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Old 10-02-2019, 07:16 PM   #81
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Bottom line if you are over 65 and don't have a lot of mechanical ability don't buy a project. You may not live long enough to drive it. I tell this to new guys to the hobby who want an old car. I also tell them you can buy one cheaper than you can build one and you can drive it now rather than 5-8 years down the road. At this stage of the game there are lot of unfinished projects out there that are being sold as part of an estate sale. The owner had no chance to ride in it and the kids just want the money. JMHO
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:12 PM   #82
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Good counsel, Tom.
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:40 AM   #83
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My Father May take the prize, 64 yrs. WWII, life, a family to raise, earning living, a couple of other projects in between you know how it goes.
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:33 AM   #84
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After about 10 years getting my 36 5w rebuilt and ready for paint I sold it to some else to finish,at 84 I didn’t want to leave a mess for the kids to deal with,still have a couple to play with that are done and will be easy to move on some day!!!
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Old 10-03-2019, 11:37 AM   #85
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My worst example was my avatar '32 station wagon which took the better part of 20 years thanks to an overseas assignment with Ford during that time and other self-inflicted delays. The end result was worth the wait.
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:30 PM   #86
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I'm a pretty good composite of many of the sentiments expressed above. #1, I don't want to leave a "mess" in my shop/garage for someone else to deal with after I'm gone. #2, When I'm more of less "finished" with a project, I suffer from the "no project syndrome"!, and #3, I'm too old to start another project from scratch for fear I might not be able to finish it!!

Funny how our attitudes change over time. When I was working, I cherished the time on the weekends when I could work on my Fords. Now, I "savor" the time I have now that I'm retired. Let's not rush this an enjoy every minute....because when it's done, what will I do??
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:46 PM   #87
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Took me seven years to complete my 39 Zephyr coupe from start to finish and still working a full time job. Going to pickup a 40 coupe basket case in the coming months . It should be a cake walk compared to that Zephyr but I had six way heart bypass in March so I’m not back up to speed but it will keep me busy.
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