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Old 06-15-2021, 05:21 PM   #21
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A farmer in town gave me some advice years ago,and I have found it to be 100% accurate.He said when dealing with the town or a wife it is easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask permission.
I tried that many years ago (twice, in fact - slow learner) with a 1958 Mercedes sedan and a 1958 Triumph TR-3. Never again. Rule #1: Don't Surprise the Boss. Mislead, obfuscate perhaps, but no surprises.

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Old 06-15-2021, 07:42 PM   #22
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KATY said what I am thinking too.
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Old 06-15-2021, 08:31 PM   #23
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A few years ago my friend had to get rid of his A,he couldn't drive it anymore.It hadn't been started in 5 or 6 years,so I was going to get it up and running to sell for him.I hauled it home,got it up and running,and registered it to drive around a little bit.My job was to squeeze every nickel I could out of the car for my friend.A driving car will sell easier than a non-driver.My wife and I rode around in it most every night for a while,and she liked how smooth and quiet it was.One night she said,why don't you sell the roadster and buy this car.I said that I had kind of been planning to do that.I had four A's on the road at the time.A few weeks later she said,you already bought this didn't you.Yep,I had.What I didn't tell her was that I had bought it the day I brought it home.A farmer in town gave me some advice years ago,and I have found it to be 100% accurate.He said when dealing with the town or a wife it is easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask permission.
This sounds like something I would do. But I'm not married so no need!
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Old 06-16-2021, 05:38 AM   #24
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put the wife to the curb. You donít need the problems. Life is too short !


agreed! that happy wife happy life is a bunch of shinola!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-16-2021, 07:14 AM   #25
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put the wife to the curb. You donít need the problems. Life is too short !


I agree with Mc! happy wife happy life is shinola!!!!!!!!!!


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Old 06-16-2021, 08:32 AM   #26
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Ya gotta be careful, stuff like this tends to get out of hand.. That being said, why not try something different? A buddy has a '51 Studebaker starlite coupe he's been trying to sell me, I might give it a go..that whole commitment thing slows me down from jumping on the Studebaker, just finishing the journey with the A,it takes time..
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:06 AM   #27
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I took my to-be wife with me when looking at buying a Model A about ten years ago. When we looked at the car I bought, she said, "I love that car." That's all I needed. It has been a very good car, too. Since then, I bought another A, two V8's and a Model T. She has been very supportive. She also wants to learn to drive the Model A's. I am a very lucky guy.
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:10 AM   #28
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I took my to-be wife with me when looking at buying a Model A about ten years ago. When we looked at the car I bought, she said, "I love that car." That's all I needed. It has been a very good car, too. Since then, I bought another A, two V8's and a Model T. She has been very supportive. She also wants to learn to drive the Model A's. I am a very lucky guy.

Yes, it does sound like a good match for you. So, apparently some of the other members that are telling me to ditch my wife aren't as lucky.

I should be hearing back from the owner of the car tomorrow so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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Old 06-16-2021, 10:42 AM   #29
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@Jack Shaft, where are you located? I have a 1966 VW for sale. You can squeeze one more on that drive way.
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Old 06-16-2021, 10:50 AM   #30
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Hi,my name is Jack and I'm an aircooledaholic..I received pills and therapy for my addiction,I kept the 67,flipped the two fat chick's and the oval..
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Old 06-16-2021, 12:50 PM   #31
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When I got my license in 1972 I found the A was too cold to use that winter.I found that a 61 Beetle with no heat was a lot warmer than the A.They multiply like A's too.After the first one I owned a few dozen more.My grandfather worked for a man that sold Subarus in the mid 70's,and at that time the bug owners were finding the Subaru a good replacement.My grandfather would call me and I would go to the dealership with a $100.dollar bill for the owner to put in his pocket.I'd sell them for $150-$250.I still want another Beetle,but they really have gotten pretty pricey.My criteria is,pre-67,STOCK.No lowering,mag wheels,souped up engines,modern interior.If the exhaust doesn't whistle I'm not interested.I have a solid 65 I have been sitting on for around 20 years,but every time I think I am going to get to it another A gets in the way.
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Old 06-18-2021, 02:03 PM   #32
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Sounds like she needs an A for a birthday present.
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Old 06-18-2021, 02:59 PM   #33
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@Bayou Mike gets the win! Follow that advice and let her have a pink ribbon on the mirror!
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Old 06-19-2021, 07:34 AM   #34
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A farmer in town gave me some advice years ago,and I have found it to be 100% accurate.He said when dealing with the town or a wife it is easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask permission.
That is the best advice. When I sold my Corvette that I owned 30 years, my wife was relieved ,and said thats great - look at all the projects we'll be able to fund - you're not looking at another car are you??



Two days later my 1930 Tudor was delivered(I was already looking for months). She was working in her office, and he delivered it around the corner from our house. I drove it around the block a couple times, and drove it into the garage. It wasn't until a few days later while I was at work that I get the text "what are those bugeyes staring out the garage"? Yes - better forgiveness than permission.
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Old 06-19-2021, 09:26 AM   #35
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When I got my license in 1972 I found the A was too cold to use that winter.I found that a 61 Beetle with no heat was a lot warmer than the A.They multiply like A's too.After the first one I owned a few dozen more.My grandfather worked for a man that sold Subarus in the mid 70's,and at that time the bug owners were finding the Subaru a good replacement.My grandfather would call me and I would go to the dealership with a $100.dollar bill for the owner to put in his pocket.I'd sell them for $150-$250.I still want another Beetle,but they really have gotten pretty pricey.My criteria is,pre-67,STOCK.No lowering,mag wheels,souped up engines,modern interior.If the exhaust doesn't whistle I'm not interested.I have a solid 65 I have been sitting on for around 20 years,but every time I think I am going to get to it another A gets in the way.
Keith, from what I see rust, and people souping them up are the issues. Oh yeah, and some crazy prices... My Dad had a new 74 Super Beetle and it was a great car. Passed it down to my Aunt.
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Old 06-21-2021, 08:09 AM   #36
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I thought I would keep everyone updated and will not buy the other car at this time. Took the truck to a car show last weekend and wife had so much fun with the attention and stories from the older generation she wants me to work on the truck more to get it "sorted out" for more driving and tours which won't leave me enough time to work on a new project.
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Old 06-21-2021, 08:21 AM   #37
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Better to ask forgiveness than permission, LOL.

Last car I bought I drug home during the broad daylight. Put it safely in the barn ready to start a tear down and restoration. My wife came out the next day (she was at work when I brought it home) and asked 'what the heck did I get now?'
My nosey neighbor sent her a text something to the effect, 'I see Kerry bought another car'. I suppose he was watching us unload it.
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Better to ask forgiveness than permission, LOL.

Last car I bought I drug home during the broad daylight. Put it safely in the barn ready to start a tear down and restoration. My wife came out the next day (she was at work when I brought it home) and asked 'what the heck did I get now?'
My nosey neighbor sent her a text something to the effect, 'I see Kerry bought another car'. I suppose he was watching us unload it.

Doesn't sound like a very good neighbor. Just watched and didn't help? Heck, when I brought my truck home, she wouldn't start and I had 2 neighbors help me push her off the trailer and into the garage. It just turned out the fuel line was clogged.
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I know, right!!
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put the wife to the curb. You donít need the problems. Life is too short !
This option could be more cost effective
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