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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TRUCK_RAT, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. TRUCK_RAT
    Joined: Feb 5, 2006
    Posts: 272

    TRUCK_RAT
    Member
    from tulsa

    well its been a good year since i got back but i got that itch again and so i'm off and away back to the big sandbox. restlessness makes you do stupid shit sometimes so i took a civilian job in iraq so...... no more work on the 36 and probably no hamb drags. but when i get back you better be ready for the slickest damn 36 chevy pickup you've ever seen. you'd be surprised how well you can plan out a project when you can't work on it and all you've got is the ability to build dreams(and cash flow).

    so here's to those who wish us well...
    and all the rest can go to hell.
     

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  2. Best of luck . . . and stay out of harms way if at all possible. I put down my hotrods for about 25 years - amazing all the "imagineering" one does when you aren't able to actually work on them. I'm happy to be back in the thick of it and putting my ideas to "steel". I'm sure your ride will be way cool - looking forward to seeing it some day.

    The first hot-rod I worked on was an early 36 Chevy pickup - at the ripe old age of 13. It was what I learned to drive in - had a simple 283, 3 speed and a 57 Chevy rear. It would be called a RAT ROD for sure . . . but my Uncle (who built it) took the time to help me learn and get into the sport. The truck is long gone and my Uncle just passed away, but I do have the grille hanging up in my workshop - will be something I keep forever.

    Keep us posted from the big sand box . . .
     
  3. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    3wLarry
    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    ...blowin' off a little steam?...

    Good Luck over there....
     
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  4. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,513

    Royalshifter
    Moderator
    from California

    Good luck man and happy New Year.
     

  5. You da man! Be safe and hurry back to the hotrod.
     
  6. TTFN
    Keep your head low and faith high.
     
  7. 53sled
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 5,818

    53sled
    Member
    from KCMO

    Get a tan sucka! I'll have a little extra space in the shop when you get back...
     
  8. TRUCK_RAT
    Joined: Feb 5, 2006
    Posts: 272

    TRUCK_RAT
    Member
    from tulsa

    yeah you know how well us redheaded freckly kinds tan what's the extra room


     
  9. HotRodFreak
    Joined: Mar 25, 2005
    Posts: 1,935

    HotRodFreak
    Member

    I worked in mideast arab country for two years. Saved a lot of bucks and observed strange people whose brains are programed VERY different from ours.
     
  10. 53sled
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 5,818

    53sled
    Member
    from KCMO

    I'll be DONE with mine when you get back. I may even get it tagged & insured. Prolly not.
     
  11. ChuckleHead_Al
    Joined: Mar 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,908

    ChuckleHead_Al
    Member

    Pay off them bills, come back home safe..
    Good luck...
     
  12. Thank you for your service. Pass this along to your fellow servicemen as well. You guys are a notch above! Well wishes.
     
  13. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,791

    Silhouettes 57
    Member

    Thanks man! Guys like you are one in a million.
    God Bless
     
  14. I'm just a newbie kid here and don't know anybody yet, but what you're doing is something we all can appreciate. Best of luck to you, stay safe.
     
  15. bigken
    Joined: Jul 7, 2005
    Posts: 2,788

    bigken
    Member

    Dude - good luck, and keep your head down. We got a bud over there now, for 2 years so far, and another to go.
    Be safe. God-Speed.
     
  16. I don't know you Truck Rat but maybe I'll see you there. Supposed to be heading back myself sometime in the not too distant future, 19-D here.
     
  17. Gumpa
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 601

    Gumpa
    Member

    Hey man a piece of advice. Keep a Journal every day while you are there. Get everybodys names and where they are from and take photos of everything you can. Especially if you see a roadside bombing or any other senerios. I am a Service Officer for the American Legion helping Vets and the biggest problem is NO PAPER TRAIL. Send this stuff home regularly to someone that will take care of it. Then the most important advice. Come Home Safe. Gumpa
     
  18. Watch yer ass...............and come home in one piece. Hope ya come home rich.
    I spent 3 years mentally building my 57 Pontiac in Germany in the late 60's. Filled several notebooks with sketches and ideas.
    BTW, I just sold my rust-free 36 chevy pickup and kinda regret it now, Hardest part to find was the driver's inside door panel. Most of 'em have the bottom 4 inches gone from rust...
    A little photo of my old 36:
     

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  19. LOCO_LOUIE
    Joined: Mar 18, 2006
    Posts: 800

    LOCO_LOUIE
    Member
    from Ontario,Ca

    Good luck and stay safe.
     

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