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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by whiskeyding, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,137


    uneducated public and having to fix repairs along the highway.
  2. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,153

    from NKy

    Well , you hit the scab on the sore spot now ! I was a member of a very well know club for a good many years . I really noticed a lot of criticizing a person and there car , because it wasn’t up to members standards . Damn It , to me it’s not about what your plastic can buy you . It’s about what you can afford and the FUN , of being in our hobby . My own car , probably could be built a damn sight better if I spent mega dollars to build it . I did what I could afford , and complete myself , and it is what it is to me , FUN , bottom line . I left that club like my head was on fire and my Azz was catchin !
  3. tim troutman
    Joined: Aug 6, 2012
    Posts: 235

    tim troutman

  4. Hemi Joel
    Joined: May 4, 2007
    Posts: 821

    Hemi Joel
    from Minnesota

    I love almost everything about this hobby: the cars, the people, the craftsmanship. the competition, the friendships, the history and nostalgia, the performance, the driving, the collections, the racing, the shows. If there is anything I don't like, it would be cheaters, thiefs, and liars. But that is the same inside and outside of the hobby. I also hate when I lose something that I need right now and have to spend hours of frustration searching for it. I once lost a piston pin circlip that must have launched all the way into outer space when I was installing it. I needed to get the motor done asap, so I had took a day off work to do it. I searched for 3 hours for that thing! I called about 10 shops, and no one local had one. Finally I had to call Diamond pistons and have one overnighted.
  5. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,413

    jimmy six

    Patina and stance.......throw in old school too
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  6. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 1,507

    oldiron 440

    Fix'n rust even though I cut it out and weld new metal in. I've had my fill.
  7. I’ll trade you all the block sanding you can handle for all the automotive wiring you need.

    At the end of a block sanding job my fingers are bleeding, hands are cramped up, wrists are numb, elbows bitching, shoulders screaming, Boulder buggers, and my fucking shop with 5 semis full of shit everything in it is full of dust.
  8. Then the dude getting the money should be paying the tax hummmmmmm
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  9. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
    Posts: 1,511

    Sky Six
    from Arizona

    I'm never satisfied. I go to cruise nights and other gatherings and see something on someone else's car and I think that would be bitchin on mine. I'm constantly tearing stuff apart.
  10. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 11,474

    from Quincy, IL

    and he often does......depending on if it results in a profit, he is subject to income tax......
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  11. TERPU
    Joined: Jan 2, 2004
    Posts: 2,226


    Not a Damned thing!
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  12. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,726


    I hate the way I feel after a long but productive day in the shop. Today, made body patches, made a seat frame, welded and ground it all, get down on the floor, get up.....every time harder than the time before, my arms hurt, my back hurts, my ears are ringing, but......looked at the progress, the pretty nice welds with the blue shadow all round them, the happy face of my helper......Life is good.
  13. Boden
    Joined: Oct 10, 2018
    Posts: 713


    Hearing everyone give me crap about grease under my nails.

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  14. Mimilan
    Joined: Jun 13, 2019
    Posts: 570


    What about the taste of Loctite?? :D

    Worse than that......Stripped threads
  15. B Bay Barn
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 402

    B Bay Barn

    Losing my mentors. Damn I hate that.
  16. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,403


    The only thing I can think of right now is the cost and the lack of older cars in the junkyards.
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  17. sooo was there a reason you thought the banjo was dry ?
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  18. Stephen Barrett
    Joined: Sep 24, 2019
    Posts: 760

    Stephen Barrett

    Me too. lol. IMG_1663.jpg
  19. Actually dropped a alternator small bolt today close to dust - went just farther than an arm's reach - so I had to belly down towards the tranny....but why....that's a good roll !
  20. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 5,844

    anthony myrick

    Folks griping about someone else’s car or build.
  21. Spooky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,744


    All of the "reality" TV shows that have not only shot our hobby price ways into the stratosphere, but have made it seem that the 1-800-HOT-ROD! aftermarket suppliers have all of the answers and that with their tech "specialists", it is so easy!

    That unfinished rides are the way to go. Unless it really is a survivor, rescue it and make it yours.

    The term Rat Rod.
    You can hit type in any craigslist search and be blessed with a '87 Caprice moredoor that is sooo bitchin' with patina and is ol' skool.

    The term Old School.

    That car clubs, at least what I have seen here in the PNW, consist of t shirts with their logo, jackets with the same and wannabe's calling themselves "prospects". And out of the club only 4 out of the 15 , including the president have a running or driving car or truck!

    Gawdamn- when did I become an angry old man?
  22. dropping screws........
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  23. Lack of good junk yards and the infiltration of rat rods into the hobby.
  24. In no particular order because at any given time one may gripe my ass more than another.
    Bullshitters that somehow have a following
    Thinking that you mocked up every part needed but during final assembly you realize you forgot a couple
    Forums where post counts somehow hold a person in higher standards
    Clutch head screws/bolts
    People that can't think past a single parts supplier's catalog
    Moderators that use their position for their own personal agenda
    When recommended parts don't fit after waiting a week for them to arrive
    I'm in rare form but I think I'll stop
  25. The Shift Wizard
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
    Posts: 1,959

    The Shift Wizard

    How when it all started we were rebels and nobody was going to tell us what we could do.
    Now in order to fit in, we have a lot of people who can tell us what we can do.
  26. I hate nothing about the hobby. What I hate is arthritis. It makes me hate doing things, some days. But, it ain't the car or tool's fault. I'll drive hot rods and modified cars until that last ride in the stock, late model hearse.
  27. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 1,834


    I have to say, sanding, body work, paint, and paint prep are the worst, probably because that is what I'm doing right now. I hate how the dust covers everything in the shop. It takes months after I do body work to get everything cleaned back up.

    I also need to add working on nearly anything under the car. I don't have a hoist, and can't put one in my shop. That means I get to jack up one end of everything and put it on jack stands, then move to the other end of the car and do it again. Then, even after I get it as high as I can, its still not high enough. I really don't think my fat belly would have anything to do with that.....Gene
  28. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,333

    Barn Hunter

    Exactly this! If you don't like someones car, just go to the next thread. Calling someones car or work ugly is just low life crass. You don't have to be an a-hole. Some people have zero class. And as swade41 said "Bullshitters that somehow have a following"
  29. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 3,133


    Well I kinda like sanding, wet sanding, and polishing. A little zen like and pretty quick gratification. I hate when I think I've solved a problem and something still doesn't work, having too much "valuable" stuff that my shop is way too cluttered but those things will end up on a car sooner or later, little problems that take way too long to figure out a very simple solution, arrogant pricks that know everything but never offer to assist, and time that seems to disappear. Perhaps more later...

    But I love solving problems, the sense of accomplishment after doing a job, the cool designs of the older vehicles, being "fortunate" and having what I have, seeing a rod or custom or restored vehichle at a show or driving by, the hope that I know my projects will be finished eventually, the HAMB, and probably a whole lot more.
  30. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 6,154

    from Idaho

    Being well over 70 & not physically able to work using a floor jack & stands any longer.

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