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Support from your wife/girlfriend.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 34Larry, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Magnus
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
    Posts: 904

    Magnus
    Member
    from Sweden

    My ex was a 10 but we didn't get along so well.. She had a racing license and loved working on cars, she also loved working on me time to time.

    My current wife is also a 10, she initiated the " shop with attached house" hunt a while ago as she didn't like me going to a rented shop every weekend. Now we own a beatiful shop with a nice house next to it, on the countryside, thank's to her. She's even have a classic Mercury convertible, next to my 55. I love her to death.
     

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  2. Leevon
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 401

    Leevon
    Member
    from Nixa, MO

    My wife is a 5 on the cars. Money and participation are what we don't see eye-to-eye on. What I see as a family thing really is not appealing to her and what I see as a regular budget line item is always up for debate. If I had my way, I'd live in a shop and spend every dime on things that go fast and look good. She has to beg me to go clothes shopping because I'd rather save for parts and my shoes are coming apart. So her side balances us out, it may not really be fair give her a number. On the positive side, she's alright with the space, tools and equipment and sees that it makes me happy (most important) plus seems to like the art of it. We've been married 11 years tomorrow and our marriage gets better all the time, so even at a 5 with cars I'm a very happy man. In the grand scheme, her support of my hobby is only a small part of what's important. If I had a wife at 10 with cars, I'm sure she wouldn't add up elsewhere.

    BTW big thanks to this thread for making me look at the calendar to see how long we've been married, and realizing that our anniversary is tomorrow!!!
     
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  3. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 3,353

    wicarnut
    Member

    My wife is a 10, always supportive and helpful. I'm a very lucky man. John
     
  4. burnout2614
    Joined: Sep 21, 2009
    Posts: 612

    burnout2614
    Member

    My girlfriend is a 10 plus. Not only is she beautiful, she's smart. She doesn't know cars but I can describe a piece to her at swap meets and she can find it. Rides all day in a hot rod with no air and doesn't complain. Probably dump me before long................ peace
     
  5. DonnaMick
    Joined: Apr 4, 2010
    Posts: 6

    DonnaMick
    Member
    from East Texas

    A 10. She is my best friend
     
  6. teddyt
    Joined: Sep 24, 2010
    Posts: 99

    teddyt
    Member
    from U.S.

    My wife is an 8 when it comes to money for my coupe build. I really couldnt ask for a more understanding partner :)
     
  7. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,310

    Model T1
    Member

    Yes a 10! Been married 56 years this Oct 2013 and helped on cars since 1956. She's brought home parts and two old Chevys from yard sales. :D
     
  8. '48IHC
    Joined: Aug 4, 2013
    Posts: 224

    '48IHC
    Member

    My gf is a definite 10! Goes to every show, every drive and hangs out in the garage time to time and encourages me to get my build done so I can move on to the next. She's currently restoring a 71 Suzuki ts185 bike by herself. I'm the luckiest man alive.


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  9. joburnsjo
    Joined: Oct 15, 2009
    Posts: 102

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    Mine is a 10 I have 5 cars she has 1 that she did all the body work goes to all car shows and carlisle swap meet with me spring and fall
     
  10. castirondude
    Joined: Jan 26, 2012
    Posts: 496

    castirondude
    Member

    Mine's an 8 as well I guess. She likes the old cars, loves the car shows! She'll scan the classifieds and the internet to find ones she likes a lot or she thinks I will like. She even bought me a '39 Packard last year! She does sometimes complain about my shop, but it's not so much the cars, more all the other junk I have in it! Yea it's too messy, I need to build some better storage. She doesn't really know how to work on cars and for herself she'd just as well have a ~10 year old car that's cheap and functional. I'm sure once I get my fuel injected air conditioned '59 on the road she'll want to drive it too.
     
  11. T.L.
    Joined: May 24, 2011
    Posts: 206

    T.L.
    Member
    from Colorado

    Mine gets a "10". She's not obsessive about it, but she's 100% supportive.

    I'm very fortunate...
     
  12. 302aod
    Joined: Dec 19, 2011
    Posts: 275

    302aod
    Member
    from Pelham,Tn.

    1 Ex wife 0
    2 Ex wife 0
    3 Ex wife 0
    4 3 dogs 10
     
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  13. My wife gets a 10 for just putting up with me but also rates a 10 for the support with cars . We celibrated 25 years married this year and I got her a 1963 S22 Comet rag top ,she likes to take our boys for rides with the top down.
     
  14. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,297

    hombres ruin
    Member

    My girlfriend of 7 yrs hates my hobby hates my ride has been to 3 shows in 7 yrs with me, one which she turned up half hour before it ended and decided to go get something to eat so she didn't see my ride at all.completely non supportive, thinks its irresponsible and impractical to have an old ride...basically the attention is not on her but something else and she hates it... So now she is my ex
     
  15. oldwood
    Joined: Mar 13, 2010
    Posts: 897

    oldwood
    Member
    from arkansas

    TO the guys that can't make up there mind: RUN FORREST RUN!!!
     
  16. Nomad35
    Joined: Aug 14, 2009
    Posts: 17

    Nomad35
    Member
    from Thailand

    A definite 1. When I get a "new" car she goes "...why are you never satisfied?" Duuhhh....
     
  17. 61falcon
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
    Posts: 772

    61falcon
    Member

    10! her dad had been building hot rods since the 50's. he laughed at the term traditional. she grew up with hotrods and even helped him in the garage. now she drives the 32 sedan he left us after his passing.
     
  18. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,568

    olscrounger
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Mines a 10---has no issue with the cars and goes with me to swap meets and spots parts that I miss. Been putting up with this for 35+ yrs. Just finished another 40 coupe and she said we need to go find another project!!
     

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