It’s summer, I am racing my mountain bike on a 30 mile loop in a 12 hour race.. a voice says GO FASTER, I do - CRASH!!!
Fade to fall 2005 I need surgery - 3 vertebrae fused and pins. The voice is back again - you need a hobby it says,.. I had one!
The voice says - Forget it!
Two days later I ride around with a buddy and end up at his dads junkyard - a couple of beers later,.. I hear the same voice that made me crash - it says “Swinger”- What, Huh? -0*( -0*(
Another beer and $150 later and a 74 Dart Swinger with a dead 318 is in my yard.
Surgery ensues I have a brace and great medication - no voices! Later I don’t take the pain meds and I feel good - What’s that?!?
I should the Dart apart? - OK!
The doors, fenders and grill are gone and a 86 Dodge with a 360 and a TF727 has appeared in the yard. What?!? Swap?!? - OK! **(*)
Suddenly I have a dental problem - more surgery and medication - the voices stop. Whew..
Today,.. I am off medication, What? - strip the engine bay?.. OK!
So now I sit here knuckles skinned, oil under my nails, car getting stripped and the voice is saying I should gut the car and work from the ground up, glass, dash - everything! I need to move the rear springs and cut the rear fender wells replace floors and trunk transmission, engine, shifter, wheels and oh yea- make the body look good in Plum Crazy - Sounds like the right color .
Can I go back to mountain biking? NO!!!
So my questions are.
If I am permanently insane can I qualify for disability?
If I take my meds will the voices stop?
What, Huh? What is your name - I don’t know!!!!
Your going to be Plum Crazy Purple - any ideas for names??
its a terminal illness, your gonna have it for the rest of your life,
you know how it is, we can;t leave well enough alone. if it aint broke make it faster, if its broke add more cubes and make it faster.
Well, I spent the afternoon trying to remove the engine and trans o[
No Luck **(*)
But I am releaved to know that I have a group of comards who have completed the journey I am going to start
Each piece I remove results in another idea
I would have just bondoed, fiberglassed, and painted it... if it were not for the voices and sucesses on this web site.
YOU are the voices that urge me on the bring this car back to life!!!
I will be back with questions, pictures and updates - ITS YOUR FAULT!
Thanks tnku tnku