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push_rod

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'30 Sportcoupe sold; '40 Tudor for sale; heading back to work next week; still settling parent's estate! No more cancer... for now! Jan 12, 2018

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    SF Bay Area
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    Electronics Technician
    1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe; 1940 Ford Deluxe Tudor Sedan; 1930 Ford Sportcoupe; 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint Hardtop; 1964 Ford Falcon Futura Convertible
    P-Town Pushrods
    I grew up pouring through the family photo album filled with shots of family members posing with their cars from 1918 through the early 1960's. I really thought the old cars were cool. In 1969 Dad took me to the Grand National Roadster Show where there were several cars from the 20's, and a few from the 30's (We made it an annual tradition, right up until that show moved to Pomona.). in 1972 The Waltons debuted on TV, I wanted a Model A coupe like John-boy! That same year we discovered a rusting 1928 Essex Tudor on the property adjacent to Grandma's cousins ranch (I kept visiting it, trying to pry parts off it... all I have are two banged up hubcaps!).
    In 1973 the movie American Graffiti hit the screen, and I wanted a deuce coupe!!! I started saving my lawn mowing money... found a $300.00 1930 Ford Coupe, that dad would not let me buy! The next year I ran across a 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe sitting along a narrow country road in the Sierra foothills... for $300.00 obo! Dad finally gave in, helped to negotiate the price down to $225.00, and to drag it home. It took another 15 years for me to collect parts, learn how to build cars, and save enough money to have things like the bodywork and paint done. Completed in 1989, I entered it in the 1991 Grand National Roadster Show at the Oakland Colosseum. It brought home a second place in the Custom Rod Coupe Class. The rest is history.
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