I've never had a freshly painted car before. I've never given much thought about damaging the paint, so i often sit on them.
My '67 is about to be finished and I want to take my lady star gazing. You can't cuddle well in bucket seats, so i was thinking we could sit on the hood. I've done it before and it didn't seem to hurt it, but that might be a different story with fresh paint.
I'm curious if any of you sit on your car assuming it has a good paint job. Honestly, it might scare me a bit at first but i built the thing to enjoy it, so i could see myself getting over the fear of having an imperfect car if that meant i could enjoy it more.
"I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints." - Billy Joel, Only The Good Die Young
2. When you sit on a vehicle, no metter where it is at, it causes the sheetmetal to distort, slightly, but distort.
3. I know you are asking out of restect so I will say this respectfully, have respect for what you have and insist others do the same, this will follow you through life.
you sit on your car assuming it has a good paint job.
Yes, but it might be more considered leaning.
Originally Posted by BandBSTANGS
Do you change oil in your suit?
Originally Posted by Z06killinsbf
Chairs are cheap
Yes they are, but if I pull up somewhere and get out to wait a minute or two for someone, I'm not pulling out blankets or chairs, I plunking my fat rearend right there where the front fender, door, and a piller all come together or back where the extensions bolt to the fender or on the trunk lid lip with my arm crossed trying to look cool.
I definitely would not sit on a freshly painted car, nor would I ever sit on my car unless it was a total piece of crap. I may lean on a fender, but that is all. When I first got my Mustang I was about 17 and I also had my first long term relationship at that point. I remember my girlfriend coming over one day and plopping her purse and big, assorted keychain right on top of the fender of my classic car. The paint is not pristine, but I cringed when I heard all of the keys hitting the fender. She later jumped on that fender to lean over into the engine compartment. Man, I could have slapped her silly (or at least fantasized about it). The cars in my family are always well taken care of. I just sold a '98 Pontiac Sunfire for a pretty good amount of money considering the age and mileage. But...the car looked great despite being a daily driver and being stored outside all of those years. The interior was immaculate because I always kept it clean. I never had crap piled everywhere like you see in some people's cars. And I never sat on it.
I have no problems leaning on them if my pants are clean. I dont get covered in grease and oil wrenching on them two days a week so I can be all prissy about them the other five. Maybe some people have delicate show cars, but mine are tough, powerful machines that are still driven hard on a daily basis. But no, I would never actually sit on them. They have seats.
I got nervous when people got close enough to breathe on my car.
Plain Jane 65 Coupe w/ supercharged 4.6L DOHC - Scary fast (at least that's what my wife says). (SOLD 10/2012)
Feature Car in December 2010 StreetScene (the magazine of the National Street Rod Assoc)
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