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A Wooded Suburban

Progress continues on the Summit Racing/Rutledge Wood 1953 Plymouth Suburban

Andy Bolig - February 18, 2014 10:43 AM

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I’m glad we’re going Mopar with it—the BluePrint 408 stroker under the hood is going to be perfect!

Randy Allgood and his team at Kenwood Rod Shop are hard at work disassembling Rutledge Wood’s latest project, a 1953 Plymouth Suburban two-door station wagon.

Summit Racing Equipment and the Top Gear on History TV show host have partnered on this new project for 2014. The Plymouth was given to Rutledge by NASCAR legend Richard Petty. The car will combine traditional hot rod style with modern mechanicals, including a fuel injected, 408 cubic inch small block Chrysler, a T-56 six-speed transmission, a Mustang II front and four-link rear suspension, and a custom dual exhaust from Magnaflow. Click HERE for a short video tour of the Suburban.

“I’m so excited to be doing another build with Summit Racing,” Rutledge added. “Randy Allgood is master builder, and when I saw some of the cars he had built, I knew I wanted to let him work his magic on my ’53. I’m glad we’re going Mopar with it—the BluePrint 408 stroker under the hood is going to be perfect!”

Randy Allgood and his team at Kenwood Rod Shop in Fayetteville, Georgia are handling the project. The shop is close by Rutledge’s home, so he drops by often to offer input and track progress.

"I am really happy to be a part of this project,” said Randy Allgood, owner of Kenwood Rod Shop. “Rutledge is a pretty wild guy, and with help from Summit Racing, I think we can make this car just as wild as he is. We’re going to make this car a modern street rod but keep the classic appeal of the family wagon.”

 

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