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Old 02-23-2004, 11:05 AM
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I would like to become a hot rod designer and maker for a living and i was wondering if any one could help me ou with information... also im wondering about putting a 351m/400 4 speed in a 53 mercury and suggestions??

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Red Deer, eh?

Unless I'm mistaken we have had several members from Red Deer.
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HEY 53: GOOD for you looking for schools. Education is one thing that no one can take away from you. I saw an article in our local paper that car dealers are crying for people who are good with tools to become mechanics. The article said it would take about a year of factory schooling but there was a high demand. A suggestion might be to go to a large dealership of your choice and talk to the Service Manager about opportunities for schooling. There are schools available but you might get some financial assistance from Ford or GM because of high demand. Keep up the efforts and good luck......DAVE
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Thanks Dave!!!!!!

Thank You Dave i really appreciate that, thats really cool i think i will go down to ford or chev and see what they have to say,i looked on the ford web site but i have been hearing roumers of the big name plants downsizing alot, and something about the union thats not letting them and i belive its because of the import plants non unionized crating a better profit from hiring at less of a price..... im currently in an advanced mechanics course at lindsay thurber high schoola and plan on maybe starting a grant mcewan i believe.
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HEY 53: I was just reading an article in Newsweek magazine this morning about jobs and the job market. It was interesting when they talked about a lot of computer service type jobs as being shipped off shore. The type of jobs that will always be here are for anybody who can fix things, work with hands and think on their feet. I own a sales and service business here in the Midwest and that is the type of people we hire. There will always be a demand for auto diagnosis, and repair as people can't send their car to some foreign country for repair. You are on the right track...GOOD LUCK...DAVE
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Awesome thats cool , i really appreciate the info it helps alot!!! im glad that u helped im probly going to go down to grant mcewan collage and talk to and admin and then to a dealership to find about hiring and jb reqire ment to start off while i finish schooling.. thanks again bret
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What about wyo??

I'm 15, and im in the same boat, i wanna be ahot rod designer. and i've studied and the best school ive found was wyo tech. the one of the leaders in ho rod automotive (but only second to hot rod university ) just lettin you know that
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very cool

cool man wyo tech inst really close to me but thank man these guys and gals on here are really helpfull ask em what u need to know
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insperational speech

the reason why we are all helpful is cause someone has helped us, pass it on and help others
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i dont mean to discourage you guys but i also thought about being a mechanic, then when i thought about it some more i decided against it. because right now i like working on cars for fun and if i did it all day, I wouldn't have any fun to come home too.
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Lol

i want to be a hot rod designer builder not a mechanic. I want to be as big as bosch or bigger than west coast or orange county..
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i want to be a hot rod designer builder not a mechanic. I want to be as big as bosch or bigger than west coast or orange county..


Robert Bosch was a great man. cars wouln't be the same without him.
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Toast to bosch

toasts to bosch damn your a great guy, thanks chevy...maybe ill think of chasing shelby while im at it....toast to shelby and ferrarri too! and henry etc etfc
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hey 53, hate to pee on your campfire, but jessie,boyd,and the orange county guy,all made their fortunes elsewhere.they've only started building rods after they made it.
i'm restoring a 75 vette,all toll it will be a 1,500 hour restoration,not counting materials.
just to make a medium living,you need 15.$ an hour,the parts totalled almost 10 grand, if i was to make a living, i would have to get 32,500$ for this 75 stingray. not likely, and this doesn't cover the cost of the shop for a year and a half.my oil bill for heat alone this year was over $700.dollars.
I speak of today, when i say this, these shows that everyone loves now, with the bikes and rods are doing a tremendous job of putting rods in the wealthier minds.rich people will pay a hundred grand for the right car, these shows will help to plant the seed today in the minds of the wealthy tomorrow, so, your dream can come true, but probably not in the next few years.
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