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Hot Rods 1st day of retirement today, now back to the Y Brock coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by garage2small, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. garage2small
    Joined: Aug 16, 2015
    Posts: 270


    Spent my first day as a retired person today, and wasted no time getting back to my project car. Actually all I did was load the body into the pickup and take it over to Barillaro Speed to be finished. The Y BROCK Coupe is under construction again after a long hiatus.
    As a retirement gift my employer knew I had a project underway so they gave me a nice parting gift, could have been because they appreciated my work or maybe they were that glad to be rid of me! 20171221_211919.jpg . Some of you may recall I started a project and build thread about 2 years ago documenting build progress on my Y block powered 30 highboy coupe on deuce rails.
    The project got delayed halfway into it for various reasons. Well it's on again and hopefully will be finished in time to drive it to the LSRU in April.
    Here is a picture of progress so far and a shot of Mike Barillaro getting back to work on the body today. Further build progress will be shown, on the original build thread titled The Y-BROCK Coupe posted by garage2small. 1st build (11).jpg 20180102_140232.jpg
  2. GO man! Today marks my 6 Month anniversary of my retirement and so far I love it. Very nice coupe.
  3. weps
    Joined: Aug 1, 2008
    Posts: 468

    from auburn,IN

    Where is the pic of you sitting in your underwear, smoking a Cigar until noon?
    (neat car, and congrats!)
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  4. Congratulations on your retirement,sounds like you had a great boss. HRP
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  5. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 20,211

    Jalopy Joker

    Barillaro looks like he trying to figure out how to finish it for $1k - Ha! have fun in retirement - you will be busier and spend more $ than you ever planned for.
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  6. Congratulations! It is a great fraternity! Been retired now almost ten years. Busier now then when I was working, you will find this to be true also.
    Some advice...stay very active and exercise daily. Walking is great for the heart so take a small break when you can and go for a walk. I now walk a mile 3 times a week. I can feel the difference. Good luck and keep posting pics.
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  7. chevyfordman
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 671


    Congratulations on retirement, prepare for a lot fun, it doesn't get any better now.
  8. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 2,179


    Congratulations, Now get to work on that A!
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  9. fordflambe
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
    Posts: 272

    from Houston

    Hope you are ready to stay busy................Before retirement, i just thought i was busy. Now i know how busy you can be when having fun every day. Congratulations on the retirement. I hope you enjoy yours as much as i am enjoying mine!
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  10. garage2small
    Joined: Aug 16, 2015
    Posts: 270


    Already having fun, already "busier than a long tail cat in a room full of rocking chairs" and already pegged the needle on the "budgetometer" long ago!
  11. 56 Dodge Pickup
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
    Posts: 1,556

    56 Dodge Pickup
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Awesome coupe! Congratulations on your retirement I am very jealous! Hobo Jim
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  12. dan31
    Joined: Jul 3, 2011
    Posts: 854


    Congrats on retirement and getting your project on track. That gift was pretty cool for your old boss to do also.
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  13. Ritzy1
    Joined: Jun 10, 2010
    Posts: 184


    Congrats on your retirement and on the nice car! You must have worked for a pretty good company for them to know what you valued, and rewarded you with a parting gift that supported your passion. Not many employers like that any more.

    Good luck!
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  14. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 23,367


    Congrats on your retirement. I handed in my badge, ID card, time card and SIDA badge today as this is official retirement day for me also.
    30tudor, Hnstray, chevy54man and 3 others like this.
  15. 1lucky1
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
    Posts: 978

    from Morgan NJ

    Congrats,The Coupe us coming out Great,What Color? Enjoy your retirement,Lucky
  16. garage2small
    Joined: Aug 16, 2015
    Posts: 270


    That's good advice which will be followed, I started my walking routine last week end 2.4 miles every morning, next week I will bump it up to 3 miles each morning (9 degrees here this morning). Also I have heard old retired guys get a lot of exercise jumping to conclusions, flying off the handle, and stretching the truth!

    Thanks to all for the congratulations and good wishes.
  17. TWO OF YOU!
    Congratulations to you both.
  18. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 9,926


    So happy for you, glad to see the Coupe is heading for the finish line.
  19. garage2small
    Joined: Aug 16, 2015
    Posts: 270


    Congratulations to you also Mr48chev, I hope your 1st day is as enjoyable as mine was.
  20. garage2small
    Joined: Aug 16, 2015
    Posts: 270


    Can't go wrong with shiny black!
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  21. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 7,617

    from Mesa, Az

  22. Congratulations!
    Will be eight years for me this year.
    Glad to see that your car is back. The twins are the best! I'm on the wait list.

    "Retirement: Where every day is a Saturday.":D
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2018
  23. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 2,971

    anthony myrick
    from al

    I just googled the word "retirement"
    That's a cool concept.
  24. k9racer
    Joined: Jan 20, 2003
    Posts: 3,117


    Retirement six Saturdays and then you have Sunday, In April I will be retired 21 years.
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  25. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,315

    scrap metal 48

    Enjoy your retirement... Cool coupe....
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  26. Happy, happy and very long retirement. The Coupe is looking great, can't wait to see it somewhere when it's finished. I owe you a PM, sorry I've been busy just trying to stay warm.:eek:......Don.
  27. bangngears
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 790

    from ofallon mo

    I got most of you beat. It will be 20 years this july since i retired
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  28. congrats, should be real proud of that coupe, looks great!
  29. the oil soup
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 76

    the oil soup
    from Tucson,AZ

    Retirement is not too far off for me.......I need to get a cooler car!
  30. bubba55
    Joined: Feb 27, 2011
    Posts: 238


    Congrats - Best thing - stay busy and quit looking in mirrors !
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