This outstanding all steel Southern street rod took Harold Roundtree of L
& H Rod Shop 2 1/2 years to complete! That's a lot of "patience",
especially for a professional rod builder! After spending a few
pleasurable hours with a polishing rag going over every inch of this
car, I must say, they named her right! Here's her story!
It's a real steel 32 Plymouth coupe, chopped 3 1/2 inches and bobbed 7
The steel fenders, running boards, floor, firewall and hood are double
walled steel with lots of hand fabrication! The entire cab is insulated
with a hi-tech chrome mylar insulation, so it's quiet and cool without
needing A/C! The boxed frame is highly detailed and painted with
matching graphics underneath. All electrics and hydraulic lines
(stainless) are conceled within the boxed frame. Custom hand sculpted
front & rear "winkers" with a high mounted stop light are blended so
flush in the body, they're almost invisible!
The motor is a freshly built (about 200 miles) Chevy 350 bored .030
over, balanced and bluprinted with an all steel crank, Arias "Blower"
pistons, Brodix big valve aluminium heads with roller rockers, a B&M
6-71 Mega Blower, twin Holley carbs with chrome bowls of course... A
set of hand built stainless Kruger headers with stainless/chrome
exhaust! It's really a hoot to "cruise" at night! The full length neon
lights under the hood really show off the polish and chrome on that
Driven by a Turbo Hydromatic 400 transmission, with a B& M shift
kit, it's hooked up to a fully chromed Corvette independent rear
suspension with Fatman's hangers, and 3.55 gears, so it's fun to drive
across town or to your favorite event! A Fatman's chromed leaf spring
dropped front axle, Corvette chromed disc brakes front and rear with
chromed Vega cross steering keep her on the straight and narrow!
The interior was custom fabricated by Billy Scott in Rosewood fabric
trimmed with leather, topped off with a Coming Attractions digital
dash, a B&M lockout shifter, power windows, and a stereo to play all
Painted top and bottom with PPG Deltron urethane in Lipstick red, it's
protected by over 150 coats of wax!
Check the pictures with the hood removed and the Hilborn scoop! An easy
"Patience' was the 2nd place winner at the '91 Nationals!
Recently appraised at $125,000. replacement cost, it's not only too
cool,... she's a true bargain in todays dollars! She's just had a
thorough "going over" at the shop, and is ready to cruise, or show!
Don't buy a fiberglass reproduction when you can own an all steel
original old school rod for the same money! Be cool,..go "Old School"!