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Hot Rods What inspired your online name

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by in the weeds, Apr 15, 2020.

  1. The car I built and owned when I came on here,same as many on here not too much imagination in my user name but some great and funny answers on here
     

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  2. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 909

    spanners
    Member

    I used to work for a truck mob and I was the only driver who had a toolbox . Whenever one of the other drivers had a problem they would call me instead of sending out one of the workshop mechanics to get them back on the road. The toolbox had spare air fittings, hose repair connectors and of course, spanners. Therefore I got the nickname Spanners.
     
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  3. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 18,215

    Moriarity
    SUPER MODERATOR
    Staff Member

    Moriarity is my real last name, I wasn't trying to hide from anyone....
     
  4. Murphy32
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
    Posts: 721

    Murphy32
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Minnesota

    It would have been just "Murphy" - had it hung on me in high school for a propensity to be in the wrong place at the wrong time...I had to add the 32 because there's already a "Murphy" here-
     
  5. My online name came from my profession. I’m an ASE certified Master Auto Technician and Master Medium Heavy duty Truck Technician with L1 Electronic Diesel Engine Certification. I work on primarily Diesel engines. One of the guys I work with calls me Chief Know Some Shit, but that is too long for an online name and, I don’t know that much about hot rods. The Andy part is my middle name, I’m a junior, so I go by my middle name to keep me separate from my Dad.


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  6. 1934coupe
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 3,930

    1934coupe
    Member

    Because I had a 1934 Willys coupe.

    Pat
     
  7. Actual name is John, but 70's progressive rock musician older brother started calling me Jake. (followed by other musician friends and siblings) Then when I joined a race team, he would address my mail Jakespeed. Born in 1963
    Some of these are quite creative.
     
  8. OLDSMAN
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,424

    OLDSMAN
    BANNED

    Thanks for your service
     
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  9. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,236

    Gman0046
    Member

    The cars I've owned and built.
     
  10. 4speed411
    Joined: Jun 8, 2013
    Posts: 276

    4speed411
    Member

    4Speed411....nothing better than a hot rod with a M-22 Rockcrusher four speed and a good set of gears...
     
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  11. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,469

    Petejoe
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Zoar, Ohio

    A nickname when I was 3-4 yrs old.
    Misspelled it when initially signing up to the H.A.M.B.
    Actually sounds like Petey Joe.


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  12. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
    Posts: 1,655

    WZ JUNK
    Member
    from Neosho, MO

    It is the personalized plates on the my old truck that I have had for over 30 years. I was still teaching when I was ready to order the plates. I used the selection as a brainstorming exercise for my classes. I gave them the rules that the state mandates, and some background on how and with what I used to build the truck. Then I had them add to list on the chalkboard everyday. When the board was full we voted on the best plate. WZ JUNK is was junk, as it was built from left over stuff that I accumulated by trading work and parts. Since I had a family to support on a school teachers salary, there was not much left for hot rod money. I have scheduled next winter for its complete take apart and repair. I may make it into something more HAMB friendly or I may leave it just the way it is. Imperfect but full of memories. IMG_8914.jpeg
     
  13. v8flat44
    Joined: Nov 13, 2017
    Posts: 448

    v8flat44

    Born in 44 and love flathead V8s .
     
  14. Country Joe
    Joined: Jan 16, 2018
    Posts: 198

    Country Joe
    Member

    My name is Joe and people always tell me I'm gone to the country.
     
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  15. I married a native Vermonter 54 years ago, have lived in the state now since '86, always had an attraction to the 348/409 W head engines. Most of those have now been sold in one form or the other now that I have moved to the Olds lineup. Seemed fitting back when I was so afflicted with those W blocks.
     
  16. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,569

    Deuces
    Member
    from Michigan

  17. garage2small
    Joined: Aug 16, 2015
    Posts: 407

    garage2small
    Member

    This should explain it. CP (22).JPG CP (23).JPG
     
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  18. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 1,554

    rustydusty
    Member

    Maybe "dogballs" had a transplant??
     
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  19. 55Belairman
    Joined: Jan 11, 2013
    Posts: 344

    55Belairman
    Member

    I think there is already a thread similar to this, but I will play in this one too. I have a 55 Belair, and I am a man.
     
  20. bill gruendeman
    Joined: Jun 18, 2019
    Posts: 305

    bill gruendeman
    Member

    This is my first on line forum I signed up for, and when it asked for name I didn’t know it was a screen name. If I could change it it would be over kill Bill.( if one nail will do use 3 )
     
  21. {Same with me Bill} Kinda Funny. My wife told me to never put my name or address on the computer. We don't do social media and are pretty private. So I told her no problem. So when I joined my on line name was to be the { Low U.F.O. } The name of my old 29 coupe. I guess I filled it out wrong, and it showed up backwards with my real name. If she only knew. All the stuff I've said about her, and family photos I've posted! I can see why she doesn't want me doing that space book thing. But I think of you guys as family now so it's Okay. Ron...........
     
  22. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,685

    LAROKE
    Member

    My name is LArry RObert KEphart
     
  23. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 1,027

    41 GMC K-18
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    In high school years from 68 to 71, I just had to have something different and cool and strange and unique. The 1941 G.M.C. - K-18 signal corp Radio van was the ticket for me. It was the start of a lot of fun and and a life long fascination for all things mechanical. Purely as to keeping a memory alive of back when being different ( wacko hippie ) was part of life in the central valley of California ( Atwater/Merced area ).
    k-18 in 1971-3.JPG IMG_3253MA31291520-0006 (2).JPG DSC_3794 (2).JPG
     
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  24. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,302

    bowie
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    When I was a little kid, I’m told I loved the TV show “the Alamo”. I had a rubber knife about 6” long and 3 older sisters, they started calling me Bowie; as in Jim Bowie. It stuck...
     
  25. chopped
    Joined: Dec 9, 2004
    Posts: 1,951

    chopped
    Member

    Owned a chopped 36 Chevy at the time.
     
  26. Resized_20200209_165307.jpeg see attached pic.
     
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  27. MO54Frank
    Joined: Apr 1, 2019
    Posts: 275

    MO54Frank
    Member

    I’m not very creative.
    MO = State of my birth
    54 = Year of my birth
    Frank = my name
     
  28. Was you talkin about me? :D :D

    in 1980 I caught a ride on a Harley XR750 on the mile track at San Jose. I did not run the main, just the heat races. The "official" hot shoe rode the main (and lost). Never the less even though no one was supposed to know who I was, some HD company people approached me (and my dad) with an offer of a factory ride. I turned them down. My Ol' Man said, "Damnit Wolfe you will never be anything but a pork'n'beaner."

    For the uninformed and ill prepared, a Pork'n'Beaner was what they used to call a guy who raced unsponsored. If you won you ate steak if you lost you ate pork'n'beans.
     
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  29. 58 Yeoman
    Joined: Aug 7, 2009
    Posts: 462

    58 Yeoman
    Member
    from Lacon, IL

    The first response when people see my Yeoman is: Wow...a Nomad! No, it's a Yeoman, 1958, the only year they were made.
     

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