My new boat......kinda

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by phishphood, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. phishphood

    phishphood Beer is good, Beer is good, and stuff!

    I know it needs tabs and a jack plate to get skinny ;D, but here's the real deal.
    My wife's father left her this 72 Gran Torino Sport when he died and she's chomping at the bit to start restoring it. She mentioned something about sentimenal something or other. i really wasn't listening. Anyway, here's my angle. If I commit the funds and time to get her car back on the road, I should have no trouble swinging a new boat by her in the next year or so. Right? Brilliant!!

    I'm screwed, aren't I?
  2. HaMm3r

    HaMm3r Well-Known Member

    Apparently, your father-in-law hated you. ;) ;D

  3. Tom_C

    Tom_C Well-Known Member

    Depending on how well you restore it, you may have a blank check for that new boat. [smiley=1-thumbsup3.gif]

    But you must be ready to pull the trigger as soon as the restore is done. These types of points are like gift cards over time the value disappear. [smiley=1-tears1.gif]
  4. phishphood

    phishphood Beer is good, Beer is good, and stuff!

    There's a long story behind this car. I never got to meet my FIL. He passed before I ever met my wife. So between 6 sisters and a brother, countless other in-laws, out-laws, cousins, and play cousins, it's finally back in her hands. All I can say, it her side. ;)

    Tom C, that's good advice. Strike while the iron is hot. I like it.
  5. tom_in_orl

    tom_in_orl Founder of Microskiff, Member of the Gheenoe Army

    Lots of good examples out on the web. Youtube has some fun ones.




  6. phishphood

    phishphood Beer is good, Beer is good, and stuff!

    Thanks Tom. It's got seperate me from my money. ;D
  7. orlgheenoer

    orlgheenoer Well-Known Member

    Want me to get you those caimen measurements now? ;)
  8. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    I waited all day and no one did a Staircase and Crutch joke...


  9. Un-shore

    Un-shore Well-Known Member

    does it run? are you talking about a full up resto or daily driver?
  10. phishphood

    phishphood Beer is good, Beer is good, and stuff!

    Somewhere in between. Our first step is to get it back road ready and painted. Then we can work on the finer details as I print up more money. ;D

    Tanner, don't worry about those Caimen measurements. I stopped and talked to Kev last week. They've got some nice options in the works. I also saw your boat there. ;)
  11. orlgheenoer

    orlgheenoer Well-Known Member

  12. tojo

    tojo Well-Known Member

    You restore the car then we will get dressed up like S & H and put the girls in some retro mini's and take them to the disco :cool:
  13. phishphood

    phishphood Beer is good, Beer is good, and stuff!

    I like your thinking. That idea has merit right there.
  14. Un-shore

    Un-shore Well-Known Member

    Please tell me there is not a disco somewhere! :-?
  15. Kemo

    Kemo The world is flat....and shallow.

    "OK, Honey, we'll restore the car.  But first, there's the question of this other boat.  I'll make sure we restore the car, but I'd like to get this..........................................."

    My suggestion.  If the iron is hot, use it. Irons cool down quick.  ;D

    Kemo   :cool:
  16. Un-shore

    Un-shore Well-Known Member

    Yes, yes leaverage, I like it kemo!

    If that doesn't work, buy the boat you want and file the reciept under "auto repair material" tell her there was a lot of fiberglass needed.