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Hot Rods Do You Take On Outside Work?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jaw22w, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,693

    anthony myrick

    This thread reminds me why I almost never paint my stuff.
    I have done so much work on other peoples rides I guess I just want to get em close and drive.
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  2. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,699

    from NKy

    I’m retired as most on here are . I don’t mind helping anyone with anything . What broke was when a “ Buddy “ shows up for me to help work on his heap . It ends up me doing the work while he sits on the cell phone talking shit . I damn near completely did this car . When it was near finished he sells it for big profit . Then he buys another one , shows up blowing the horn “ hey man I need help , my mechanic says I need carb rebuild ! “ I dare say lots of potty words went flying and he is Not welcome here to this day . Take the heap to your mechanic and pay him with the money you made from the first one .
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  3. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 18,738


    That's funny.

    I'm about 50-years shy of retirement.
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  4. TrailerTrashToo
    Joined: Jun 20, 2018
    Posts: 1,092


    Me and about any 2 others can cover that 50 year gap
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  5. cooke
    Joined: Jan 13, 2011
    Posts: 60


    Absolutely take on outside work.
    I'm 51 now and have been doing it since I was in my late 20's.
    I've got a very loyal bunch of customers that I do my best to take care of. They know it's a side job to me and understand that I simply can't turn out jobs as fast as bigger shops.
    Over the years I've weeded out those guys who are trouble and keep my work directed at a select group of racers/hot rodders.
    IMO; it's the small, grass-roots shops that keep this hobby going.
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  6. pigIRON63
    Joined: Nov 25, 2019
    Posts: 260


    I do side work. Not a lot of it, occasionally work for friends, mostly little off topic jobs for a used car lot. My wife's family are used car dealers. Bulb, brakes, door handles, a few small dent repair jobs. They give me short breaks from my projects.
  7. mike in tucson
    Joined: Aug 11, 2005
    Posts: 504

    mike in tucson
    from Tucson

    I tried the barter stuff... car work for sex.
    I got screwed on the deal
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  8. oldpl8s
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,412


    You wouldn't want me to work on your car, but I do restore license plates for people.
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  9. Bigmac48
    Joined: Apr 3, 2017
    Posts: 487

    from Dundalk Md

  10. Bigmac48
    Joined: Apr 3, 2017
    Posts: 487

    from Dundalk Md

    O.T. Anthony Myrick I liked your comment about being a dad , most important job we have .Outside work our choice . Being a dad mandatory , O.J.T. Do the best we can and giving them our time is the best gift we will ever give them . I certainly didn't always get it right ,but normally didn't make the same poor decision twice .
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  11. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
    Posts: 1,250


    Best ROI you can get. (With rare exceptions.)
  12. Whoamel
    Joined: Jul 22, 2007
    Posts: 31

    from So Cal

    Not necessarily a side job, but my wife's friend has a 20 year old son and a buddy who were just dying to learn how to do body work. They come over on the weekends, and I'm showing them how pull dents, block stuff out, primer, etc, etc. The son has a Toyota truck that belonged to his Grandfather, and it's fun to see these kids develop and get into the hobby. I'm hoping they stick with it, and we get the truck painted, color sanded, and buffed.

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