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Old 09-10-2019, 04:31 PM
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Will I ever finish my 52 plymouth Coupe

Anyone of you have problems working on your favorite car, truck? or motorcycle.Last year during the fall season, and winter I was working on my Plymouth shed between rain storms. Plus other disasters around home, and tractor repairs for my mowing business. Then comes spring this year lots of weeds to mow for others. Just about finishing around July. Then the wife has an operation, that takes a few weeks taking care of her. Just about healing from that, then she brakes her arm a week ago. That will be another couple months taking care of her. Just glad I can do it, but my projects suffer. I did manage to prime a few motorcycle parts. At 77 I can't lose too many more years. Stan

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I hope you finish it and all the other things you desire. I also hope the best for your wife. You've had a lot on your plate this summer.
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Just keep picking away. I'm feeling the same way with my huge project. Take ten minutes at a time if need be. There's always ten minutes here and there. You will feel something was accomplished and hope will come back.
Good luck with it.
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Hang in there Stan. Life is what happens when we are making other plans. Family first!
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I whole heartedly agree, family comes first but there will never be a time that there are not more important things in your life than an old car. I definitely believe in the five minute rule, like Pugsy mentioned. A few minutes to relax and enjoy a project is precious. Everybody needs something that gives them satisfaction and a feeling of accomplishment.

It's time for a refresher course on the Lynn Yearwood Theory of street rod fabrication.

"The Lynn Yearwood Theory of Street Rod Fabrication. ...."Any car can be built in two years. If you install two bolts per day, that is 14 per week, 62 per month, and 730 per year."

Every day, take five minutes to do something on the car. Just something Even with a broken arm there is a little time your wife can sit and relax while you duck.into the shed.

Best of luck....John
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Thanks for the post ! I bought a 1938 Plymouth coupe when my son was 16-17. He is 35 now and I am still working on it. I guess I am too stubborn to give up and sell it. Last year I actually drove it in my drive way and just finished priming half of it. Some of you may have had the negative people you know tell you that you will never finish it, I use that for incentive. I know I have too many other hobbies , a wife , grandkids and life. But I will never sell it and never give up ! I will post some new photos of my latest efforts. My mother used to say , Rome was not finished it a day .
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You still have plenty of time. I'm 77 also, shooting for 95. Eat right, get exercise and don't let anything bother you. Do something constructive on the coupe every day, even just 5 minutes like John said. Keep a mental picture in your mind of the coupe purrin' down the highway, your son drivin' and you ridin' shotgun........and keep on keepin' on, one day at a time.....
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Will I ever finish it?

I can relate to your issue. However I remember a quote from years ago, How do you eat an Elephant? Answer: One bite at a time. Fifteen minutes one day, half an hour the next. That's how you can get it done. Think of it as a Marathon race. No one just goes out and runs a marathon. It takes planning, training everyday and then one day you have it done.

In my opinion, television is the great evil, Just think how much time people watch TV and don't get things done. Try not watching TV for a week and do something, anything. Quit making excuses and just get it done.

I just finished building a new shop, all by myself, with help from friends on occasion with bigger issues like setting trusses and pouring the concrete floor. . It took me two years, During that time I broke my leg, but every day doing something small and very soon it was done.

Too many people get overwhelmed and just quit. You can't think like that! For me at least having a notebook and writing down what I need to get done helps, just something about seeing it in writing encourages me to complete tasks.

Just my .23 cents worth of advice ( adjusted for inflation.)
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