Scott Hawley’s 1932 Ford Coupe by Roy Brizio Street Rods
This is Bay Area hot rodder Scott Hawley’s fifth ’32 Ford. It’s an original Henry Ford body and was acquired as a half-completed project and then finished by Roy Brizio Street Rods.
Billy Venter set the frame up with Pete & Jakes hairpins, ladder bars, and shocks. The dropped and drilled Magnum front axle features SoCal discs with Buick covers, while the rear suspension is a Winter’s quick-change on a Deuce Factory buggy spring.
The original five-window body was very solid and has been chopped three inches. Darryl Hollenbeck of Vintage Color Studio whipped up a custom hue in PPG paint that looks black but flips to a rich chocolate brown in the sun.
The car was originally completed with a set of steelies and hubcaps, painted Vanilla Shake along with the grille. They have since been swapped for custom salt flat-style wheels from ET. Shaved Excelsior tires boast smooth sidewalls and vintage-looking tread.
Nestled in the frame behind the now-blacked-out grille is a tried-and-true 350c.i. small-block from Chevrolet Performance. It’s road trip ready with an Edelbrock four-barrel ensemble under a Moon air cleaner and custom aluminum Corvette script valve covers. Brizio’s team made the headers and fabricated a trick Ferrari-inspired exhaust system with four pipes that end near the quick-change. The car does have three pedals and keeps it real with a Richmond five-speed.
As cool as the exterior is, the interior is pure next-level righteousness. Sid Chavers pulled out all the stops on this one. The custom brown leather upholstery features biscuit tucks in the door panels, with chromed buttons and door pulls. The pleated “double bucket” bench seat is accented nicely with vintage ’46 Dodge insert material. The stock dash and garnish moldings have been tastefully wood grained with a burled wood pattern. Classic Instruments custom-made a set of gauges with Rodders Journal logos in them. The steering wheel is a Bell four-spoke on the Limeworks column, and the Hurst shifter is topped with a handmade knob from Luck U Goods.
Inside and out, this is one slick ’32, and with 330hp on tap, it’s a natural road burner to boot.
Photos by Steven Bunker, Damon Lee & John Jackson