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mark tucker
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: The 21 and under club Reply with quote

my sister is a nut,I have the same fliperflopers, as for breathing all that stuff over the past59+ years....shit...is that wahts rong with me??and I thought it was the agent orange I played in as a kid daily in the USAF chemical dump..on kadena air base.....also known as kadena middle school.( they built the school on top of it 4 years befor I get there.....splains a lot, donut.
I do know a 80 year old guy thats sprayed his hands clean with breakleen probably since that came out with it. 23 stints, 4 bypasses, nomore veins to use for bypasses.experamentail stints,knees bad, no feeling in leggs,sholders dead, neck dead... daily he still runs his 1 man machine shop/ engine building trans building and drive shaft shop.....waiting for death to finaly win. and building a new racecar. among other things,.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:42 am    Post subject: Re: The 21 and under club Reply with quote

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My son would dearly like to restore and drive the '69 Bus I have that his Grandfather (my Dad) bought new but - and this I believe is one of the universal problems for young guys - the little bit of money he does make at entry level wages dictates a more practical approach to life. He needs money for work clothes and tools, rent, grub, saving for further education etc. There is little room for a car hobby in his life!

By the time he is in a position to restore this old Bus it will be long gone either from rust or sold before it rusts away.

When I was his age I ran a Beetle as a daily driver but they, for reasons of practicality are not a good choice for that now. Distances, speed travelled, parts availability and durability expectations are so different now than they were in my youth. You can get a $1500 used car these days that will out perform, out last and be safer on the road than a VW ever was. This doesn't only apply to VWs but to must older cars as well.

I admire and want to encourage any young person who has room in their life for these cars. So many don't.


I can say that this is very true. You have to be in the right spot at the right time with cash. Or the friend deal. I started with old beetles and buses when I was 13/14 years old. Went to car shows and hitched rides with the old guys. When we could finally drive we would hit up all the VW shows. We were young. that was back in 2004/2005 ish. Having a hobby car when minimum wage was like $7.00 an hour meant we had to work our tails off. We would go to car shows after work. Bring pizza and then leave early to go work nights. We drove to trailbash one year, did the bash, drained the oil in J.Dot yard and drove back to mass for our 10pm shift. The extra $2.50 an hour made it a priority. Plus we had to pay rent, buy food, clothes, insurance, gas....It wasn't easy. Now I'm 32. Sold my bus to buy a house. It took years! Cars come and go but the relationships last forever. Those in the car hobby and those that are not.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: The 21 and under club Reply with quote

Steel toes suck... change my mind. Laughing
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...or the PO envied the terrorists' bus in "Back to the Future". Laughing

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He's fine, just waiting for the dragon in winklepickers to move out of his lane.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:23 pm    Post subject: Re: The 21 and under club Reply with quote

67ctbug wrote:
Steel toes suck... change my mind. Laughing
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