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I think I've infected the missus !!
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Big G
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Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2020 9:11 pm    Post subject:

My missus always pulls a face when we go cruisin in the 62 fowlcan ute, but when we get home she has something nice to say about the car. She doesn't like my hotrod mates & has not time for the car club I am in. ( they weren't very friendly to her when I was president)

As of last weekend , I am an empty nester. What I am worried about is, now there is no one else at home I will not be given the freedom to do what I want. It will be let's go out when all I want to do is work on the 48 p/van.

So what is your secret fellas????????? how do I get her to be more involved??????????????????

I did think of putting a TV & couch in the shed so she is not far away & won't nag me to watch telly with her as she is lonely.

Dorothy Dix where are you when I need you ????
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Franky
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Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2020 9:48 am    Post subject:

I think I must of jagged it, cause Mrs Franky also loves cookin.
Had no problems with a 9000K trip in the pickup roadster, although next time we will have a roof and a radio, which I thought was fair enough.

Mrs Franky regularly helps out with the rods, holding bits n pieces whilst welding, and will use the 4" grinder, just can't get her to weld (tacks only) but I'm workin on it. Even pit crews when drag racing. I ask her opinion all the time, explain the parts I'm buying, what they do etc..... and now has a genuine intererst( I hope so anyway)

Kids maybe, next year might change things a little, but I hope not
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Pep
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Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2020 11:42 am    Post subject:

Franky wrote:
I think I must of jagged it, cause Mrs Franky also loves cookin.
Had no problems with a 9000K trip in the pickup roadster, although next time we will have a roof and a radio, which I thought was fair enough.

Mrs Franky regularly helps out with the rods, holding bits n pieces whilst welding, and will use the 4" grinder, just can't get her to weld (tacks only) but I'm workin on it. Even pit crews when drag racing. I ask her opinion all the time, explain the parts I'm buying, what they do etc..... and now has a genuine intererst( I hope so anyway)

Kids maybe, next year might change things a little, but I hope not


You are certainly lucky to have a wife thats so much into it.....mine is just tollerant to a degree. She doesn't travel well, doesn't like music while driving and doesn't like to cruise very much....BUT...the times I mention selling the 34, she objects and wants to keep it....I just can't win
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Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2020 12:31 pm    Post subject:

The expressed sentiments on this thread are all too familiar,I had a smile reading the comments,thinking that my wife had some long lost doubles.My only dilemma is that after the Chev Pick up is completed,my dream is to sell the Mercury and go for an open vehicle that I yearned for since the sale of my 32 RDSTR all those years ago,The problem being that my wife has a reluctance to enjoy motoring with the windows down.It appears we need some advice on applied psychology..........Frank.
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Mr Cool
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Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2020 3:18 pm    Post subject:

Franky wrote:
Kids maybe, next year might change things a little, but I hope not

Kids didnt change anything at my place, it just made progress a little slower due to financial constraints.
And besides, my 6yo son has taken a real interest in rods, so much so that Ive bought a 28chev pickup, complete except for doors (anyone have some?) and running gear, and put it in storage just in case he wants to build something in years to come.
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Carps
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Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2020 5:12 pm    Post subject:

To discourage Mrs Carps from driving MY old cars I have made sure she's been spoiled with auto trans all her driving life and that each of MY cars has three pedals.

Her first car had a clutch but it only lasted one day with her, it was our concourse winning MG Y Type. She didn't like driving it much because with he Ps on it people in Commodores and other big cars seemed to want to intimidate her. So, a couple of days after she got her ticket, I arrived home with her 'new' car. At first she exclaimed she couldn't possibly drive such a big car (18' of fully loaded '65 Pontiac Bonneville Sports coupe). But she agreed to at least try it and see what happened. The first day when I got home and asked her how it went her response was, "I LOVE my new Pontiac!" Seems with the Ps on those massive bumpers, NOBODY was game to even think of trying to intimidate her.

About four weeks later, and since I'd only ever driven the car the day I dragged it home, I decided we'd take it out on a Saturday arvo trip and I would drive. Stopped at traffic lights on Burwood Highway, when Commodore pulled up on left side, despite there being no third lane on the opposite side of the intersection. being the mellow kind of guy I am, when the lights changed I just let him go.

From the passenger seat came the following, "I wouldn't have let him get away with that! This thing may be big but it's got a 421 cubic inch tri power V8 pumping out 420horsepower and it can smoke anything on the road!"

Like I ask, where do wimmin learn to talk and act like that?
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bcal
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Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2020 5:45 pm    Post subject:

Some interesting stories and ideas fellas.
Looks like being a married rodder is a bit of a balancing act for many of us.
I must confess, that like many blokes, I’m lacking what’s called emotional intuition.
Or as my wife more aptly puts it, I’m an insensitive, inconsiderate, selfish bastard
With the wisdom of 20/20 hindsight I’d say that getting the missus on side with your obsession is very important and conducive to your future marital happiness.
I mean what’s the point of having a cramped little drafty roadster that drives like a mule if the better half of your life hates the car and resents the fact you’ve spent so much time and money on it.
Time and money that she considers to be half hers.
I think it’s the time they resent more than anything else. I use to think that many women hated the fact that men could enjoy themselves without them. I thought that they were either very insecure or just plain jealous.

My wife use to nag me every night I went out to the shed. I use to retort “well it’s better than sittin together in front of the giggle box every night isn’t it”.
Dumb, dumb thing to say
Fact is it wasn’t the giggle box, it was the “together” that was important to her.
I got her to read a book called Don’t Stand Too Close to a Naked Man by Tim Allen. A very humours read that explains better than I could what a bunch of dumb, well meaning boofheads us blokes are.
Her attitude changed after that but I’m afraid it’s taken me some time to do the same.

That’s why I bought this sloper.
She sees this as being “our” car and has even volunteered to sit and guard it while I’m waiting to transfer the rego at the RTA.

As a mate of mine says, “get the missus on side and the rest is easy”.
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Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2020 8:31 pm    Post subject:

There's allot of wisdom there fella's I'll havta put some of that into practice,
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“well it’s better than sittin together in front of the giggle box every night isn’t it”.
Maybe not that one??

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Bryan
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Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2020 9:31 pm    Post subject:

Hey Franky, that wife of yours, she doesn't happen to have a sister does she?

My wife has always shown interest in all of my cars, loved the '37 Chev, but is not keen on the roadster, gets her hair messed up.
Even my daughters, now that they are in there late teens, aren't as interested any more. (and no, that is not them on the left)

But I don't show any interest in her fave T.V. shows that she
LOVES to watch EVERY nite.

So, when do we meet the sister inlaw?

Bryan.
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Franky
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Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2020 10:06 am    Post subject:

Funny you should say that Bryan. she does have a sister who's also keen on the rods and rings me up everytime she sees something cool around brisvegas........ However with flaming red hair to match her firie personality, You would be a braver man than myself
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