I'd like to also throw in I kinda had this problem for a while too.
My dad sold a red 1968 firebird for the down payment for their house in the mid 80's, the house I grew up in and they still own. To make up for that car, around 87/88 when I was 6/7 he bought a 67 to replace it, it was a decent car but needed a lot of work. It was the first car I handed him tools on, played around in, etc. It was painted white with blue H.O. stripes around 1989. The motor blew in the early 90s, and I was the oldest of SEVEN, so it sat, and sat, and sat, until I talked him into letting me take it around 2012. Boy was it rough. It needed floors, quarters, trunk, drop downs, , front clip, doors, subframe... ironically, the windshield, back glass area, and cowl were all excellent, but the car was also stripped, missing all the interior, etc. I held onto it for years until last year when I finally had a talk with dad about it being too much of a project for me. I could handle the repairs, but at what time/$ cost? He understood, but I still wanted a car "like dad's" so I bought a damn near rust free 1968 Firebird to replace it. It's not my dad's car, but I still have the pictures and memories of dad's car, and when I sit behind the wheel and look out over that long hood it's like I'm riding with him again, even though it's really not the same car.
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