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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by johnold1938, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. johnold1938
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
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    johnold1938
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    from indiana

    been saving a few projects to keep me busy during my retirement I LOVE EVERY DAY I OPEN THE DOOR! DSC00147.JPG
     
  2. Bugguts
    Joined: Aug 13, 2011
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    That's the way to retire! Every day should be fun. Enjoy!
     
  3. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
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    It's a good gig isn't it! :)
     
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  4. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    Squablow
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    Looks like you've got some real fun stuff in there. Sometimes I feel like all my projects won't get finished until my retirement, and I'm 36.
     
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  5. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
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    Sheep Dip
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    from Central Ca

    As long as you don't have to use or move that Pipe Mule in the left foreground of your pic it will stay a good day.
     
  6. Got 3 going at the moment, 5 if you count daily driver maintenance.
     
  7. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
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    I just sold my 47 ford coupe, The new owner is closing his business doors and wanted a new project.
     
  8. mikhett
    Joined: Jan 22, 2005
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    mikhett
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    from jackson nj

    I've got 2.Wont retire till 4/18.CANT WAIT!
     
  9. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    I have 2. I am set to retire in early 2071. I can't wait!
     
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  10. Retired about 10 years ago and found I needed to keep working for the $$$ but I only work part time now. I had several retirement projects but sold everything off except my 34 coupe. And then I bought my brother's old O/T chevelle wagon back again after selling it in the great purge. NO MORE! The wagon and the coupe are quite enough.
    If you're like me and my buddies, you'll find you actually had more time to play with projects when you were working! Seems backwards but it's true. 34SIDE12_21_15.jpg
     
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  11. And more money.
     
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  12. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    2yrs to go for me and I hope to have a shed like that with a hoist so I can play. Every day is chooseday, you choose whether you work or don't!:D
    The way I'm going on my 46 Olds, the build will carry over until retirement.:mad::(
    Enjoy yourself, you worked all your life to enjoy the fruits of your labour.
     
  13. If this thread is still going in 2023, I'll get back and reply......
     
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  14. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
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    Hope you have as much fun as I have been having. I work with my shop buddy 5 to 6 hours a day on our projects. I think I would otherwise be bored to death rotting on the couch or looking for part time work.
     
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  15. coolbreeze1340
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
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    from Indiana

    I mess around with different stuff and I'm always bringing something home for a project, that I call "retirement projects". The wife claims I'm up to "retirement project " 108. I'm only 46 I'm sure I'll forget most of the projects by the time I get there


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  16. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
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    I got one I've been hammering on for a few years now , it's about to be " finished " as it will end up being . It is not a rod but fun daily transportation . It's a 1979 Power Wagon short step side , now powered by a Cummins 4bt , adding Dana 60 front and rear axles soon . It's fun and serves me well , at 26 MPG . I have put 60K on it to date , but the rust is another adventure .
     
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  17. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
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    from MN,USA

    "Retired about 10 years ago and found I needed to keep working for the $$$ but I only work part time now. I had several retirement projects but sold everything off except my 34 coupe. And then I bought my brother's old O/T chevelle wagon back again after selling it in the great purge. NO MORE! The wagon and the coupe are quite enough.
    If you're like me and my buddies, you'll find you actually had more time to play with projects when you were working!"

    It seems when you have the time you don't have the money and vice versa. Weird how that works.
     
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  18. DDDenny
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    from oregon

    :confused:2071
     
  19. mnjeff
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
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    IMG_0764.JPG Saving the "Big Ugly", my 49 Nash for a retirement project.
     
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  20. gas & guns
    Joined: Feb 6, 2014
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    Used to drag home everything that was free or extremely cheap that I could get my hands on. Thinking I would fix it up and make some money. Looked around the backyard one day and thought to myself, "shit, I don't have enough years left to fix all this shit."
    Been thinning out the crap so I can be more focused. I'm sure I'll have plenty left for retirement projects.
    Being the working peasant that I am.
     
  21. johnold1938
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
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    from indiana

    JUST behind the pipe muel to the right lies a ford 1932 full fendered roadster project for the wife!
     
  22. cfl51
    Joined: Jun 19, 2009
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    I bought my retirement project that naturally I couldn't leave it alone ...so I'm taking my 80's built 1934 Ford all steel car... and spending the rest of my retirement redoing it... IMG_2218.JPG


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  23. Third DodgeBrother
    Joined: Apr 18, 2009
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    I've found that when I had the money, I didn't have the time. When I did have time, I didn't have the money. Now with time, money, and too many projects, I don't have space to work!
     
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  24. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
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    Retirement projects are great therapy. Its just getting harder and harder to do the things I used to do easily. Under the dash board stuff is the worst. Hard to get in the right position and difficulty seeing wearing bifocals. Sometimes I've actually been stuck under there and needed help getting out. Fortunately I'm just finishing up a nut and bolt frame off restoration on the 63 Impala on my avatar. Just some nit noid stuff to finish.

    Gary
     
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    Man,when you buddy said you need a Christmas tree in your garage he was talking about one like this! :D HRP

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    Last edited: Mar 26, 2017

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