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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, May 17, 2019.
Me with dat also.
Selling it after all that work!
Cleaning up the garage after the build and trying to find the top of the work bench. Putting tools away.
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I dont mind taking the money out of my wallet.........but instead i dread finding the money to build it the way i want to build it. Usually means selling something i dont really want to sell.
I have been a member of that club also. HRP
Getting started. I’d rather part out a car than build one.
Yeah..... I ain’t right in the head.
It's has got to be the money, the older I've gotten it seems like I have lost the ability to compromise....
Always hard to let go of those little green pictures of dead Presidents. Wiring is probably something I prefer not to get to involved with especially now that I am older and do not find it very comfortable laying under a dash. If I am working with someone more knowledgeable, I am a great helper.
The tear down knuckle busting frozen bolts and cleaning up 50-70 years of rust, grease and oil.
Body work, but I seem to be getting a little better too!!!!
Never add up receipts, it will only give you a HEADACHE and stop FUTHER progress that day.
The money . Starting a project and having the funds to finish and then something else comes that takes the money and the project is put on the back burner , I'm in that now with my 36 Chevy truck and it sucks.
I absolutely love doing everything, rust repair, body work, wiring, I even love shaping the foam and trimming my seats from scratch, I’m not going to say I’m the cream of the crop at everything but I love it all
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I hate paint work..I can weld patch panels , I like wiring , I can set up rear end's , I love building engines and any chassis work. I FREAKING HATE FILLER AND BLOCK SANDING!!! Thats why its good to have friends that can't wrench but can paint with their eyes closed
Sanding. Don't mind mechanical work, wiring, even painting. But hate sanding.
And I hate it when something electrical won't work, you trace the wiring, everything is plugged up, but no juice. A wire or a plug not making an electrical connection, even though they are fastened together in plain sight, like a bulb plugged into a socket but won't work, plug it in another one and it works, and the socket checks good for juice, but just won't connect due to that invisible corrosion you can't see.....uuuugggghhhh!
I used to dread wiring but after a couple of bikes I actually kind of like it now.
I kind of enjoy painting... but like others here I dread the bodywork, more specifically rust repair. I have NO idea how i'm gogin to get teh body on my car up to a level I'm going to like. Imnot talkign show car here, just passable. As in, everything more or less fits together.
Without a shadow of a doubt...... Body and paint!!! I have figured out over the last 40 years that I have the bondo/bodywork/welding skills of a 3 year old with no fingers on either hand.
Stupid Jobs getting in the way of building time..........I gotta play the lottery.
Looks like I'm not the only one that dreads body work. HRP
Dealing with budgets at the end when it’s all the stupid little stuff that needs finished.
It’s easy to see value in welded metal or lights working and shined paint and chrome.
Nobody sees the time or expense inside a door, in stupid little brackets that are virtually invisible, stupid clips that cost a fortune but will keep a car off the road, 40 hrs into making the glass actually fit and work. Spacing or extensions on door handles so the work with thicker plusher upholstery.
All that’s fine to do. But that’s also where funds dry up. And why an unfinished car is common
Have fun learning* ,as I did stuff,much do too buddy's in the car clubs in late 50s n early 60s. Not long ago I had to learn to sew,that was something I had a friend do for me,but Nuwet passed away about 20 years back ,so I had to do my own seats an panels.
But I super hate paper work getting through DMV=black hole of hell full of fools.
Someone may enjoy my funny DMV story. I like most people dread the DMV.
Two old cars I have had since the 70s I never titled them in my name...just say in a barn to be restored "one day".
I had signed titles but misplaced them. One car owner passed, other I bought out of state. I called DMV, I was going to have to jump through 20 hoops, pay a lot $, wait a long time. Most likely involve an attorney.
I was telling this to my insurance agent and he said when he bought his office there was an old Plymouth wagon in the garage, he needed a title to send to crusher. DMV you can get a title for abandoned vehicle on your place. I went this route.
You have to place a small ad in local paper, after I'm guessing a couple weeks you then pay $10...they send a title.
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Favorite is fabricating and chassis building, like wiring, body panel work and straightening, painting is no problem but I HATE block sanding---days of seeing no change in appearance but absolutely necessary if a nice finished project is your goal. Hard to get a good picture for all the reflections:
OK, so if I can have second "favorite"..... removing fuel tanks. Doesn't matter if it's on the ground or a lift, somehow the fuel always runs down your arm. So much more enjoyable when it's sour and runs down to your armpit too.
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