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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by PHIL COOPY, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. I'll be 69 in Feb. just had a partial knee replacement. Two time AO cancer survivor. Full speed ahead and this is where I spend most days enjoying myself. Time spent here or with my grand kids. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. I'll be 75 this March...naaah....that can't possibly be right, can it? Nonetheless I've got three projects underway. The third redo in 38 years on my convert...hopefully out in the summer of 2018. Got a '40 Ford coupe again a couple years ago...that fluff and buff turned into a restoration that should be moveable soon.Last is a ground up '28/29 rpu on '32 rails. Spent 4 months on it a couple winters back
    but it's on momentary hold while I get the 40's closer - still gathering parts though.

    On top of that my wife and I are still day caring Grandkids. Don't have time for getting bored. Fortunately not chasing any bad health stuff....God willing .
     
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  3. This is my neighborhood hero, John, with me and my middle boy and one of John’s old “buggies” as he calls em:

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    Believe it or not, John turned 90 this year! I told him to keep right on being immature - it sure is working well for him!

    He’s a great role model for my boy, and me!
     
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  4. earlymopar
    Joined: Feb 26, 2007
    Posts: 1,165

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    You are all in the age group that inspired me and continue to do so. I'm 65 and with 3 older brothers, clearly know what got me here. Keep it up guys (well, sorry for the double meaning!).

    - EM
     
  5. Which one is John?;)
    oops, I'd better be careful...Mustang is not that far from me
     
  6. That is why Gene Winfield is a great inspirator for us with 90 and still working on cars.
    I'm only 49 so have a long way to go (i hope).

    Hennie
     
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  7. poco
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
    Posts: 365

    poco
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    from oklahoma

    I will be 83 in a few days and i am starting a full rebuild on a 46 ford 2 door, i also have a 48 chevy coupe street rod that i built from body off to a very good driver.
     
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  8. poco
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
    Posts: 365

    poco
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    from oklahoma

     
  9. joee
    Joined: Oct 9, 2009
    Posts: 472

    joee
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    between hot rods and sex I don't have much time on my hands !!!!!!!
     
  10. bct
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 3,088

    bct
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    This thread is inspiring me to buy more projects.
     
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  11. PHIL COOPY
    Joined: Jul 20, 2016
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    PHIL COOPY
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    At 78 wrenchin' is better!
     
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  12. putz
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 533

    putz
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    from wisc.

    Rocky, sure like that 34 " ...... i,m 71 ,hopefull for having my 40 Ford pu. done this year , Old Skool build !:cool:
     
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  13. murpa
    Joined: Aug 25, 2009
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  14. leon bee
    Joined: Mar 15, 2017
    Posts: 481

    leon bee
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    from Arkansas!

    I'm 68. Been doing motorcycles for years, but as I get more terrified of riding them in traffic been focusing on cars. 53 Buick, 50 Ford, Hudson and a too new Lincoln. I never had a concrete floor until the last few years and now I just can't adapt to sliding around on a creeper.

    One time I had to call my brother over to hack off my long hair which I had wound up in the creeper wheel. So that I could get out from under the car. Now I mostly just flop down and roll around on the cold, hard floor. "Keeping a hard edge" I call it.
     
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  15. Papas32
    Joined: Feb 18, 2009
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    from No.Ia.

    I turned 66 in September and retired yesterday! I hope to get back to working on my cars more as money and health permits.
     
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  16. Midnight340
    Joined: Jan 4, 2004
    Posts: 146

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    Leon bee, I know what you mean!!! Did most of my '50 F-1 (shown in earlier post w/ XL Honda in back) under a tree, in the dirt, or on old cracked concrete.
    Now at 71 I finally have s smooth floor but I can't get used to a creeper!! Have gone back to just sliding under on a piece of cardboard!!


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  17. leon bee
    Joined: Mar 15, 2017
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    leon bee
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    from Arkansas!

    Yeah, you gotta jack em up higher for that dam creeper.
     
  18. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
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    from Colorado

    76 and still working on bangers older than I am 86B01765-9FC4-4460-9B7E-124D4EA750AB.jpeg
     
  19. Love this thread. I have always enjoyed being around people senior to me. I can hardly relate to people my age. I turned 40 in Nov. My wife tells me I'm an 80 year old man in a 40 year old body.
    My grandpa was 74 when he started building a Class C RV from a wrecked Ford van. He got it completely finished, it looked great and he drove it for quite a few years. Keep at it fellas!

    Sent from my A521L using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  20. I'm 71 and still keep two to three projects going.
     
  21. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
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    The biggest problem I have is getting up after working on the ground or working under a dash. Not long ago I was working under the dash on my 63 Impala when my wife wasn't home and got myself into a position I couldn't get out of. Thought I'd have to stay there until help arrived. Some how I managed to free myself. Never had problems like this when I was younger.
     
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  22. Midnight340
    Joined: Jan 4, 2004
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    Gman0046, I've had myself in this predicament. The worst for me is getting stuck under my truck when I was too lazy to jack it high enough.


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  23. I know where you are coming from, A hoist is a must have for me, any time I have to work under a dash I have to take the seat out.
     
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  24. BadgeZ28
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,041

    BadgeZ28
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    from Oregon

    73 and still doing it. I have one project I hope to finish this summer and then start a new one.
     
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  25. Rick & Jan
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
    Posts: 422

    Rick & Jan
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    Turned 71 Dec. 2nd., Every day we wake up is one less day we have to play, Keep going or Die!!
     
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  26. mikhett
    Joined: Jan 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,409

    mikhett
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    from jackson nj

    I'm just a baby at 65.Will retire in April than I can finish my 56 Ford Victoria mild Kustom!
     
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  27. Gman is also my grandson’s nick name


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  28. Turk39
    Joined: Apr 13, 2012
    Posts: 38

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    image.jpeg Just turned 70
     
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  29. bobw
    Joined: Mar 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,364

    bobw
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    I'm 76 1/2 (yes we count half years at this age) and I can't stop building hot rods. Currently working on a steel Bantam coupe with a 468 BBC and a '30 Chevy roadster pickup with a slant 6 and 4 speed. Tore my HAMB-style dragster apart last fall for an overall clean up and some mods. The Bantam and dragster should be at the Meltdown Drags this summer.
     
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  30. Rick & Jan
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
    Posts: 422

    Rick & Jan
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    Keep in mind, when you retire, you don't run out of money, you run out of "Life Style"
     
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