Originally Posted by D's557BBF
I have a ten year old son who is my right hand man he is always by my side. It's nice to hear what you said from the other side. Older guys are always telling me things like he is going to be just like you and so on. Now i get to hear it from the other side, the side your standing on. Thanks for that...
"You fathers don't realize what an impact you are having on your sons until they get older and have the same hobbies that you do and you get to do them together".
Just don't get too upset if he sands a freshly painted car.
-Takes a razor blade to an old tire along the tread because he thought the tread could be changed
-Jacks up his car with the door open and the door slams into the side of his 57 chevy...
-Blows Engine #2 in your truck just doing an honest merge onto a highway (Holley had idle screws that didn't work at all, oops)
:roll: My greater accomplishments in order.
back in 95-96 we redid a 75 Hurst Olds as my first car/father son project car. Paint was excellent, chrome and interior were "passable". Of course a stuck throttle, and a Phil incident took it out of comission. He convinced me to park it, even if I spent the $$ on my Torino I had at the time. 9 years later, a bug got up my ***, and we dragged it out, and I'm redoing it 'properly'. He's redoing his 57 this winter as well, so it's like old times I guess.
My town is so small that there are no 'street corners' but he always says that he set me up with the Olds to keep me out of trouble.. It worked, every night Junior and Senior year of H.S. I was pretty much in the garage.. Or the friends were over.
He says he would have been content if I learned just enough to not get screwed by a mechanic... And had a cool car in high school. At the time of the Olds, I had some serious personal/family issues going on, so the garage was an escape.. At least I learned that much, if I'm really stressed.. I don't go for a joint/snort/drink.. I go spin some wrenches/paint something.
I'm close in age to the age that my dad was that I actually have memories of being a kid at the shop. I always hear the stories of him with his friends. He still hangs out with the same people/etc... I just wish I could have known him, and them, then too.
No worries D's557BBF, He'll turn out fine.