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    Well after being out of high school for 21 years and 2/3 of that time being spent as an Ironworker, I take my accuplacer test too start college today, so I guess today really would be considered the first day of the rest of my life hehe.

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    I went to college in my mid 30s.
    You'll do fine.After the initial adjustments, it's not so bad at all.

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    It's never to late to go to school, I'm turning 30 in a month and have been trying to get my friends to go back. Also, you can get a few Government Grants to almost put you through school for free. After I turned 24 the Government gave me $9,000 a year towards school to spend on what ever I wanted. That is how I bought my 87 442 and a 1988 Hurst Aero kit and a 96 Dodge Dakota the following year

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    Yeah I turned 38 in september I had been thinking about goin back for a few years but work was still real steady.But the last two years i have been layed off each winter which isn't neccessarilly a bad thing but a fall I took 10 years ago is startin too catch up with me.After I get all my grants in order and such I'm going too be looking for an 81-88 Cutlass for a driver and looking for a decent to nice white 79 H/O.

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    good luck!
    Can You Say Vroom?!

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    thx its appreciated and i will need all the luck that comes my way

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    Well I've been away for almost a year. I'm still in school, and it's going well. Instead of finding a G-body for a driver I picked up a decent 87 Corvette, my dad was going to sell it to fund the rebuild of his 30th anniversary Z-28, so I ended up getting it for a good price (atleast IMO). I still have my 72 Cutlass although I have done nothing to it in the last year besides moving it to my storage garage and putting it up on jack-stands. I am in the process of acquiring a 79 Hurst that is pretty rough but worth saving, it's black and gold with the camel cloth interior. It's a hardtop and the original drive train is missing, luckily I have a 350 from my 72 to tuck back in it. When repaint time comes I'm changing it to white as that is the color combo I prefer. I will post up pics once I get it to the garage, and glad to be back with the Olds crowd.

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    good luck

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    Thank man!! I have a year in and a year to go on this degree atleast, I've already started planning on a second degree. I'll take the luck on the car builds aswell. My Vette is in the driver stage but plans for it call for a 427Sb being built with a TPiS mini-ram setup, the 700r4 being swapped for a ZF6spd and the Dana36 being swapped for a Dana44. The 72 is in the rebuild phase. I still need the W-30 hood W-25 spoiler, the sport mirrors. Going to put a stroker kit in the 455 to make it over 500C.I.. The 400th has been built with all T.C.I. goodies and the rearend will be upgraded to suit my needs. I haven't put alot of thought into the 79 yet and won't until it's nestled safely in my garage, have had to many deals fall through while on the search for one of these so I decided to scrap all plans until I have one in my possesion..
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    I quit school the third day i started. I was forced to go for the next 12 yrs hated every day of it. I am 78 yr old now and wonder why I am a little dumb. My wife is a PhD and smart as a whip I leave all the tough stuff for her. Andy

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