ChevyBombs.com recently lost one of its most active and veteran member, Jaime Trujillo. Jaime joined ChevyBombs.com just days after the site went live on the Internet and contributed to a lot of threads on the forum. He went out of his way to assist others in locating hard-to-find car parts and would make sure he kept the forum lively by putting many on blast J
I personally met Jaime on December 2007 when I traveled to New Mexico. He shared with me his ’50 Chevy Fleetline project and I could see how passionate he was about it. He also showed me his vast collection of hub caps and accessories. Jaime and I would have occasional debates about all sorts of things but he reminded me not to overthink things, letting petty things go, and growing a thicker skin. He meant well and he cared. He cared that we built our projects to the best of our abilities. He cared for family and for his friends. It’s a huge loss and I share the same sentiment with many of our CB members.
Here is a little excerpt that Jaime posted on January 31, 2006:
My name is Jaime. I grew up in East Los Angeles but now reside just outside of Albuquerque NM in Belen. I have been into bombs as long as I can remember, use to sit on phone books in my dad’s 50 trokita cruising Whittier Blvd (Eastern to Atlantic) in the 70’s and 80’s. I am also into DIY underground metal and punk, been doing this for about 18 years now. I set up tours for European and Japanese bands from time to time. Hell of a combination do you think? I have a 53 Bel Air that is on the back burner right now and some other projects.
I work at a grocery distribution center nights and install hydraulics days, I stay pretty busy, need that feria for accessories.
I am building a 50 deluxe for my dad, hence my user name. It will be one sweet bomb when it’s done. I have every single option for the car and the majority are NOS. It will be the original Mist green with gray broadcloth interior. I am running a detailed 216 with a NOS Edmunds 2×1 intake with Carters and porcelainized Fentons. As far as wheels I am probably going to run some 560×15’s with some Viking caps. I am in the process of setting up the front air bags and will move on to the rears shortly.
I fly the VIEJITOS plaque proudly and have been a member for about 10 years.
We would like to extend our condolences to his family and friends. RIP Jaime.