So I was going to buff a friends 68 Chrysler 300. He dropped it off, parked it on the street in front of my house. It's just an old car that sat outside for years. Red, faded and thinning paint. Even has some rust. So my twin boys, 5 years old, are outside with me. I say, jump in guys, let's move this car into the shop (I make them ride with me so I know they are not in danger of getting run over or something like that). So all 3 of us jump in the car. It's dirty, dusty, maybe little smelly, got trash on the floors, ect. They jump in, and from the curb to my shop, they just loved it. They say, wow, this is so cool, we need get one. I point to my Chevelle, project untouched for the last 5 years, I tell em someday we can ride in that. This past spring, I started working on it, first time since I brought it home when I moved into this house 5 years ago. They are in Kindergarten this year, got 3 more years at the grade school. My goal is to be able to take em to school and drop em off with it before they are out of grade school. Pretty sure it won't be next year, but hoping for the year after that, it'd be August of 2021 I think.
I have a bad habit of going too far with the build. I need to just get it together, and not get so hung up in trying to get it exactly how I want it in the end. I had a 12 bolt posi. But now I sold it cuz I thought I needed a stronger Moser housing. Had a SBC for it, but thought I needed a BBC, so all these changes just ran into more money, which is mainly why I not been working on it. But I'm focused on getting them that experience of the old cars and hot rods, so I'm pretty dedicated to getting some street time with them and the Chevelle.
I spent 18 years or so circle track racing. So I'm hoping that I can get them into old cars and hot rods, fixing them up, instead of spending all their moneys on racecars for their first 20 years of employment like I did. So they have a nice hot rod when they get older, not just a buncha old trophies and an empty bank account like I do..