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I think I have mental issues

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Butch Clay, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Butch Clay
    Joined: Sep 27, 2011
    Posts: 221

    Butch Clay

    Have any of you bought a car just because you felt bad for the car? What I mean is, the guy was gonna scrap it for a couple hundred bucks and it bothered me so much I gave him the money just so it wouldn't get melted down. Now I own a 46 Plymouth with no engine or tranny. I need this like I need a hole in my head.

    I have to stop doing this. I'm running out of excuses with my wife.
  2. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,791

    Member Emeritus

    Not having money to blow will cure you of that REAL fast.
  3. HealeyRick
    Joined: May 5, 2009
    Posts: 573

    from Mass.

    As I once said to a friend of mine, "You're one cat away from being a cat lady."
  4. havi
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,876


    Yes. I bought a '62 Meteor just to get it out of the junkyard and into my backyard.

    My wife would argue the other 8 cars were for the same reason, lol.

  5. Never2old
    Joined: Oct 14, 2010
    Posts: 737

    from so cal

    That's the only reason I own a '55 Chevy today. That, & my wife likes it better than my other cars. :(
    I watched while the previous owner slowly beat it up.
  6. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 12,355

    from Quincy, IL

    Yeah, I can identify with that feeling. Had to try and convince myself these old cars are just inanimate objects.........still am tempted all too often, but I've gotten better, with time, at resisting the urge. Sooner or later you run out of space and/or money :)

    Last edited: Jan 23, 2012
  7. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,894

    Harms Way

    If it's a 4 dr. ,..... you need to call Dr. Phil
  8. Ya, but you could probably sell it here or on craigslist for a small profit or even break-even, but rest easy that it's going to a better home.
  9. 60galaxieJJ
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,525


    My thoughts exactly
  10. Dan in Pasadena
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
    Posts: 867

    Dan in Pasadena

    Just sell it to someone here that will make use of it. That way you've "saved it" and still have the money you spent for it. Possibly even a small profit(?)
  11. Cerberus
    Joined: May 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,392


    It is harder to walk away from a car you don't need but like, than buy the car, when you have a pocket full of money. ;)
  12. AllthenamesIpickaretaken
    Joined: Mar 26, 2009
    Posts: 37


    LOL I have close to 40 cars scattered throughout the yard that I felt sorry for!! half of them came from a local junk yard that calls me when anything old or interesting shows up..... 2 days ago I was there and noticed a complete all original and surprisingly very solid 79 Z28 sitting in front of the crusher with the wheels removed and I felt bad for it so of course its now sitting here in line with the others ....
  13. Yep! I do it all the time. It really is a sickness.........
  14. Energy
    Joined: Jan 30, 2010
    Posts: 156


    Thankfully, I am able to resist draggin cars home all the time (tho probably only because I live in an apt!), but I have enough parts stacked in my living room to last for the next 6 years, and have noticed that I keep casting covetous glances at "all that room" in the bedroom! :rolleyes:
  15. 1951Streamliner
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,875

    from Reno, NV

    What model was it? Do you have any pictures?
  16. pug man
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,010

    pug man
    from louisiana

    I say good for you for saving it......
  17. afaulk
    Joined: Jul 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,194


    They speak to me too, LOL! Every once neat old car i see calls to me as i pass by-- apparently i'm not the only one. Whew, i was worried for a while there......
  18. 2manyprojects
    Joined: Jun 5, 2008
    Posts: 201


    i.m with ya there,, it sucks
  19. I'm the Ford guy with two 56Dodges because of the exact same condition,let me knowmhow you make out with treatments... Inquired about a 52 Chevy with the exact same fate this evening inOntario.
  20. bobj49f2
    Joined: Jun 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,924


    I don't like cars laying around but I will buy one if I think I can make a buck on it. If I can't then off to China it goes.
  21. draggler
    Joined: Jan 6, 2007
    Posts: 238


    My only sort of ward "off "hoarding behavior comes from the age ole saying my father taught me ,[do you need it ? or do you just want it?] ,Which can be said many ways !
    Without that ,id be eyeball deep in all sorts,instead im only knee deep !
    With my humblest understanding i definately can relate!
  22. Butch Clay
    Joined: Sep 27, 2011
    Posts: 221

    Butch Clay

    At least i'm not alone on this. It pisses me off scrap prices are so high because a lot of these are getting crushed by people who have been hurt by the economy. It's a 2 door sedan so it's somewhat desirable.

    If I start feeling bad for 4 door Corvairs somebody slap me. HARD!

  23. Butch Clay
    Joined: Sep 27, 2011
    Posts: 221

    Butch Clay

    Just as long as you don't hold conversations with it :D
  24. BarryA
    Joined: Apr 22, 2007
    Posts: 643


    It does but even being broke is still not a cure-all. I've got a '49 Hudson that I haven't even seen coming my way this week - in trade for some metalshaping on some of the guy's other cars......
    Worst part is it was my idea, not his!
  25. mastergun1980
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 1,094

    from Alva OK

    GOOD JOB ON SAVING IT. If you don't want sell it for what you paid + the cost incurred getting it ( gas , lunch , whatever ) and maybe a small profit . There is probablly someone who will really want that car. When I do something like that I even le the buyer know how I got at the price. Honesty really blows some people away. lol
  26. Butch Clay
    Joined: Sep 27, 2011
    Posts: 221

    Butch Clay

    49 Hudson? Hmmmm, yeah, I could get emotionally attached to that pretty quick.:D
  27. stainlesssteelrat
    Joined: Nov 23, 2010
    Posts: 583

    from ms

    yup. i do the same.

    thats why we are who we are.
  28. 57Custom300
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,424

    from Arizona

    Here in Mi. I'm reduced to only having cars I can park inside a structure. My 77 Ranchero rusted to the ground parked in the dirt. I plan on moving to Az. in the spring where I bought a place on 2acs. w/ a 6 car garage. I may have to make an appointment w/ Dr. Phil

  29. Or buy a snub nosed 38 and one hollow point.

    I have purchased cars because I always wanted one of those and the price was right but never just because someone else was going to scrap it.
  30. I wish some of you guys lived in my neighborhood...I've got a yard full you can have for little to nothing..

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