Brett Hewerdine – 1937 Ford Roadster LOWLFE
This HOK Jet Black over HOK Olive Gold ’37 Roadster oozes class. The swoppy lines of the fibreglass Oze Rods body (on an Oze Rod chassis) is reminiscent of the classic, coach-built customs of the 30s. The perfect fitting, polished brass moulding that runs down each side and across the back was hand crafted by Woods & Woods. It’s an amazing piece that looks very factory. Andrew Ash from AA Panel Craft fettled the body into shape before laying on the great-looking colour scheme. Michael Carter (Mick’s Custom Trim) fashioned the seats and door trims before covering everything in sumptuous leather.
Brett entrusted Mark Sant to project manage the build as well as look after final assembly and electrical work – which included incorporating electric side glass, actuator-operated trunk lid, electric door poppers and self-levelling AccuAir airbag system. With the Harrop eight throttle body injection atop the 700hp Sam’s Performance 427 LSX, LOWLFE has plenty of go to match the show. Rounding out the driveline package is a T56 six-speed and nine-inch all rolling on custom double A-arm suspension up front end and four-bar rear. Brett has always liked the cool lines of ’36 to ’40 Fords and built this stunner as a driver. “I never built it for show,” says Brett.