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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-16-2011, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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I had to do it.

My health is going down hill with a quickness. I can't do full restorations anymore. At least not very quickly. I've been working on the Nova for ten years. We've owned the Impala for a little over two years. I just can't physically do the work anymore. It's frustrating to have the knowledge and not the ability to do everything on the car.

Anyway, I sold the '67 and the guy came to pick it Friday.

It's going to a good home. He's going to finish up the "Supernatural" TV series theme on it. Here's what it looked like right before he picked it up.


Don't listen to me, what do I know? I've only been doing this for 30 years.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-16-2011, 12:47 PM
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Sorry to hear that Allan, but you got the knowledge and the experience that nobody can take. Alot of people hope to do a resto. but only a few who can do one.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-16-2011, 05:15 PM
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I know how you feel Alan....I know how to do stuff but my hands are messed up with arthritis real bad...my 63 is done and in the garage..but the 65 chevelle has been started...geeze it took me 20 minutes just to get the hood mldg off..and the sizes on the sockets are so small now..or is it that the 20/20 is gone...I just hired a high school kid to help me take the car apart,and it was hard finding a 15 year old gear head....I'll let you know how this works
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-16-2011, 05:16 PM
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Sorry to hear that but at least it's still a car worth saving and someone will do it!

Good luck with that Nova!

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-16-2011, 05:59 PM
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Feel your pain. I spend more time talking about builds that building them now a days. Trying get out to the next generation what I learned over the years.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-25-2011, 08:24 PM
 
 
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Same here, after 46 years of fixing and building, I'm worn out.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-25-2011, 09:02 PM
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I just hired a high school kid to help me take the car apart,and it was hard finding a 15 year old gear head....I'll let you know how this works
Hopefully he understands the opportunity thats being handed to him and soaks up as much as possible. Good man for trying to pass it on.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-04-2011, 05:39 PM
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I understand......at the age of 73 I bought a 65 Biscayne.
I had to hire a guy to help. I also have the knowledge, but
not the ability to do the work.

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