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Hello, all,

Well, it's the 'new guy' here . . . once again. No matter your age or experience level, if you haven't been there in life before now, you are the 'new' guy. I've been involved in the car hobby for around thirty five years (not including the time spent wrenching with my dad when I was a kid). My hold up is a 30x40 two bay metal structure (with a lift and a loft) where I enjoy building, modifying, improving or just tinkering with cars. I've owned and built several cars through the years which have included four 69 Camaros, a couple of AC Cobra replicas, a 1926 track roadster and two Lotus 7 replicas, an 87 5.0 Mustang (the car is probably still on the island of Guam where I sold it) and some other representations of detroit iron. I was corrupted as a young child by a father who dabled in hotrods and still does so (even more now that he is retired). A couple of guys I went to high school with had dads who drag raced (we kids were the weekend pit crew) and built street rods. What kid in the 70's didn't like muscle cars from the 60's, etc., etc.? I never had a chance. A little more about me in brief:

•Married to one the most understanding and supportive women on the planet
•Two kids (boy and girl) who are smarter than I will ever be
•X-Air Force (security specialist)
•Occupation: corporate pilot (a little over twenty years now) and aviation department safety officer

Over the years, as a car guy goes, I've settled into being the guy that enjoys driving cars with great power-to-weight performance that are light weight and designed to brake hard coming into the turn and power out of the apex all while negotiating the right line. As for gassers, I confess I really don't know much about them except that they look like they're itching for a fight, but have recently taken an interest in them since my soon-to-be 70 year old father purchased one a few days ago; a 39 Chevy (at least it looks like a gasser to me). I do rember, as a kid, building a model of Monogram's Badman 55 Chevy and Revell's Swindler II 41 Willys.

I'm sure some are thinking the age differenece between my father and I just doesn't add up; he was married at sixteen and had me at seventeen; still married to the same understanding and supportive woman. I could ramble some more, but I'm really starting to bore myself so I'll stop here.

Anyway, there it is in a nut shell. Thanks for the invite to this forum. I look forward to learning a little about another broad automotive avenue; the world of gassers.
 

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Wow, welcome to the site and thanks for your service. Sounds like you have a prolific shop. :D Makes the rest of us look like slackers, but that's OK. Are you helping your dad with his Chev? Great memories await.

Mike
 

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Hey a big Welcome Aboard Flat Tappet.... Your gonna love it here ! ! I'm so jealous , building a project with your dad ...... Post up some pictures when you can, even pictures of your shop. So are building a new shop or remodeling one to work on your project ? Again welcome to the Gassers :) :)
 

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building a project with your dad ...... building a new shop or remodeling one to work on your project ? Again welcome to the Gassers :) :)
Allow me to clarify, and my apologies for misleading anyone. My father lives in Alabama and I’m in Arkansas. We do wrench together occasionally, but with the distance between us, those times are rare and cherished. Though it's mostly done through the internet and phone calls, our unified interest in hotrodding has remained steadfast through the years. As requested, here are a couple of pics of his car (in AL) and my shop (in AR).
 

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Well, those aren't the pics of his car I wanted to attach. I'll revisit this later and get the right pics loaded.
 

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Very nice and well kept shop. I love the loft idea, I should have gone taller ceilings. :) Arkansas is were I purchased my steel building from when I added on to my old shop..... It was called steel buildings dot com and the were great to work with. it was up and we were working out of it in just shy of a month. I think yours is a bit fancier though. :D :D







 

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Welcome aboard! Lookin' forward to hearing more about your projects and your Dad's Gasser. I also appreciate your service to our great country.
 

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Guys,

Thanks for the kind comments. Steve, that's a great looking shop. Trust me when I say mine gets used and things get out of place. Anyway, here are a couple more pics of my dad's car. You guys will know more about what you are looking at than me.
 

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Very unique! Looks like it's got a Garlits faux injector setup. Sort of a cross between a gasser and an altered, but very cool looking! Bet it gets lots of looks going down the street!
 

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That's AWESOME! Great lookin' ol' Gasser. Love the big block too. :) :)
 

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A late welcome to the Gasser site Flat Tappet. Glad to have you here and love your Dads car. Looks like he built it the way he wanted too, not some other persons perception. You have a really nice shop there. I wished I had more room to build something but all I could legaly build was a 12X16 storage building. My '63 Catalina takes up alto of room in the garage so it's like ha ving a 1.5 car garage for a shop. Anywho, good to have you on board and keep us updated on your projects. Mark L
 
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