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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by birdog, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. birdog
    Joined: Nov 25, 2010
    Posts: 404


    full-16.jpeg full-10.jpeg downloadfile-116.jpeg downloadfile-78.jpeg OK so I just recently quite Instagram. And since then come back to using the Hamb more. I have heard a few people say The Hamb isn't what it used to be but I disagree. This place is full of a wealth of knowledge and I am in debt to what it has given me. So I wanted to start a thread to hear only positive coments of what the Hamb has done for you! For instance I just recently wanted to find channeled 32 roadsters from the forties. And I found way too many to post but here's a few!
  2. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 2,069


    I like some of the people on here.
  3. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 21,208


    I enjoy the eras of automobilia covered and related things. The knowledge base both practical and literary. The humour. The people. The sharing of related information...Truly a blessing of worldwide proportions.
  4. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 755


    1) The H.A.M.B. drags 2) drag cars in motion thread 3) technical threads on fabrication, welding, sheetmetal work, etc.... 4) build threads, especially on nostalgia drag cars 5) Meltdown drags coverage.
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  5. Ned Ludd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 4,274

    Ned Ludd

    All the weird peripheral stuff, despite the hard-line traditional focus.
  6. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    It sure beats some of the dumb stuff on TV these days !:D

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  7. rustymetal
    Joined: Feb 18, 2003
    Posts: 540


    help and support the members give
    the events
    whats going on in the world of traditional hot rods
    where to find stuff that you think you need and just good people later
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  8. I like the humor, talking with other tradesman, and learning from other peoples tips tricks and expeirences.
    If im having trouble with something I can do a search and usually find the answer. I find that this site has a million more times knowledge than other sites.
    The biggest reason for me liking the hamb is the DIY ethic here, seems we all build our own vehicles and which contributes to so much knowledge here.
    Three cheers for the hamb:D
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    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,617


    I've met a lot of nice people from this board. Plus I'm a serious car lover.
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  10. NewGuyOldFord
    Joined: Jan 17, 2011
    Posts: 596


    I like the diversity on here. What one person says "NO" to you may have two others encouraging you to "GO FOR IT". The support is unprecedented. Also, it seems if it is old(scooters, mini bikes, gas pumps...etc) there is a wealth of knowledge on here abound. Love this place. And, thanks for all the support I have received so far from everyone.

  11. Its just fun , cool to see all the old photos, a true time machine. Neat to see all the build threads very talented people, I'd love to build all these RODs , But I can't .Just people of like mine , I have loved cars sense my first pedal car. ,I still do collect [play] with toy cars and build models. There is people here that do the same. Also love drawing Rods. Roth style have ever sense school days. So I LOVE this site. And LOVE the pre 1965 style of HOT RODS . So thanks everyone .
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  12. mcmopar
    Joined: Nov 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,653

    from Strum, wi

    I love this sight just for the amount of knowledge I have gained.

    I also find it funny how 11 people say that they love the HAMB, and there are only 2 Alliance members, out of the 11. Lets do our part and support the HAMB.
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  13. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    so just how much did ryan pay you to start this thread
  14. For all of the above comments, and to be able to read about and talk about hotrods 24/7.
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  15. steinauge
    Joined: Feb 28, 2014
    Posts: 1,507

    from 1960

    I like the people and their willingness to help each other.
  16. MikeC62
    Joined: Jul 22, 2015
    Posts: 120

    from Missouri

    What amazes me is if you look at the time of day posts are made somebody is on here 24 hours a day. I can't set down and read a book but I can spend hours on here. I had been a HAMB reader for years and decided how cheap of entertainment this is so I joined up with an Alliance membership too.
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  17. orangeamcs
    Joined: Jun 23, 2007
    Posts: 609


    The hamb has helped me learn pretty much everything I know about early fords. I don't have anyone close to me that is into these type of cars so hamb is like a mentor to me. I have also met some pretty nice people from here as well
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  18. Good people and great help on different things that other people are doing. There is a vast amount of different car builders on here and we all work together to make it that much more fun. We are kind of a dying group of people the youth of today are not into the Hot Rodding like us Older people are so we kinda have to keep it going and this is one place where that happens. Don't mean being Older as bad, but it is where we are all headed. Lets keep up the great work, which helps us all out. :):cool::D:eek:
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  19. All of the above plus the inspiration:

    There are guys and gals that do amazing things (perfect weld beads, pinstripes, flawless sheetmetal, etc.), with the most modest tools and budgets and in the most austere environments.

    Langy is a great example.
  20. Binger
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,732

    from wyoming

    I agree with above. The DIY attitude is one of the things I like the most. So many technical threads there isn't much that isn't covered. I also love the willingness of some members to help one another out. The eye candy on some threads is also ultimate inspiration! It keeps me in the garage and helps me keep focus on getting my car finished. Encouraging comments and suggestions on my build thread keep me going. Another thing I like is the sense of tradition on the HAMB. Growing up in the restoration hobby and AACA, the jump into Traditional Hot Rodding was easy. I quickly realized that the two aren't much different. HAMB friendly cars are Antique hot rods. The work that goes into many hot rods is far more involved than many restorations out there. Thanks to Ryan and all the staff!
  21. birdog
    Joined: Nov 25, 2010
    Posts: 404


    Baha nope he didn't just heard a few people down and I thought dammit I am so grateful for it lol. Thought it might be nice to have a purely positive thread. Didn't see another one like it so maybe it would be nice for Ryan to hear some good feed back
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2016
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  22. I like it for all the GOOD people on here {not like flea bay} and the help I have received on car problems over the years and a lot of new friends I have made on here. P .S . and you can cuss once in a while. Thanks to Ryan and you all. Bruce. img703.jpg
  23. Why do I love the Hamb?

    Man,I could write a book about it,the friendships I have forged & the people I have met,the cars I have seen and the knowledge I have gleamed.

    The Hamb is like a psychedelic vortex that sucks me in every time I log in! :D HRP

  24. Deuced Up!
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
    Posts: 4,087

    Deuced Up!

    Like minded folk. Not to sound too sappy here, but I mean making your way in the world today takes everything you've got. Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot. Wouldn't you like to get away? Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you......wait a minute...sorry that is the theme to Cheers. Never mind.
  25. Jeez, where do I start....
    Besides the obvious, I think that the relatively narrow focus here makes it a great place.
    When you check-in to the Hamb, you know what you're gonna get. Not some all over the place FB bullshit.
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  26. Some of what I see here just blows my shit away. The amazing sheet metal fabrication, the perfect robot-like welds, etc. I'm no good at either of those things, but when I see others doing it, that gives me the confidence to try harder. I'm new here and don't know any of you, but I'm looking forward to crossing paths one of these days. Thanks to all those who make this site possible.
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  27. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,778


    The freakn' place is GREAT! Thanks Ryan. I have had this old shit spinning around in my head for about 50 years, it's awesome to know there are other eclectic souls out there ; who are like minded. It sure is a fun diversion from day to day reality.
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  28. oldwood
    Joined: Mar 13, 2010
    Posts: 985

    from arkansas

    What few things that I've sold on this site is money made to support the HAMB by being an Alliance Member. I can't tell you the # of things that I've learned on this site. I don't learn anything watching the Kardashian's. Late To The Party??? How 'bout them Hogs!!!
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  29. Nostrebor
    Joined: Jun 25, 2014
    Posts: 1,205


    The internet lured me back into the car scene after a 15 year break, and the one constant in my research was the best tech knowledge came from this "HAMB" place. If I had a question, the Hamb had the answer in spades. After a while my Google searches turned into "HAMB 54 chevy dropped axle" or "HAMB brake line straightener" or "HAMB **" whatever because the cream rose to the top that way.

    The next thing I know, I'm hundreds of hours into reading build threads and tech threads and tool threads and basically enjoying the good fruits of this place.

    It just seemed right to plug all the way in.
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  30. Nothing else on the internet even comes close!....... Except maybe some auction, fishing, hunting, motorcycle and off road sites but nothing else.....throw in porn and the weather channel but thats it, nothing else.

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