I love old classic things, especially teak lined boats and jeeps. And also I feel a need, at times to focus on near lost cause projects.
Yes at times, I am known to have gone to great expenses to resurrect a boat or a Jeep for another twenty year life span. That’s about the working life of a jeep or a boat according to yours truly.
And just maybe in another life span I’ll also come back with the proper skills to do the job right.
If you resurrect your boat or jeep project correctly, then you add another twenty year life span back into it; if you are able to keep it or if the right owner takes it off your hands.
Take this ’59 Willy’s for example. It spoke to me then and now it continues to do so. I’ve come close to taking it to a paint shop on several occasions but, then stopped myself. Somehow she has rattle can spray paint written all over.
This new Jeep will also be a classic someday. Easier finding a friend than a new jeep. All I have to do is go on Facebook and even today I come across two coworkers from a long time ago that are now in the final years of their careers.
The following was written not long ago and never posted.
The 59 Willy’s is almost ready for a trip across America on Route 66 but, far from finished if you go by the picture above.
Soon the roll bar will be powder coated the body will be one color and the new Bestop soft top will be added.
This is the little jeep I feel will connect me more with America and its old highway and not the new Jeep. And so (retirement) time continues marching on.
Now get out and start using and enjoying your boat, jeeps or classics a little more.
“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”
– Albert Einstein