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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 7B More Street Rodders... M. Kate West Staff Writer chesternews@plu masnews.com "I set out to build the best '66 Ford Fairlane GTA in the world," rodder Eric Rudgers said. "I purchased the vehicle from a friend in 1982 and I'm the second owner. I didn't have the opportunity to work on the car at all until my wife Diane and I retired and moved full time to Lake Almanor in 1999. "It's a complete restoration; every nut and bolt has been off of it. I their 1966 Ford wanted to keep it completely Was a Ford rnan, Eric,s GeTvAi0uW:/r/:st::a stock in looks," he said. included twoMustangs. :ske~ r.ectl;i~f:: The restoration included a Photo by M. Kate F~I?~ projects qhave transmission, disc brakes, all new front and rear suspension and a big "This is not the first said he has owned and raced motor, vehicle I have restored. ! a lot of neat cars. "The engine was caught hot rod fever at age "We like to toodle around originally a 427 cubic inch. 13; I even hid hot rod in the cars and car shows are Then I bored and stroked, magazines in my very fun: It's a great family went with aluminum heads schoolbooks," he said. activity, the boys are still in and roller cam -- it now rips Since that time he has it; we really enjoy with 543 horsepower on the restored Mustangs for both ourselves," he said. dynamometer," Rudgers of his sons. The Rudgerses have said. "For my youngest, Ryan, I participated in the Street He originally planned for built a 1969 Mustang. For my Rod Extravaganza car show the restoration to take 18 older son, Ric, I built a 1967 every year since 2007 and months but two shoulder Mustang. have come away trophy operations later the project "In both restorations this winners many times. stretched to three years. He was a family project with me This year, Rudgers is also also said he turned the and my sons working a member of the Street Rod Fairlane over to a friend in together," he said. Extravaganza coordination Oregon to paint. Since that time, Rudgersteam. .M. Kate West crannies where water canThe Rolls was the third Staff Writer gather and create rust and I project car for Carlson. hesternews@plumasnews.com really lucked out here," he "In the past I had 1929 said. As for faults, Ford roadster with a Lake Almanor West Carlson said he did notice flathead in it and a '63 jeep resident Bruce Carlson the lacquer paint was that I rebuilt from the certainly took on a beginning to chip. ground up. distinguished project when "I had the car'only one "I have been a car guy he made the decision to take day, didn't even drive it ever since I was in high a different approach to his around the block, and school and that was a long latest car venture: a 1954 started disassembling it the time ago," he said. Rolls Royce Silver Wraith next day. Carlson said owning a hot was his car of choice. "My project was not a rod is an absolute family "I've owned the vehicle restoration but a activity. for five years now. It was conversion of the Rolls to a !'We enjoy using the car originally from Virginia street rod," he said. regularly and like to take and purchased new by a During the conversion, friends out to dinner. This gentleman who lived on a Carlson personally stripped is one of the reasons I didn't plantation, the paint and did all the go for a roadster; the Rolls "He passed away and the inside upholstery except for has a nice back seat. We Rolls was stored in a shed the front and back seats, enjoy having company in for 20 years until it was Carlson, in his backyardour car and with such a nice purchased by an antique garage, also personally did cab, we can use it with dealer," he said. the interior and exterior friends as well as Carlson said the dealer paint job. ourselves," he added. had only owned the Car for "I bought a 350 cc crateSince the Rolls about one week before he engine and a turbo 400 conversion was completed, put it up for sale on eBay. transmission and a Camaro he and wife, Roberta, have "As luck would have it I rear end. I coupled themtraveled to many shows. was on the website when together, fabricated motor This year Carlson is a the car went up for sale. I and transmission mounts,working member of the purchased it and had it "I had the body off at that Lake Almanor Street trucked out to Lake time and could lie out the Rodders coordination team, Almanor sight unseen. I had transmission and engine. I the group that is partnering my first glimpse when the just started re-assembling with Almanor Recreation transport van arrived in my from there. The total project and Park District in driveway, time was pretty close to a bringing back Street Rod "I was very happy with it. year to complete Extravaganza to the There are lots of nooks and everything," he said. community. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking trout anglers to be mindful about fishing in the state's waters and the effects their catch can have on fish populations. As the summer progresses, the effects of the current drought on California's wildlife continue to mount. Aquatic wildlife is especially vulnerable as stream flows decrease and instream {rater temperatures increase, exposing cold-water species such as trout to exceptionally hostile habitat conditions. Because of the lower water levels and accompanying higher water temperatures in many California streams, many trout populations are experiencing added stress, which can affecttheir growth and survival. Many of California's wild-trout anglers have adopted catch-and-release fishing as their preferred fishing practice. Careful handling of a trout after being caught with artificial lures or flies allows for the possibility of trout being caught additional times. However, catch-and-release fishing during afternoon and early evening in streams and lakes that have elevated water temperatures may increase stress, hinder survival and increase hooking mortality for released trout. "Please be mindful of the conditions when you are fishing," said California's wild trout program leader, Roger Bloom. "Afternoon and evening water temperatures may be too high to ensure the trout being released will survive the added stress of hooking, fighting and sustained exposure to the warmer water that builds up during hot days in summer and fall." Some of the state's freest trout streams have special angling regulations that encourage or require catch-and-release fishing. In waters that may experience elevated daytime water temperatures (greater than 70 degrees Fahrenheit) the best opportunity for anglers to fish is during the early morning hours after the warm water has cooled overnight and before the heat of the day increases water temperatures, says CDFW. These low water conditions and high water temperatures are happening across the state -- from Central Valley rivers flowing below the large foothill reservoirs to mountain streams in Southern California and in both east- and west-slope Sierra Nevada streams. "Enjoy California's outstanding trout fishing and help us to keep wild trout thriving by using good judgment," said CDFW OFFICERS, from page 5B Wildlife officers employ everything from all-terrain vehicles to jet skis and snowmobiles while on patrol and spend much of their typical day making contact with Californians in the great outdoors. CDFW has a dive team and utilizes K-9 partners as well. Environmental crimes and pollution incidents also fall under the purview of wildlife officers. Annually, wildlife officers make contact with more than 295,000 people and issue more than 15,000 citations for violations of the law. Successful applicants will enter a 31-week academy training program, followed by 19 weeks of field training, where they will work with a seasoned field training officer. CDFW's academy at Butte College is California Peace Officer Standards and Training certified. Cadets are trained as police officers with specific emphasis on wildlife, pollution and habitat protection. In California, with 159,000 square miles of habitat and Fisheries Branch Chief Stafford Lehr. "Fish earlier and stop earlier in the day during these hot summer days ahead." Protective measures for catch-and-release fishing during the drought include the following: --Avoiding fishing during periods when water temperatures exceed 70 degrees Fahrenheit (likely afternoon to late evening). --Playing hooked trout quickly and avoiding extensive handling of fish. --Keeping fish fully submerged in water during the release. --Utilizing a thermometer and checking water temperatures every 15 minutes when temperatures exceed 65 degrees Fahrenheit. --Stopping angling when captured fish show signs of labored recovery or mortality. --Utilizing barbless hooks to help facilitate a quick release. Although other states have used temperature triggers to close recreational fisheries, California does not currently have a legal mechanism in place to accomplish that. Historically, CDFW has requested voluntary actions by anglers to avoid catch-and-release fishing in waters like Eagle Lake and the East Walker River during periods of elevated water temperatures. wildlife diversity unequaled by any other state, the average wildlife officer has a patrol district of more than 600 square miles. The state has more than 1,100 miles of coastline, 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, 4,800 lakesand reservoirs, three desert habitat areas and scores of.high mountain peaks. To apply, use the state of California application form 678 located at j obs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf. Applications must be postmarked no later than Oct. 17. UNIVERSAL ELECTRIC 530-256-2420 CHESTER LAKE ALMANOR CA LIC #840585 Ian Upton, Owner The phone keeps ringing and I've gotten a lot of new clients, thanks to my ad in the Plumas-Lassen Connection phone book. I appreciate all the business I get from my ad in the Plumas-Lassen Connection phone book! ! 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