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

  1. Turnipseed
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
    Posts: 108


  2. 48stude
    Joined: Jul 31, 2004
    Posts: 1,171


    When you're our age you really start to understand the definition of the word "perseverance". Bill
  3. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,794


    Best wishes and I too hope you get much better so you can drive your Merc!
  4. Speedwrench
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,027


    I understand where you're coming from and feel your pain, brother.

    Keep hanging in there.
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  5. rgdavid
    Joined: Feb 3, 2014
    Posts: 347


    The same, i lost my wife 13 months ago,
    Try and be strong, get the merc going strong and drive.
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  6. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
    Posts: 3,556

    mike bowling

    Then build another car- good medicine.
    Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
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  7. b-bob
    Joined: Nov 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,097


    67 and feel every day of it. Too many injuries working in the steel fab industry. And a truck accident didn't help either. retired seven years ago on disability. Live on painkillers in a fog.
  8. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 4,700


    I'm a 49er, 1949 that is!
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  9. mkebaird
    Joined: Jan 21, 2014
    Posts: 336


    68 - I'm always saying 'I just want to last long enough to finish this car' -
    maybe that's why I always have 2 or 3 projects going!
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  10. J D Coop
    Joined: Nov 16, 2015
    Posts: 70

    J D Coop

    71 - My buddy told me we were just "circling the drain". I said, "keep your foot in it, centrifugal force is your friend".
  11. Ray, thanks for the reply. I understand the NSRA will become some sort of a tuner heaven down the road, which stinks, in my opinion.
    God Bless, 50 Merc, there is an "H.A.M.B. adopted family" right here, for all of us.
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  12. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,232


    :D Will be 71 this month.Old?Yeah.Mature?Not so much.:rolleyes::p.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
  13. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,457

    from NKy

    56 back busted up in Motorcycle wreck , so I'm in the SS club now . 36 years on company , so really not on a free ticket to pass go

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  14. V8 Bob
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 2,741

    V8 Bob

  15. Sting Ray
    Joined: Mar 24, 2012
    Posts: 980

    Sting Ray

    My wife gave me T&A 1.jpg this for my 60th bday
  16. Sting Ray
    Joined: Mar 24, 2012
    Posts: 980

    Sting Ray

  17. wackdaddy
    Joined: Nov 11, 2015
    Posts: 201


    61 and qualified for early CPP (Canada's version of SS) when I turned 60. Decided to keep working however until I turn 65. That way those CPP cheques go straight to the HOT ROD fund!
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  18. cheviac
    Joined: Apr 23, 2008
    Posts: 28

    from new jersey

    66 married 47 years
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  19. I'm missing the point here, not understanding the comparison between NSRA and H.A.M.B
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2016
  20. No, it's not just you.
    Keep as active as you can, no matter how little the activity, do the most at what you can do.
    Stay on your computer, read, type, do things that make your mind "think".
  21. I know the "crawling up the side of the car" from the creeper.
    My biggest worry now is getting the scratch marks off the paint ...... from my fingernails !
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2016
  22. 75 in 3 weeks & still lovin them bangers.

    4 Bangers Forever.
  23. Shamus
    Joined: Jul 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,198

    from NC

    I'll draw my 150th SS check next week!!! Started as soon as I could & don't regret it a bit!!!
  24. George Klass
    Joined: Dec 31, 2007
    Posts: 919

    George Klass

    Never complain about growing older, it's a privilege denied to many...
  25. j3harleys
    Joined: May 12, 2010
    Posts: 891


    Will be 69 in 6 weeks, still work some when my son needs some help. Had a friend tell me a couple weeks ago at the hot rod hill climb that he knew he was going to get old but he didn't think it was going to happen this fast. Just bought another project a few weeks ago. What the HELL was I thinkin.
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  26. I'll be 79 this time next month. Always looking for something to help the brain from descending into terminal stupidity. The cars covered in this forum aren't my first car persuasion but I do read and enjoy a lot of the discussions and look at every picture from all the events.
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  27. AKGrouch
    Joined: Oct 19, 2014
    Posts: 208


  28. Donald A. Smith
    Joined: Feb 19, 2011
    Posts: 273

    Donald A. Smith
    from Brook In.

    My mom gave me HOT-ROD magazine at Christmas December 1963 Been Hot-Rodding every day Turn 67 on December 29. I will HOT-ROD till I die!!!!!!!!
  29. AV8 Dave
    Joined: Jan 3, 2003
    Posts: 680

    AV8 Dave

    69 this past June and retired Aug. 1st. after 50 years in the workforce. Got the pensions comin' in. Blew the dust off the AV8 mockup in my avatar and am flying at it! After it comes a TBucket for my Mrs. Have a beer a day (sometimes two!) and am already forgetting what day it is. Retirement Rocks!
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  30. Latigo
    Joined: Mar 24, 2014
    Posts: 659


    Too young for medicare, to old for women to care!

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