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Ever feel like calling it quits from the hobby?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RICKY~RICARDO, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. lcfman
    Joined: Sep 1, 2009
    Posts: 294

    from tn

    I get it brother what with the cost of building a car, the bad parts we have to put up with, not being able to find the part you need and low rent paint and body men its enough to make you want to quit. On second thought forget what I said.
    Joined: Sep 27, 2011
    Posts: 405

    from Milwaukee

    Good stuff! I stepped back took a good look at what i got going on and said to my self you a bad mofo! all those bad feelings went away hahahaa.
  3. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,183

    from Austin, TX

  4. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,344


  5. I quit once! ...1970 to 1992. ...but somehow I kept two Model A's, thank goodness. Now if I quit it will only be because I am too blind or weak. Hopefully, I have another ten or fifteen years left in me. I hope to still be building in my eighties!
  6. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,676

    from Hypocrisy

    Nope, never, only the weak say that, and they should find another 'hobby' so the pickings are better for us.
  7. Race City Rodz
    Joined: Nov 29, 2010
    Posts: 466

    Race City Rodz

    Fuck no, sorry, not even going to read this whole thread.
    Pick yourself up , and keep going!
  8. speed v8
    Joined: Nov 22, 2011
    Posts: 85

    speed v8

  9. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,892

    from Drag City

    I feel your pain
  10. pinman 39
    Joined: Oct 9, 2008
    Posts: 520

    pinman 39

    Yes right now .
    For sale :
    Glass roadster body no chassis
    27 T RPU on Model A Chassis
    40 Chevy 4 door sedan with running 216
    62 Rambler American wagon with Nissan running gear
    70 Lincoln Mark III .
    They are all projects I would like to sell them all.
  11. Never, been doing it for over 30 years now. It the last thing I think about when I go to sleep and the first thing I think about when I wake up!
  12. SquireDon
    Joined: Aug 8, 2010
    Posts: 600

    from Oregon

    I feel like this only because I have too many projects and acquired too many parts for the projects. I'm literally stumbling over stuff to work on one project. I need to focus on one or two cars, not 5 or 6. I am thinning the herd, and getting rid of stuff.

    Because of this, I think I have deluded my attention out so thin I lose interest quickly and get frustrated.
  13. Buzznut
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,349


    There are times where it feels like I'm taking one step forward and two back, or it's costing more than it would ever be worth, but I couldn't imagine walking away.

    I will say that the frustration I feel does end up getting so bad sometimes that I find myself wanting to shortcut everything toward the end...just to get it the damn thing on the road.
  14. MikeRose
    Joined: Oct 7, 2004
    Posts: 1,577

    from Yuma, AZ

    Sometimes it feels like more of an addiction than a hobby or way of life, to me.

    It consumes so much of my thoughts, time and money.

    I feel like I am a hot rodder, for better or worse, that's how I identify myself. Even if I sold everything, I know I would still think about it.

    My coworkers sit all day and talk about their fantasy football teams or whatever they are. I don't really get that. I definitely can't see myself doing that.
  15. flthd31
    Joined: Aug 5, 2007
    Posts: 561


    Wow. I just went thru your build thread on your 51. You've come such a long way...I can't imagine walking away from that now. That car will be a blast to drive! Great work.
    Cars like that require a bigger commitment that the model A coupes I seem to be drawn to. Keep plugging away when you can and mix your other interests in when they pop up. What's the hurry? Building a car is like eating an bite at a time.
  16. jimstro16
    Joined: Dec 15, 2009
    Posts: 239


    Call it quits... No

    Tired of seeing the garage...No

    Going backwards on a project without any end in sight...YES
  17. 29ToyA
    Joined: Oct 29, 2010
    Posts: 413


    I just need to stop dragging other possible projects home before finishing one(s) already started.
  18. scott 351 wins
    Joined: Dec 22, 2009
    Posts: 434

    scott 351 wins

    I had a dry spell of about 8 yrs of no owing of any old vehicles due to wife/kids and a divorce, but once my situation became stable again I got back to my old self and bought some old rusty vehicles to spend my money on. I take occasionally breaks from the hobby by fishing or whatever I find interesting to fawk with. But I will never give up on being around old cars ever again.
  19. lc1963
    Joined: Aug 12, 2008
    Posts: 161

    from iowa

    Frustrated sometimes quit - hell no

    Nothing gets done as fast as I plan. It always cost more than I plan.

    But - My "car" friends are always there for me.
    I would rather travel in an old car than a new any day.
    I can work on them myself as opposed to a technician and I am never stranded. Car people are the best.
  20. brandon
    Joined: Jul 19, 2002
    Posts: 6,340


    sometimes its a ever consuming lifestyle that will take everything you have.....and then some....:eek::D I remember one summer when I had to drive a rental hot that sucked:p
  21. ALL the time because of lack of money
  22. Yes, right now! I just found out that I have to have my car and shop cleared out, by the end of this month. I've had a stalled project for some time, and have been battling a health issue. Other family members were supposed to be part of the project financally, but that didn't happen for various reasons. Now they took on another project with my brother and spent enough on it, that the first one could have been finished. :mad: Then i find out my brother convinced the landlord to put his name on the lease, but because he got a bigger shop at the same place, he gave up mine, without telling me! I new it would come at some point, so had arranged for someone else to share the shop, but now the landlord says it's rented to someone else!:mad: What a mess.
  23. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    I LOOOOOVE guys who quit. I have a buddy who quits every few years or so. I always buy up a bunch of his stuff at knock-down fire sale prices. Then a few months later, he buys up a bunch more stuff, then quits again. I hope he quits again soon, he has a closed-cab '29 Model A pu I'm coveting...;):D
  24. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Bummer. Sorry to hear that Don. Sending you a pm.
    Joined: Sep 27, 2011
    Posts: 405

    from Milwaukee

    Well i am glad to say i never quit, just random thoughts of quitting.
    After today's visit to the garage i don't think i will be quitting anytime soon.
  26. Frankenstein57
    Joined: Jun 16, 2010
    Posts: 75


    Give er hell Ricky! I used to dirt track race for about 18 years, now there is a hobby that eats time and $$$$$ What I like about these old cars is, everything you put into them makes them that much nicer. And I'm not wadding it up on Saturday night, Mark
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  27. I packed it in for about 6 years . Thats all i could handle . As bad as my current project was it was a done deal when I seen it . That car thing will be with me til my dying days . Could have picked a cheaper hobby when I was younger and more easily influenced LOL !!!
  28. jesse1980
    Joined: Aug 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,355


    What else would you do?
  29. jimstro16
    Joined: Dec 15, 2009
    Posts: 239



    Work on it all week, spend all my money on it, Then Saturday night some asshole spins ya in turn four and you get to start all over again. That'll burn anyone out on a sport.

    It took me about seven or eight years but I learned that lesson too.

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