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#1 gene knight

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 03:18 PM

after much thinking and current life turning medical issues, along with my ptsd and on going head/brain injuries i have had thru out my life when i played football and military years, i am at a point to sell everything datsun related and go on a different path and deal with the ongoing medical issues that has been brought up thru recent medical tests and maybe try to live a positive life for as long as my body and mind will allow. so after the holidays things that i have datsun related needs to go and possibly my vw show beetle and my 1965 plymouth barracuda fastback 



#2 racerx

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 03:21 PM

Oh man...sorry to hear that. Hope things work out for you.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 04:18 PM

X2. Gene you are ALWAYS welcome here, so take care of business but more importantly, make sure you drop by anytime and have some fun. Don't go quietly....


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Posted 04 December 2017 - 04:19 PM

Godspeed sir....


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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:11 PM

That sucks to hear Gene. But do whatcha gotta do.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 06:08 PM

i have been getting more severe headaches and dizziness and blurred vision in my right eye and it is because of to many concussions i got when playing football in high school and college plus jumping out of planes also when i rolled my 69 mustang in my senior year of high school luckily i had it caged/rollbars but i did hit the windshield  even though i had 5 point seatbelts, 1 of the straps broke, i was in hospital for 3 weeks.  also when i was in the army 3 tours in iraq, i did see combat/ death and suicides in my sleeping quarters/tent and have flashbacks, plus i cant get any help thru the corrupt VA here in phoenix and also with the medical issues that i am having with botched double hernia surgery  and on unpaid medical leave from work it has raised my stress levels. i appreciate the thoughts and concerns. so please accept my apologies if i have made anyone upset with me



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 06:13 PM

Your service to our country is very much appreciated and most important thing is your health.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 07:08 PM

Bummer to hear, cars and things are all replaceable though.

Much better to take care of your health than things that can be replaced.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 07:10 PM

Damn Gene, and I thought I had abused the crap out of my body.  Truly sorry to hear about the cumulative damage making your life more difficult.  I hope you can have an extended time of stress free and good living with the clear out.



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 07:34 PM

Sorry to hear all that, Gene.  I also fairly often wonder "why" keep trying on a long term project, and sometimes it is for the best to let some things go and relieve some of the burden, considering it is self-imposed.


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Posted 04 December 2017 - 10:42 PM

hope all gets better for you 

the va is a bunch of shit 

TAKE CARE OF OUR VETRANS AS THEY ARE THE REASON WE ARE STILL FREE 

I have heard a lot of bad things with the va 

hopefully those things will get better and not worse 



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:24 AM

Damn sorry to hear what your going through Gene Knight!!!



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:53 AM

Well, I don't expect you came to that decision lightly, and I expect it's the right one. Kick ass at your next path too.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:57 AM

It takes courage to make such decisions and I salute you for it. 

 

Hope things get better and Thank You for your Service. 


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:11 AM

Rather unfortunate, just because you don't own datsuns doesn't mean you can't still Ratsun.

Where is flat to bitch about no fml threads?

I yeald to the wisdom of Q on this one.

Fuck!!!!!!!! I guess QTip was right...


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:59 AM

I have 3 datsun 521 trucks 1 b210 and a couple of 620 kc and plethora of parts

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:13 AM

Good to hear you have your priorities straight :)

 

Sorry you have to make the tough decisions.

 

Thank you for serving,

 

I would take some parts off your hands, but it's a bit far.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:18 AM

You do what you logically need to do in life Gene. I've done it when the time was right. Take care.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:54 AM

Rather unfortunate, just because you don't own datsuns doesn't mean you can't still Ratsun.
 

 

 

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Im Datsunless atm, but it was the practical thing to do for now.
Cars come and go and can be replaced down the road.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 10:34 AM

I don't really have anything to say that hasn't already been said.

 

I think you are probably doing the right thing. You will find other hobbies to keep you busy, and ratsun is always a click away.

 

Best of luck Gene. 


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