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Old 08-24-2003, 01:16 PM
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The wonders of building a car.

Before my dad and myself did my 84 Z28, we got along but not like father and son should. During the process of building the car our relationship got better and better. I learned SO much during all this. now my dad and i get along really great, all because of the 8 cylinders in my camaro It just amazes me the things that bring people together. Wrenching has got to be one of the best therapy's there is. now dad brags to people how good of a job i didnt with the car and the motor

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Old 08-24-2003, 02:16 PM
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Good deal, Rubberman. I always included my daughters in my tinkering and they enjoyed it as much as I did. But, then they began getting attracted to boys and that was all she wrote!...
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I totally know what you. I'm 17 with my Vette, and my dad has always had an interest in Corvettes. This has definitely brought us closer. We talk about it a lot, how to fix problems, and just everything about her.

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Old 08-24-2003, 03:23 PM
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I know almost exactly what you mean, Since I got on my (step)dad's fire department, he's treating me much more like an equal
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I can remember when we bought my son's first project and started to work on it. He had to learn the very basics and, most important, a lot of problem solving. Now we can work together and not even talk sometimes because we know what the other is thinking. Great feeling.
He went on and is now a Mechanical Engineer and probably ten times smarter about some things than I am. Humbling for me, but I'm proud of him.
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There is only one thing better than Father and Son time spent together and that is Grandpa and Grandson time!!!! My son paid me the biggest compliment when he told me he wished he had paid more attention when I had him in the garage helping on different projects. He sorta thought he had bigger fish to fry and I guess I was not patient enough to make it more fun for him. As one story goes: A young lad goes off to college for 4 years and returns home for a visit. After a couple of days , he says " You know Mom, it's amazing how much Dad has learned in the past 4 years!!". Enjoy your time with Dad while you can because he will not be around forever.

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Old 08-24-2003, 07:37 PM
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I learned a lot of things from my old man. How to duck flying wrenches and How to fetch a cold beer, how many colorful names one thing or another could be called including me if things didn't go just as HE wanted. He was/is a perfectionist and unfortunately so am I. I Wish I could say I enjoyed working with him but I did not and when I got good enough I asked him to just stay in the house and watch foot ball or base ball or go fishing as I would save him the work so I didn't have to work with him.



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