We have Lost HILLBILLY

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  1. andrewok1

    andrewok1 In Maximum Overdrive GOLD MEMBER SILVER MEMBER

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    I received a call from his wife..
    Sad I can tell you

    I got a chance to meet him 7 years ago
    He invited me to See his collection of
    Cars

    I will post more when I get information
    SORRY TO POST THIS ..
     
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  2. 1978GT

    1978GT In Overdrive GOLD MEMBER

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    Wow! R.I.P., Hillbilly! Thanks for sharing yourself with us. Condolences to his family and friends.
     
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  3. beerbelly

    beerbelly In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    I am so very sad to hear this. I never met him, but on this forum I recognized him as a fountain of automotive knowledge and Ford performance history. Rest in peace friend.
     
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  4. Lincolnut

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    RIP Hillbilly.......
     
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  5. pmrphil

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    Aww, crap. :( I met Hillbilly and his wife this summer when I stopped at their house. We yapped for quite a while, hell of a guy. Gonna miss his slant on things, as well as his wealth of information. So damn sorry to hear this. R.I.P. buddy.
    Andrew, when you talk to his wife again, please send my condolences. Thanks, Phil (with the white Falcon)
     
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  6. Jeff B

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    This is sad day for all. My condolences to the family. The interwebs tends to insulate us from a lot of things, but HB's passing has made me pause to reflect. We have lost another good one.
     
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  7. Buds 67

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    So sorry to hear this! He has helped A LOT of us on here, he is missed!!!
     
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  8. plumcolr

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    O man! That hurts ! My deepest condolences to his loved ones !
    He was a helluva good guy !
     
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  9. As Is '66

    As Is '66 2 Wheeled Mod Staff Member

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    Rest in Peace Brother


    Prayer lifted for loved ones...
     
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  10. sarah

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    Klaus and I were so blessed to have met hillbilly in person last year. My heart is broken. He was a brother....I loved that man. We shared so many stories and I can tell you he was so prolific in his speech. He was so passionate about Ford's and more so this country. His aunt lived in Colorado and he many summers here. I will miss him here so much but I know one day we will be kicking dirt in heaven.
     
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  11. As Is '66

    As Is '66 2 Wheeled Mod Staff Member

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    "Kickin` Dirt" and Talking Rancheros, Yes we will...

    Gone But Not Forgotten
    (still with us in memory)
     
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  12. andrewok1

    andrewok1 In Maximum Overdrive GOLD MEMBER SILVER MEMBER

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    I still don't believe it ..
    He was my big brother...
     
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    SO sad to hear this!! Sending prayers and condolences to family and friends. I never got the opportunity to meet the man, but I held him in high regard due to his "online" demeanor and the common-sense knowledge that he would gift to all of us here. RIP Hillbilly, you will most certainly be missed!
     
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  14. andrewok1

    andrewok1 In Maximum Overdrive GOLD MEMBER SILVER MEMBER

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    I miss my friend Hillbilly....
    Daily prayers for him and I believe he's with US...
    1 Year tomorrow....
    Rest in peace my friend.
     
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    andrewok1 In Maximum Overdrive GOLD MEMBER SILVER MEMBER

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    Took a ride in Blue ranchero... remember riding around Tennessee with Hillbilly...
    Stomping on it and smiling he was surprised on the throttle body performance....
    Was a good add on from Affordable fuel injection...in Connecticut....
     
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  16. Clark

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    Good gosh yes, I miss that man! All the help, advice, and PARTS from his private Ford junkyard.
     
  17. 1978GT

    1978GT In Overdrive GOLD MEMBER

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    Hillbilly was fortunate to have you as a friend. Best wishes.
     
  18. As Is '66

    As Is '66 2 Wheeled Mod Staff Member

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    Yes We do Miss our Ranchero Guru...
    Ann remembered it was a year ago she had her stroke also...

    Petey is watching,
    Dennis
     
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    andrewok1 In Maximum Overdrive GOLD MEMBER SILVER MEMBER

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    New truck for my Friend Hillbilly
    Runs on natural gas ⛽
    Even though it's a GMC
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