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Post  ProTouring442 on Tue 2 Aug - 17:16

Hello fellow gear heads! As the heading says, my name is Bill. My wife and I live in Tennessee, USA, though I am originally from Maryland, USA.

I have been a car and motorcycle nut for as long as I can remember. In fact, my first memories as a child are of being scrunched between my father and the oh-so-beautiful tank of his 1969 Triumph Bonneville as we toured the back yard.

Since then I have owned a number of cars and motorcycles including a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle convertible (with a 454 & 4-speed), a 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS (409 & 4-speed), a 1987 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe (5-speed) and my current ride is a 1993 BMW M5. I also own a 1972 Oldsmobile 442 convertible that I am doing in the "ProTouring" style. This is a sort of "Cafe Racer" for cars, and includes a 454, port fuel injection, huge front and rear anti-sway bars, tubular front control arms, C6 Corvette Z06 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers, as well as a myriad of other high speed and handling "goodies."

On the motorcycle front, my first bike was a 1981 Honda CB750K, followed by a 1969 Triumph Bonneville (currently in pieces in the garage) a 1979 Suzuki GS1000E, a Harley Davidson FXDXT "Dyna Glide T-Sport," a Suzuki VX800 (still have, though I'll probably sell it soon), and my Cafe project, a 1976 Kawasaki KZ750B.

Well, that's about all for me. I'll be starting a "build thread" while I'm here so everyone can make fun of my efforts.

Shiny Side Up!
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Post  TinTin on Tue 2 Aug - 18:45

Hi Bill, welcome to the forum!
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Post  Crazy Cavan on Tue 2 Aug - 19:10

welcome!

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Post  Toecutter on Wed 3 Aug - 9:33

Welcome Bill, i like the cars you've mentioned , theres nothing so nice than oldtimer muscle cars.

p.s. Start building the Bonnie man !

cheers

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Post  ProTouring442 on Wed 3 Aug - 15:51

Toecutter wrote:Welcome Bill, i like the cars you've mentioned , theres nothing so nice than oldtimer muscle cars.

p.s. Start building the Bonnie man !

cheers

Thank you sir!

The Binnie has been through many iterations since I first purchased it (oh Lord, that was 23 years ago!). This time I have a definite, and definitely expensive, plan. But first, the 442 must be finished.

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Post  Toecutter on Wed 3 Aug - 20:35

Yep man, why cant we all live 150years and age 2 times slower Very Happy

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Post  speedfreak on Wed 3 Aug - 23:27

Welcome Bill,

@ toecutter As you can see in my profile i'm on my way to reach 150 easy. and still gooing strong


Grtz Frank,..
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Post  Toecutter on Fri 5 Aug - 11:14

speedfreak wrote:Welcome Bill,

@ toecutter As you can see in my profile i'm on my way to reach 150 easy. and still gooing strong


Grtz Frank,..

Hey Frank congrats with your long life as we speak, wish ya many more years to come cheers

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Post  650zed on Sat 13 Aug - 4:29

Welcome to our forum!!

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