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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bobg1951chevy, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. mnjeff
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 98


    033F8BCC-E825-4B70-AA8C-2C82661E8BED.jpeg 2AAA0831-AD52-4E82-AA8A-0725EC08C991.jpeg B03CA892-A33C-490C-8731-47C7643D2582.jpeg 62, and three weeks into retirement after 42 years in a brewery. Did my bit for king and country. Get so happy sometimes I feel like I just might blow up! looking to get the Econoline going this spring, then get back on the Sprite.....after I paint the Willys. Yikes!
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  2. mkebaird
    Joined: Jan 21, 2014
    Posts: 336


    Nice projects, love that Sprite!
  3. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,515

    from Michigan

    Today is that day....
    Happy Birthday too you sir!!! ;)
  4. Last November, at 77 years old, I, and my son drove my roadster, about an hour and half to get to Bruce Larson's open house. It was 17 degrees when we left my son's house, and about 30 degrees when we came back. We had the only open car there. It was worth it to spend that time with my son. I may never have that opportunity to do it again.
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  5. coilover
    Joined: Apr 19, 2007
    Posts: 658

    from Texas

    Have cut back to just six and a half days a week in the shop---have to do mowing and house jobs on Sunday. Here are some shots of projects going on in my shop; you guys need to keep a finger on my pulse cause when I croak there will be be some good iron hit the market. Right now I don't SELL anything but do BUY what I can.

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  6. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,085

    from Hawaii

    Physically, I'm 63. Mentally, I'm about 13.
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  7. Shamus
    Joined: Jul 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,205

    from NC

    76 on Tax Day!
  8. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,515

    from Michigan

    58..... As of today....:(
    Wish I was 17 all over again... :) :(
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2018
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  9. happy birthday
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  10. It's also your Birthday,I was going to send you a PM earlier today but you have your conversation feature turned off. HRP
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  11. BTW,I am a proud member of the Old Farts Club. :D HRP

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  12. Forever Blue
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
    Posts: 12

    Forever Blue

    65 according to the calendar, considerably less according to my wife. I still think I'm too young to be sleeping with a grandma!
  13. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,515

    from Michigan

    Thank you 33.3 :)
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  14. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,515

    from Michigan

    Sorry HRP.... :(
  15. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,515

    from Michigan

    Saved it! Thank you sir!!!! :)
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  16. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,515

    from Michigan

  17. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,645

    from NKy

    I had stage 4 , I can remember the Doc , coming in my room “ I’m goin to tell you like it is , you have a 20% chance to survive 5 years “ March 12, 2018 was 25 years after that statement was made . Don’t give up the fight .

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  18. mopacltd
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 928


    I will be 70 not to much later this year, but have always lived by the saying " growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional"
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,422


    I see someone drug up this thread again. I answered it almost 2 years ago, so now I am 69 still working but will retire at the end of May or the first part of June. I still work part time,I just feel too good not to work at all.
  20. Three years younger than my car..........
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  21. I love my power naps

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  22. Turned 69 last feb. hoping to get my cars finished before I reverse that number

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  23. bobw
    Joined: Mar 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,368


    Coming up on 77 trips around the sun. Still racing this modified HAMB-style dragster and currently building a couple other hot rods.

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  24. carl289
    Joined: Aug 25, 2009
    Posts: 1


    69 going on 19
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  25. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,638


    My oldest kid turned 60 last June 1st, I was 21 and 2 months when she was welcomed in to this life. You can do the math. o_O
    I might have posted this somewhere else on this thread, but I don't remember doing that.

    (that makes me 81 plus in case you were out smok'in during math class.)
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2020
    Joined: May 5, 2015
    Posts: 968


    I find that as I grow old, coming up on 70 in a few months that people I know, people that I served with, of just the old guy down the street who work on cars are no longer around. Some of my close buddies have even pass away. I am fighting it, still working, not collecting SS, still trying to do everything as if I was 30 years old. It is a down hill fight. As soon as I finishing building my new home I can get back to working on hot rods.
  27. poco
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
    Posts: 513

    from oklahoma

    85 and still working on 2 projects

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