What do you think this is worth

Discussion in '1947-1954' started by Grimtas, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. vwnate1

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    Thanx for the update Grim .

    If you think 5 years is a long time wait'l you have kids, if you blink they'll be grown and gone and giving you grandchildren .

    Good news on the new place ! .

    Colorado is a very nice state IMO .
     
  2. Grimtas

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    hah my kids are grown and I have an 8YO granddaughter... yes time flies.
     
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    My grand daughter began riding Motocycles at age 2-1/2 after my son foolishly promised her her very own Motocyle as soon as she was potty trained ~ I think he forgot that positive rewards is the best motivation but you must always be ready to follow through .

    I remember him asking about smoking when he was 5 Y.O. and I told him fine but only at home and only for him ~ I'd not provide his buddies .

    I knew what was coming and made sure to have a pack and matches right inside the front door when he came home that same week with a large retinue of school yard boys all saying "no way, prove it !" .

    Kids, whew .

    Now he teaches me about many things, the circle goes round and round .
     
  4. cantdrivemall

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    ?? You bought that pile??
     
  5. vwnate1

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    Way to be supportive .

    He was asking for help not criticism .

    I've seen far worse rigs put back on the road .
     
  6. Grimtas

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    vw,
    I generally ignore keyboard monkeys, I'm far too old to give a damn ;)

    Lately I've been ordering parts (Mostly from our vendor here) and cleaning up the C4-Late suspension that's going under this project. It's been decided I'm going to be doing a restomod.

    I think I've decided on a project build name and hopefully will get some progress completed and get that promised build thread started.
     
  7. 52wasp

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    Grimtas,
    Build your dream, naysayers be damned. Post pictures of your build. Inspire others. My build, while stalled for other, (far) more important things, is what I want out of MY truck. I look forward to hearing about yours. What's her name?

    In case it ever makes your wonder, if you had a home built in 1953, would you want to stay with the 60-Amp service it came with? The fuse-box? The stove- certainly not the dishwasher, because there wasn't one. The roof? Windows? Nope. Go for it.
     
  8. vwnate1

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    I'm old (& cranky) too but manners are part and parcel of being a good Citizen .

    Whomever pays the bills gets to choose the build .

    My grand daughter is 6 - 1/2 and my grand son will turn 1 Sunday .

    I live in a 1923 house that's had an electrical upgrade but it's failing now....

    I had to do the fresh and gray water pipes some years back, got rid of most of the drafty windows too .
     
  9. Waveski

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    Now , that's not very nice.
    I recently acquired my first project truck. I've had comments that I paid a bit too much , but - '54 Chevs don't grow on trees anymore and - most importantly - it makes me happy!

    The OP Grimtas wasn't asking for a gofundme page , so what's it to ya?
     
  10. vwnate1

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    FWIW, some are simply *so* insecure that have to take potshots wherever they can, not grasping the simple fact that it makes them look weak and afraid .
     
  11. coilover

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    Here's one for "cantdrivemall". Just because ones abilities are limited to a wax job or new set of tires doesn't mean others lack the skill and desire to convert an ugly duckling into a swam. The 54 Olds convertible before and after pics are NOT the worst car/truck I have done. I thrive on the comments given when they leaf through the step by step photo album.

    In the beginning---a bit rough:
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    Finished ( but not to "cantdrivemall" standards I'm sure):
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  12. Bill Hanlon

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    I knew you are talented Evan, but I'm amazed that you can turn a 4 wheel trailer into an Olds convertible.
     
  13. vwnate1

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    WOW Evan ;

    That's lovely .

    I wish I still had the flexibility to do serious works .

    I also wish (insert the old adage of wish in one hand and....here) I had the $ to have you work on my '69 C/10 .
     

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