Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-14-2018, 01:34 PM   #1
huddy
Senior Member
 
huddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Central NY & Central CA
Posts: 312
Default Robert Paul “Mr Shock” goes west

I just received a call from Mr Paul’s brother informing me of the sad news that Robert Paul has passed.

Several years ago I sent a large carton of shocks to be rebuilt and the box along with my info was in his shop. These were several randomly acquired and in unknown condition - I was hoping to get a good set out of them - but I had since purchased the newly manufactured shocks and had no need of them. I told the brother to not go to the expense to return them. I had sent them right after Robert’s shop had been burgled, which was 3 or 4 years ago IIRC. The brother doesn’t want to get dozens of calls looking for shocks, but I assume he’s going through the records and will contact anyone who had left work there.

Another good man gone. RIP, Mr Paul.
__________________
Owning an antique car is "start fixing one thing, find four other things that need fixing." Lather, rinse, repeat.
huddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2018, 01:43 PM   #2
jw hash
Senior Member
 
jw hash's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Auburn Washington
Posts: 2,024
Default Re: Robert Paul “Mr Shock” goes west

Robert was one big asset to the Model A hobby. he will be dearly missed. he rebuilt my Victoria shocks 30 years ago and they are still going strong. RIP
jw hash is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 03-14-2018, 03:21 PM   #3
700rpm
Senior Member
 
700rpm's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 5,260
Default Re: Robert Paul “Mr Shock” goes west

That is indeed unfortunate for the hobby, but a greater loss to his family and close friends. Sail on, Mr. Paul.
__________________
Ray Horton, Beaver Chapter, MAFCA, Portland, OR


As you go through life, keep your eye on the donut, not the hole.
700rpm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2018, 05:56 PM   #4
wrndln
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lakeville, MN
Posts: 4,412
Default Re: Robert Paul “Mr Shock” goes west

Robert Paul rebuilt 3 sets of shocks for my vehicles. He even swapped my cores for some of his to have the correct style for the year of my car. I agree he was a real asset to the model A community. Sorry to here he is gone.
Rusty Nelson
wrndln is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2018, 06:18 PM   #5
Oldbluoval
Senior Member
 
Oldbluoval's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Signal Mtn, TN (SE TN)
Posts: 570
Default Re: Robert Paul “Mr Shock” goes west

Always heard great things about him and his work
These "go to" guys are getting fewer and fewer
Oldbluoval is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2018, 09:15 PM   #6
henry's 31
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Columbus(Cataula) Georgia
Posts: 596
Default Re: Robert Paul “Mr Shock” goes west

Another great loss to the Model A Hobby. His work was unique. My deepest sympathy to his friends and family.
__________________
Henry' s 31
henry's 31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2018, 06:50 AM   #7
Bob-A
Senior Member
 
Bob-A's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Central FL, USA
Posts: 946
Default Re: Robert Paul “Mr Shock” goes west

Robert rebuilt two sets for me. One set many years ago with no problems to this day. The second set I have yet to use. A true loss for his family and the Model-A community. Rest In Peace Robert!

Bob-A
Bob-A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2018, 04:34 PM   #8
Cape Codder
Senior Member
 
Cape Codder's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 938
Default Re: Robert Paul “Mr Shock” goes west

I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Robert's family on his passing. He had done a set of shocks for my car also and a fine job it is. What really made him special was the man he was taking the time to listen to me when I had them done.
May he Rest In Peace.

Joe Grobleski
Cape Codder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2018, 04:39 PM   #9
Jim M
Senior Member
 
Jim M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sebastian, FL
Posts: 326
Default Re: Robert Paul “Mr Shock” goes west

Wow I just put a set of shocks on my 29 Roadster this past Monday that he rebuilt for me last year. Got them back in October. What a wonderful gentleman and friend. He will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family. Sincerely, Jim Moody
Jim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2018, 09:10 AM   #10
Mike Peters
Senior Member
 
Mike Peters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: South East Wisconsin
Posts: 533
Default Re: Robert Paul “Mr Shock” goes west

Robert did two sets for me. One set for a Nov. 1928 car, and an early set with numbered swing arms. All excellent and correct. Very sad to learn of Robert's passing. Condolences to Robert's family. He will be missed by all. Mike Peters
Mike Peters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2018, 09:27 AM   #11
BillCNC
Senior Member
 
BillCNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: SoCal Desert
Posts: 398
Default Re: Robert Paul “Mr Shock” goes west

Quote:
Originally Posted by huddy View Post
I just received a call from Mr Paul’s brother informing me of the sad news that Robert Paul has passed.

Several years ago I sent a large carton of shocks to be rebuilt and the box along with my info was in his shop. These were several randomly acquired and in unknown condition - I was hoping to get a good set out of them - but I had since purchased the newly manufactured shocks and had no need of them. I told the brother to not go to the expense to return them. I had sent them right after Robert’s shop had been burgled, which was 3 or 4 years ago IIRC. The brother doesn’t want to get dozens of calls looking for shocks, but I assume he’s going through the records and will contact anyone who had left work there.

Another good man gone. RIP, Mr Paul.
Sounds like it runs in the family.

With all the troubles this gentleman has on his plate, he still finds the time, will and honesty to call these people up when he could have easily said screw it.

Regards
Bill
BillCNC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2018, 11:52 AM   #12
Ron in Quincy
Senior Member
 
Ron in Quincy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Quincy, CA.
Posts: 1,708
Default Re: Robert Paul “Mr Shock” goes west

What a wonderful man and the quality of his work and cost just could not be found with anyone else. I have no idea how many matching sets of shocks he did for me over the years. The sets on my 3 "A's" are just as good today as they were when first installed.

May Robert R.I.P. and condolences to his family.

What a loss to our wonderful hobby.

Ron
Ron in Quincy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2018, 12:26 PM   #13
art ebeling
Senior Member
 
art ebeling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Hillsboro IL
Posts: 316
Default Re: Robert Paul “Mr Shock” goes west

I sent him my shocks and he called me a year later aplogizing that they had gotten misplaced and he had just found a box with my name on it, I told him he had told me to be patient so I was just waiting per his instructions. We both had a laugh and he did my shocks the next week. A real nice guy to deal with.
art ebeling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2018, 07:32 PM   #14
mhsprecher
Senior Member
 
mhsprecher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Takoma Park, MD
Posts: 2,116
Default Re: Robert Paul “Mr Shock” goes west

Same here. A great guy to deal with. He did two sets for me.
mhsprecher is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:27 AM.