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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jmountainjr, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. Jmountainjr
    Joined: Dec 29, 2006
    Posts: 886


    As I spend the afternoon sanding louvers on my roadster rumble lid so I can get some primer on it and get the skin reattached, I'm picturing some outsider staring over my shoulder wondering what can be wrong with this guy that would possess him to take a perfectly good part and fill it full of holes.

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    Last edited: Jan 6, 2019
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  2. Seems like I go there frequently!
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  3. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 15,258

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

  4. Latigo
    Joined: Mar 24, 2014
    Posts: 609


    Some guys knock little white balls around a field all day. Sanding louvers seems perfectly rational to me.
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  5. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,679


    I just finished doing the same thing! I don't question my sanity but doing this stuff sure makes other people question it!:D
  6. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 1,682

    from ohio

    Me too!1 I even heard some golfers talking about scrubbing their ballso_O:eek: I never heard hot rodders talking like that
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  7. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,782


    They actually have a ball washer at most golf courses. Really!
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  8. Frankie47
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
    Posts: 1,723

    from omaha ne.

    No...but I have cleaned my nuts with parts cleaner and a bristle
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    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,016



    This is what you tell them !!

    Some guys collect stamps, tea cups , gamble, drink or whore around.
    For the most part us car guys are in the garage tinkering with stuff and trying to avoid getting hurt.
    I think we have it right!

    Now keep sanding them there louvres !
  10. He11 the VA declared me crazy after 37.5 years. I don't care as long as I take my meds.:confused:

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  11. G-son
    Joined: Dec 19, 2012
    Posts: 594

    from Sweden

    Excuse me. What sanity?
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  12. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 4,984

    anthony myrick

    This keeps the sanity intact
    The world is crazy. Working on projects are islands away from that
    Also a nice way to sort things out
    Work, especially on older cars = mental vacations
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  13. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 1,250

    oldiron 440

    It's all the krazy things that keep me from working on my cars.
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  14. Not like it challenges my wallet.
  15. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,171

    from Nicasio Ca

    Sanity not really. Patience absolutely.
  16. Unique Rustorations
    Joined: Nov 15, 2018
    Posts: 297

    Unique Rustorations


    Sanity? I decided to go for a cruise today before spending the rest of it working on the new shop and while I’m cruising up the country road I live on (middle of nowhere) I’m watching a guy with a leaf blower literally chasing a handful of leaves in the middle of a large field that appears to completely devoid of leaves. My only thought was that he needed an old hot rod to keep him busy and not wasting time with yard work (which I absolutely despise).

    Sanding louvers is getting work done and time well spent imo!! If my family caught me outside doing something like this guy they’d know I had lost it! Lol Randy

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  17. "I cried because I had to sand louvers. Then, I met a man who had no louvers."
    25¢ worth of philosophy.
  18. As I was sanding the long louvers on the side panels of my Deuce I started questioning my sanity, I have always been a fan of the later 25 louver hoods but all the sanding on both the inside and outside of the side panels I realized I had spent most of the day sanding a total of 100 surfaces.

    I remember just how sore and cut up my fingers were after sanding the primer, then I had to turn around and wet sand the paint, I love louvers but hate sanding them. HRP
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  19. G-son
    Joined: Dec 19, 2012
    Posts: 594

    from Sweden

    Not really a fan of louvres unless they're there to be functional, but I hear there are lots of pretty things to look at at the Louvre. Whatever keeps you happy.
  20. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 937

    from kansas

    Here's the scenario that drives me crazy, you spend 5 days figuring out 4 ways to mount your steering linkage, all the angles, clearances etc, you decide on which of the 4 is the best and build and mount all the brackets, paint etc then the moment of triumph you stand back to admire your work when bam!! Like a thunderbolt a 5th and better way hits you BUT only after finishing your project.
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  21. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,493

    from California

    I worry more about the sanity of people with no hobbies or interests. or people who yell at the TV watching sports like they are in the game, when the reality is they are just watching TV. I'd rather watch Gunsmoke or the Rifleman myself.
  22. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 41,384


    Actually people without common sense (this is not directed @jmountain) try my sanity. Hot rods and things that go with them are my escape.
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  23. jaw22w
    Joined: Mar 2, 2013
    Posts: 923

    from Indiana

    Quite the contrary. I believe it is what keeps me sane.
  24. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,218


    Imagine that...I just bought these two shirts today...

    Yep, I'm single and just redid my kitchen in PINK...lmao

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  25. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 2,516

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

    As no one has ever said..."you ain't no one if no one louvers you"....
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  26. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 2,516

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

    "Virginia is for louvers"
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  27. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 2,516

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

    Didn't Neil Diamond write a song? "Louvers On The Rocks"
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  28. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 2,516

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

    "Louver Me Tender, Louver Me Sweet..."
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    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
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  30. 28rp
    Joined: Apr 18, 2007
    Posts: 111


    Hot Rodding does n,t challenge my sanity-some hot rodders I know do,though.....
    Hot Rodding on my own cars stimulates the mind.
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