It's Pat …?… and his junk

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  • Pat K
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    Post count: 467

    Test.

    We will build it if it comes.

    Andym
    Participant
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    Lucky Bastard 2 times! You gonna get JJ back cranking shit out?

    Do something

    RSP3
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    Whoo hoo! Pats back!

    Pat K
    Keymaster
    Post count: 467

    Hi everybody.

    Thought I should properly reintroduce myself and give a little history as to how I’m going to be lucky enough to be back working at KCW.

    Started lurking on KCW forums back around 04′. Moved to GJ from Jax FL in 10′, right around the time Corey form Jax. and Pigpen were working here. I immediately asked JJ if he needed a shop bitch, was laughed at, so I went and bought them all a 6er of their favorite beer.

    Bought parts and popped in occasionally over the next couple years. Kept on lurking on the forums. Piggy decided to part ways with KCW which coincided with my maximum frustration level at my shitty corporate job…..

    My junk…65′ daily for the last 19+ years…..DOIN’ WORK!!!

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    …..JJ decides to hire this huge harry wookie named Al that had broke down at the shop on his way to Cali, to fill the void in the dirty that Piggy was leaving. This was motivating.

    So I started showing up 3 or so evenings every week and on the weekends with beer wanting to learn some skills which I had none of. After doing this a few months JJ said he wasn’t getting shit done on his personal stuff, Royal Mail bus, because I was getting him sauced up all the time. I agreed to quit if he’d learn me some skills…. So my apprentice ship began…..

    56″ wheelie based buggy I pick up for parts a couple months back.

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    …..After a few months I was offered a part time job, a couple months after that full time. My last day in corporate hell was 4/20/2013. THAT was a great day to end a corporate job on.

    Over the next three years I worked my ass off and absorbed as much information as I could from John, Franz, Pat Peet and Wookie. Then I unsteadied the foundation of the bridge I had built with John.

    Moved to Denver. Spent the last year and a half working on race cars and dreaming about how great my days at KCW were….

    Buggy beam. Adjusters in spindles rebuilt.

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    …..Started popping back in to KCW last November over Thanksgiving. Hung out for a week, helped with metal work on Paul’s single. Felt good to do some dirty shoppin’ again. Stopped by to do some work on a beam for my daily driver in Dec I think it was. Had a few good conversations with Jones and started having hopes I could come back to work here.

    I knew JJ was about to take a nice long road trip a few weeks back, SST, and would have time to think, so I popped in and asked if I may please come back to the best job I ever had. The next two weeks were looooooooong…..

    Blasted,painted, mostly assembled.

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    …… Got a call last Friday with good news.

    See you Monday morning the 26th boss.

    Stay tuned for more pics of my junk…?

    We will build it if it comes.

    alykat
    Participant
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    Looking forward to seeing your smiling face around the shop again. Hope you can take some of the pressure off John so he can do more relaxing and less stressing.

    BBWB
    Participant
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    …..After a few months I was offered a part time job, a couple months after that full time. My last day in corporate hell was 4/20/2016. THAT was a great day to end a corporate job on.

    Don’t you mean ’14. You were working there when I was up there working with HSS.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Rustabus
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    Awesome!!!!!! Welcome back Pat!!!!!!!!!

    John Jones
    Keymaster
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    I’m excited to have Pat Kendall back in the dirty shop..  He is a VERY hard worker… I have to ask him to NOT work so many hours..8-)

    I have decided to just keep doing what I have been doing…  KCW wise…  My goal is for Kendall to pretty much replace me as a worker in the dirty shop….   I am going to continue helping, but much less… I want to concentrate on my physical therapy after shoulder surgery….

    Rustabus
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    I’ll help you rehab with a cold beer and a fishing rod!!!!!! 🙂

    Franz
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    Hell yeah. We’re going to rock.

    Can’t wait to see the beetle. What tires did you decide on? The offroad club is going to be in full effect this summer.

    Vwfool
    Participant
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    Welcome back Pat.  That buggy looks like something I would buy.

    Jb
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    Fuckin eh dirty P????? congrats homie! I knew those cars that only go round and round wouldn’t last forever? VWs are way cooler?

    alykat
    Participant
    Post count: 156

    I’m excited to have Pat Kendall back in the dirty shop.. He is a VERY hard worker… I have to ask him to NOT work so many hours..8-) I have decided to just keep doing what I have been doing… KCW wise… My goal is for Kendall to pretty much replace me as a worker in the dirty shop…. I am going to continue helping, but much less… I want to concentrate on my physical therapy after shoulder surgery….

    Really glad to hear this John. Take my word on this…it’s a smart move.

    Critter1
    Participant
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    Welcome back Pat!

    Justin..... that's Justin in Spanish.

    John Jones
    Keymaster
    Post count: 3438

    I’m excited to have Pat Kendall back in the dirty shop.. He is a VERY hard worker… I have to ask him to NOT work so many hours..8-) I have decided to just keep doing what I have been doing… KCW wise… My goal is for Kendall to pretty much replace me as a worker in the dirty shop…. I am going to continue helping, but much less… I want to concentrate on my physical therapy after shoulder surgery….

    Really glad to hear this John. Take my word on this…it’s a smart move.

     

    With all Due Respect, and I mean, all due respect…..  I listen to all you “Old Guy’s” 8-)… I look up to and listen to my “elders.”…  There’s no teacher like experience. 😎

    I’m excited to have Pat back…. and start another chapter in KCW history….

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