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Keep that Motivation Kindled in 2009

By Ramair1

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Keep that Motivation Kindled in 2009

It’s the start of a New Year and time to start that new project or complete that restoration project that you’ve been putting on the back burner for quite some time.
My second vehicle that I’ve ever owned (1976 Jeep CJ-5) has always been sentimental to me as I’ve had so many fond memories in it growing up. Those care free days when nothing seemed to matter except that spur of the moment. It’s been approximately 12 years since I completed the frame off restoration but there were times that seemed that the project would never see its’ completion. At those times I would always turn on one of my favorite groups that during the time of growing up and had a big part of my inspiration so I cranked up the music to “The Cars”. Their music seems to be timeless as their music has been used in so many movies since their release. It’s that music that would inspire me and my desire to complete that project and to get it back on the road once more. “Let the Good Times Roll”, “Magic”, Heartbeat City”, Shake It Up”, “My Best Friends Girl”, “Just What I Needed”, “Let’s Go”, “Candy-O” and list goes on and on. The music it self says it all, wanting you to get on the road to sing their tunes!!!
My point is that it may not be “The Cars” that motivates you to complete your project but I know that there is that special band that will put you on the right track, to get you inspired and reminisce of those days gone by so you can get your ride back on the road.
Whatever it takes to motivate you, find that special secret and share it with us, as well as that special ride of yours, and share that enthusiasm with the rest of us here at Motortopia!!!!

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dragon_chick_99’s Profile Photo
Jan 4, 2009 at 2:20 am
anything that rocks gets me motivated!
cudacruzer’s Profile Photo
Jan 3, 2009 at 11:43 am
Dig the Cars, I also like Aerosmith, Bad Company ect.. these help me get motivated. I've already started on doing some upgrades on my '68 Cuda, the leaf spring suspension is gone !!! it now has a ladder bar suspension from Alston Chassis Works,that me & my buddy Jason Reeves did in my garage, it's getting a 15 gallon fuel cell in the trunk, the rear end is being narrowed to fit 12" wide tires under the car without having to mini tub it, I made & in the process right now of polishing aluminum floor panels for the trunk,after this is done I plan on re-doing the interior, the diamond tuck has been in there for YEARS & it is time to refresh the whole thing !!! I'll keep you posted on the progress & plan on doing a photo album when it is complete !!!
FlashBack’s Profile Photo
Dec 30, 2008 at 10:19 am
I actually saw The Cars in concert many moons ago!
Have a great '09!!
db67tranny’s Profile Photo
Dec 29, 2008 at 9:30 pm
I love that band along with many others that motvate me as well , whether it be hot rodding or surfing. Bob Marley is one my fav happy music band too.
frank76ta’s Profile Photo
Dec 29, 2008 at 9:14 pm
Like that group to. The other one and I was listen to it today is Hewey Lewis and the News. Grab the greatest hits reminds me the High School days in 1985 Happy New Year
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Dec 29, 2008 at 8:59 pm
I grew up in the seventies (well actually, I haven't quite grown up yet ha ha) and was definitely into the Cars! And yes, I need some motivation. My 78 T/A has been sitting for nearly five years and it's definitely time to get it back on the road (just need money, knowledge and skill).

Kudos to you for restoring that Jeep long ago; always have loved Jeeps! Who doesn't?

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