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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Doright, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,350

    tommyd
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    from South Indy

    Awsome tribute and it touches every Dad and I hope every son on here. Sounds like your dad did a good job passing along his skills to you. As a father myself I am a proud of my son when I see him working on his own stuff welding, building , heck! just adjusting the valves by himself. Comes a time when we have to stand back and let em' do their own work because we aren't gonna be around forever. I bet your pops was proud of you WAY more than you will ever know. Heck I'm proud of you and I don't really know you! Hope my son values something we worked on together as much as you do.God bless. Tom.
     
  2. I hope that in building the car it helps you gain some closure with your dad.

    I still got my dad but what you wrote kinda hits home because I know that our days are limited. Nobody could possibly understand the connection we had through working on cars and stuff together.

    Take it easy man.
    ASNF (A Son Never Forgets)
     
  3. Doright
    Joined: Jan 19, 2010
    Posts: 74

    Doright
    Member

    Thanks guys it means a lot
    I finished up this car a few days too short of going to the big local car show last year.
    That sucked but Its ready for this year its on the 21st I will let you all know how it does in competition.
     
  4. Doright
    Joined: Jan 19, 2010
    Posts: 74

    Doright
    Member

    Long story short I took car too local Car show Sat and couldnt get the hood open I left the car as was for them to judge.

    Sorry I forgot my camera

    [​IMG]
     
  5. grf-x
    Joined: Jul 15, 2010
    Posts: 299

    grf-x
    Member

    you got second place on such a touching build. That is awesome. I have been reading a lot of post where a car or metal fab became a touching post. I hope you find closure some how. I can't imaging my life without my little wheel, tire and interior guy. Best of luck to you Doright. Maybe the placing is a sign to keep the car (the car being some kind of closure).
     
  6. fatman1
    Joined: May 18, 2010
    Posts: 15

    fatman1
    Member
    from hiram ohio

    Just seen this thread, have to say you did a great job on your fathers car. I also lost my father its been twenty years and not a day goes past that I dont think of him.

    My Father was also rebuilding a 41 ford but a business man coupe, he was diagnosed with cancer during the build, after awhile he could no longer work on it.

    Before he passed, I painted it the color he wanted. Shortly after he passed my mother was diagnosed with cancer, she lasted 4 months during all this I was trying to finish the car.

    I lost all intrest in working on the car, after reading your story you gave me the motivation to start again, after twenty years in my garage it is going to need repainted, and maybe take off the Boyd wheels and make it a little more HAMB friendly.

    I hope my dad will be in there with me, like yours was
     
  7. Doright
    Joined: Jan 19, 2010
    Posts: 74

    Doright
    Member

    I hope you find your closure Fatman1
     
  8. Doright
    Joined: Jan 19, 2010
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    Doright
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  9. Doright
    Joined: Jan 19, 2010
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    Doright
    Member

    Thinking about you Dad
     
  10. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260

    Gman0046
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    I sure do miss my Dad. Unfortunately when he was alive, I took him for granted as he worked several jobs to provide for our family. After he passed, I found out things about him that I never knew before such as helping others who were less fortunate then us.

    Wish I could be half the man he was.

    Gary
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2015
  11. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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    JimSibley
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    Cried just a little.
     
  12. Doright
    Joined: Jan 19, 2010
    Posts: 74

    Doright
    Member

    Me too I miss him terribly my father was a great man in his own right.
    He taught me almost every thing I know about cars and almost every thing I know about the family business & Tradition of 500+ mph Aircraft & aeronautical engineering.

    Long live the Kings of SPEED and Stealth
     
  13. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,357

    JimSibley
    Member

    Wow, my old
    Man was a flight jockey as well. He designed and built specialty bush planes.
     
  14. Been there... Getting better with time.

    Not a day goes by that I don't think about him!

    Cheers Dad
     
  15. j3harleys
    Joined: May 12, 2010
    Posts: 912

    j3harleys
    Member

    Missing my DAD alot this morning. There were so many more things I wanted to talk to him about.
     
  16. Doright
    Joined: Jan 19, 2010
    Posts: 74

    Doright
    Member

    I Miss My old man more than any one knows! To only to once again be able to work side by side again and have another fight over whos tools are whos or just shooting the shit or some more listening to his old story's ... They never got old! My old man was the best! He will live forever in my heart and work.

    Only thing that makes it easier for me is doing the same for my boys 23 and 14
    My oldest is Just like my Old man in a lot of ways and my youngest is just like me in a lot ways.
    How do you thank your maker for a Blessing like that?
     
  17. Doright
    Joined: Jan 19, 2010
    Posts: 74

    Doright
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    Thinking of you today Dad
     

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