Javelin MegaDork
Oct. 11, 2013 2:41 p.m.

SWMBO and I actually talked about my "child from a previous marriage" last night and came to terms. It's not only staying, but I get to spend money on it. I have to fund it by selling off my toy cars, so buy my E36 M3!

Step 1: Sell toys
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Profit!

Oh wait, no, it's Step 3: buy the HF Garage for it. After that it's time to rip out the interior and windshield and weld in some new steel. Yeah, the goal is a paint job in the spring.

SilverFleet SuperDork
Oct. 11, 2013 2:55 p.m.

Nice! Glad you worked that out with the misses and you get to keep a car you love.

I am in a similar situation, except one car was around before SWMBO was (grandfathered in) and is never leaving, and the other was approved by her. I usually raise money to work on stuff by buying and selling car parts and video games/vintage toys/doing side work, etc.

Kinda related... We were watching TV last night, and the show she was watching had a guy bring home a surprise 1965 GTO convertible on a flatbed, and the wife was none too pleased, because she wanted to sell the house. SWMBO turns to me and said "don't do that" to me.

Ian F UltimaDork
Oct. 11, 2013 2:56 p.m.

Damn spam filter... for half a second I was hoping you were selling an M3...

Javelin MegaDork
Oct. 11, 2013 4:31 p.m.

Woot! Work is letting (telling) me bring in the Javelin for the actual welding up sheet metal part. Apparently we have some equipment that will do that.

aussiesmg MegaDork
Oct. 11, 2013 7:28 p.m.

I am so happy for you man, this is what you needed all along.

Oct. 11, 2013 7:45 p.m.

Oct. 11, 2013 7:56 p.m.

Oct. 11, 2013 8:11 p.m.

^ That's the meme I kept looking for.

You'll need to log in to post.

Also on Grassroots Motorsports

Follow Us to the Nürburgring

3 days ago in News

Follow along as James Clay from BimmerWorld contests his first ADAC Zurich 24-Hour race at the Nürburgring.

Shark Bite: Back in 1997, Hyundai Was Into Rally

3 days ago in Articles

A Hyundai Tiburon as a rally car?

You Need This: Mazda RX-7 Turbo II Roller

3 days ago in News

What would you do with an empty RX-7 tub?

From the GRM Vault: Our First Drive of the Original BMW M3

4 days ago in Articles

We tested BMW's E30-chassis M3 back in 1989. Here's what we thought.

Great Moments in $2000 Challenge History: Minor Gasser

4 days ago in Articles

Here's what happens when you put a Chevy 350 in a Morris Minor.

What’s the Soonest That You Have Raced Your New Purchase?

4 days ago in News

This BMW M3 was wearing numbers 24 hours after getting registered.

You Need This: 2005 Lotus Elise

5 days ago in News

A Lotus Elise looks so right in British Racing Green.

2017 Mazda MX-5 RF

5 days ago in New Car Reviews

We're big fans of the Mazda MX-5. Now Mazda went and put a retractable fastback on their fourth-generation car. So, ...

Project Ramp Truck: Installing Sound Deadening

5 days ago in Project Cars

Time to cut down on heat and road noise making its way into the cab.

Eric Foss Sets Fastest Time Ever at the Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge

6 days ago in News

47 of the country's fastest cars battled it out for track supremacy.

Who Wants to Design the Next GRM T-Shirt?

6 days ago in News

Blipshift is involved, so you know that it will be cool.

Reader's Ride of the Week: Improving Upon the Ultimate Driving Machine

6 days ago in News

This E36-chassis M3 just keeps getting better.

OUR SPONSORS

Grassroots Motorsports Magazine

Subscribe Today

Also get your instant access to the digital edition of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine!

Learn More
I4mAu1SbqAsv0sXdYIJVKiwAlPcAYhjV