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Junior wrenching 101

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by Can Can, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Lately, my youngest daughter, Vanessa, has taken a lot of interest in my tools. I'll be in the garage having a cigar and she'll wander in and play with my socket set and screwdrivers and wrenches. Well, today she wanted to actually put the tools to use, so I told her to try and take the front plate off of the K5. After about 7 trips back and forth from the tool bench with various tools that wouldn't do the job, she finally came back with a small screwdriver and set about spinning out the screws that hold the front plate on. She took the job very seriously, and I just had to take a pic:

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  2. TSGB

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    Young and impressionable. Good job though, before too long, you can trick her into doing a gear swap! :haha:
     
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    Too Cool. When my oldest son was bout her age, he "helped" me. I was putting headers on a 70 Mustang, and he kept bugging me to help. I told him to fix the shifter. By the time I had the mufflers bolted to the headers, he had the console trim plate off, and was looking for a wrench to unbolt the shifter!
     
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    Tommy blew my mind here a while back when he picked up and knew how to use a rattle wrench. Little snot. He's four by the way.
     
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    is that your real plate canmore? or is alberta one of the only need a rear plate provances?


    if its real, thats an awesome vanity plate score. :waytogo:
     
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    That's a cool pic. Kids ROCK! :saweet:
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Hey, lets go spend some quality time. You fix the Blazer and I'll drink white russians and smoke. :haha:

    Seriously, it is great when the kids take an interest in your hobbies and want to spend time helping.
     
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    It was helping dad out with the normal maintenance on his '79 Toyota Celica when I was 4-5 years old that got me into all things automotive.

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    This is not it by the way, I don't have any photos of it and we took it to the scrapyard a long time ago, with the odometer showing 330,000+ miles I might add. Only difference between this one and the one my dad had is that dad's was gray and had different wheels.
     
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    CAUTION: I only tell you this from the stories my parents told of me when i found out tools are cool. first, the light-switch covers go. next are the towel racks and dismantling of bicycle parts and the like, followed by door-knobs, work-benches and anything 4 feet to the ground or lower.. just a fair warning.. cool pic..:D
     
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    Yeah it's cool except when they start taking everything apart. My oldest boy was playing in his room once very quietly. When I went in to check on him he had taken his bed almost completely apart:D Funny stuff. My boys 7 and almost 3 both are into tools. They both know lefty loosy and righty tighty which is more than I can say for many adults I work with:crazy:
     
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    or a few folx on here :D :D:D:D

    i was always "fixing" stuff as a kid, be glad she can be entertained by something that isent hooked up to the TV
     
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    Here is my oldest "fixin" his power wheel:D

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    that is awsome
    i cant wait to have me a boy i can corrupt:)
    have you seen the website for hooking up powerwheels?
    where the boy is drifting in the corvette
    way awsome
     
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    My son wanted to help me work on my Duster on an engine swap. Itold him to take everything off of the front of the motor. 6 months later I told him to put it all back on........... He did it. I was surprised, to say the least. He was 10.
     
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    nice beadlocks on the power wheels.
     
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    i like when i get married that is my thought too lol
     
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    That is what life is about ! Quality time with the family.
    Tom
     
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    That is way cool, the other day my 4 year old helped me re install my front axle. He would crank on the jack handle while I matched up the spring pins in the perches:) I was so proud!
     

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