The car we are working on restoring!
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The car we are working on restoring!

I'm learning the ropes of classic car restoration from the bottom up.

I've taken to going over to my buddy Frank's house every Sunday evening to help him with his classic car restoration projects. I'm not that great with cars, but I always wanted to be.
I was always one to play off the fact that I didn't know much about cars. I would nod my head in conversations with guys when they'd start talking about the engine they were fixing up or the oil they changed on their car. I always figured, there's somebody who's job that is, so I'll just let the pro do it!
One night, I let it slip to my buddy Frank that I really had no idea what he had been talking about, in that department, for years. He mentioned that he kind of figured that out.
So, he invited me to help him with the restoration of classic cars. It was a hobby of his; he'd buy an older car off of someone, restore it, and then make a profit.
He did keep some of the cars for himself, but even he understood that there were only so many cars he could or should have. The one we are currently working on already has a buyer! That's how good Frank is. I'm surprised he's letting me help him. He's mainly just having me learn the tools and what they do as I pass them to him.
Baby steps, right? I feel quite manly when I come home from working on the car. I'm excited to be able to get my hands on something soon. I'm learning so much already!
We're going to fix her up real good!
We're going to fix her up real good!
He has another one waiting in the wings.
He has another one waiting in the wings.
“I feel quite manly when I come home from working on the car.”
Jay Leno is the king of classic cars!
Jay Leno is the king of classic cars!
One of the babies he's restored for himself.
One of the babies he's restored for himself.
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