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Your HAMB inspiration of 2011

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gasolinescream, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. gasolinescream
    Joined: Sep 7, 2010
    Posts: 614


    What car/post/picture/idea has really caught your eye this year on the HAMB and inspired you in some way? I know the HAMB has so much stuff shown here and it's a really hard choice. The builds that go on are insane and there is so many top quality cars that grace this place. Since being here i have learnt so much trawling old posts and seen so many things it's hard to pick out one.
    However there is one car that just screams cool to me, a nod to the sort of cars i drive and person I am. I see it everytime when my screen saver kicks in and I like it for so many reasons. It's clean, sits great without being OTT and no doudt a car that gets used. I know Da Tinman has done the scallops, wheels etc and transformed his car himself which again means alot to me. Without masses of outlay he's nailed it and you know the owner just gets "It". By "It" i mean he knows whats cool and when to stop. His Stude speaks for itself. Homebuilt cars, small(ish) budgets, owned by an average guy will always be a winner for me because that who i am.
    In a sea of Fords and Chevys the Stude stands out for me. Nothing against Fords or Chevys, i'd love one, just the Stude looks a nice alternative and although different isn't always good, in this case it is. A lot of thought has gone into it, simple mods and a very nice looking car to cruise about in. The type of car, if I lived in the US, i'd most probably drive if i could find a nice one.

    What's given you inspiration then? A car, a tech feature that helped or just something you saw that made you really think? Not just something you like or want but something that actually motivated you in some way.

    The Stude confirmed that folks are still getting "It" and cool cars don't have to cost the earth, it's all about style and the Stude has it by the bucket loads.

    Da Tinman sorry again for the big-up but your a lucky guy and i love your car but you already know that! You didn't know this was coming but i hope your okay with it.

    Here's link to more pics of a very cool car and my inspiration for my winter rebuild. Steady Breaker/

  2. nickles street chop shop
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
    Posts: 386

    nickles street chop shop
    from Edum Tejas

    I didnt see it on the HAMB, BUT my insperation right now is my nephew Michael Titus. His first name is after me and the middle i like to think from the culture. I wanna be at the top of my game so he can look up at me and say, "Uncle Michael is one cool Mo Fo"

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    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,476


    A late introduction-Junior Conway coupe build
    The work and committment to this project was tops, and results could not have been better.

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  4. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,226

    Da Tinman

    Thanks Dude, you just made my day, the whole week actually! I love that little car and I never get tired of seeing it.

    I'm glad it got you fired up enough to make one similar! Truly an Honor! Dont know what to say.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2011

  5. old me
    Joined: Mar 20, 2011
    Posts: 108

    old me
    from Iowa

    Not to leave else anyone out, but Ian Berky and 40StudeDude and their Caddy builds left me drooling all over the keyboard.
    Which left me thinking, I may not be able to do that caliber of work, but I should at least try SOMETHING.
  6. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,341


    Another vote for Ian's ride.
  7. plmczy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 2,408


    Farmer12's 41 plymouth coupe build. One reason is this,like my own, is his second build and a learning curve. The second reason being not only do they not offer a whole lot in repop parts for these prewar mopars he is building this in a part of the world where it costs a ton more to build and for that he gets a big thumbs up from me.
  8. Damn jay! I missed this completely ! Looks AMAZING BROTHER!:cool:
  9. Slick Willy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 3,012

    Slick Willy

    Not so much the builds and overwhelming talent, but the perseverance of all the HAMBers that faced disasters this past year,
    TUCK, Breeder, all the guys near Joplin, the folks up here in the northeast, the list goes on too far this year!
    Im not sure how Id handle devistation like they have, so indeed thats my inspiration!
  10. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,191

    from Burton, MI

    The video of Harper Dry Lake racing from 1940.....
  11. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 736


    The 2011 H.A.M.B. drags gets my vote.
  12. chaos10meter
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 2,191

    from PA.

    The photos of , no wait that was a porn site.
  13. ricktard
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 152

    from spokane

    ian berklys 61 cadillac, fn rad, cant wait to see it all done
  14. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,954


  15. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,288

    general gow
    Staff Member


    and this.

  16. Hogman
    Joined: Nov 22, 2011
    Posts: 193

    from Dallas, TX

    X2! An inspirational stand up guy with awesome skills. He has inspired me and I'm sure many others out there. One great build thread in which everything is explained in depth. And like plmczy said, this guy is on the other side of the world! Thumbs up from me too!!
  17. HotRodToomer
    Joined: Jun 25, 2006
    Posts: 857


    Evel's amazingly done up Cadillac engine, made me say to myself that I want a gem in the bay when I swap the 365ci-700R4 in there.
    Hell, made want to go ahead with the whole ordeal actually, I was about to just go the 350/350 combo.
  18. The "Let's Talk Cyclecars" and the "Look at what Falcon fenders can do!" threads.

    I am interested in building a high-MPG car. This Sandford is the first 3-wheeler that I really like; I'm not much for open cars.

    Other cars that really caught my interest are the 1955 Kurtis 500KK, the 1952
    Astra, and a Darl'Mat.

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  19. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    This is my inspiration from 2011 looking into 2012. It's what I'm keeping in my mind when I tackle my '33....


    This is the image from 2011 that inspired me as I was building my 35. It's a 33-34 but I wanted my coupe to have that same feel. Love this image..
  20. The blue Kaiser, of course!!!
  21. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 3,342

    Slim Pickens

    What inspires me, is the people I meet because I am a member of the HAMB.
    Thanks everyone from the bottom of my heart. These are all HAMB members cars.













  22. Slick Willy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 3,012

    Slick Willy

    The guy who owns that '37 Chevy tail dragger not only can inspire but he makes me perspire!!:D:D:p:D
  23. Caddy-O
    Joined: Aug 8, 2006
    Posts: 1,645


    There's several that do it for me...but the top of the list would have to be the Weesner Inspired Hot Rod (Lit Up)

  24. ronk16
    Joined: Mar 27, 2010
    Posts: 351


    How do you choose from all the cool shit everyone has? Like them and inspired by them all. Props to all the hambers and their rides!!!!!!!
  25. no55mad
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 1,894


    Not so much a particular jalopy, because as mentioned above, there is too much great stuff out there. For the over 60 crowd, I see lots of guys give up, so to me it's the inspiration of an idividual in later life that keeps the passion for this hobby. Guys like Hellraiser - he has been through alot but rolls with the punches and keeps that jalopy passion going!
  26. Pfft. That old fart? He just sold his olds so he could buy a mustang! :D:p
    Love ya Dallas... :)
  27. sobpunx
    Joined: Feb 7, 2009
    Posts: 314


    Stefan (sp?) and his shoebox build, that guy is amazing!
  28. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,691

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Rikster's Watshon photo album post has been my favorite as has the Photoshop posts.
  29. ravedodger
    Joined: Aug 24, 2007
    Posts: 296


    When I look at my pile of parts, I think of Hitch's build and I get inspired. Builds like his really motivate me and help me keep my eye on the prize.

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