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Hammer Time
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Oct 1, 2010, 8:34 AM

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This topic came up in another thread and rather than hijack that one, I thought I'd start a thread about it here. This could be interesting.



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Oct 1, 2010, 2:34 PM

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My dad had a shop and back then anytime i wasnt in school i was working at the shop
Started in 67 , pumping gas,busting tires,working the lube rack.

The shop had pits ,no hoists until it was remodeled in the 70's.
What a treat it was to finally get hoists.



Learned the business from the ground up...wish i could remember some of it.....


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Oct 1, 2010, 2:44 PM

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I was somewhere in Boston, I don't really remember where, taking the oath before being loaded on a bus to leave for Fort Dix.



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Oct 1, 2010, 4:47 PM

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I spent most of that year in jail.FrownUnsurePirate



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chickenhouse
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Oct 2, 2010, 9:48 AM

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OK, I'll give it a shot. From what I remember, I just sold my 66 goat for $1250.00 and bought a 66 Impala SS conv in Detroit. Was a GM exec car. Parents went to Oklahoma to visit kin and it was PARTY-PARTY! Then on the 4th of July, I was still cleaning up from the night before, when a tornado hit. This was an old farmhouse, 150 yrs at least. Hand hewn logs held with wooden pins, the floor of the attic was black walnut (still have a couple pieces). Twisted the house off the footing, knocked out 43 windows etc etc. An experience never to forget. No injuries btw. No home either!


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Oct 2, 2010, 4:34 PM

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Oh my! CH - sorry something like that happened to you. That Sh!t happens here but almost never very destructive.

It's bad - me bad. Flucking hurricane or who knows what we make drinks, sit on deck and watch.

1969! I have to disclaim my age somewhat - I wasn't old enough to have a driver's license. Didn't stop me from owning a few cars!

60s - precious memories,

Tom



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Oct 2, 2010, 5:14 PM

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I wasn't old enough to have a driver's license


Excuse me................... Are you reading that year right?.....................LOL



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Oct 3, 2010, 3:04 AM

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YES! I'm not as old as I bitch about. Started young. Knew how to change a tire at 5 years old - no joke!

Grew up in a 55 Olds then a 61 Chev station wagon - Aqua no less. Binney and Smith crayons melted everywhere. I don't know how parents do it??

Gramps "G" had the newest car - a 64 Olds Cutlass. He and I would play "Chess" as a mind game that it is. B. 1895 + Died 1972 - I miss him still. Smart dude - I used to beat him sometimes - play again! "Check Mate" or "Stale Mate."


Still have his last John Deere Tractor - no Sh!t!

1948 still rocks!


Tom



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Apparently your the young one of the crowd then.........LOL............Not by much though



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chickenhouse
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Oct 3, 2010, 8:46 AM

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Hey Tom- that 48 looks a lot better than I do & I'm a 49!!


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Hey Tom- that 48 looks a lot better than I do & I'm a 49!!


You guys are talking about tractors, right?



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Oct 3, 2010, 10:12 AM

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Guess it begs the question/answer?

I'm exactly Guess -- you are in need of wives or girlfriends. They would know - . LMAO - it was cold out!

Year of the Chevy with fins! Guess I'm a tad younger than some of you - so what really?



Tom


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chickenhouse
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Oct 3, 2010, 11:03 AM

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My last post did'nt take- I replied to Desi-- I was! Mine is 2- Lincoln's Birthday. Older than most here but who cares?


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Oct 3, 2010, 1:43 PM

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Wow, you guy's birthdays are 2 days apart.



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Oct 3, 2010, 3:46 PM

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A couple model years doesn't matter...........

The age of Aquarius................

George Washington and Abraham Lincoln + you know I took to that!

http://www.youtube.com/...d7w&feature=fvst

Not too young. Remember "HAIR?"

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69 , a busy year. I was hatched in the middle of the decade .Wasn't driving (legally) yet.Drove 65 galaxy 500 to school when grades were up. Spent that summer in New Oreans with mom ,parents d iv o rce in 65 . Learned a LOT on Bourbon Street (open doors on the clubs) , she let me have the run of the town . Watched the moon landing on a black and white the size of an oven .14" screen tho.Had to take out all the tubes about once a month and take to local hardware store to test on huge machine .Replace the bad one and then try to figure out where they went.


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Oct 3, 2010, 9:55 PM

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Had to take out all the tubes about once a month and take to local hardware store to test on huge machine .Replace the bad one and then try to figure out where they went.



Man I forgot about those. Seemed like every grocery & hardware store in town had them.... I always looked forwarded to "testing" the different handful of tubes when the set when down. I almost looked forwarded to it....

Or that painful period when you were late getting home to watch your favorite show. You went running in, flipped the set on and then had to wait for the friggin thing to WARM UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and after the seemly hours it took, when it finally did come on, it was just in time to go to the commercials.........Sly Sly


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Oct 4, 2010, 2:35 PM

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OK - you guys mostly beat me with years??

Would you kindly explain what flat HEAD is all about?

OMG - ME BAD. LMAO + ROF...................

Tom



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Oct 4, 2010, 2:58 PM

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Sh!t, we thought you invented it.



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Oct 4, 2010, 3:49 PM

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Ticked Pink..................


OHV has been the rule.

Old Phart - yesl

Tom



speed
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Oct 4, 2010, 10:15 PM

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i was inside my father who was around 7....not much goin on there...





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Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 5, 2010, 3:16 AM

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SAY WHAT?

Speed - I've got dust in my home older than all that!

Laugh - I'll get around to it some decade??!!

T



speed
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Oct 5, 2010, 7:42 PM

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yep yep im only a senior in highschool man. and you dont need to get around to it cuz itll just come back again Wink





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speed
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Oct 7, 2010, 9:07 PM

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correction my dad was only 3....even less goin on there lol Cool





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Oct 8, 2010, 8:38 PM

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Thank you for making me feel even worse Speed.....Mad Tongue


My youngest daughter just started college this fall......






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