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    I agree, Jack your car is beautiful, besides nobody said it was going to be easy!
    "Sunshine, a street rod and a winding beautiful Ozarks road is truely Bliss!"

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    Reading these posts has gotten me thinking. I have noticed, that along with the "vintage" or "rat rod" (your choice) fad, has come a division in the hobby. I don't remember another era since the fifties, where there has been so much criticism of different building styles.

    It brought to mind an old saying: "Whatever you put into life, is what you will get back out of it." Another way of phrasing this might be, "If you harshly criticize another group, guess what you will get back?"

    Personally I have always seen a few simple reasons to customize old cars:

    For performance... For attention... for artistic expression... I never saw rods or customs as a way to express contempt for the establishment, or to try to intimidate builders with less financial means.

    To me, rods and customs are "rolling art"....and a powerful extension of your own body, that can be a thrilling experience!

    I have been in the paint and body business long enough to know that both metal and fiberglass bodies have advantages, and that a person can express themselves by doing their own work, or through a hired craftsman. Either way, they are turning their "vision" into reality.

    I could not give a crap if it's 'glass or metal, or who did it. If it is entertaining to see,... or exciting to watch or ride in,... I will enjoy it immensely, and find a mutual passion that the owner and I obviously share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brickman
    I agree, Jack your car is beautiful . . .
    Thanks, I appreciate that.

    . . . besides nobody said it was going to be easy!
    Congratulations on the understatement of the week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pro70z28
    Wanted. Trailer with on-board climate control.

    Does an Onan generator and a roof air unit count?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Rifle
    The only joke is that Gibbon claimed to sell a quality product after Kyle took over. Unfortunately, the joke was on me.

    Search "Gibbon" and read some of the threads.
    AH YES... I had heard about that. To bad but, I guess that can happen when you're handed an empire that you didn't have to work to build. Seems a majority of our youth are in the same pickle... but I digress... I will do a search for Gibbon, thanks for the tip!

    I am having fun nonetheless! I figure if someone wants to cop an attitude, that's their problem. I'm finding out that life's to short for me to still be wasting my time worrying what someone else thinks. Now I only need to please myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40
    Now I only need to please myself!

    I think Ricky Nelson said it best "See you can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself".
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    Good article


    It doesnt matter to me where or how people have their cars built.Its the attitude of the person that makes or breaks my opinion of them. I do get alot of my parts from wrecking yards,swap meets or horsetrading.I dont mind the time and effort put into restoring the parts. Its my time and effort.
    Other than bodywork,transmissions,and differential im pretty self sufficinet
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    Bob wrote:

    Non illegitimis carborundum



    When I read that, it took me back about 30 years. But I remember it as
    Illegitimi Non Carborundum. Doesn't really matter how it's written, the meaning is all the same.

    Don't really here it much anymore, guess you got to be over 50 to understand it.
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    Make that over 60, cause I didn't get it, and I'm in my 50's... Or maybe....it was all the schools I went to, and missed it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennyW
    Make that over 60, cause I didn't get it, and I'm in my 50's... Or maybe....it was all the schools I went to, and missed it...
    Youngster!!!!

    Illegitimi non carborundum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    llegitimi non carborundum is a mock-Latin aphorism jokingly taken to mean "don't let the bastards grind you down". There are many variants of the phrase, such as

    * Nil illegitimi carborundum.
    * Non illegitimis carborundum.
    * Illegitimi nil carborundum.
    * Non illegitimi carborundum.
    * Nil bastardo carborundum.
    * Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.
    * Illegitimis non carborundum.
    * Illegitimus non carborundum est.
    * Nil illegitimo in desperandum carborundum

    None of the above is correct Latin. Carborundum is not a Latin word but the name of a mineral which is extremely hard and used for grinding. (see silicon carbide article). The ending -undum suggests either a Latin gerund or gerundive form--and the idea of obligation ("Don't let ...") is more suggestive of the gerundive--but the word is actually a portmanteau of "carbon" (from Latin), and "corundum" (from Tamil kurundam).

    Illegitimi suggests illegitimate to the English speaker, or bastardo likewise, but the Latin for bastard is actually nothus (from the Greek word notho (νόθο) meaning not-pure, and used when referring to a bastard whose father is known) or spurius (for a bastard whose father is unknown). The forms with nil may be formed partly on the pattern of the genuine Latin phrase Nil desperandum.

    The phrase originated during World War II. Lexicographer Eric Partridge attributes it to British army intelligence very early in the war (in the plural illegitimis). The phrase was adopted by US Army general "Vinegar" Joe Stillwell as his motto during the war.[1] It was later further popularized in the US by 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.[2] The United States submarine USS Tunny (SSN-682) uses it as the ship motto. The weekly Alaskan newspaper 'The Nome Nugget' uses it as a motto, as does the Whitehorse Daily Star, in the capital of the Yukon Territory.

    Henry Beard in his 1991 book Latin for Even More Occasions (chapter I) offered some correct Latin for the sentiment, but did so in a section "Dopey Exhortations Are More Forceful in Latin", which might be his comment on the merit of the expression.

    Don't let the bastards wear you down.
    Noli nothis permittere te terere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IC2
    Youngster!!!!

    Illegitimi non carborundum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    llegitimi non carborundum is a mock-Latin aphorism jokingly taken to mean "don't let the bastards grind you down". There are many variants of the phrase, such as

    * Nil illegitimi carborundum.
    * Non illegitimis carborundum.
    * Illegitimi nil carborundum.
    * Non illegitimi carborundum.
    * Nil bastardo carborundum.
    * Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.
    * Illegitimis non carborundum.
    * Illegitimus non carborundum est.
    * Nil illegitimo in desperandum carborundum

    None of the above is correct Latin. Carborundum is not a Latin word but the name of a mineral which is extremely hard and used for grinding. (see silicon carbide article). The ending -undum suggests either a Latin gerund or gerundive form--and the idea of obligation ("Don't let ...") is more suggestive of the gerundive--but the word is actually a portmanteau of "carbon" (from Latin), and "corundum" (from Tamil kurundam).

    Illegitimi suggests illegitimate to the English speaker, or bastardo likewise, but the Latin for bastard is actually nothus (from the Greek word notho (νόθο) meaning not-pure, and used when referring to a bastard whose father is known) or spurius (for a bastard whose father is unknown). The forms with nil may be formed partly on the pattern of the genuine Latin phrase Nil desperandum.

    The phrase originated during World War II. Lexicographer Eric Partridge attributes it to British army intelligence very early in the war (in the plural illegitimis). The phrase was adopted by US Army general "Vinegar" Joe Stillwell as his motto during the war.[1] It was later further popularized in the US by 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.[2] The United States submarine USS Tunny (SSN-682) uses it as the ship motto. The weekly Alaskan newspaper 'The Nome Nugget' uses it as a motto, as does the Whitehorse Daily Star, in the capital of the Yukon Territory.

    Henry Beard in his 1991 book Latin for Even More Occasions (chapter I) offered some correct Latin for the sentiment, but did so in a section "Dopey Exhortations Are More Forceful in Latin", which might be his comment on the merit of the expression.

    Don't let the bastards wear you down.
    Noli nothis permittere te terere.
    Thanks, now I know I missed it. Never took Latin.... But, I do understand the meaning of: Don't let the bastards wear you down. Plain lingo....

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    Actually closer to legalese (fake or dirty) Latin than real Latin. First time I heard the phrase was about 1963.

    And DennyW, I was going to say 60, but didn't want to exclude any of you youngsters that may have heard it before.
    Last edited by mopar34; 02-28-2008 at 01:00 PM.
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    And a bit more in that same line.

    It's about 8+ minutes long: dotSUB.com ~ Any film in any language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IC2
    And a bit more in that same line.

    It's about 8+ minutes long: dotSUB.com ~ Any film in any language.
    Thanks, that was Very interesting. The future will be something else for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mopar34
    Actually closer to legalese (fake or dirty) Latin than real Latin. First time I heard the phrase was about 1963.

    And DennyW, I was going to say 60, but didn't want to exclude any of you youngsters that may have heard it before.
    Nope, I never heard some of these things, probably because I didn't go all the way up through school like I should have. Quit in the 10th grade, GED in the Army, College for everything Automotive. My other speaking learnings, are limited. Probably why people get mad at me when I ask what is the meaning of what they said. Kind of like standing around talking, and all of a sudden, someone starts talking in another language, and you wonder what they are saying ? I am always trying to increase my knowledge, but it is moving very fast on a lot of things, makes it really hard to catch up, and learn new things that are going on, at least for me. I'm glad I know people, members that help out. I find it very helpful, and always appreciate it...

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