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Old 08-27-2008, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default You MIGHT be an Olds Partsaholic if:

…You have more invested in your Olds parts collection than you do in your complete Olds car.

... The local GM dealer’s parts manager calls you for a shipment.

…The local GM dealer’s parts department sends you Christmas cards.

…You absolutely, positively, without question CANNOT log onto the Internet without checking gmpartsdirect.com!

…And if somehow you don’t log on to the Internet, you feel terrible...like you're “missing" an opportunity for a great deal on Olds parts.

…You ever donated plasma to get money for Olds parts.

…The bookshelves in your home have more Olds parts on them than books; and the books that are there are about Oldsmobiles.

…You know more about how to look up new Olds replacement parts on the AutoZone computer listings than the store manager does. (Yes, Cutlass Supreme. No! REAR wheel drive)

…Your spouse knows you are down in the basement sorting Olds parts, but can't quite find you.

…You have a weekly budget including Olds parts.

…You get up at six in the morning just to be the first to the junkyard so no one takes anything off that G-body that they drug in last night before you get to it.

...Every time you pass a GM dealer, Olds part numbers flash before your eyes as well as fighting the urge to stop and see what’s on their parts shelves.

…You can cite the Service Parts group number of any Olds part by heart.

…You turn in your recycled coke cans for money to buy Olds parts.

…You look for excuses to go to the junkyard.

…You have dreams of walking into the GM parts dealer and finding out they started making all those “discontinued” parts again.

…The Oldsmobile car clubs give out your name for information on Olds parts.

…You describe “anguish” as buying a rare NOS Olds part somewhere, paying twice as much as its worth, and then later finding that SAME part on Ebay for dirt.

…You don't understand the danger in asking your wife if you can display your NOS Olds emblems in her new china cabinet.

...You have $150 dollars in the bank and $60,000 in NOS Olds parts in the garage.

…You have ever used your Olds parts collection as collateral for a bank loan.

...Your workbench in the garage has more Olds parts on it than tools.

…You can remember when you bought every Olds part in your collection, but can't remember your anniversary.

…You have ever gotten home from work to find 5 priority mail packages from gmpartsdirect.com sitting on your front porch.

…You have ever thought about driving 2 hours to go to another state just to look at Olds parts (or actually did it).

…You bought an Olds part instead of having your youngest child vaccinated against early childhood diseases.

…You make lists of Olds part numbers in the blank spaces on the church bulletin during the sermon.

…You have ever opened a GMCard charge account and only use it for new Olds parts.

…You go to an Olds show and only take a certain amount of cash so you won't go overboard.

…You know what (EXC. W42) means

…You've surpassed the limit on ALL your credit cards with Olds parts purchases.

…You study the Olds parts manuals more than you have ever studied a schoolbook.

…You have a room in your house dedicated to Olds parts.

…You convince your spouse you need to build a new garage addition to store more Olds parts.

…You map out the best/fastest route from one junkyard to the next.

…You KNOWINGLY purchased Olds parts with the money you saved for your spouse's Christmas present.

…You think of the "good book" as being the official GM Olds Service Parts Manual.

…Your Olds parts manual is stored on the same shelf next to the Bible.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: You MIGHT be an Olds Partsaholic if:

...you tell your boss not to crush that one yet so you can see if anyone needs any olds parts
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:07 PM   #3
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Default Re: You MIGHT be an Olds Partsaholic if:

plus,

...you store olds parts in your olds'.

...you store olds parts at your parents house/garage, friends garage, and their friends garages, and some of your business customers warehouses.

...your friend-a gm parts director, has to ask you "what's my name and password" for his own locater account.

...you have olds parts stored for you at vpi, for free.

...vpi calls you to ask you if you have any interest in some olds parts they just got in.

...you can go to vpi and cruise the warehouses "just looking" and cherry-pick the parts inventory.

...you get gm to sprint olds parts from puerto rico, for free, and pay dealer cost.

...you know how many of any olds part number are available in the pdc system 24/7.

...you get a better price on olds parts than than the employees do.

...you get many olds parts totally free.

...you know of two other olds partsaholics.

...you feel no shame in labeling yourself as a "parts whore of the apocalypse"

...you feel sad knowing that thousands of olds parts are destroyed every week.


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Old 08-28-2008, 04:29 AM   #4
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Default Re: You MIGHT be an Olds Partsaholic if:

oh jeez.... this looks like a bout of whos got the bigger......COLLECTION......

I was going to add some, but refrained. LOL I got peanuts compared to some, and nothing compared to the greats.

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Old 08-28-2008, 05:51 AM   #5
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Default Re: You MIGHT be an Olds Partsaholic if:

you forgot two:

1- you buy more than one or 2 needed for your own car(s) "just in case"

2- your "other half" thinks you are cheating on her/him because you spend so much time on the computer looking for that elusive part.
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:56 AM   #6
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Default Re: You MIGHT be an Olds Partsaholic if:

Oh, John, please do add to the list. It's only supposed to be a spoof of Foxworthy's Redneck jokes.
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:29 AM   #7
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Default Re: You MIGHT be an Olds Partsaholic if:

oh, that's good!

...you have spares for your spare of a spare part.

...you won't put NOS parts on your car due to their value.

...you have at least 4 sets of heads and 3 motors laying around, which aren't really intended for any current project.
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:40 AM   #8
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Default Re: You MIGHT be an Olds Partsaholic if:

You have more olds than drivers in your family.
You have engines lined up on your wall, or in some cases an engine room.
You can tell someone where to find a specific part in the garage but don't know where your socks are.
Your wife calls your car " the other woman "
You keep parts you have no need for and will not in the future just because they are cool.
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:21 AM   #9
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Default Re: You MIGHT be an Olds Partsaholic if:

........You type OLDSMOBILE into Ebay every day and search thru 100's of pages to see if you missed a new listing!
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:03 PM   #10
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Default Re: You MIGHT be an Olds Partsaholic if:

the only reason you havnt sold your buick is that it has all of the suspension and glass from your olds project inside
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Old 08-28-2008, 02:31 PM   #11
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Default Re: You MIGHT be an Olds Partsaholic if:

You send your kids to work. That way you don't have to give them an allowance and spend it on Olds parts.

You don't consider them "parts" you consider them and "investment".

That is all I got for now.

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...you have at least 4 sets of heads and 3 motors laying around, which aren't really intended for any current project.
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...your garage has your project car in it and your wife's car is sitting in the driveway.
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:45 PM   #14
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Your garage houses your 20+ year old Oldsmobiles + parts and all the newer cars HAVE to park outside...
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:59 PM   #15
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you're up, doc...
Thanks Bill, but I think you guys have used up all the goods.....HOWEVER, here are a few which I think have not been mentioned as yet....

- Your kids College Funds become Investment Funds (for Parts)…

- Your vacations and weekend activities are centered around swap meets…

- You have a special bank account for Parts Only…

- Your square footage of Parts storage space is more than 5 times your living space…

- Your Parts Library is larger then what the average Auto Dealer has for Part Information…

- You believe you must have more than “ONE” of every Olds Part desired…

- You believe parts are worth more than the complete car…

- You strip a car for Parts and there are no more nuts & bolts to remove before you scrap what’s left…

- Three rooms of an eight room house are used for Parts storage…

- Parts are displayed in the home as ornamental decorations…

- Large Parts are used as Landscape ornaments around the outside of the house…

- You convince your kids to investment their money in NOS Parts (the payout is worth more than Bank Interest)…

- You buy a fork lift truck and pallet racking just to store your parts higher up…like 12 feet up…and make more room on the floor for more parts….
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I got another...

You custom BUILD your storage space with Olds parts in mind.

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Default Re: You MIGHT be an Olds Partsaholic if:

you clean out your dads tool shed and scrap his 20yrs of packratting chevy parts to make room for your olds parts
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you clean out your dads tool shed and scrap his 20yrs of packratting chevy parts to make room for your olds parts
you might just be worthy of deity status at that point!!

out with the junk and in with the treasure!!


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…You have a weekly budget including Olds parts.


…You look for excuses to go to the junkyard.
You need an excuse To bad they don't allow coolers


…You have ever thought about driving 2 hours to go to another state just to look at Olds parts (or actually did it).
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just came up with another one...
You know that Olds part you are looking for is in your garage, you just dont know where
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You read a list like this and realize most of them fit you!

When you find a good deal on an Olds part you already have but can't remember for sure that you do have, buy it only to find you HAD two already, add it to the shelf "just in case" anyway!

Wife tells you "no more engine" so you just plan pick up times around when she isn't home!

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