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Russ B
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    Location:
    Millbrae, CA
    Occupation:
    retired, sort of
    1951 Ford coupe, 392 hemi, mild kustom
    1929 Ford CC PU, 327 til July 2010, now 350
    1929 Ford Cabriolet, under construction, but running
    1929 Ford Coupe (45A), next project, 392-deuce rails
    2005 Silverado, lowered, custom paint, grill, & rear pan
    West Coast Kustoms
    It started about 1958, not quite a teenager, I was into model cars, first Highway Pioneers, then the AMT/SMP 3in1s. In 1959, I got my first car, the 1929 Ford Cabriolet listed above. got it running in '62, slightly rodded. My first hot rod was a '29 tudor in '63 with a 327, then a '57 tudor BelAir with the same 327, by summer '65. ...built a '29 Ford A/SR strip car with an injected 401 nailhead around '67. I stopped working on cars after VietNam (69-70), until early '90s.
    Since the restart, I initially built the '29 closed cab (resto-rod/street rod) in '92 and rebuilt it in 2010-11, making it more traditional, but not fully there. I have had the 392 hemi powered '51 ford since about '96-'98 and been working on it slowly, and keeping it running most of the time as a driver. It is pretty nice now; but never done. The cabriolet was in pieces for many years; but I have been actively building it since mid 2011. It is a mostly traditional rod, banger powered, mildly customized. It was in shakedown mode from mid-2014 to late 2015. It is painted and should be finished and reassembled by mid-2016. Me, retired civil engineer, general contractor, and RE broker, and nowadays, mostly just hanging out at my shop.
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