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Old car blues

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by iamflashman, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. iamflashman
    Joined: May 11, 2007
    Posts: 146


    Ever "finish" a car and feel almost disappointed that there is no more work to do?

    I think I enjoy building these things more than I do driving the finished product.

    Don't get me wrong, I love driving my old cars but it just seems to be more fun doing all the tedious welding, grinding, and sanding than turning the key.

    Am I just crazy or does anyone else feel this way?
  2. chubbie
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,266


    yup you'r crazy:eek: thats why i have one to drive and one to work on!! just think if a guy would use junk could drive it then work on it:D
  3. Black Primer
    Joined: Oct 1, 2007
    Posts: 967

    Black Primer

    Thats why I always keep one or two in the yard. Just a little inspiration.
  4. drj70
    Joined: Apr 2, 2011
    Posts: 23


    Its always nice to get to get them done . The feeling of acomplishment an the nice comment from people . but that goes away quick and then your board .so you sell and then say I wish I had that car back.or I should have kept it . lol right ?
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  5. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,649

    scrap metal 48

    Build it,drive it a little,sell it,make money,start over...........

  6. Build it, drive it, keep it for the kids inheritance, start over.... at least that's how it's working for me. I have 3 kids, building number 2 right now, one to go. But to answer the question, I enjoy the build actually more than the driving part (so far)...;)
  7. hellsgaterods
    Joined: Dec 8, 2010
    Posts: 534


    i like driving them better then busting my nuckles, but i do admit, it is a ton of fun working on them. i like that i have one near finished i can drive and blow off steam when i get mad at the one im working on.
  8. phukinartie
    Joined: Oct 8, 2008
    Posts: 965


    Sometimes when they are done they are no more fun!!! Been there
  9. iamflashman
    Joined: May 11, 2007
    Posts: 146


    I glad to see that I am not alone! I do tend to keep them rather than sell to my wife's chagrin.
  10. silentpoet
    Joined: Sep 27, 2009
    Posts: 207

    from NWA

    You can actually finish them?
  11. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,849

    Harms Way

    And thus,... the seed of hording is once again looking for fertile soil.:D

    This is exactly why most guys have more than one project car.
  12. iamflashman
    Joined: May 11, 2007
    Posts: 146


    Same here. My ragtop is 99% done so when I get tired of sanding on the wagon, I just take it out for a spin.
  13. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,241

    from MO

    LOL.... I have my 33 about 90 percent done and I drive it alot... I have 2 other projects and I live to work on them...... for me it is about the build.........
  14. fosheezie
    Joined: Nov 11, 2010
    Posts: 72

    from las vegas

    i hate when you get to the point that the only way to make your project better is to start throwing wads of money at it... ie new paint job, different wheels and the like... i know where you are coming from..
  15. millersgarage
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
    Posts: 1,992


    when I finished my coupe, I'd come home from work, and not know what to do with myself.
    started tearing apart the '47......
  16. Blades
    Joined: May 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,188

    from Chicago

    I can't wait to feel that way.
  17. fatkoop
    Joined: Nov 17, 2009
    Posts: 711


    When are they ever done?
  18. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,849

    Harms Way

    When you start the next project,.........
  19. jleblanc31
    Joined: Sep 7, 2008
    Posts: 128


    I only have a few in the works right now 5 and a half to be exact and am iching to buy one I can just get in and drive. the only thing that keeps me from buying one that i can get in and drive is the money it will take to buy one I could use to finish one. and than I would be complete. but to answer your question I do think I like building them more than I like driving them. and like you said I still get a kick out of driving them.
  20. Thats why people like me (and your brother) have WAY too many to ever finish so we never get bored, stressed yes but bored NEVER. And like crackheads we still look for more. LOL
  21. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,531


    I had a buddy in Waco that as soon as he got a project up and running and driving lost interest in it and sold it. He was all about the building and not all that excited about driving it or showing it.
  22. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,860

    Retro Jim

    Well if you like to build and finish them more than driving them then I have 2 you can build for me so I can really enjoy driving them !

    Retro Jim
  23. rosco gordy
    Joined: Jun 8, 2010
    Posts: 648

    rosco gordy

    I got dem bluz too had,em for are not alone
  24. When you sell them.

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