Hello everyone. Thought I'd introduce myself alittle.
When I bought my first cub, a '52, I had several animals around the property, goats, donkeys, chickens, two small pigs, and some rabbits. The first thing I noticed with the forum was everyones unique name. That's how billyandmillie came about. Billy's the black goat and Millie's the white one. I don't have any animals anymore. Most of them went to my brother's place. Once I became hooked on the Cubs and started attending shows, it was too hard coming home each day to feed and water the critters
Straight out of high school in '73, my football coach got me a job at a local tool and die shop where I worked for a few years. In '76 I started at Jeep Corp in Toledo and officially retired in November of last year. I always kept my interest in metal working, even while working at Jeep. Most of the 30 years there I worked as a Metal Hoist mechanic, fixing broken or missing parts that came off the assembly line. I had my own hoist, welder, torches, etc, and an outside holding area where I could go out and choose what car to work on.
I've had many interests over the years, racing Jeeps, jet boats, then remote control boats, fishing, bow hunting, and now Cubs.
I love working with steel, but Jeep ruined me as far as making several parts at once. I have fun making one or two, but more than that and it reminds me of production work and I get bored/fed-up easy. That's usually the reason when I make some parts to sell on the forum, you better jump on them, because it might be awhile before I make anymore
I like challenges. If you say it can't be done, I'll try to proove you wrong. I may not succeed, but I'll try. I make alot of mistakes, but that's how we all learn.
I've had a great time belonging to this GREAT GROUP of people. I told my friend George(IH48) that we might as well forget the regular tractor shows, because there will be a Cubfest every month to go to. There's a different breed of people on this site. I hope it stays that way.
The good LORD has taught me that friendship is far more important than money!
Thanks for having me,
Last edited by Rick Prentice
on Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:30 am, edited 1 time in total.