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 inches! 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 concealed 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 blueprinted with an all steel crank, Arias "Blower" pistons, Brodix big valve alumnium 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 outrageous motor! 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 hangers, and 3.55 gears, so it's fun to drive across town or to your favorite event! A Fatman 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 those oldie's! Painted top and bottom with PPG Deltron urethane in Lipstick red, it's protected by over 150 coats of wax! "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 today's 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"!
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