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Projects Resolutions & predictions for 2018

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,782


    Prediction: In 2018 I will stay with my resolutions from the last few years and spend no money on unneccesary things like heating, food, insurance and invest every penny in booze ´n´beer , girls and cars....

    Nope,just kidding, 1st I´ll try to stay fit and healthy, I´m really looking forward to finish my 34 build that is in the final stages and should be running and driving as soon as spring comes around the corner. I pry not to screw things up and ruin the fresh paint in the assembly process.
    Next in line is my girl´s 52 ´ burban... that thing is a mess, but it was cheap. And I told her that I could fix it... now, halfway through the build I´d honestly rather set it on fire than finish it... really, that thing is burning me out... not because it is too much work, but she has no funds to do it " right". Of course I´m charging zero for my work, but she doesn´t even have the funds to buy a few parts... so everything needs to be fixed no matter how bad things are and I really hate to fix things not the "right" but the cheap way... bondo and shitty metalwork that is... and that really takes the fun out of this build for me... She doesn´t care, she just wants it to drive well and look " patina´d" and "vintage" and "used"... I keep telling myself " that´s ok, it´s her´s" , but I still want to set it in fire... I hope I´ll figure out a way to change my view on this in 2018...anyone needs a halfway fixed 52 burban? She won´t notice it ( soon)
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  2. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 2,565


    My goals are to not make the same stupid mistakes I made in 2017. There are so many fresh stupid mistakes I will be making in 2018.

    I'm looking forward to driving and taking small trips with my wife in the coupe this year. she has retired this year, so maybe...
    I'm also hoping I can get the 39 truck running so we can cruise in it as well. Gene
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  3. My goal is to still be alive at the end of the year.
  4. My third resolution ( not that I’ll achieve it) is to give Linda Vaughn a big kiss.....on the cheek.

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  5. Sylmercury
    Joined: Aug 11, 2011
    Posts: 7


    Sent from my iPad using H.A.M.B.
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  6. texasred
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,119

    from Houston

    Have you checked on the weather up there lately
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  7. texasred
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,119

    from Houston

    Yeah, I gave up on having a three way with her and Raquel Welch forty years ago...
  8. NWRustyJunk
    Joined: Jan 2, 2017
    Posts: 403


    Goals for 2018:
    Finally drive my 55 Dodge Sedan.
    Get my 40 Chevy on the road.
    Clean the shop and add another roll up door.
    Make at least SOME progress on my other project cars.
    Find my wife a classic she will enjoy driving.
    Fingers crossed I'll get some of that done! lol
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    • NO MORE CAR PROJECTS! Big, little or otherwise. Sell one to buy one.
    • Unclog my shop. It's the 10 pounds in a 5 pound box shop, and I'm the worst offender.
    • Start my 1830 log cabin resurrection. Cabin stuff is taking up shop space.
    • Drive my 32 Tudor to All Deuce Run in June.
  9. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 2,069


    Thinking seriously of taking in speedweek at Bonneville, but having had heart issues, kinda worried to cross the line. Who else might go? I could meet some of you guys, it's a bucket list thing for me.
  10. Mr cheater
    Joined: Aug 18, 2010
    Posts: 537

    Mr cheater

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  11. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,433


    Finish the 41 willys, run an 11.9 or better in the 32, and drive the big block 27 roadster
  12. jp52
    Joined: Apr 17, 2011
    Posts: 120


    Stay sober. Get the chevy body on its new top secret non H.A.M.B. compliant chassis. Decide on v6 vs stovebolt.

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  13. hotrodman303
    Joined: Jan 7, 2017
    Posts: 273


  14. I promised Scoop I'd have my coupe running for the HAMB drags this year and we'll drive down together in our cars. Well, his car is a chevy pickup but that doesn't matter. scott_scoop_33pu.jpg scott_scoop_33PUback.jpg
  15. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 2,519


    Just keep plugging away at my 47 Ford coupe. Hopefully when insurance kicks in, and my wife finds a better job mine some funds will free up a lil
  16. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,935


    I won't procrastinate but eat better and get fitter so I can finish my 46 Olds. It's been sitting for far too long with medical issues. It's time to put my past behind me and move forward. So far I've managed to pound out around 6-7,000 steps per day as part of my New Year's resolution. I do it at night when it's cooler, don't forget it's summer down here; 90 degrees (Day), 75 degrees (Night). Damn hard as if someone is forcing me to do it. I feel slightly better but a painful in the old joints however I'm saturated! :p:D
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2018
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  17. Hell,thats no biggie,,I dreamed I was eating flannel cakes.woke up and my blanket was gone
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  18. RDE
    Joined: Mar 23, 2017
    Posts: 90


    To finish my boat barn project and get my Model A on the road and drive it to Maine. Mod A 4.jpg Boat Barn 6.JPG
  19. I had a great 2017, survived the 2016 widow maker heart attack and physically I'm going well. Drove the Ford a lot, made some improvements to it. I have a new girl friend and she's pretty and just what I needed.

    2018... I have to do work on the garage and house, been letting things slide too long. That will come first over the car. For the car, track down a couple of oil leaks, go over it to check and make sure everything is tight. Maybe shoot a coat of primer on the whole thing. The car is now very reliable and a blast to drive. For sure I'll make up a pair of Cal Trac bars, car has a wicked wheel hop on the 1-2 shift. Maybe get a pair of cheater slicks for it.

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