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Dream hunt or Car?

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Unread 07-18-2010, 09:56 AM
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Re: Dream hunt or Car?

Since the car doesnt interest you I would sell it. I dont think I would do the sheep hunt -it would be fun but to much$$$. Do your wife and kids like to hunt or fish? Building memories with the family is great. The kids will remember the hunts, fishing trips... that they went on with you. They will talk about that the rest of theirs lives. They wount talk about the sheep hunt you went on. Maybe a boat, couple of smaller hunts - elk, bear maybe a hog hunt, prarie dogs are always fun, and put some into savings.

Make sure you are truely not interested in cars anymore. You may not be able to ever get it back. I have done that once or twice over the years - still kick myself about it.

What ever you decide have fun with it.
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Unread 07-18-2010, 10:08 AM
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Re: Dream hunt or Car?

The only advise I can give you is do what matters. If your family matters more than the car and hunting(which it should) then you answered your own question.

I have a friend/coworker who has been all over(africa several times, New Zealand, Alaska, Canada, Mexico and a few more). He always talks about the hunts with his kids and family more than the others. I tend to agree watching my 70year old mother shoot a whitetail doe was more rewarding to me than any of the trophies I have.

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Unread 07-18-2010, 10:25 AM
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Re: Dream hunt or Car?

I understand all the sensible stuff that is being offered up here. And most likely the best advice. But I see where you are coming from. If you keep that car then I see no great family memories coming from it. Perhaps some riding together in it. If the car was built as an investment, then I would take the money and invest it. If the car was built for your fun, then take the money for your fun. If your fun is to take the family on vacation then do that.

My vote is to take the sheep hunt of a lifetime. If you have to later you can sell the head for more than the car was worth.

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Unread 07-18-2010, 10:36 AM
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37 is young ... you still have lots of dreams and hunting left (not to mention many more decisions you have make ) ... but you must do your part.

I too have a bucket list.

Good luck!


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Unread 07-18-2010, 12:13 PM
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Re: Dream hunt or Car?

Originally Posted by BCinKS View Post
...but cars are just not my thing anymore.
Is it the restoring that isn't your thing anymore, or having an older fun car at all? Two totally different aspects of ownership.

I work on older cars on my own time, and it's slow. It's one of my hobbies and some days it is more interesting than others. However, being able to drive them is the reward. I bought our family a 1970 Cutlass convertible that we drive around in as our "fun car" because I remember riding in my grandmother's 65 Pontiac convertible when I was a kid. It's a lot of fun and in many ways my favorite car to drive of the ones I own. Our family can make memories with it any day of the summer. Imagine your family doing the same with your Chevelle some day.

Right now my kids are 9, 11 and 15. They hunt with me on occasion, but it will be a while before they go on bigger hunts - I didn't go with my Dad for elk until I was turning 40. A "hunt of a lifetime" for me would involve either Dad, my kids or both since most of the fun is sharing it with family. If you're at the stage where your wife fits that bill, and no matter what the car doesn't fit in the picture, then go ahead, sell it and do what you enjoy. However, if you don't think that the hunt is going to be in the picture for a while you might as well enjoy the car. Unfortunately in 2010's economy it's probably worth 30% less than 3-4 years ago, so you may as well have some fun with it.

FYI, I absolutely love 69 Chevelles. Great taste in cars. Someday I'll have one myself.
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Unread 07-18-2010, 12:29 PM
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Thanks for all the responses. I know i should invest it or save it for the kids college fund ,but this past year has me thinking how short like can be. I've already had a 57chevy and a Pro street 64Nova so i know alittle about the car sickness! I guess one word could describe my feelings Bucketlist!! I will probably take the wife on a elk hunt,but brown bear and sheep still aren't out of the question let! Oh i don't plan on finishing the car till late 2011.
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Unread 07-18-2010, 01:00 PM
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Re: Dream hunt or Car?

Once in a lifetime oportunity, once it is passed............. you will only dream of one.
Life is to short, go for it!!!
I am only 33 and I still regret not doing a couple of things that would not have changed my life, but now I cant do them. I was invited to be a fly fishing guide in Chile for 2 months, everything payed including the plane tickets, plus a salary!!! I didnt took it because I was doing my thesis to get out of university. Those 2 months would not have made a difference in the long run, but fly fish Chile for 2 months everything payed and with a salary is not going to happen again!!!
Do the SHEEP HUNT, you will have great memories and you can plan an elk hunt with the family later on, that is easier to achieve than a SHEEP HUNT.
For me no question: SHEEP HUNT!!!

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