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Old 04-08-2011, 02:37 PM
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Are you a Pro or a Hobbyist ?

I am wondering who here is:
A Pro that owns his own shop.
Who is a Pro that works in a shop owned by others.
Who is a Pro that rents a bay in a shop owned by another ( like a hair sylist does)?
Who is a backyard /shade tree/shed out back work on others cars guy?
Who is a hobbyist that just does hotrodding for their own enjoyment?

I am a hobbyist that spends to much money on my projects according to my wife,LOL.

Now lets hear about the rest of you hotrodders!
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:43 PM
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:25 PM
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I am a hobbyist that spends to much money on my projects according to my wife,LOL.:
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I try to help my friends, too.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:47 PM
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Ex-pro, 25 years ago. Hobbyist that is kicking it for awhile, I help a few friends with the grunt work (strong back, weak mind, I take instructions well ...)If you don't stay with this business, it passes you by. Stuff that worked 20-30 years ago doesn't work well today, materials have changed. I can still spray with most anyone, kind of like riding a bike.
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:22 PM
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Hobbyist, who claims he can do most things......none of them very well.
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:32 PM
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Pro or hobbiest?

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Hobbyist, who claims he can do most things......none of them very well.
Ditto - except that while I might sometimes CLAIM to be able to do most things, I would be lying in most cases - and the rest of the time, its a case of "can do - sometimes - but never very well!"

Pure hobbyist!
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:58 PM
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A pro who traded his own projects for getting to work on others full-time... doing his favorite part... paint & graphics. :-)~

No regrets. I get my hobby full time, and only do my most favorite part of a build. I also get to work on some outrageous stuff that I never would have otherwise... and my friends and my customers are all the same! It's like not really having to work. ...except for those 7-days-a-week. :-)
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im a pro on some things but will never stop learning new tricks and would never claim to be a pro on everything.

13 years in a shop as a pro technician

3 years as a coach mechanic/bodyman public transit

6 years in my own restoration shop 4 years of that full time.

2 years as a burned out pro turn hobbyist that has his own shop and works in a large factory building freight cars.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:29 PM
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I`m by no means a pro, but when I do the job it`s done right. No shortcuts.
You may as well say I`m a shadetree. I work on my best friends car way more than I do my own but he`s happy to learn from me and I`m happy to teach him. He`s one of the few people in my life that ever believed in me.
One thing I don`t do when working on his car is misrepresent myself, If I say I can do it, I can. If I say I can`t I can`t. His car is currently going through a half restoration. He got a chevy 4x4 truck not long ago. I`ve never seen such sloppy rigging hack job in my life. The best part of hot rodding is when someone screws something up and you have to go in behind them and fix it. Yes, it makes it a pain in the assets, but You learn from it, and learning is what I`m all about and that`s what makes it worth it.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:43 PM
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I'm a weekend warrior. BUT, it's amazing how much I'm learned through the internet and forums like this. In fact, I was a regular lurker here back in '04 when I was doing my official first hot rod - a T bucket and was just soaking up the information like a sponge. I continue to learn and try new things and that's what makes it enjoyable to me. I have done some projects for pay, but only to fund my hobby. Don't think I would want to do it full time, it would be a job then.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:19 PM
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I have worked in other shops, ran my own shops and now I'm an old hobbiest who has forgot most of what I once knew.
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Originally Posted by Old Fool
I am wondering who here is:
A Pro that owns his own shop.
Who is a Pro that works in a shop owned by others.
Who is a Pro that rents a bay in a shop owned by another ( like a hair sylist does)?
Who is a backyard /shade tree/shed out back work on others cars guy?
Who is a hobbyist that just does hotrodding for their own enjoyment?

I am a hobbyist that spends to much money on my projects according to my wife,LOL.

Now lets hear about the rest of you hotrodders!
I should have worded this topic a bit different so it didnt get moved?

It was meant to see who is a pro painter, not a pro hotrod builder, oh well.

Its still interesting to see all of your backgrounds!
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:14 AM
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I should have worded this topic a bit different so it didnt get moved?

It was meant to see who is a pro painter, not a pro hotrod builder, oh well.

Its still interesting to see all of your backgrounds!
No problem, but it would have got moved to the lounge anyways, as it is not really a tech topic, but more of a talk amongst friends topic, if you get my drift.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:42 PM
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Well !!! I going to say Hobbyist because I believe in letting another man's lip's Praise you... If someone else think's I'm a Pro,,, Great !!!! But I'm going with Hobbyist..

Proverbs 27:2

''Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips''..
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