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    Great thread Bob. Some of us, pick what we can do, and pay for what we can't. They still have passion, just not talent in some areas. For me it's welding and painting. I'll prep my truck, but in the end it will be professionally painted.. I'll have the suspension professionally aligned too!
    " "No matter where you go, there you are!" Steve.

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    Sometimes writings on stone tablets reappear

    I enjoy car shows - and really enjoy talking to people there. I don't care if you bought your car from someone else that built it, commissioned it from a builder with a big check or built it yourself. I also don't care if it's steel or 'glass - it's the thought that counts.

    I personally might not like what you think is a great rendition - but you will never hear that from me. It's your pride and joy. I'll still stand there and babble along with you. What does irk me are those folks who are there just because it's the current 'in-thing' for your group. My BS-o-meter swings clear over to the overload side when you start telling me what goodies you have in the car and how it performs - I'm old and have a pretty good idea of what you can do or not to a car. Or you might not have a clue!! But with that said, you'll not hear a disparaging word from me. I'll just move on and find someone else that makes sense.

    This statement has gotten me in trouble here before but I'll say it again. Folks come to a car event and often with their friends - it's a great outing with people of similar interests. What I don't care for is when you cluster around the back (or even the front) of one or two cars so tightly in a circle that, (1) I can't look at your car and (2) if I'm brave enough to ask a question, have to address an audience and break in to a conversation, and hope I get a pleasant answer and(3) Where are you? You arrive at an event at 730, never to be seen until it's time to leave. The car is For Sale - but do you really want to sell it - or it has some really nice tweaks that I'd like to talk to you about. Then there are the dreaded "power parkers".
    But I digress - sorry folks
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    Quote Originally Posted by IC2
    Sometimes writings on stone tablets reappear

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    Stone tablets would be your generation, mine is papyrus.
    Your Uncle Bob, Senior Geezer Curmudgeon

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    Well who's the guy that still writes in the dirt with a stick ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Parmenter
    Stone tablets would be your generation, mine is papyrus.
    Whippersnapper!!!

    Then there is Denny
    Dave W
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    It's been a long time since I posted anything on this forum but I couldn't help reading this thread with interest. Hot rodding has gotten so big in recent years that all types of different people are now self proclaimed "hot rodders". With this comes lots of different thoughts, attitudes, and opinions. Unfortunately, a lot of people get caught up in all the drama, rather than focus on the fun part of the hobby. I've been into street rodding for many years and I try to stay focused on the things that attracted me to it in the first place....CARS and people. You've got to have a passion for cars and a need for social interaction with people that share that passion. Like any large group of people, there will always be the "know-it-alls", the critics, the agitators, the soreheads, and complainers. A lot of people are highly competitive by nature and always want to win or be better...EGO is a powerful force in some people. But for the most part, hot rodders are a great bunch of people. The A-holes (and there are plenty of them) will always be A-holes...I just won't hang around with them.
    As far as cars are concerned, I've owned a lot of them, some not so nice and others very nice show winning cars. Some steel, some glass and there is one thing in common with all of them....I've had fun in every car I've owned. My most recent cars were very 'showy' cars and like someone earlier said, it's great talking to people (perfect strangers) about your car and making new hot rod friends every time you take it out.

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    I thought just about everything was competition ? One saying they can do better than another, thus, prove it came about. Then, the words, then more prove it..... And you can get trophy's, and medals, and money, for proving it....

    ps: Yes, my nick name I think, as I have been told....is A-hole.

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    I guess I'll add my 2 cents. I played with Mustangs for 20 Years, had a FB 67 for 17 of those 20, had 6 or 7 come and go during the same time. One day I woke up and said enough is enough.. So I sold everything and started a search to build myself a "Rod". What came up first was someone else's dream that was lost. A 34 Ford frame with all the "name brand" stuff. Then I found a Gibbons Body. So the car was coming together! A "gentleman" came by one day and had nothing good to say about this combination. After some heated words I learned his car was a steel replica! Seems this snob believed only one saying about steel being real. It was the same with the Mustang crowd. I rarely went to cruise nights or the like. Seems that some people think it's their right to view your motor if your in the parking lot. So I always made it a point to keep the hood down (can't help it.. Yes, I'm stubborn!) Now that I've rambled on & on.. I guess we can't change them (the snobs), I hope they might read these posts and think to themselves that their views or opinions are just that, and they might have some respect for the others in this hobby. Oh, and one more thing.. Just 'cause my cars body is fiberglass doesn't mean it's a kit car! While it is a replica - there just isn't any "kit". All the fenders and running boards are from different sources! I just had to get that off my chest! LOL..

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    Then I found a Gibbons Body
    Ah, yes . . . the magic words. I hope you found one made by Dwight, not Kyle.

    (It's an inside joke )
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    I think the number on our 33 3w is 0014 which came from Nebraska

    Jerry

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    Not to hijack the thread, but mine's 2137, from Darlingon. There's a lot of Gibbon stuff out there somewhere. If someone asks me if mine's a "kit car", I say heck no. It was WAAAAY too much work.

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    My complete joy of the whole hobby is going down the road in my car after building it. Everytime I get in it, it becomes as fresh as if I was in the shop with it last night. It is totally relaxing and alot of fun regardless of what I am doing in the car. I am still in total awe just driving it when I know who did alot of the work!!
    "Sunshine, a street rod and a winding beautiful Ozarks road is truely Bliss!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennyW
    Well who's the guy that still writes in the dirt with a stick ?
    That would be me.
    Ken Thomas
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Rifle
    Ah, yes . . . the magic words. I hope you found one made by Dwight, not Kyle.

    (It's an inside joke )
    The body was supposedly late 89, early 90. I don't know what number it is or even to find the number. It is a very nice body tho'....

    Let me in on the joke... Don't be a snob! ROFL.... 8-) Sometimes I just kill myself!!!

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    I enjoy the ride. Once I park, I leave my car and return when I'm gonna leave. I don't care to listen to comments, good or bad, and I don't wait around for trophies.

    Once at a local car show, I stayed the entire time. The guy that ran it was amazed I was still there. He said they hadn't judged my car because I always leave early. The last 3 weeks, the car was picked for a trophy. I said thanks but I know some people really live for trophies and they should get them. Me, I just enjoy the ride.......

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