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Old 08-31-2016, 01:09 PM   #21
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I've been buying, fixing and selling classic cars for many years now. It was one of my main reasons for retiring once I became FI. I just wanted a lot more time to play with the old cars. I'm an okay hand on the mechanical side of things but not so much on paint and body work. I can do the paint and body work but it's to much like work. Engine and drive train rebuilds are my favorite.

What I'm finding as I get older, crawling around under a car or truck is becoming much more of a PIA (and pains in other parts of my anatomy) than it was just 5 years ago. I only have one full height auto lift so it's always in use, even for simple things like brake jobs, lubes and oil changes.
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:19 PM   #22
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I've been working on cars since I was 17 yrs old. Sometimes out of necessity, more recently for fun. My last 3 play-vehicles, in chronological order are: 1956 (restoration-sold); 1960 Lotus Seven tribute. (Scratch built and current driver); and 1974 Cushman Truckster (under restoration). Also currently working on a 1989 Maxum boat. I expect that some time I will be unable to do these things. But for now...... I enjoy.
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:01 PM   #23
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I hope i can return to my passion, have stockpiled 69 firebird, 72 elcamino, 74 vette, 75 eldorado, 76 mercedes, 84 vette and related parts. 13 vehicles in all including daily drivers.
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:04 PM   #24
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The newer Vettes are just awesome..
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:11 PM   #25
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Very cool, classic cars may be part of retirement as well. ��
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Old 09-01-2016, 06:25 PM   #26
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I don't have one but I do enjoy going to the car and truck shows and photographing them. A BIL has a fire truck and I've been to some antique truck shows because of that. The amount of work involved in a restoration is impressive.
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Old 09-02-2016, 08:45 AM   #28
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Had these, wish I still did:
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I'm having a blast commuting in this - not yet classic 'Murica muscle but it will be in a few years. 95 Firehawk #456. Too bad my commute is so short
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My hobby car is a stock '88 Pontiac Fiero GT. Next week I'm driving to Warwick, RI from DC for the bi-annual All-Pontiac Car Show. I don't drive it as much as I should, but I drove to Detroit and Indy for the Fiero 25th and 30th Anniversary events.

People think this hobby costs a fortune, but you can find many low cost interesting cars and lots of places to gather with other owners. Of course you can easily spend a fortune it you wish.
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People think this hobby costs a fortune, but you can find many low cost interesting cars and lots of places to gather with other owners. Of course you can easily spend a fortune it you wish.
I've been trying to convince DW of that for 20 years

the firechicken was only $8500 but I've spent thousands modifying my subarus...
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I'm having a blast commuting in this - not yet classic 'Murica muscle but it will be in a few years. 95 Firehawk #456. Too bad my commute is so short
Saw a pristine Firebird 400 this morning, all white. Looked like a 68. Sounded nice too.
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Saw a pristine Firebird 400 this morning, all white. Looked like a 68. Sounded nice too.
I like the green ones too

https://boise.craigslist.org/cto/5737539856.html

A guy I used to work with had about 10 cars, one just like that 68, except it was a 4 speed.
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I like the green ones too

https://boise.craigslist.org/cto/5737539856.html

A guy I used to work with had about 10 cars, one just like that 68, except it was a 4 speed.
I saw a convertible just like that earlier this week in Moscow, ID. Gorgeous car. I was driving my restored 76 Monte Carlo and had a major case of car envy.
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I saw a convertible just like that earlier this week in Moscow, ID. Gorgeous car. I was driving my restored 76 Monte Carlo and had a major case of car envy.
I drove up to CDA about a month ago and there are a bunch of cool cars in N Idaho. We have a pretty long convertible season in the TV.
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I drove up to CDA about a month ago and there are a bunch of cool cars in N Idaho. We have a pretty long convertible season in the TV.
CDA has a decent car scene, and good car show. So does Lewiston with their Hot August nights car show. Moscow? Nothing. I REALLY stand out with the Monte. Took it to Jiffy Lube this week and all the staff had to check it out. (I know, I know... Jiffy Lube! Bad on me. Usually do it myself. Was in a hurry. Do forgive.)
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oh....THAT Moscow!
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oh....THAT Moscow!
yeah, "mosque oh" is how we say it

apparently 100 years or so Boise got to decide if we would get the school or the prison, we chose the prison so they put UofI in Moscow, nice place
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yeah, "mosque oh" is how we say it

apparently 100 years or so Boise got to decide if we would get the school or the prison, we chose the prison so they put UofI in Moscow, nice place
Good choice on our ancestors part.

Keeps the educated people away from the politicians.

I heard it was cuz Boise stole the capitol from Lewiston.

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