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Folks Of Interest Whatever happened to F&J .....

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by clem, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,632


    Member, Male, from Mansfield, CT

    F&J was last seen:

    Jan 8, 2020

    a regular on here, always posting pics of his car out and about, hasn’t been here all year ? Always enjoyed his photos. Anyone know what has happened to him ?
  2. Hope he's alright.
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  3. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,864


  4. Me three.
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  5. I wondered too a couple of months back and I think according to his last posts, he got pissed about something and went silent.
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  6. he is fine and working on his Nash. talked to him a couple weeks ago.
  7. Haven't talked to Frank in a while. As suspected, he is doing his own thing and most likely driving the 32 around as always.
  8. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,221


    Yes, still using the 32 as a year round primary car, as the only other registered vehicle here is my 66 Chevy K20 that only goes out maybe 3 times a year for hauling big things.

    Long explanation: Yes, I needed a break, but then the Hamb software changes? signed me out at some point. And I can only handle one forum at a time. In January, my son bought a 46 Willys from a northern Mass junkyard where it sat under pines for 38 years. I have no idea if I loaded the pics correctly till I post
    46 jeep.jpg
    jeep in junkyard.jpg

    He was going to use it for parts only, but like the old saying: "Like father/like son", despite it being junk like my finds, he wanted to "save it" and we fixed it up here. We finished it at my place by June, and just weeks earlier he finally bought his dream farm near here. (So, I was doing a build thread on a Willys Site till June.)

    DMV closed indefinitely, so he put a farm transport "plate " on it and drive it to his place where he uses it daily as a chore vehicle.
    DSCN3005.JPG DSCN3006.JPG

    Below, we don't waste old "useless" things:

    Then he wanted me to stay active at near 69 and convinced me to try to finish the 32 Nash, so I've been on a "stock"antique car site forum. Pic taken in June when I was parking each day it in the lot to stare at it and try to gain ambition:

    Last Sunday I painted the main body, hood parts and grille shell with all those free PPG SS Urethane DMD toners that I got for free from a Auto Parts store that was changing to a different franchise. Just like the Ford, I mixed my own colors close to what this car had when new. Son helped with the Ford mix, but too busy to help so I did it myself, and the beltline color needs to be darker :(
    . DSCN3309.JPG DSCN3336.JPG DSCN3335.JPG DSCN3338.JPG

    So...That's it. Both of these are OFF topic, so I cannot post anything else about them, and hope the moderators are ok with these few, as it explains that I have been away for several reasons. These vehicles simply don't belong on here.

    Ok, to dispel some fake news :) Yes, you can daily drive, year round, a old hotrod with 100% old traditional parts like single circuit drum brakes, early Olds motor w/twin carbs, 3 speed non syncro first trans, self dropped Ford beam axle, bias tires (and the fronts are maybe 50 years old), generator, vacuum wipers, etc etc.

    And keyboard experts say you should not use any paint that went below freezing, and never use opened hardener that is also old, because it won't dry. Nonsense, and I sure am not a pro painter by any means..

    So that's it. PS ...Still waiting for Adam 401 who moved to my town, to finish his Ford coupe and have more than one old school rod on the local roads here.
  9. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 23,078


    Hamber @F&J good to hear from you...Keep on Keepin' on Hotrodder...;)
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  10. That Nash is a beautiful car. Looks like you are doing it justice.
    Nice looking farm too.
  11. Good to hear you are still active and enjoying your Deuce. HRP
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  12. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 3,478


    What is off topic on those cars? The Nash looks great.
  13. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 4,546


    That Nash is going to be really cool. I'm equally divided between hot rods and restorations so I appreciate what you are doing!
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  14. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,334

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Thanks for posting.
    I really enjoyed your '40 Ford Coupe, early Olds engine thread.
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  15. NWRustyJunk
    Joined: Jan 2, 2017
    Posts: 439


    Good to see you're still having fun! I too missed your pictures and stories.
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  16. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
    Posts: 5,162


    It good to see your alright @F&J and love to hear the 32 is your daily driver . I will say I also have a soft spot for jeeps and the Willy looks awesome
  17. Good to hear you've been busy @F&J Nice work!
  18. Always love me some Frank posts.
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  19. razoo lew
    Joined: Apr 11, 2017
    Posts: 509

    razoo lew
    from Calgary

    Nice to see that you are accounted for.
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  20. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,443

    seb fontana
    from ct

    F&J, believe me or not I just thought about you yesterday!! Good you are well!
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  21. Frank, I am glad to se that you have been busy. I miss my visits to your place, but it is too far to commute from Pennsylvania. Come back to The H.A. M.B. we miss you.
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  22. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 3,400


    Love the tow tractor for the Nash.:cool:
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  23. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 36,064


    That Nash is cool! Love the color
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  24. Frank, nice job on that Nash. Knew you would be working on something. How big is the farm? What is Jim planning for it?
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  25. Thanks for checking in. You have been missed here!
  26. jetnow1
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,969

    from CT
    1. A-D Truckers

    Hope you will check in regularly, we missed you.
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  27. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 5,151


    Love the Nash.
    Now young man...
    (Says one 68yr to a 69-er);)
    50 yr old tires, belong on a doodlebug, not a hotrod.
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  28. tom in nh
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
    Posts: 76

    tom in nh

    Hi Frank,
    Long time admirer of your posts.
    One question:
    Whatever happened to that Auburn engine that you were working on?
    Peace my friend.
    Tom in NH.
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