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    This post constitutes my 5000th to this forum. More than double the person in second place (JDP at this point). My profile shows I signed up here on the 2nd of October of 2004 - almost 26 months ago. If I recollect right, it was actually about 5 or 6 months before I started to post with any regularity.
    Also in attendance were some folks I already knew from the newsgroup and there was also a fair number of "newbies" that had just discovered Studes or the internet. For personal reasons I'd sworn off the newsgroup and decided (with some encouragement from Sonny) this would be the forum I'd "hang out" on henceforth. It's been great. I've made lots more friends here and reaffirmed friendships from that other forum. [Might I add that I have NOTHING against the other forum - may it continue on and best wishes to those who are loyal to it. I just came to the conclusion that if I was gonna expend keystrokes regarding Studebakers, they ought to be spent on a club-sponsored forum.]
    I've made gaffs here (and I try to acknowledge them when I realize I made them) and I've had BS pull a few posts that maybe were outta line. Some of those yanked posts were the result of my having such passion for all things Studebaker and just saying, flat out, what I felt about a given thing.[xx(]
    I've actually backed off posting so much of late. We've had other purveyors of facts - some WAY MORE qualified than me - join our forum ranks thru the past year and I don't post if I think I can't be of help. Sometimes I'll duplicate what someone else has said IF I think I can convey the info a bit better. But Dwain, Bob, Ted, Mike, Jeff, JDP, Gordr, Rich, Gary, Gary & many many more, I consider more versed than myself in various facets of Studebakering. Too, I've been trying to get some other things done around the "ranch" here and that means getting away from this keyboard more often.
    Still, the one thing that's echoed over and over by newcomers to this forum is the help and friendship they get. I can only assume that this means that other marque's forums aren't as welcoming and ready to assist.
    Bob Shaw has asked me and others in the past to help establish a sort of FAQ of standard answers to things like removing rear hubs or setting valve or finding the bugs in an overdrive or some such. There's lots of that stuff already posted to the net and many times links to them are offered in response to a newbie's questions. Still - I'm of the notion that a response more personal than a "Look here" link, conveys more caring and welcoming, no matter how many extra keystrokes it involves. I think that approach is what fosters the fascination that we could be such a helpful bunch. It's a Whiz-Bang world out there. If it isn't instant, it isn't worth fooling with. But taking the time to share and care - however old fashioned that might be - that really impresses the recipient.
    It's still Thanksgiving holiday today and this forum (more to the point, my friends that make it rock) is one of the things I'm most thankful for. May the likes of Matthew and other young-uns speak fondly of the good ol' days on the forum and in the club when they gather in South Bend for the 2057 International meet.

    Anyway - 5000th post. Milestone?[:0] Millstone(grinds on you) Kidneystone (causes you pain[xx(])??? or just another number.

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle!!

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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    Congratulation on your Milestone Bob, 5001 messages - you've been and will continue to be a great help to many.

    John Clements
    Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
    Lockleys South Australia
    John Clements
    Christchurch, New Zealand

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    • #3
      Congratulation on your Milestone Bob, 5001 messages - you've been and will continue to be a great help to many.

      John Clements
      Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
      Lockleys South Australia
      John Clements
      Christchurch, New Zealand

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      • #4
        Well said Bob, well said.

        quote:May the likes of Matthew and other young-uns speak fondly of the good ol' days on the forum and in the club when they gather in South Bend for the 2057 International meet.
        There are quite a few things I'll never forget from this forum. I can see myself in years to come, telling everyone some of the stories of the great StudeBob on the SDC forum.


        _____________________________________

        Matthew Burnette
        Hazlehurst, Georgia
        '59 Scotsman PU
        '63 Daytona HT



        http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
        http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

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        • #5
          Well said Bob, well said.

          quote:May the likes of Matthew and other young-uns speak fondly of the good ol' days on the forum and in the club when they gather in South Bend for the 2057 International meet.
          There are quite a few things I'll never forget from this forum. I can see myself in years to come, telling everyone some of the stories of the great StudeBob on the SDC forum.


          _____________________________________

          Matthew Burnette
          Hazlehurst, Georgia
          '59 Scotsman PU
          '63 Daytona HT



          http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
          http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

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          • #6
            I've been watching as you approched 5,000 post. I am glad you said something about it and congratulations!!!!! Lots of times when I see a topic that does not interest me I don't look at it, But if I see Mr. Biggs, I will check it out. Thanks for all of your input!

            GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

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            • #7
              I've been watching as you approched 5,000 post. I am glad you said something about it and congratulations!!!!! Lots of times when I see a topic that does not interest me I don't look at it, But if I see Mr. Biggs, I will check it out. Thanks for all of your input!

              GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

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              • #8
                I am a member of a lot of forums, for all makes and models of cars but I spend 90% of my time right here, I like to think its people like Mr. Biggs that makes this forum unlike any other on the internet. Thanks to Mr. Biggs for the help you have given me and for making it to 5000.

                Randy_G
                1959 Lark (project)
                www.automotivehistoryonline.com

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                • #9
                  I am a member of a lot of forums, for all makes and models of cars but I spend 90% of my time right here, I like to think its people like Mr. Biggs that makes this forum unlike any other on the internet. Thanks to Mr. Biggs for the help you have given me and for making it to 5000.

                  Randy_G
                  1959 Lark (project)
                  www.automotivehistoryonline.com

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                  • #10
                    Atta boy, Bobby!

                    steve blake
                    http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
                    http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh
                    steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
                    http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

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                    • #11
                      Atta boy, Bobby!

                      steve blake
                      http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
                      http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh
                      steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
                      http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

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                      • #12
                        Thank you for your time and experience, Bob. Like most, when I see your name, I'm gonna stop and read, no matter how big a hurry I'm in.

                        Gib

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                        • #13
                          Thank you for your time and experience, Bob. Like most, when I see your name, I'm gonna stop and read, no matter how big a hurry I'm in.

                          Gib

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                          • #14
                            Bob.
                            "A true measure on one's worth includes the benefits others have gained from your sucess"

                            This was a quote from my bro-in-law, an Air Force Colonel. I believe it aptly applys in your direction.
                            Thanks for your help.

                            '49 Champion Starlight Coupe 'Annie'
                            '36 Miller Replica / Stude driveline 'Unis'

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                            • #15
                              Bob.
                              "A true measure on one's worth includes the benefits others have gained from your sucess"

                              This was a quote from my bro-in-law, an Air Force Colonel. I believe it aptly applys in your direction.
                              Thanks for your help.

                              '49 Champion Starlight Coupe 'Annie'
                              '36 Miller Replica / Stude driveline 'Unis'

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