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#2195433 - 11/12/16 08:09 PM We lost another one
ScottSmith_Harms Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
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Loc: Spokane Washington
I just heard that Ben Snobar passed away yesterday.

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#2195435 - 11/12/16 08:13 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
Alaskan_TA Offline
Fluffy Balladeer

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 25827
Loc: Still moving in.
Dang.

His brother lived in my hometown & I bought 340 manifolds from Ben in the pre-internet days to replace the headers that were on my T/A, so that was 30 years ago.

Condolences to his family & friends.


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#2195436 - 11/12/16 08:13 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
amxautox Offline
Still Retired. Still Posting on Moparts. A Lot.

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Posts: 95487
Loc: On The Boat, On The Lake, Wa. ...
angel

I've done business with his company.
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#2195446 - 11/12/16 08:31 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
Pacnorthcuda Offline
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Registered: 11/19/07
Posts: 18367
Loc: Kirkland, Washington
Originally Posted By ScottSmith_Harms
I just heard that Ben Snobar passed away yesterday.


Thanks Scott. I've known Ben for 20 years. Never an issue, always positive transactions. Visiting his Battle Ground Washington residence was always interesting. Lost a lot of weight in the last 10 years or so.
RIP Ben, thank you for your contribution to Mopar.

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#2195460 - 11/12/16 09:04 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
Frankenduster Offline
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Registered: 02/15/10
Posts: 14684
Loc: Granite Bay CA
Tell us more about the man. I don't recall hearing the name before.

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#2195461 - 11/12/16 09:06 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
screamindriver Offline


Registered: 02/14/04
Posts: 7002
Loc: Harrisburg, Pa.
Sad to hear that...I've always liked Ben...A real asset to the hobby in the recent past and the story of his evolution through the mopar community was one to be heard... angel RIP Ben

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#2195474 - 11/12/16 09:19 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: Frankenduster]
amxautox Offline
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Originally Posted By Frankenduster
Tell us more about the man. I don't recall hearing the name before.
He's been a sponsor here for awhile.

web site;

http://www.shakerhood.com/
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"Everyone should believe in something; I believe I'll go fishing."

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Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths

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#2195484 - 11/12/16 09:38 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: Frankenduster]
Pacnorthcuda Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 11/19/07
Posts: 18367
Loc: Kirkland, Washington
Originally Posted By Frankenduster
Tell us more about the man. I don't recall hearing the name before.



Longtime seller of Mopar parts in the Seattle area. Asked top dollar (or close to it)
But it was his business and I always considered him up front. Manufactured a repro shaker set up.

For years I thought he was of Native Amercan heritage...I was wrong....Eastern Indian.

Good guy, RIP

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#2195506 - 11/12/16 10:32 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
Rhinodart Offline
Rhinotruck

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 34815
Loc: Round Lake Beach, Illinoisy
Sad news, we are losing way too many good people nowadays, RIP Mr. Snobar... angel
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#2195525 - 11/12/16 10:49 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
nutso suave Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 11266
Loc: delivering your oil
Wow! I bought a few parts from him a few years back. He had some AWESOME cars in his garage. He was well known for having excellent quality parts and asking top dollar.

RIP Mr Snobar
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#2195599 - 11/13/16 12:58 AM Re: We lost another one [Re: nutso suave]
dart4forte Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/31/03
Posts: 13682
Loc: Mesa, Arizona
Sad, so sorry to hear

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#2195604 - 11/13/16 01:33 AM Re: We lost another one [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
SNK-EYZ Online   tonguue
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Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 7812
Loc: Lost in Space
Sad news.

I first met Ben in the early 90's, he was selling Gene Gregory's Shaker hood stuff. I met him through Gene.

I had just started reproducing the aluminum 4 speed shifter brackets and was wholesaling them to Ben (among others).

RIP Ben. angel
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#2195629 - 11/13/16 07:08 AM Re: We lost another one [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
fc7_plumcrazy Offline
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Registered: 10/14/06
Posts: 4036
Loc: Germany
sad to haer RIP

Carsten

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#2195676 - 11/13/16 09:50 AM Re: We lost another one [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
3twos Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 3889
Loc: Minnesota
Sad news to hear. RIP
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#2195705 - 11/13/16 10:52 AM Re: We lost another one [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
TONY_DAGOSTINO Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 5069
Loc: DELAWARE
I couldn't find the obituary does anyone have a link
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#2195737 - 11/13/16 11:41 AM Re: We lost another one [Re: TONY_DAGOSTINO]
dart4forte Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/31/03
Posts: 13682
Loc: Mesa, Arizona
Probably early for an obit. Probably something tomorrow


http://www.thereflector.com/

Ya know, Nowadays I always say you know when we are getting older when we check out the obituary.


Edited by dart4forte (11/13/16 11:46 AM)

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#2195786 - 11/13/16 01:45 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
tallzag Offline
top fuel

Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 1767
Loc: Shelton, Washington
He lives in Tumwater, Washington, near Olympia. Sad to see another one go. This hobby is aging fast.
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#2195789 - 11/13/16 01:50 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: tallzag]
dart4forte Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/31/03
Posts: 13682
Loc: Mesa, Arizona
Originally Posted By tallzag
He lives in Tumwater, Washington, near Olympia. Sad to see another one go. This hobby is aging fast.


Has he lived at the same place all this time?

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#2195921 - 11/13/16 07:02 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
tallzag Offline
top fuel

Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 1767
Loc: Shelton, Washington
As long as I've known him which is about 10 years. Probably a lot longer. Know he was in Bellingham in the 80's.
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#2195948 - 11/13/16 08:00 PM Re: We lost another one [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
NANKET Offline
master

Registered: 12/13/03
Posts: 3638
Loc: northwest USA
I met him June 1984, he was deeply rooted in the Mopar hobby then. Got to know him and was good to see around. He started making some needed repo parts. He didn't sell for top dollar, he set the top dollar.

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