Join Date: Sep 1998
Location: Mustang, OK USA
Re: City dwellers and working on your car
In the same city (depending on size), it seems to be common for different areas of town to have HOA (home owners association) sections that are VERY strict about what can and cannot be done in regards to working on cars. And then other areas of the same town or city are rather relaxed, unless a home owner turns his place into an eyesore.
I live in a suburb of Okla City (Mustang), on a short L-shaped street with 8 houses. We had the house built (about 2000sqft) 23yrs ago with a 6-car garage and then 5yrs ago, I added a building that has space for about 5 cars. I do EVERYTHING but paint cars (I HATE paint/body work) and have had ZERO complaints in 23yrs. Some of my other neighbors are car guys and I even have one serious redneck neighbor (but I do not complain because his house is not an eyesore, and he keeps the lawn mowed). And then I have one neighbor who is a yard nazi (he mows every 2-3 days and is always spraying for weeds/bugs), and he THINKS he is a car guy---------NOT.
So mainly, it seems to depend on what and where you live in a town or city. Some areas have tough regulations, some don't.
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