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‘Brazen Hussy’

When Roamin Angel George Paige talked to his wife Claudette about buying a certain 1940 Ford pickup, he told her about how many men’s hands the truck had been in. Hence the truck’s nickname from Claudette: “Brazen Hussy.” George learned that just because a truck runs and drives (in a fashion), it does not mean it behaves. And he also learned rust never sleeps. So he took his truck to Lanmark Auto where fellow Roamin Angels began long lessons in what it takes to make a street rod. The body and bed came off the frame and reconstruction began. The problems along the way could fill a book, from rusted-out parts to things that just didn’t fit right. And George learned another hussy characteristic: expensive. They finished just in time for George and Claudette to take the truck, with about everything new from bright green paint and comfortable interior to suspension and a drive train featuring a fresh 350 CID Chevy engine mated to an auto transmission, on a maiden run of over 2,000 miles to Coeur d’Alene, ID, with a caravan of classic Roamin Angel cars. Yes, their truck may be a hussy, but she’s their hussy.

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