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Never let your wife into your shop...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 3wLarry, May 11, 2013.

  1. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    I've been scouring the local garage sales lately looking for an all leather sofa to salvage the leather to upholster my 1957 Hillman Husky seats...

    ...found a real dirty/nasty/never-been-cleaned one today for $50.00...spent 3 hours bringing it back to life with good leather products.

    She walks in and says "Oh, that would look great in the TV room...


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  2. Engine man
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,476

    Engine man
    from Wisconsin

    Maybe you can find a set of balls at a garage sale? :D
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  3. Russco
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 4,117

    from Central IL

  4. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    Tell her you think you saw a roach scurry out when you were scrubbing it.
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  5. refried confusion
    Joined: Nov 14, 2010
    Posts: 277

    refried confusion

    Says the man who spends every night polishing his Rocket
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  6. wolfie1961
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
    Posts: 78

    from Utah

    I don't mind letting my wife in the garage!! She's a lot of help!!! Of course she's been around cars her entire life. She worked for her father at a little shop in Bell Garden's called Junior's House of Color.


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  7. So your letting her paint the cars
  8. Dam engine man i about bust a gut laughing
  9. Bout this time last year my little woman said we need a 2nd garage for my AV8 project and her old Jeep cj project.I got laid off but we built it ourselves,
    soooo half is hers.End of story:D
  10. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,007


    What is a wife?
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  11. Dizzie
    Joined: Feb 7, 2012
    Posts: 243


    My wife has become very good about me buying things lately. I am curious what purchase she has in mind. A friend called today to tell me that he was at an auction and there was a Model A there. It was an unrestored, barn stored 4 door sedan. I wasn't really interested in investing my project money on a 4 door. My wife said that maybe I should drive the 30 miles to look at it. Even though she knows that I like Model A's, that is not like her.
  12. 4rod
    Joined: Feb 4, 2008
    Posts: 806


    funny story, my wife stays away from everything I got going on...I can't even get her to hold a wrench...oh well...she's got other NICE...:) qualities
  13. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 3,865


    My wife builds her own engines,I'm just the hired help :D

  14. Master of None
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,279

    Master of None

    Thankfully my wife does support my if I can just talk her into thinking block sanding door jambs is fun!
  15. My wife would have been the one to find the couch and cut it up,,, she does all the upholstery. :D
  16. My wife is supportive and I'm thankful for that... She has no idea what she's looking at for the most part... But she shows interest in the vision, even if its a project.

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  17. squigy
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 3,915

    from SO.FLO.

    Tell her it has bed bugs...
    She will never go near
  18. mustang6147
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,847

    from Kent, Ohio

    The first 4 responses are the best.....

    My better half cleaned my tool box and rearrainged my shelves. After she was done, I couldn't find anything, but everything was clean and neat...
  19. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 3,865


    My wife making a steering cover from the leather cut off a discarded chair

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  20. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    Thank you, that was the best laugh I've had today. :D:D:D:D

  21. NickJT
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 640

    from S.E. PA

    Maybe she meant your old Hillman seats would look good in the TV room.
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  22. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,366

    from Michigan

    I've learned a lot of things here on the Hamb, but I think that the idea of using a used couch for the good leather is pure genious.

    Letting the wife see it after it's all cleaned up...a little short of
  23. G'day all, My dad was watching tapes of the ot drag car at home. Real good footage of the burnouts and picking up the left front on the launch. Of course he had just mentioned that he needed new slicks for the car. Mom, not understanding the need for burnouts, gave him hell from all the tire smoke and told him no way he was getting new tires.

    I do have to add that for Christmas one year mom bought him Strange axles, Strange spool, and a strange ring and pinion kit.

  24. Bib Overalls
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,069

    Bib Overalls

    I have been looking for an old leather couch for the same purpose for some time now.

    Based on your experience if I find one I am going to strip it down before I bring it home!
  25. Ob1
    Joined: Jan 21, 2010
    Posts: 411


    Y'all know that aint gonna fit in his car.
  26. I seen the idea implemented in the past with great results,,,good save Larry. HRP
  27. Checkerwagon
    Joined: Jul 30, 2007
    Posts: 449


  28. I found one last month on a curbside, a tear in the back, but in aged/ decent condition. Went home, got the kid to help me load, bent down to lift,,,, OVERWHELMING CAT PISS SMELL:mad:
  29. jesse1980
    Joined: Aug 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,355


    My wife would strangle me if I tried to bring a garage sale couch in the house.
  30. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,310

    Model T1

    When I read this I thought it was cruel............ But the next few times I couldn't stop laughing!:D

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