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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gasolinescream, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. gasolinescream
    Joined: Sep 7, 2010
    Posts: 614

    gasolinescream
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    Sure folks have been there many times. One simple mod you want to do has a knock on, chain reaction throughout your car. All i wanted was a lower car and put some nice tires and rims on it and now its costing more than i paid for the car and the real mods haven't even started yet:eek: So much for keeping it stock! Really need to stop searching posts on the HAMB,it's dangerous to your wallet and your car when your into mild kustoms.

    Anyone else made that "one mod", chain reaction lately?
     
  2. Gator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,016

    Gator
    Member

    Yep, I was gonna 'scuff and shoot' my '33 Plymouth. Now it's in a million pieces and stripped to bare metal. Worst part is I bought another project and have lost interest in this one.

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  3. Well I guess it counts as lately as it has never stopped in my entire life. Even m little tings I did to my peddle car and later my bicycle snow balled.

    Such is life I guess.
     
  4. Willy301
    Joined: Nov 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,426

    Willy301
    Member

    Wish I could afford to buy your lost interest mobile, I would love to build something like that!
     

  5. Big Nick
    Joined: Sep 7, 2005
    Posts: 847

    Big Nick
    Member

    I had to fix a bed mount
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  6. When my son was 10, he wondered what my 36 truck would look like with-out fenders. Now 8 years later he wonders what it is going to look like when it is all put back together ! Mind you, this WAS a very nice 36 Chevy HotRod pick-up, I cant honestly say why it got all apart except that it was looking like a long cold winter with nothing else to do. Hopefully I can get it done by spring time so he can drive it, he's 18 now. Boy does time fly, at least he is learning how to work on cars. Mitch.
     
  7. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    3wLarry
    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    There is a name for this afliction you are eluding to...it's called Creeping Elegance. It's like a cancer, once it starts, you can't stop it.
     
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  8. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 49,288

    squirrel
    Member

    I've figured out how to avoid the problem on a few projects, sort of...but yeah, it's just a normal thing. After a while you learn how to make more realistic estimates of how long a job will take, and how much it will cost--and it involves adding zeros to your original estimate
     
  9. As much as I've always wanted a chopped shoebox, the original reason for pulling it into the shop in the first place was to make one piece rear windows and get rid of those rear vents.

    This lead to "well I really should replace ALL of these old windows while I'm here...no interior in the car, we should just brace it up while we can and chop it." One or two hamb threads later to find out how the hell we should do that, and here we are....

    Oh and the temporary red primer paint, started with ONE can to see "what this color would look like on a small spot of the car. An hour later and 16 more cans, and we had no doubt.

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  10. I got one in the garage right now that I was going to bolt a small block in a quicky primer job and some sleeping bags to cover the seats. Then the wife took my seats to fat luckys. Now it is a full on project, still fun because i like to build but I just don't move very fast. maybe in another year or two???
     

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