Mike's first car was a Datsun 510. Inspired hot rod and custom magazines he shaved the door handles, performed some custom tricks to it, and hot-rodded the engine. That was all he could afford and do at the time. Mike had some cousins in Mexico that were into cars, and they were his heroes as he was growing up.
A Garage and a Hot Rod
After getting a little house with a garage, Mike went on to build hot rods, as they were easier, and he didn't need that much space. He got a Ford Model A that he put together and turned into a roadster. Mode Model A's followed.
Mike started building custom cars after he moved into his own shop. He knew he could chop a car, but he couldn't chop a custom in his two-car garage. The Purple Kruzer was the first full custom build he did.
Mike Bello's Cars
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