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Old 02-01-2003, 02:51 PM
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Post A boy and my (our) car

I just bought a 67 convertible. I always wanted
one. Got in the garage the other day to change
oil and my 14yr old helped, well he actually did
it as I told him how. Then we took it for a spin.
What a smile and since of pride I saw on his face
knowing that was his oil making the 302 purr..
I am so glad I bought this classic WE are going to have such a good time restmoding her...good thing to pass down I think...god bless america..
say a prayer for all those that have gone forward and will go..

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Old 02-01-2003, 04:20 PM
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Gotta LOVE this Hobby!


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More power to ya 67. Growing up I always wished I had a father to do stuff with me. I ended up getting into cars by hanging out with my best friend and his father all the time. He owned a gas station/garage. I thought when I had three girls that I was going to miss out on all that stuff but I was mistaken. They love going to car shows and makin' trips to the local ice-cream shop in their favorite 'stang. My oldest girl has been going on bike runs with me since she was 6yrs old and says when she's old enough she wants her own Harley. Keep up the good work, your son will look back on this years from now.
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Its great to hear about father/son or daughter hobbies or interests that are alike. My son(6yrs old) is a budding gearhead who kicks my butt on racing video games already, and my daughter(9yrs old) really enjoys going fishing with me. I too wish my dad was interested in the things I was when I was young. I can't really blame him though, he worked harder than anyone I've ever met, just to keep us living in decent neighbourhoods and having a decent life. I'm certainly going to make an effort to do what's important with my two.
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I couldn't imagine what life would have been like with-out my dad being a car nut. Seems like thats all we have ever talked about or done, not including hockey (of course). Even when I was young we would travel for car shows, drag races and swap meets. He gave me my first car when I was 14 (a '75 TA). Still to this day (only 21 now) not that long. He builds my stock car, I race, or wreck it, depending on the weekend. We have been building my S-10, Caddy, and really slowly gathering parts for the '32. Me and my son will be the same, hes only 2 but hes car crazy already. Can't get him out of my S-10, when we go for a cruise. Got plans to build him a go cart, have the chassis, and motor just need to round up some small parts and put it together. I gotta agree cars bring people together. Love them Hot Rods.


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Amen,get the kids hooked on cars not drugs.My son is 12 and people say I am crazy cause I bought him a 77 Mustang Cobra that he and I are building together.We have spent many a night out in the shop having some good times together.Plus I told him unless he is rich he will need to know how to work on his own car.By the time he is old enough to drive he should have a really nice ride.
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Amen to that 77. My only advise, get him a beater car also when the licence arrives. Almost everyone wrecks their first car. Would be a shame to wreck the stang. I will do my best to put my daughters into something nice but it won't be the first thing they drive. Heck, I wrecked my first three cars, one being a totally original '68 CougarXR-7. What a waste.
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My daughter loves Hot Rods. I always involve her in the hobby. When we are at the NATS she always helps work the gate, directing traffic, sticking the pass labels on the cars etc. She gets to wear an official yellow jacket!!

I let her remove bolts and refit bolts before I do the final tightening.

I let her drive my Ford Escort on private ground when she was Eight. Now at 11 she drives the Rod on private grounds.

This is her at Eight.


She wants a Ford (Harry Potter) Anglia for her first car. Thats a cheap, classic, car to run.
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Thanks Deuce UK, it's nice to se I'm not the only father out there with his daughter in the garage . Nice girl you got there, should make you proud. Sorry the picture's a bit big but this is my 5yr old getting ready to head out with her old man, the 9yr old was MIA.
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I know that growing up without a dad that having someone like greg (the guy who got me working on cars) has been great although I do feel bad sometimes cuz he has a son and a daughter yet he spends alot of time helpin me out... I have learned stuff I would never learned on my own.. and because of it I plan on one day getting some kid who doesn't have a father into cars too.. makes a big difference in that persons life..
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Oh yeah to you guys who are getting your little girls into cars... good work.. There gunna make some car guy happy one day... Need more females who are into cars.
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Hey puppy, my dad died of cancer when I was 4yrs old. Didn't have any older brothers so I was pretty much on my own while my mother worked two jobs so she wouldn't have to re-marry. What we did have were good neighbors that helped out and, like your friend Greg, I had my best friends father (not exactly a substitute for the real thing but it helped). Now at 37yrs old I do everything I can with my daughters hoping that, God forbid, something was to happen to me I did not waste any time in this life not doing for them what I always wanted a father to do for me when I was growing up. Some day when you grow older and settle down with kids you will do the same.
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DOH! Don't even mention thier daughters and guys in the same sentence. That's gonna be a whole nother subject/headache someday. Guys, now's the time to start getting your intimidation routine perfected, so when the day comes that you'll need it for thier boyfriends. You can actually have FUN with the little bast$#ds.
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dmorris that's my plan if I make it so long.. having someone else to help you out isn't the real thing but it helps... Damn if he hadn't got me into cars I would probably be in juvy by now since I have a tendancy to get in trouble and I need something to do...

hell before I had my car I would do alot more stuff even though I worked on cars with him occasionally and he taught me how to drive a stick which in turn lead me to go buy a car that had one cuz they are fun to drive...
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me and my dad built my mustang like 3 years ago. Believe me...its definately a positive experience for the both of you
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