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Famous last words: “I’m fixin to restificate yonder car up sum daye”...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Buzznut, Jul 30, 2012.

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  1. Buzznut
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,349


    I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I’m growing tired of hearing this. I’ve seen cars sit and rot and sink deeper into the landscape year after year while some yahoo unworthy of even owning said vehicle allows it to disintegrate into nothing claiming he will fix the damned car up some day. I’ve driven by a ’32 coupe sit in the same yard out in the elements for 22 years…it was in near driveable condition the first time I asked 20 years ago, in fixable condition about 15 years ago, in restorable condition when I asked 7 years ago, and is now so rusty and fill of holes it’s barely worth a cowl and maybe a couple doors. I’ve watched an AAR Cuda fade and rust over the last 17 years…asked 3 or 4 times. Have seen a ’59 Impala end up crushed at the local dismantler from the time I asked nearly 15 years ago. Kept asking about the same ‘40 Ford over the last 30 years only to see it scrapped for parts and hauled off to the crusher.

    All these men had one thing in common: I’ll restore it one day”. Well, it’s your heap of metal, so by all means let it rot away, but don’t expect me to have nothing to say about it. Some of these cars have race histories, war stories, pedigrees, provenance, and these idiots let that all die because of their hoarding mentality….it makes me ill. The latest one is an off topic car; a 1969 Satellite turned into a RR Clone. I’ve been asking about this car for 8 years now and it has sat in the same exact spot for 10 years from what I’ve been told. Guy bought it for 3K, was asking 7K…and is still asking 7K for a car that needs EVERYTHING gone through. He says that unless he get the 7K he will happily watch it rot in the driveway.

    Does this torque anyone else?
  2. It's their car,,a local guy has/had a damn near perfect running 1932 3 window for probably 25 years,,it has gone down hill sitting on a dirt floor shed.

    They enjoy talking about it and usually don't need the money,,Deuce Roadster offered ham a sizable chunk of change several years ago,,he turned it down. HRP
  3. Not so much. It's theirs to do with as they please. Did you offer what any of these were worth?
  4. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 9,422


    I got three of them, you wanna make a serious offer?

    maybe five or six?

  5. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    from Noo Yawk

    Here we go again! Who's turn is it to make the popcorn?
  6. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,412


    Yes..................I'd say there's something wrong with you if you dont feel the same about seeing something you love rot weather you own it or not.
  7. Chevy55
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 409

    from Nebraska

    Most of the time the stuff sitting out in plain sight from my experience is not for sale and everybody in the world has asked about it. That is why it is still there. I guess you can keep trying to buy these cars or shop for cars that are actually for sale. Plenty of cars out there for sale. My 2cents.
  8. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    from vail az

    Look up "Whirley Pop".
    Get pissed make threats. Tell em it isnt worth that and you'll give em 20 bucks.
    I have 12 cars, someday I'll resurect em. If I live to 100.
    I do like the "restificate" though.
    I am coming to terms with the fact I may not be able to get em all going.
  9. SquireDon
    Joined: Aug 8, 2010
    Posts: 600

    from Oregon

    You should start a state commission to confiscate cars and give them to responsible Owners!! /

    It's still legal to destroy your own property. As much as I hate so see it deteriorate.
  10. I feel the same way when an old farmer has a cute daughter. Shes sitting there doing nothing, you should let me have her :D
  11. 39 Ford
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 1,558

    39 Ford

    I can not worry about what others do with THIER cars, to busy trying to my car done and make it to the end of my life. I gave up caring about things outside my control.
  12. b-body-bob
    Joined: Apr 23, 2011
    Posts: 424


    Pay the man $7k if it bothers you that much.

    OK, so it's a big deal but not *that* big of a deal huh?
  13. 49F1Jeff
    Joined: Oct 24, 2011
    Posts: 184

    from Oregon

    Look on the bright side. Those that rot away make the good ones more valuable. :)

    Well, that's good if you already own one anyway. :(
  14. Boys and girls, it is purely up to the OWNER as to whether he wants to sell or not. Sometimes, that car/truck is destined to rot into the ground where it sits. It's HIS business, NOT yours. Life sucks, find another project that someone actually wants to sell. If it truly bothers you that much, go up to the guy with CASH and make him a reasonable offer. Don't piss him off with a ridiculously low offer, or insult the guy about the status of HIS car. If you haven't the cash to back up your concerns, then you are just whining about how "unfair" life is.

    Yeah, it sucks to see something sitting for years and decades, going to rot while you have visions of 600hp Hemi power or a cool flattie Ford between those frame rails. It ain't yours, and will never be. Move on to another pursuit. Leave the dude alone.

    I knew where three Mopar winged cars sat for over 25 years. Guy knew exactly what he had, and turned down countless cash offers for one or all three. He died several years ago. His sons inherited them, moved them to another location, and have done nothing with them. So, since 1980, these three cars have sat to rot. Nothing a soul can do about it. Life is like that sometimes.
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    It would be cool to see a "time lapse" photography of an old car rotting into the ground
  16. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 11,583

    from Quincy, IL

    two things come to mind...............

    One:..considering what some people do with these cars when they DO get them, they are no worse off rusting into the ground

    Two:..In 100 years nobody will care about any of this........

  17. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,798

    from California

    if I had some property and some more money there would be a shitload of old relics rotting away there. if some day things changed and this actually did happen and some pencil dick knocks on my door bothering me I'll be sure and tell him to go fuck himself and stay away from my cars unless he want's to get shot.

    evidentally telling someone you want to fix them some day causes extreme panty bunching.
  18. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,497


    You can't fix or legislate stupidity out of existence. Just turn your head as you drive by.
  19. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    We all got our reasons.

    And get off the lawn, dammit.
  20. Rusty Junk Ranch
    Joined: Dec 13, 2006
    Posts: 777

    Rusty Junk Ranch

    What are you doin snoopin around my property ???
  21. rampant150
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 31


    "Hey guys, don't you hate _________?" "Me too!"

    The formula for a successful One-star thread.
  22. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,496

    from Michigan

    I could do up some hotdogs... :D
  23. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,496

    from Michigan

    Hahahahaha... :D:D
  24. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,496

    from Michigan

    Pencil dick????.... Hahahahaha... :D
  25. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,496

    from Michigan

    Think I'll go watch some "reality free" tv... :rolleyes:
  26. EnglishBob
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
    Posts: 1,029


    Threads like this happen more often than reality shows and just as uninteresting.
    Buy some land,buy all the vehicles you can,save them all...problem solved.
  27. H.G. Wells
    Joined: Mar 11, 2006
    Posts: 386

    H.G. Wells

    It is certainly an agrivation. Get over it.

    I once sold a nice home in OKC. A block off the golf course, nice neighborhood and the new owner asked me about changing the roof and would it be ok with me. Told him it was his house and he could burn the damn thing to the ground for all I cared.

    Same thing with old cars.
  28. JunkYardFrog
    Joined: Dec 8, 2010
    Posts: 215

    from CA

  29. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,388


    A fellow in Iowa has a pile of cool old iron.....T buckets, '32 chopped sedan, '34 sedan stock on and on. He has a couple of unprotected lots and every few months a car goes missing. He would cry but do nothing about it. He collects old stuff from everywhere but wouldn't sell/trade any of it.
    He will die and it will all get taken to the crusher as family doesn't want it.
    No understanding these folks.....just short of a full deck!
  30. Bart78
    Joined: May 11, 2011
    Posts: 717


    Get in good with their kids. When they die maybe you will get first shot at it.
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