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Offline Cuda Cody

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RIP Ben Snobar
« on: November 16, 2016 - 01:56:54 AM »
Heard from a friend that Ben Snobar has passed away.  He's done a lot for the hobby and will be missed.  In case anyone did not know of his stuff, this is his website...

http://www.shakerhood.com/

My thoughts go out to his Family and friends.
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Re: RIP Ben Snobar
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2016 - 02:12:43 AM »
Sorry to hear that.

I enjoyed talking with him a few times.

He really did alot for the Mopar world.
Surely will be missed.

RIP Ben
Thoughts to his family & friends.
Mike, Fremont, CA.


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Re: RIP Ben Snobar
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2016 - 04:12:24 AM »
Always enjoyed talking with Ben at the Portland Swap meet!! He had a gift of gab, for sure. Great guy that will be missed.  :angelwings:


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Re: RIP Ben Snobar
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2016 - 07:59:33 AM »
His vending spot at Carlisle was always on my list....Great guy....even greater loss :angelwings:
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Re: RIP Ben Snobar
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2016 - 09:21:32 PM »
Sorry to hear that.  I bought my Rim Blow switch from him.
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Re: RIP Ben Snobar
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2016 - 10:09:39 PM »
Wow that's a shocker.... he will surely be missed!  :sadwavey:
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Re: RIP Ben Snobar
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2016 - 12:16:42 PM »
Sad the Mopar World has lost another GREAT enthusiast
RIP.
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Re: RIP Ben Snobar
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2016 - 02:01:34 PM »
I knew Ben very well, bought my 70 Challenger from him back in 2000.
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Re: RIP Ben Snobar
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2016 - 01:07:11 PM »
Rest in Peace Ben
I purchased my shaker hood parts from him 5 years back.  I would talk with him on occasion as I ordered the parts over a period of time.
He loved to talk on the phone about cars and life experiences.
If I recall, he was also a VET
He will be missed!
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Re: RIP Ben Snobar
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2016 - 10:34:57 PM »
I do not believe he was a Vet.
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Re: RIP Ben Snobar
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2016 - 03:02:12 PM »
Sad day for the Mopar hobby.
RIP
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Re: RIP Ben Snobar
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2016 - 03:12:12 PM »
Since Ben passed away, has anyone ordered from there and received their item(s)?

I'm just wondering who is taking over his domain now if anyone.
Mike, Fremont, CA.


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Re: RIP Ben Snobar
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2016 - 11:27:00 PM »
So sad to hear this...  he would always talk so much when I ordered parts.  You'll be missed Ben!!


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Re: RIP Ben Snobar
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2016 - 02:28:32 AM »
My condolences to his family.

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He did great things for the hobby by being a pioneer for parts back in the '80s.  Nice guy too.

Actually surprised he lived this long.  He must've weighed 400lbs for decades,  although I haven't seen him in years.
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Re: RIP Ben Snobar
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2017 - 04:40:25 PM »
Wanted to post an update on here.  Just met with the Snobar family and I'm going to be taking over as manager of the parts business.  Barb, Ben's wife, wants to continue running the business which is great news for the hobby.  They are still trying to get some legal and business stuff sorted (like taking an inventory, setting up bank accounts, etc) so we are aiming to be back up and running by the 1st of February, hopefully sooner.  Unfortunately the website crashed this morning and we are trying to get it back up, but once it is back up you can still make orders.  We will get them out as soon as we can.  Will post something on the main board once we get the website back up.

Little background on me - my name is Tom Hergert I run Rocket Restorations in Shelton, Washington (www.rocketresto.com).  My current plan is to run shakerhood.com / NW Performance two days a week and then still do restorations the other days.  Will announce hours once we get the details done.