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The Kid that walked into the Shop

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 48chrysler, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. I like your story, your coupe, and your friends..even though I don't know them.
  2. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 8,533

    from Oregon

    Great story, and a couple good looking rides! The guys in the club sound like good solid people!
  3. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 3,299


  4. Love the coupe, man!

    Great story! I started playing music professionally in clubs when I was 19. That was in 1979. At that time I always played with the old cats and was referred to as "the kid". It dawned on me a while back that now I'm the old guy. I'm not sure exactly when that happened and it's kind of hard to get my head around it.

    My point is, you're on your way to becoming one of the old guys - the father figure - the big brother figure. Make sure you pass on what you've learned and help a youngster seeking knowledge when the opportunity presents itself. Of course, your part in your experience was that you were humble and eager to learn. Humility opens a lot of doors. So many young guys already know it all, if you know what I mean!

    Thanks for sharing.

    ^^RodStRace - Love your signature. There's a lot of wisdom hidden in that phrase.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2011
  5. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 21,462

    Staff Member

    That coupe rules...
  6. bobbooth
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
    Posts: 383

    from limeyland

    Respect breeds respect, Great story
  7. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,419

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    cool story, nice coupe
  8. Keep
    Joined: May 10, 2008
    Posts: 662


    Very cool story, thanks for sharing.
  9. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 33,357


    Great story that should serve as a reminder that we need to take a "kid" or guy who wants to build a car but doesn't have the knowledge or developed skills under our wing once in a while.

    When I was teaching auto mechanics a few of the students in class new that I often worked on my own projects on weekends in the shop and a couple of them often came out and spent the day working on their own projects. They often got a lot more done during a few hours on a Saturday than they would have in several weeks of class time. I saw one of those "kids" Thursday at work when he stopped by and got to visit with him. He has one of the nicest big block Chevelles in the region and always has a repair job going on someone's rig for side money or sometimes to pay the rent.
  10. RussTee
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,241


    I think the morel here is you where not laughed at and put down I remember once belonging to a club and a young guy walked in one day with a heap of junk wanting to build a rod out of it he would have done money no matter how much work he put into it he was ridiculled and put down not the way to go he should have been mentored and shown the right path he was keen and given the right advise would have been a good member well done your club
  11. Bone Daddy
    Joined: Aug 19, 2005
    Posts: 328

    Bone Daddy

    Dude you're cool. You got my respect. Nice work. Joe
  12. slepe67
    Joined: Jan 22, 2008
    Posts: 1,146


    Great story, great attitude! If I could only get my 13 year old son to drop the X-Box remote and head out to the shop...
  13. Tin Can
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,096

    Tin Can

    Very cool story. Awsome to see you hang out with the guys that probabally tought your grandpa things and yor grandpa tought them too. I really like your coupe
  14. the other me
    Joined: Jun 21, 2007
    Posts: 387

    the other me

    Great story, thanks for sharing. Cool rides you've as well...your grandpa would be proud!
  15. Man, that's kind of sad.
  16. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,187

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    Very well written and enjoyable story. Car rules too!

    Awesome read on a rainy Tucson morning. Thank you.
  17. I'm impressed... not just the car but your writing...

    Have you had a chance to read any of C9's old posts? I say that because your writing style is similar! ("That's a very good thing"!)
  18. Chaz
    Joined: Feb 24, 2004
    Posts: 5,016

    Member Emeritus

    this is a morning for great stories on the HAMB. thank you! Cool cars by the way..
  19. richie rebel
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,184

    richie rebel

    great story, badass coupe, take it to the bank................
  20. whid
    Joined: Jun 20, 2008
    Posts: 452


    good story.......whid
  21. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 9,171


  22. Nice story, nicer coupe!
  23. brad chevy
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,627

    brad chevy

    Well written story,hell of a job on the car. You are a lucky man to have been able to learn from somebody that cared. Now pass it on .
  24. Old&Low
    Joined: Mar 13, 2010
    Posts: 410


    You made my day 'kid!' Some posts here make me wonder about the future of 'Old Time Hot Rodding,' but your post and your obvious talent give us all hope. Thanks
  25. damagedduck
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 2,341

    from Greeley Co

    this post kinda was a flash back,i've been out of the car thing for around 20yrs,well in that time i took up building choppers,everybody around here knows i play with bikes,
    well one day i working/welding on my wife's bobber with my back to the street & i get this feeling that someone's watching me???out the corner of my eye i see the 14yr old neighbor boy sitting on his newly found POS dirt bike,just sitting there i call over to [Blue-thats his real name] & ask whats up?he sheepishly walks over & ask if i could look at his bike?sure drag it what a piece of sheeett!i tear into it,well the carb is all gummed up-no biggy i start cleaning it with this wide eyed kid looking on like i was doing open heart surgery.i ask how come his dad didn't help him? he busy!busy drinking beer!!!& has no time for stupid sh*t,,,WTF!
    so i held shop 101 in my drive way for a couple hours i was the cool old guy..kinda like the ones that had helped me out so many years ago--well to make a long story shorter--Blue is now 17 & comes over every once-n-while to see what going on,but he now does almost all work on his mom & dads cars & trucks & charges his dad to change the oil & do a tune up!:D
    kids are the future of roddin-N-wrenchen! i always try to help the kids out,sometimes i don't get my own stuff done--but it will all work out in the end!:rolleyes:
  26. 48chrysler
    Joined: Feb 28, 2009
    Posts: 323

    from Indiana

    Thank you guys for all the responses. I love the HAMB and probably spend way to much time on here. I don't always have a lot to say but this site has always been a big help.
  27. Ditto on that. Reading your story made my morning. Great writing and great cars, keep using those skills (both automotive and journalistic). Thanks for sharing.
  28. AKA Kustoms
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
    Posts: 199

    AKA Kustoms
    from Racine, WI


    Great story, and that is one sharp coupe!
  29. Old&Low
    Joined: Mar 13, 2010
    Posts: 410


    Thank your Grandma for 'steering' you to that group of 'car guys.'
  30. roundvalley
    Joined: Apr 10, 2005
    Posts: 1,776


    I'm 73 years old. I walked into a garage in Boise full of young guys with some little foreign cars with great big chrome mufflers hanging on the rear bumpers.

    You know what / I learned some new things and made some friends that learned about hot rods!

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