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oldest daughter wants to help work on the truck!
#1412963 Mon Jun 07 2021 02:25 PM
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Our oldest daughter has been coming out while I've been working on my Panel, and hovering quite a bit. She'd mentioned a while back that she might like to work on cars, but it never really went any further than that.

My truck needs alot of bodywork, so, I asked her last night if she wanted to start helping with that. She said YES and ran and threw on some grungies to work in. It's only DA sanding right now, but it's nice to see that she is interested. Even if it's short-lived, at least it's time spent together!


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Re: oldest daughter wants to help work on the truck!
pan3lman #1412969 Mon Jun 07 2021 03:05 PM
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There is absolutely no better feeling than working side by side with your kids on a fun project. Good for her!


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pan3lman #1412982 Mon Jun 07 2021 04:08 PM
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Re: oldest daughter wants to help work on the truck!
pan3lman #1412983 Mon Jun 07 2021 04:09 PM
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Re: oldest daughter wants to help work on the truck!
pan3lman #1412984 Mon Jun 07 2021 04:16 PM
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Of my 4 kids, my 10 year old (3rd kid) daughter shows the most interest in my old truck and mechanical things in general. To say that she’s “into it” would be a stretch. But she loves making dirty things into shiny things...actually helped spiff up my hubcaps recently. And she’s usually willing to come turn the engine over with the foot starter if I need a helper. I’m gonna see if she will “help” reassemble the carb that I just cleaned up to rebuild.



Neither one of her older brothers seems to care much. My second shows some mechanical inclination at times. Just not much motivation to explore that inclination.

Re: oldest daughter wants to help work on the truck!
pan3lman #1413004 Mon Jun 07 2021 06:09 PM
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Cool! I agree with the other guys. It's great that your daughter is interested in helping. But you better watch out, she may wind up "stealing" that panel from you. wink

My youngest is the one that is a "car girl", although both my girls are pretty handy with mechanical stuff. When we bought her a pickup for college, she did the first oil change, and some other fixups on it. She and her husband recently replaced the rusted out rear bumper on it, and she did some of the heavy duty work like busting loose the rusty bolts.


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Re: oldest daughter wants to help work on the truck!
pan3lman #1413073 Tue Jun 08 2021 10:16 AM
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thumbs_up My one and only an I would say a boy but hard to believe almost 50 likes cars but only nice clean ones. When I got the truck it had the usual floor issues. the first time I took him to school and also the neighbor girl it was pouring down rain, He said the truck was spitting at him through the floor. And he wanted to be dropped off a block from school. I told them to the door or ride the bus. They chose the truck.


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Re: oldest daughter wants to help work on the truck!
Justhorsenround #1413147 Tue Jun 08 2021 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Justhorsenround
There is absolutely no better feeling than working side by side with your kids on a fun project. Good for her!

You are absolutely correct- and on a vehicle the length that my Panel is, the more the merrier! smile


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Re: oldest daughter wants to help work on the truck!
pan3lman #1413234 Wed Jun 09 2021 02:25 AM
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I would encourage her. Not unusual in our shop for a beginner to take home a grand a week and pick their own hours. We are on the contact list of McPherson college and get employment requests for what they consider outstanding graduates in auto restoration. They gave Holly a five star rating so we put her to work. Her sense of touch is unbelievable so when she says a panel is straight---it's STRAIGHT. She is about 5'6", 115 #'s and makes about five sentences a week and that's when she is a chatter box. Other than that she WORKS. Zero come backs on her work.

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Re: oldest daughter wants to help work on the truck!
pan3lman #1413272 Wed Jun 09 2021 09:21 AM
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Mike Rowe preaches that all the time. thumbs_up


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