Posted by Scary Larry (18.104.22.168) on February 28, 2005 at 21:28:48:
In Reply to: Make and informed decision posted by Clarence Williams on February 22, 2005 at 23:37:25:
As long as I'm on this subject (and since this is an old thread that might never be read, so I might as well ramble), there is one other thing, and that is the question between a "complete" car and a "fixer up-er". Overall, I'd tend to agree with you, in the long run a complete car is more cost effective and easier. But, I found a...well, some people may have called her a rust bucket...a car in need of restoration that I fell in love with. Fixing her has actually been one of the coolest (admittedly at time frustrating) experiences of my life. I'm lucky in that I work at a high school with an auto shop, so I've got the tools and help, but it really has been fun. Would I rather of had a completed coach?...probably. Would I know half as much as I now do about my gas tank, my radiator, my starter, my fuel pump, my ignition, my generator, the electric table which finally works (you get the point, I had to fix EVERYTHING)...probably not. I probably wouldn't have met some really cool people if my ride was in perfect shape either. Sorry about the long rambling, I think I'm just really excited because after over a year, my hearse finally starts on the first turn, and keeps running until I get where I'm going...and I helped her get there.
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