Many Retirment Projects??

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  1. 6pktgo

    6pktgo FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    I didn`t know where to post this ,so here it is. Getting close to retardedment , I mean retirement & I just can`t crawl under & over, in the junk yards or on cars, like I used to. So my wife says I should do these more often. She`s not really a car nut, like me, but she liked it. I couldn`t give these lights and panel away & didn`t want to toss them, so with four hours of time & a bit of masking & paint, I turned it into wall art?? I still need the Bird & to mount these on a board to make them functional, but you get the idea.

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    • mmissile

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      I've been retired since 2001. I now work on more cars than ever...and harder than ever. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
       
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      • oldbee

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        I rolled around under semi’s&cars for 30+; now, I think about “it” for a couple days, then sigh & go do it!
         
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        • CHARGERSTEVEN

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          Good luck on your retirement,what you going to do when you run out of parts
           
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          I have countless things to do thinking of retiring in couple years. So far able but with heady projects factor how much time and money to do. Rebuilding my 63 Fury last winter and doing another car 30 years ago I know this is my last go around. I have some things on deck but knowing time involved has stopped my plunge for now anyway.
           
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          I have enough project to last till they shove me in the oven.
           
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          • tonysrt

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            I've been retired 18 years and still don't have enough time to get anything done. What used to take an hour now turns into a half a day to get completed. The good thing about retirement is that if you don't do it today it'll still be there tomorrow undone. It also seems like the time is going much faster now.
             
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            • moparedtn

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              Ummmm....why can't you "give them away"?
              I guarantee some RR owner would like them!
               
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              Yeh, Now they would. The Chrome has large pitting, the lenses are web cracked, one had the reverse lens broke out, although the aluminum panel is in great condition corrosion wise and all the tie tabs are present w/nuts, it was very dented ,scratched and all three pieces needed the two colours redone badly. NOT presentable at all! With shipping anywhere ,even across the city at @ $100. Zero for the parts + $100 shipping + ? for packing materials & time! The guy I got the panel from, was going to scrap it for the aluminum , if I didn't take it, for free. The lights I've had forever and tried to sell the pair for $20 + shipping, & never had a single bite. Being a car guy, I saw the potential, were others didn't!
               
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            • 6PKRTSE

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              I did something similar with a 69 Charger Parts car that was cut up many year ago. I have the entire rear 6" off of the car. I mounted the whole ass end up on the wall & wired it up.

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              • 69 GTX

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                3 yrs 9 months & 23 days till retirement! But who's counting........
                 
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                • NorthOfForty

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                  I bought a car I won't finish in my lifetime. If you are retired and enjoying what you do is all that matters.
                   
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                  • oldbee

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                    Quit it, you’ll drive yourself crazy counting down. Wait for the last couple months!
                     
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                    20 yrs....give or take a few...