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Projects Has anyone over 63 ever FINISHED a project?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by The37Kid, Jan 1, 2014.


I FINISHED a car Project after I was:

Poll closed Jan 8, 2014.
  1. 65

    88 vote(s)
  2. 70

    20 vote(s)
  3. 75+

    3 vote(s)
  1. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,405


    Ok, we're starting another year, guys buy finished cars, nothing wrong with that. Guys pay shops to build cars, I work in one, that is FINE, but how many guys actually FINISH a car they built themselves late in life?
  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 44,635


    I'm too young to vote, but I have several friends older than that who've finished building more than one car when they were well over 63 years old....
  3. aonemarine
    Joined: Nov 2, 2013
    Posts: 501

    from Delaware

    Finished by themselves? Or with some help?
    The older guys still get em done fine and dandy, but sometimes need some young backs and eyes.
  4. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,627


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  5. Hmm, maybe this is why I can't get anything finished, I have never had help with anything. And after I retired I find it really hard to do it alone now.
  6. adam401
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,886


    Any of you old bastards need help unloading the pickup truck or muscling in a transmission feel free to hit me up. we don't need anybody breaking a hip. . Hehehe
  7. Bob...Finished the wagon when I was 62 but I guess in this thread that's too young to qualify! :D HRP
  8. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,405


    I just realized to answer the questions you'd have to be 65-75+, own a computer, and remember if the project is finished or not, that is if you can remember were you left it. Bob :rolleyes:

  9. dorf
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,087

    from ohio

    my friend is 76 three yrs ago built and finished a 55 customized ford two yrs ago a 49 ford convertible this yr he is building a 56 chevy 4dr hdtp itwill be on the road come spring . but i know a fellow that does fantastic work who is 86 and just starting another project . you gotta just keep plugging away .
  10. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 15,392

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    Bob, don't forget uncle charlie!; '30 A roadster, '34 "beater" pickup, '34 show pickup, his T roadster with flathead, and he is finishing up work on A roadster pickup #2.
    he was talking about his next project when i saw him at christmas.
  11. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 15,392

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

  12. I won't pretend I did it all by my lonesome..I have had help,,I still have a lot to do to my '32 sedan before I can call it finished but it is a driver. HRP
  13. Larry T
    Joined: Nov 24, 2004
    Posts: 7,679

    Larry T

    Yep, I'm over 63 and finished some projects. But not since I've turned 63 (about a year ago).
    I'm not old enough to take your poll though.
  14. Hot Rod Nut
    Joined: Jul 1, 2006
    Posts: 522

    Hot Rod Nut

    Not bragging, just facts

    I'm 63 and 1/2 and I'm working on my 28th hotrod as we speak, a 29 ford. I try to build one a year,and I'm not planning on stopping any time soon ,Do everything myself except upholster the seats,

    Thank you and Happy new Year!!!
  15. Jessie J.
    Joined: Oct 28, 2004
    Posts: 334

    Jessie J.

    Oh hell, and here I am pushing 65 with three projects, not countin workin on the house and shop.
    Prolly start drooling and needing me diapers changed afore I get even one finished.

    But what the hell, been in my second childhood for the last three decades and am still having a ball. :D
    Yer only as old as you think you are.
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  16. hotcoupe
    Joined: Oct 3, 2007
    Posts: 479


    this is encouraging to hear that guys in their 70`s and 80`s are still out in the shop and finishing cars. i`l be 65 this month and i`m in the home stretch on a `37 1/2 ton. when that`s done [in the spring] i`m going to start on a pre-war `32 roadster and when that`s done i`m going to start on my `40 coupe with a Dodge hemi! sometimes i think i`m just fooling myself, i`m not sure i can do it. but if someone else can, I can!
  17. What about me??
  18. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 15,392

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    i didn't think you were that old:eek::D:cool:
  19. Gee Thanks!:p
  20. elba
    Joined: Feb 9, 2013
    Posts: 612


    I am 66 and my Econoline Pickup will be finished in about 90 days. The only things that I didn't take apart is the diff and trans. Viper Red, base, clear . New glass.I did everything myself except the seat covering.
    Next project is a 1949 Dodge panel truck that will be on a Chevy S-10 chasis , slant 6 and air.
  21. Engine man
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,476

    Engine man
    from Wisconsin

    Is any project ever really finished?
  22. 26hotrod
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 855

    from landis n c

    I am 69 with very good health and I didn't know you ever got finished with a hot rod. Been working on mine for 16 yrs and still keep finding things to do to it. Its always been a driver too.....................
  23. Straightpipes
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,086


    I'm 67. In the shop most every day. The trick is to not have more than one project going on at once.
    I've been working on my 34 for 10 years. I took the engine apart in the 35 coupe, IHC 8-16 tractor is under construction and the Fordson tractor is in the snowbank, 3 flatheads being built when I run out of things to do..............
  24. I'm only 61 so I can't answer, but I think the more appropriate question would be; Has anyone ever finished a project car? (except for pros and they just say it's done so they can get some money)
  25. Sold my '32 pu a year ago, hope to be driving the cabriolet in the spring....69 this year. Tim
  26. rosco gordy
    Joined: Jun 8, 2010
    Posts: 648

    rosco gordy

    60 and my steam is goin fast after about a million cars worked on and helped I tuckered
  27. Dave 39
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
    Posts: 54

    Dave 39

    I'm 66. Finishing my car kind of scares me. Seriously. What would I do then. I've got to have a project, got to stay busy. The couch= death. Dave
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  28. cmyhtrod
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 360

    from ct

    Bob, I can think of a handful of guys here in Ct, most of them you know, who finished restorations when they were 65+
  29. 39 Ford
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 1,558

    39 Ford

    I have a friend who is 69 and builds several cars every year for others and himself he shows no signs of slowing down.
  30. Somebody
    Joined: Nov 2, 2013
    Posts: 468


    If it moves under it's own power it's finished right?
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