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    Happy Birthday aspen79

    To you from Aspen and Volare Official Forums Happy Birthday!


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    It was my birthday? Sigh,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,56 years old now. It's all downhill from here.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    What??? Do you get one every year? Jeesh !

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    Lol! Right behind ya...
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    Seems I was wrong about my age. Really I'm only 39,,,,,,,,,,,,yeah that's it, 39 lol. Jack Benny had it all figured out.

    Get one every year, and it feels like the years go by faster and faster with each birthday, and I'm not liking that too much.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    When I was younger it felt like I would never get older. Now I am older I wish I was younger. LOL

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    It is odd how it feels like the 4 years of high school went on forever and would never end (not to mention how long seemed to take to turn 16 and get my drivers license) and now, I bought this house in 1997 and POOF, it's 2020 just like that. Doesn't feel like it was 33 years ago already when I bought the Aspen, or 22 years ago when I bought the Dakota or 13 years since the Ford dealer I worked at for 21 years closed. Sigh...................... It's all going by WAY too fast.

    I remember in 1st or 2nd grade math when we had to figure out how old we'd be in 2000 (36) and back then, in 1971, the year 2000 sounded like that was a long, long time in the future. How wrong I was.
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    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    I'm 42, with ten years experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattle Trap View Post
    I'm 42, with ten years experience.
    LOL!

    Besides everything else, what frustrates me the most are the things I can't do, or have a tough time doing, that I could do with ease 20 years ago. Being an auto tech for the past 36 years doesn't help matters either. That occupation is tough on your body. Everything hurts to some extent all the time and ibuprofin is my best friend, after Linda the greatest redhead woman ever to live that is!
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Auto tech has to be equal in wear and tear as making them in the first place. The line will tear you down. I was just telling last night how back in the 90's we'd pull some desirable shell of an old car out of a yard somewhere and have swapped in drivetrain and interior, wired it up and be running all over town with it in a week. Now at our age cars spend long years in the garage to become completed enough to drive while we still work on details that we barely cared about in the day. Back then we'd slam that thing together and be so proud of what we'd done that it'd get 10,000 miles on it over the summer before selling it to somebody else who'd continue racking up miles. And today we feel good about finding time to put 1,000 miles a year on what took us so much longer to even get to that point with. I think it's got a lot to do with all the miles we've put on these shells we inhabit while looking back that 2000 was 20 years ago already. You're not wrong at all. That was a long time ahead back then and a long time back and many miles ago now. It's been a pretty good ride so far. Even if we have to spend time in the repair shop and still feel those miles today. But I'm sure we all look forward to getting as many miles as we can out of these aging shells. No matter what color they're painted. Even red.
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