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So my daughter is a rockstar.....

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flatheadpete, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,113

    from Burton, MI

    Three years old last week.......She asked me last night, "Daddy, what you doing?" "Gappin' spark plugs for the hot rod." "Can I do it?"
    Showed her how. I had to give her my old plugs and a gap guage to satisfy her. I think all my old plugs are gapped to about 1/2 in. now but it made my day watching her learn that.
  2. 29 sedanman
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 2,282

    29 sedanman
    from Indy

    Awsome! I have a 5 year old helper.

    Showing them is never enough, they want their own job to do. They can make you so mad, but the little things like this make it all worth it. Little girls are the greatest!
  3. Doc22
    Joined: Mar 20, 2007
    Posts: 291


    AWESOME! Mine's 2 1/2 and I can't wait to work on the car with him.

  4. rebstew187
    Joined: Jan 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,476


    thats cool! first time today I've smiled
  5. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,682

    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    Rig up a coil and battery and show her the spark jumping the gap--that should impress her.
    Don't let her touch it--she'll retaliate a few years down the road by putting you in a really bad nursing home!
  6. Thirdyfivepickup
    Joined: Nov 5, 2002
    Posts: 6,088


    figures... must take after her rockstar Dad!

    Apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
  7. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,113

    from Burton, MI

    Mike, you realize I'm Pete....right? She's way ahead of me!!
  8. Suave's Buick
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 119

    Suave's Buick

    Mine is 9 years old, and if it wasn't made by xbox or playstation, he don't want anything to do with it. I have to throw the controller outside just to get him there...

    you should be proud!
  9. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,188

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    HAHA Thats a good read!

    My youngest is almost 9. She was happy to wetsand my '70 Honda while I wetsanded the '50 Burb. That was fun!
  10. chuckspeed
    Joined: Sep 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,643


    Pete - that's NEAT!

    Brings back memories of the 'what's that' game - My eldest would point to something underhood and say 'what's that?', and I'd explain what it is.

    when my youngest was your daughter's age - she wanted to be a race car driver, and;

    a screwdriver - you know, the guy that turns the screws on a racecar!

    Enjoy it while you can, man...they git big fast.
  11. nailheadroadster
    Joined: Jun 7, 2006
    Posts: 1,522


    LOL MY little helper is 37. :) She always is out there helping me, wrenchin and now she welds too. Her official title is the "Worlds Best Holder of Things" (i.e. screws, bolts, tools) Actually she's my girlfriend... but she's the best looking, hardest working, smartest helper I've ever had!!!

    LOL I'm such a cheeseball!
  12. ricknroll
    Joined: Mar 8, 2007
    Posts: 78


    My wife and I are just begining to " try " to have a kid. The whole thing scares the shat out of me but it's hearing storys like this that make me want a little bugger runnin' around.
    And it'll give me an excuse to build "The Worlds Baddest Big Wheel"
  13. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,791

    Silhouettes 57

    A little OT but my daughters (36 year old twins) will snap a picture of an old car or canned ham travel trailer they see because they think I'd like it (I do every time). They learned to drive in 1986 in my old '58 Chevy Nomad wagon they called it the "Red Dinosaur", I just love those girls!
    Ya garage time with your kids is great, I'd like some with my grandkids.
  14. JoeG
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 198


    I hopped in the Impala this morning to take our 3 1/2 year old to pre-school and while she was waiting for me to unlock the door I saw her looking at the tailpipe. She darted over to the other side of the car looking for it's match and then returned saying "Daddy, you need a pipe on the other side of the car too. That will make it better".

    You know what? She's right.

    Tonight I'm going to teach her about lake pipes and have her relay the info to Mommy. :)
  15. chuckspeed
    Joined: Sep 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,643


    there's no do-overs, no return to sender when you put in an order for a kid. You gotta run whatcha brung...

    It's the most:

    Awe inspiring

    event of your life - and it goes by soo quick! Mine are 16 and 18, both girls. One loves cars - the other could care less.
  16. wlspdshop
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,585

    from Missouri

    Man, thats cool. My son is also three and he has started helping me out in the garage...Those are the best memories....Thanks for sharing
  17. dirthawker1313
    Joined: Apr 18, 2005
    Posts: 648


    i know exactly what you mean. my son turns 10 in may and hes the same way. i made him go motorcycle riding with his uncle and me last weekend and he actually rode and liked it. now i have to buy him one but hell at least hes outside.

  18. Thats awesome Pete, My kids are the best thing that ever happened to me. Make the best of every moment with them.
  19. My kiddo is 2 1/2 and loves cars. He has already started working on his pedal car. He has discovered that you can fix anything and everything with a hammer! He can't wait for the Street Rod Nats here in OKC so he can get a new t-shirt. I can't wait until he is old enough to work in the garage.
  20. jdubbya
    Joined: Jul 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,435


    If you start showing her how to use your angle grinder, I am gonna have to call Child Protective Services... thats where I draw the line.:D
  21. Goztrider
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
    Posts: 3,066

    from Tulsa, OK

    This reminds me of the story my dad tells about me.

    He used to paint cars in the garage on weekends in Southern California when we lived out there. He was painting this black Chevy truck, and I decided to "help" by picking up a ball peen hammer and going all the way around the truck! Needless to say, he wasn't happy, but he remembers it to this day!

    Having kids help is great. I jast have to teach mine to have an attention span longer than a commercial!
  22. Duration
    Joined: Oct 2, 2006
    Posts: 543

    from Wayne, MI

    that is a great feeling! my daughter learned that at about the same age. now she drinks beer and leaves her underwear on hamb cars in the parking garage! lol! shes going to kill me for saying that. she has her own ride now. a 1972 pontiac firebird with a 455. she does all the work on it. oil changes, spark plus, even the clutch last year. it is a work in progress but its all hers! hot rod daughters rule!
  23. lexistars
    Joined: Oct 11, 2006
    Posts: 254

    from Fontana

    aww that is awesome! I am a female whos dad used to let me help him. he rebuilt me a truck for my first car. I must say it is him who showed me the Love for old cars! (and Thought me a thing or two about cars)

  24. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,113

    from Burton, MI

    She got mighty angry last night when I burned the starter solenoid and it wouldn't start. Oh well.
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    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
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  26. Sinner
    Joined: Nov 5, 2001
    Posts: 191


    My little helper is gonna be born any day now.
    I can't wait till she's old enough to start learning so help me in the garage.
  27. erock805
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,243


    Good for you Pete, and Good luck Sinner...those first days were very scary for me...I was afraid I would hurt the little fella or do something wrong. It all worked okay though...
  28. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    Pete, Just think how awesome it will be to have two of them helping you with the hot rod. 'course by then Frankie will be taking over the instructor roll.:cool: :D

  29. Crosley
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,042

    from Aridzona

    kool stories........ you guys will wake up one day and have grand kids!

    my oldest grand daughter is 10! Seems like she was a new born a year or two ago

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