You guys ever just lose your enthusiasm and think to yourself...why am I working on this thing all the time? Lately I just have too many other things I want and need to do...it's mostly just time more than anything.
Maybe I should just wax it and put a car cover on it for a year or two?
I'm not overwhelmed at this point...the car is mostly done. But I need to replace the shocks on it as well as the front coils. And I want to get rid of the vacuum pump and install a hydroboost...but I just can't get motivated to work on it right now. I feel like I just want to hang it up and sell it sometimes.
I’ve hit that point and come back more time working on Bertha than I can count. I’m back to working on her, it’s just that we all need a “win” from time to time on the effort to keep the motivation up.
I just got mine back from the paint and body shop and hit it hard putting it back together. I'm now at a point of figuring out how to install after market things and it gets frustrating sometimes so I'll walk away and mess with my other hobbies. But I'll go in the garage and look at it. What a lucky man I am too have such a nice piece of history. You will see a nice classic going down the road and then you will be sorry you sold it.
I don’t get burnt out on the belair hobby, model car hobby, motorcycle hobby, baseball card hobby, poster hobby, electronics hobby, camping hobby, off-roading hobby, concert hobby, coin/bill hobby. My wife sure does though, Her name is Leigh and she’s my Eskimo, most times she holds the fire to me and that’s a good thing
I don't get burned out working on cars or machining parts for cars. I'm retired and love to work on my project cars. I enjoy solving problems and coming up with solutions to the problems. And on this car (the 55) there were a lot, and I mean A LOT of problems.
What I worry about is when I"m finished with it then what will I do? I'm not a couch potato and don't handle sitting doing nothing very well at all. When I finished my nova after two weeks my wife begged me to buy another project car. Told me if I didn't buy one she would. I was lucky and found the 55.
I'm thinking about a first gen camaro. They are as expensive as tri-5's are it seems.
Yes, could be time for a break. Go ahead and do one of your other interest. Don’t sell it and don’t wait a year or two. Tri five’s really are special and you will miss it. You have been around this forum a long time. Give it a few months and check in here once in awhile, you will get inspired to get back in the “hobby”.
Burn out and frustrated .I got my 55 back from paint as a Shell 4 years now I Installed new motor ,trans ,fuel and brakes lines , all lights new wiring , all new suspension , bumpers and still need to install all glass and polish all stainless trim headliner, carpet , door panels. Seat belts .
I'm at the other end of this discussion....if you get a bit burned out then yes you need to take a few days off and clear your head or relax some other way. If you get continually burned out than you are in the wrong hobby and need to move on to what makes you happy and move you project to someone that is really into the hobby. A bunch of unfinished projects sitting in numerous garages doesn't help the hobby at all. JMO
I was constantly working on cars since I was a kid. I always had multiple projects and I always had cheap cars that needed a lot of work. After about 25 years of projects and all nighters and fat to many cheap cars I hit a wall and burnt out, I totally stopped working on cars and bikes for a couple of years. Wrenching has always been a part of me though, so after a few years I missed it. I got back into but now I'm older and a tiny bit wiser, I dont feel the need to set ridiculous goals or time frames for myself. I enjoy it a lot more now
I can drive my car perfectly well and good. The interior isn't done but it doesn't bother me much to be honest. I oversprung my '56 and it rides ok in most cases, but when I hit this section of concrete highway that isn't very smooth it's pushing a lot of feedback into the steering wheel...so much that I have to slow down. So I need to pull the front shocks and springs and replace them with a lower rate and taller shocks...and in the rear my shocks are too long so I need to replace those too. Granted, neither of these is really that hard or time-consuming.
I think it's that I have a DD with two bad leaks (one in the power steering, one...not sure where) which are going to take me a while to resolve. Then I have my brother's '67 Corvette which needs a new heater core...and it's a helluva job to get it in and out. I spent nearly all day on Sunday working on that heater core and still couldn't get it out.
Between those two things as well as stuff that just needs to be done around the house and property, I'm feeling a little stretched. And of course, I have a job so there's that too. I think I'm just gonna wash my '56 and put a car cover over it for a while.
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