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post #61 of 77 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 17, 8:09 AM
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I don't hide anything, I put it in plain sight along the wall, on one of the shelves or on the workbench. On those ultra rare occasions when I do get questioned, I tell her that it's for HER 70 Chevelle convertible
Same here, it's for HER '54 Corvette project......

But she's a car girl, so I'm pretty sure she knows better.....

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post #62 of 77 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 17, 10:11 AM
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My wife likes cars, but I don't know if she has done any math to figure out how much I spend on them... I have done the math. It's not a small number.
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post #63 of 77 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 17, 10:43 AM
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Re: best way to hide car parts from other half?

Not condoning any of this, but my neighbor arranged all his deliveries to go to another neighbor's home. He would retrieve parts as needed. How any of the purchases were hidden..I have no clue.
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post #64 of 77 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 17, 11:04 AM
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My wife is pretty cool about what I spend on the chevelle and the 2 Harleys I built ground up, 1 of the Harleys I built the engine in the dining room, the other I bought a crate engine and it sat in the dining room for a couple months, I built the chevelle so she could enjoy driving something rather than just sitting on the back of a bike, she loves riding but doesn't want to learn to ride by herself, so she doesn't say much about car $$$ as long as its nice looking and reliable, she really only asked for 6 way power seats, she's 5 feet tall, auto, no metallic paint, she had a 68 chevelle that was badly faded, I explained paints better now but OK anyway


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post #65 of 77 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 17, 11:38 AM
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I have the most kind hearted and passive wife around. She has NO interest in my cars but rarely says much about the MANY boxes of parts that arrive on a regular basis. In fact, the UPS man used to drop them off at the shop, rather than the house, but he must have gotten moved to a different route, as that hasn't happened with the last few deliveries. She stopped telling me I have too many cars a number of years ago, as it didn't stop me from buying them. I just came back from a 2,000 mile trip to TX for a '69 C10. I'm now looking for a 3rd 4 post lift to store it on and a large enough pole barn to store my TT in. I have a friend who encouraged this behavior and kept 3-4 at his pole barn, but now his significant other wants to move and he can't say no, or she will take the kids and leave anyway...
Her biggest concern is what it is all worth and how she would liquidate it if I fell over...
Oh, we met later in life and have always maintained separate finances, so she rarely see's any cc charges. We also paid off the mortgage with benefits from our parents when they passed away, so it's not like we're struggling to pay bills, like many younger people.

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C'mon you guys. Grow a set. You don't sit down to pee do you? I'm the king here. I say WHAT GOES here.

No honey, I'm not on that stupid car site.

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Yea...while I deployed, my buddy asked me what would his wife be buying at walmart for $1000-$2000 a week...


I thought, gee I don't know, food, redoing the house....then the money order thing popped into my head, when I mentioned it, he ran out of my hooch, ran to call his parents and his wife.


$18,000 gone of the $22,000 he had saved...apparently he left it go on too long.


Who wants to guess if she was waiting for him when he got home?...
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My story is , I just tell her it keeps me out of the Bars and Cathouses, and it keeps me off the golf courses.
I usually say " Goin treasure hunting" when headed to the Salvage yard. or " goin on a Mission" " For What?" " oh, you know, some parts for the ElCo" I hear her puff out a sigh and then I leave. Also, this year, the equation is " That's money you would have spent on cigarettes ( I quit for New years, so, that's $7 a day? I have saved about $2k from not smoking)" So, I am not doing too bad, and I flipped some parts, Wheels, Tires, and sold two El Co's

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I have always kept my "play" money separate from income. I am the only only wage earner in my house, and I have 5 kids. Well, not completely true, my oldest is 18 and working, but he's saving to buy a house of his own. Anyway, my car money comes from parts I sell, doing side jobs and overtime. It's always available should my income come up short, but my wife has never accepted it. I don't typically spend a lot, I find deals and rebuild as much as possible. I also only have 2 other hobbies. I play bass guitar, new strings cost me about $50 a year, and I snowboard that I do as cheaply as possible. Other than that, year round, I'm doing cars.

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My wife likes cars, but I don't know if she has done any math to figure out how much I spend on them... I have done the math. It's not a small number.
And that doesn't even include that airplane you bought last spring

The lines are kind of blurred around here due to my business.

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As usual, Andy is right
If it doesn't fit, force it. If it breaks, it needed to be replaced anyway.

I have to keep reminding myself this isn't a Z16 convertible, Evening Orchid Camaro, or factory 1966 SS427 and get on with it.


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And that doesn't even include that airplane you bought last spring
Airplane ??? I haven't heard about this either...maybe there IS a way to get that 4 post lift from him...

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And that doesn't even include that airplane you bought last spring
That was a dissappointing trip home. Not one person asked if it was an airplane.

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Airplane ??? I haven't heard about this either...maybe there IS a way to get that 4 post lift from him...
It's a 1920s one-man boattail race car body.

Andy was at the same swap meet where I bought it. According to the guy I bought it from, everywhere they stopped people would ask if it was an airplane...

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Oh, I think I remember that...DANG, there goes my leverage...

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My wife is trying to talk me into buying a car to compete in the local track fastest street car shootout next year. Need something that runs mid tens to be close to competitive. She doesn't want me to cage "our" 69SS to tech quicker than 11.5. Smart girl. I don't want to cage it either so I am shopping for a car to make her happy. Nothing is too good for my wife.
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My wife is trying to talk me into buying a car to compete in the local track fastest street car shootout next year. Need something that runs mid tens to be close to competitive. She doesn't want me to cage "our" 69SS to tech quicker than 11.5. Smart girl. I don't want to cage it either so I am shopping for a car to make her happy. Nothing is too good for my wife.
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It's a 1920s one-man boattail race car body.

Andy was at the same swap meet where I bought it. According to the guy I bought it from, everywhere they stopped people would ask if it was an airplane...
Been past your place many times. Seen several old cars at the end of the driveway. No airplanes.

I do know of a guy that has a 9-cylinder 30's-something radial engine sitting in his shop next to all his '34 Fords. And it RUNS, on the engine stand. Pretty cool, if you're interested, to go along with that boattail body.....

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