Sam The Cat

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  1. Thank you sharing a small part of your story. And I love the pictures! Unfortunately, I'm the type of guy that has put handyman stuff on the backburner. My expertise on the civilian side is in bible and theology so I maintain readings on that, and in the military sector it is logistics. So I read up on regs and other military material. In between work and family life, I haven't the passion to dive into mechanics yet. Maybe later in life?
  2. Ok, I get you. However, not interested in spending the money on anything but a Plymouth truck. Something about that particular car draws me in.
  3. I get that and it makes sense. I wish I could oblige, but work is demanding right now, as are the kids. What I can say is that we're headed to the mountains in Italy for the next few years, who knows after that. I know nothing of our living conditions yet. At night I get caught up in the dreams about and I drool over the pictures. But, reading through people's experiences about the hobby brings me back down to earth. Money isn't the issue it seems, but time and resources.
  4. Well, my wife and are military so we don't have any roots and probably won't for the next few decades. We'll most likely bounce back and forth between the states and oversea's tours. Being able to afford one has pushed me to discuss it more, but we're on the verge of heading to Italy this year and know the timing isn't right. Though, perhaps the timing won't be right for a while.
  5. Thank you so much for taking the time to share. Your thoughts are very convincing.
  6. I hear you and I understand. I don't wan to get distracted by the beauty of the car and forget to recognize the reality of owning it.
  7. This is the one that caught my eye recently: https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1310758/1939-plymouth-truck-for-sale-in-hamilton-ohio-45015 And thanks for the share to the other blogs.
  8. Thank you so much for the share, this graphic is very helpful. I can see the areas where I have to spend a little more time in considering the hobby.
  9. Thanks, that makes sense to me. As I talk to more people about it I learn about the other aspects of the hobby I haven't thought of.
  10. Thank you so much for the replies, I really appreciate the discussion. I haven't had anyone to turn to discuss this and I finally thought to reach out. Work is busy right now, I don't have time to read through these comments not properly reply to them, I do really appreciate the comments though. Can't wait to read through everything! And please, I've got 10 years in the Army next month, do not think you are going to hurt my feelings by calling out my stupidity or nativity. I am happy to learn and I appreciate a good ribbing.
  11. I am in love with old Plymouth trucks. There is a '35 (typo: '39) for sale with a Chevy 235 6 cylinder in it. Real beauty, complete remodel. What's the real life experience of owning a classic car, especially an old engine like the Chevy 235? Would someone like myself with zero mechanical know-how be able to own one and keep it running for years on end? Especially as a daily driver? I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to maintain it right and it would turn into a money pit. I heard fixing a 235 is pricey. if it ever does become faulty. Or perhaps owning such a rare and valuable car isn't meant to be a daily driver? Maybe I would worry over every little scratch. And any problem that does arise would costs an abnormally large amount. Better to own a classic and baby it? Do those who own a classic car think adding modern luxuries are really worth the extra effort and money? Like, AC, radio, etc. Would you rip out the guts and add more modern body parts?