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Folks Of Interest How do you old farts do it?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by topher5150, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 1,606


    I spent almost the whole day yesterday driving and dragging a car on to a trailer with only the front axle and today I'm beat. Then there's the guy I bought the car from, in his mid 80s doubled over with arthritis and he's got more project cars going then cars I've ever owned. If I'm gonna keep working on this car I need to get back in shape.

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  2. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 3,576


    Im 43 and now to understand why the old guys Ive worked with in the past have a bunch of great equipment and tools. Work smarter not harder, buy a bunch of shit that lifts and pulls things for you
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  3. You are a wuz.......
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  4. You're only 36 and you're complaining already?! :D

    While listening to a guy playing a guitar and singing endless songs, I asked him how he remembered all the words.

    His reply was, "It's in my heart." I will pass the same answer on to you. ;)
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  5. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 43,697


    when I turn 70, I'm gonna put an electric winch on my trailer....but until then, I just keep busy, to stay in shape.
  6. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 9,868

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    X2 Yes you’re a wuss :D
  7. Now you know why all us "old farts" wear those "old guys rule" t-shirts and hats . It's because we do!
  8. Wuzz - A person regarded as weak, ineffectual, or overly fearful, Perhaps blend of wimp and pussy, or short for pussy-wussy, reduplication of pussy.

    Or a Wuzz'y. :D

    Us ol farts get aches & pains like you but we do pace ourselves. HRP
  9. Well I'm an old fart (70) and I can do pretty much the same things that I did when I was 30! Of course it takes me longer because I need to rest more often and I can only do it once...
  10. TrailerTrashToo
    Joined: Jun 20, 2018
    Posts: 423


    I tell my grand kids: "Old fart - Truth in advertising"
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  11. Hell I hurt all over more than anywhere else, but you keep going or you will stiffen up. And not in the place where you want to stiffen up!:(
  12. poco
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
    Posts: 335

    from oklahoma

    I am 83 and have 3 street rods,but i am trying to sell at least 2 of them. Trimming the herd down. Don
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  13. AND... No. I ain't gonna go there. The flames are high enough.
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  14. poco
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
    Posts: 335

    from oklahoma

    See what happens when you get old, i just told i was 83 when i an realy 84 Don
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  15. Squirrel at 70 you are still under warranty. I'll be 80 in July
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  16. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 2,617

    Dick Stevens

    You either work and do it, or you give up and lay on the couch and become an even bigger wuss! Your bad do you want it?
  17. Im 34 and somewhat good shape .
    And I think about the older guys too.
    How can they ge in thight spots,roll around under a car,lift a heavy assed jack etc..
    I wana become that old fart
  18. If I get to feeling a little tough, I get off the computer and go get the grease gun and crawl around under the hot rod or bus. There's always something that needs fixing.

    It ain't long and my back starts cracking and I feel much better. :D
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  19. lake_harley
    Joined: Jun 4, 2017
    Posts: 699


    I'm 66 but actually think of myself as being much younger. My reflection in the mirror unfortunately reminds me I'm not. I think it helps if you don't think about age and just keep as usual. Like someone once told me, "Once you're old, you're old".

  20. I used to buy sand blasting sand from this old fart in his 70s. At the time I was in my 50s. He would sling 80 pound bags of blasting sand around like it was a burrito. I was thinking as I was watching him load my truck by himself......" damn, I wouldn't want that dude mad at me!"
  21. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 3,688

    from Ioway

    Sturdy pre-war construction. They don't make 'em like they used to.
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  22. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,461

    from Minnesota

    I’m 60 and have been told to quit doing the heavy stuff. Still do it because I love it.
    Whatever needs doing gets done.
  23. In an interview with Clint Eastwood (in his 80s) he was asked how he does it
    "I don't let the old man in"
  24. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,505


    At 76 not as agile or fast as I once was but still able to build cars--keeps me sane and out of mischief. Just finished up a project-fifteen 10 hr days to meet timeline- now hunting for another.
  25. Sometimes it just hurts. The alternative is Dead.
    Joined: Jul 20, 2016
    Posts: 409


    I'm 80..I just figure out how to get the strength other than by brute force like I used to do.
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  27. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 2,617

    Dick Stevens

    Exactly, and hurting is better than the alternative!
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  28. GTS225
    Joined: Jul 2, 2006
    Posts: 1,116


    Well, two things to say here. One is a line from a song; "I ain't as good as I once was, but I'm as good once, as I ever was."
    The other, I have no idea who the author is, but I use it quite a bit.; "Daddy always said that if you're gonna be dumb, boy, you gotta be tough, and I'm one tough S.O.B."

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  30. Pats55
    Joined: Apr 29, 2013
    Posts: 238

    from NJ

    I didn't realize growing old happened this fast. I am 72 still manage to slide in and out under the car despite a broken neck and heart attack. I'm one of the lucky ones .I can still go down to the garage and ruin something..

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