Steve Reid charted his own course in building his '34 Plymouth highboy coupe. He built the '54 Plymouth flathead 6-cylinder engine before he figured out what to put it in, then settled on an original '30s chassis and a fiberglass body.
Keeping his street rod authentically Plymouth, Reid sold off a 360 Dodge V-8 and built this one-of-a-kind flathead 6-cylinder engine, complete with homemade headers -- not your garden variety power plant.
Those skinny "cycle fenders" up front were created by slicing a swap meet spare tire cover in two and fitting the pieces snugly to the 165x15 Kelly tires. Chevy wheels fitted with early '50s Plymouth hubcaps and ribbed trim rings finish the look.
Reid used '52 Plymouth wheel centers on widened rims to mount the 235x75x15 radial blackwalls to the '68 Dodge rear end. He slanted the dual rear exhausts downward to match the exposed frame rails of the highboy.
A '52 Plymouth donated its steering column and wheel to the cause. Reid fabricated his own instrument panel insert and built a long-throw shift lever out of bar stock to control the '87 Mustang 5-speed transmission.
The coupe's bucket seats are salvage yard items of unknown heritage, still wearing original gray fabric covers. But Reid plans to have them reupholstered in something a little more appealing, probably leather.