluebrian, uh... I know this list is a lot longer... Thanks.