Now I just have to talk the wife into it.

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  1. Coyote Jack

    Coyote Jack Member #55, I'm old FABO Gold Member

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    For the last 3 years I have been trying to track down a car I drove 37 years ago. It's a 68 Valiant, (I believe), with a straight axle front end. The guy that used to own it moved away a long time ago so tracking it down has been a chore. Today I found it. That's the good news, the bad news is I am not sure it is available. I will be getting it touch with the current owner and seeing what is up with it. I know it is not on the road and may even be a basket case. My big question is, how in the hell am I going to talk the wife into it seeing as we have been talking about down sizing for the last year? Wish me luck guys, this could be a tough one. A gasser would be a blast to build.

    Jack
     
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    • yellow rose

      yellow rose Doctor of Thinkology.

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      It's better to aske forgiveness than permission.
       
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      • cojohnso

        cojohnso Well-Known Member

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        Oh, plenty of roads you can choose.

        Rare form of brain disorder and it's the only cure?

        The market for '68 Valiant has exploded. It will supplement all our retirement dreams.

        I already named her after you.

        You can cheat on me with Brad Pitt.

        The roads are endless. So just get it done!
         
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        • 66fyssh

          66fyssh Don't Stop Believin' FABO Gold Member

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          I see you've had a lot of practice @cojohnso . You're very good at it. :thumbsup:

          I especially like the "I already named her after you". That's brilliant!!
           
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          j par Well-hung Member

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          As usual I would say exactly the opposite. I would tell my wife of all my intentions and why and have her see the excitement that I bring to the table and fortunately I know my wife and she wouldn't Crush my hopes LOL...
          You couldn't have hidden the fact that you've been looking for this car for 2 years?
           
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          MY wife wouldn't care one way or the other, she has an open purse for what she wants.
          She don't need to ask, I would ask if she wanted to go with me to pick the car up. only if includes dinner. lol
           
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          • SGBARRACUDA

            SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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            I agree. I just bought 2 more parts cars and asked the wife if she wanted to go. All she cared about was if there was a coffee break included.
             
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            • cojohnso

              cojohnso Well-Known Member

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              I have been divorced for many years. Thus I know.... Ok, maybe I'm not the best to give advise?
               
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              • j par

                j par Well-hung Member

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                To clarify neither my wife or I have to say anything to each other for purchases but major purchases it's going to land a car on the driveway I like to say something about. Beyond that as well as we don't have that kind of amount of property to wear a car to get lost, the generally takes up real estate...
                 
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                  SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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                  I have 20 acres, I can hide a car no problem.
                   
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                    I'd probably have a lot more explaining to do if I had property...
                     
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                    • SGBARRACUDA

                      SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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                      That right there is funny.
                       
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                      • jeffnmo

                        jeffnmo Just another Mopar Maniac FABO Gold Member

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                        Good luck Coyote Jack, I hope it works out for you.

                        Jeff
                         
                      • Coyote Jack

                        Coyote Jack Member #55, I'm old FABO Gold Member

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                        I ran it by her last night. I got the "what you talken about Willis" look. I guess I have more work to do. lol

                        Jack
                         
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                        • Demonracer

                          Demonracer 71 Demon 00 Ram 16 Chrysler 300S 05 Caravan FABO Gold Member

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                          Jack, just use the old line, "Just one more car honey, I promise."
                           
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                          • barbee6043

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                            I hate it if the wife says, "let me pen up your head and examine your BRAIN!" (open it with a dull butter knife??)...

                            Just tell her life is short, and the pure joy she will she on your face every day will be priceless!
                            Then promise her what ever she wants???? (under $100)
                             
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                              Man coyote jack this is dilemma for sure. As you were upfront with her, which is the right choice for sure, you cant fo witj the easier to ask for forgiveness than permission approach. Which of course has its pros and cons. Much like the uphill battle of the honesty approach. Since you mentioned the downsizing you said you were both looking at, is there anything you can give up or eliminate as a show of effort towards that and then maybe slip in that getting your car from your youth back would be a great give and take compromise? Lol, or get an offsite storage unit or buddies shop to keep it at until it's a runner? Which I guess is a delayed version of forgiveness over permission approach. Anyway, good luck. A gassed is a very cool project.
                               
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                                Here Is the bottom line. You know your wife You know you need that car. Do what a man has to do! It will bring back your youth. OK so maybe not.

                                If you have to, be devious, buy it, hide it at a buddies, then sell off a car, and tell the wife you traded. Important part of lying, is remembering your LIES!!!!!!!!

                                OK so I have bad advise but like everything on this forum it is free, ...unless trying to buy an overpriced part!!????? ll
                                 
                              • TrailBeast

                                TrailBeast Slightly Twisted Member

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                                This thread reminded me of this.

                                ha.jpg
                                 
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                                  if you have to "ask permission" to do anything, you are in the wrong relationship.
                                   
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                                  • Coyote Jack

                                    Coyote Jack Member #55, I'm old FABO Gold Member

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                                    She has been saying that she would like a rat rod. I wonder if I can make it a "rat rod gasser"? Hmmmmmm

                                    Jack
                                     
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                                    • mycuda

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                                      However, you might be happier than most....lol
                                       
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