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What did your Dad teach you?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kenny P, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. V4F
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
    Posts: 4,158

    from middle ca.

    how to be a drunk ass !
  2. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,473


    Not a huge fan of adding to ancient threads, but I'd like to say...

    More than specific skills...I learned from him that you can pretty much do whatever you want with a car. The wheels and tires he wanted to put on the back of his '57 were too big for the stock wheelwells and fender what? He made them bigger. He wanted to put a Pontiac 455 in it, so he did. It needed a 9" Ford rear end so he put one in too, and put the springs inside the frame rails....all before you could buy any kit to do it.

    I know some guys who flat out can't compute putting pieces from one car onto another. How will it ever work??? Dad showed me how limitless all of it is. Just because it doesn't bolt together doesn't mean you can't make it work. You cut, fit, weld, modify, whatever it takes because thats the way it needs to be.
  3. jimi'shemi291
    Joined: Jan 21, 2009
    Posts: 9,499


    One :rolleyes: of you guys make me proud of this country's vintage values :cool: and and of Kentucky (especially in basketball!:D). -- N'ough said! Jimi
  4. To never depend on or expect anything from him.
  5. skreemin
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 146

    from Salem Or

    Probably more than I'll ever know, but a few lessons that stick out are:
    Don't take any sh*t from anyone.
    Don't do anything you don't want to.
    Sometimes you have to do things you don't want to do.
    Someone else did/made/built/ it before us so we ought to be able to figure it out.
    and how to wet sand so he wouldn't have to. Hell, i'm 37 and he's 69 and I still learn stuff from him.
  6. My old man always said that if you by it or steal it you have to make it.

  7. "If your gonna do it, do it right " and " Dont loan out your tools"
    Joined: Aug 10, 2008
    Posts: 2,597


    If there is a will there is a way
  9. Carnuba
    Joined: Mar 19, 2012
    Posts: 430


    Yeah, I'll say I have no fucking idea what you're trying to say here. But, if it's aimed at me...let me say this...I've definately "made" my way in this world. I just won't thank my Dad for the influence/knowledge I've gained in life to make my way. There are many others I thank/credit. Also, if it "IS" me you aim your bullshit words at....please limit them in the future to a PM. Thank you
  10. strike a poser
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 399

    strike a poser
    from Salinas,CA

    There are three things in life that have to be earned, no one will give to you.
  11. mustang6147
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,847

    from Kent, Ohio

    Mine taught me that I would make a better door then a window. LoL

    I used to love that statement, during a ball game. I used to sit right in front of the TV.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012
  12. Falcon
    Joined: Jul 28, 2009
    Posts: 482

    from nevada

    Unfortunately all my dad taught me was that I didn't want to be around my dad.
  13. Falcon
    Joined: Jul 28, 2009
    Posts: 482

    from nevada

    But there was a man!
  14. 1967gtafb
    Joined: Mar 22, 2012
    Posts: 41


    WOW i have a lot to say but i will sustain
  15. pug man
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,010

    pug man
    from louisiana

    My Dad put the fire in me and it took me a while to "get it" but I am so thankful that he did. Love you Daddy......
  16. Joe Didio
    Joined: Oct 7, 2006
    Posts: 93

    Joe Didio

    My dad wasn't a car guy. It took many years before he appreciated why I messed with cars. He was a damn good patternmaker (wish he was a car guy, we could have made some cool stuff). He taught me and my brothers how to work with our hands. Me and my three brothers all have wood working shops and all four of us mess with cars. Thanks dad.
  17. 1967gtafb
    Joined: Mar 22, 2012
    Posts: 41


    I just keep deleting my shit
  18. Scrounger
    Joined: Dec 31, 2010
    Posts: 14


    My sperm donor father split when I was 4 and I was adapted when I was 12 by my step dad.Cant really remember anything specific he taught me but I do remember it would be a 2 minute explanation and their would be a ass chewin comin if he had to tell me twice or I messed it up.Lookin back now I guess it was hard raisin a boy that was only 14 years younger and twice your size.X2 on the grandfather.
  19. Dan in Pasadena
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
    Posts: 860

    Dan in Pasadena

    Lefty - loosey
    Righty - tighty
  20. Master of None
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,279

    Master of None

    Patience, and knowing when to walk away from a project that is getting too frustrating.
  21. gmanrides
    Joined: Apr 5, 2009
    Posts: 41

    from TN

    15 too young, 36 too old, 24 just right, GM inline 6 firing order. One of many.
  22. Dog Dish Deluxe
    Joined: Dec 23, 2011
    Posts: 778

    Dog Dish Deluxe
    from MO.

    Mine taught me how not to be. He taught me that money and material things dont matter and that family is what counts. He taught me that by being the oppositte of that. I love my dad, but he's not the most family oriented person around.
  23. Morgan91
    Joined: Sep 12, 2010
    Posts: 560

    from Australia

    Probably about 80% of everything I know
  24. how to roll a doobie

    always check out your girlfriend's mom - the daughter will be just like her
  25. Phinney
    Joined: Jul 26, 2010
    Posts: 74


    My dad taught me that if a car is running rough, to pull the plug wires off one by one while the car is running. When you find the one that doesn't change the way it runs, you've got your bad plug/wire. What he didn't tell me, was that you shouldn't try this on anything with an HEI system. Man did my elbow hurt when I wacked it into the inner fender after I got zapped! He also taught me to make due with what you have...
  26. Westco48
    Joined: Oct 21, 2010
    Posts: 199


    Marry a good woman.
  27. 60galaxieJJ
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,525


    Not to be like him.
  28. 60galaxieJJ
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,525


    Lmao brilliant! Took me a second
  29. Bonneville Avanti Dan
    Joined: Jan 21, 2011
    Posts: 243

    Bonneville Avanti Dan
    from California

    Dad's favorite saying:
    Why is it we can never seem to find the time to do the job right but we always find the time to do it over.
    Cherish your tools and clean them up and put them away before the test drive.
    Taught me how to rebuild and engine at age 10.
    Take a walk and cool off if it isn't going right. If that fails sleep on it and see if it doesn't cooperate better the next day.
    Too much else to list.
  30. fast30coupe
    Joined: Nov 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,019

    from Illinois

    Everything. "If its got tits or wheels your gonna have problems with it." He was right.

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