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    Perley it is always hard to let things go. My 48 has sat in the garage for over 6 years since my divorce. Catching up on home repairs and savings for retirement have left me with little to no time other than keeping the gas cycled and running it in garage when I get the time. I have agonized over whether I'll ever get back to it and if I should sell it to allow someone else to complete it. Covid and work has made me more aware of all the half done or otherwise waiting projects that may never get done here. During a deep funk I came very close to selling it. In the end I literally have most everything to finish it to a legal road worthy truck again and decided to finish some high priority stuff then do work on getting truck back together. The things that don't need to be done to reach that point will just have to wait. My hope is to retire in the next 7 years and then be able to focus on it and some woodworking projects. So for now I do what I can when I can, but I understand where your coming from and I feel there will be a time where I have to make the same decision as you and only hope someone who gets the truck will either complete it or keep it functional vs abandon it!
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    Perley / Steve, you both discuss something that everyone here has faced or is facing or even will face soon. But this one medium allows us all to connect and share our story and that in itself is most healing. Just knowing others are there is always helpful. I myself am at the point where I say each month, one more year and then I'm out.. But what do I do with all this "stuff" I've collected again?!?!? Sigh.. keep sharing brothers!! 8-)
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    Thanks. I only posted to say the same. What has stopped me from selling is a history of my first car that I bought for 400.00. It was a 1968 Mustang, perfect body but blown engine and transmission. I drove it until the engine, I put in, eventually threw a rod while I was in college. Probably the biggest single regret in my life even more so than my divorce after 20 years of marriage! Why because it's rare we can every afford what we used to have! A mustang in questionable condition is close to 20K now. So to get another 48 Ford F1 with nice shape body with minimal cancer, that ran for 2,500 dollars that came with 1500.00 in door seals and classic performance brake conversion kit, ect was a deal i'll not find. Thus I answer my own question should I sell it, with only if you hate it, because you'll never afford another like it. That usually triggers it's not hurting anything in the garage!
    Truth be told we go thru hard times that sometimes require hard choices, or we grow out of things. I'm grateful for this site for members like you to remind us we are o.k. and inspire us to achieve a completed build and learn while we are doing it! Thanks. I'm sorry Perley that you had to sell, but completely understand it was the right choice and best choice in you situation. Steve
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