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Old 07-05-2010, 11:28 PM   #1
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Default 1930 hudson

The title says it all. Unfortunately, I do not have much of this car. The car was taken apart, and left in a gulley so there wasn't much left to save. But save I did. I am in need of parts. I am unsure what will fit, or if I will end up making my own. I care not either way. But I know one thing for certain. EVERY part will be hudson. Motor/trans/axles/dash, everything. I will not touch this car again till I obtain everything I need. So the hunt begins. First, a few photos of the car when it came home, and after some work.



had over 135 bullet holes in it. I wanted to get rid of all of them. F$%k patina. And f#$k the rat rod trend. This will not be a shitty half ass car.















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Old 07-05-2010, 11:34 PM   #2
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Fast forward a few years when i went to wyotech. I was wanting to do something cool for class credit since I was ahead of my studies at the time. Plus, what would be cooler to work on in a streetrod class? So i took her from Colorado Springs, to Laramie wyoming, on the bed of my 63 ford f100. Stepside to boot. Fun trip. Wish I had pix to show. Luckily, it actually helped me keep traction while driving in wyoming! Anyway. I did some more work on it.Then I decided to section it.







I cleaned up some more bullet holes as well.








Even filled some holes in the fire wall.



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Old 07-05-2010, 11:39 PM   #3
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hell yea, nice start.
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So what i really need is, a grille shell. Hudson. Not essex. A deck lid. Rumble seat is what she was so I would like to keep that if I can get ahold of one. And doors. Essex would be alright. From what I understand they would fit the same? Anyone know? I have a hudson straight six from a 1940. I would prefer to have one from about a 48? Help me out hudson guys. I want a motor that has a few aftermarket parts. So is a 48 the right about year to get? And does anyone know if hudson had wire wheels? I want her fenderless with hudson wires. I am also torn between building it 6 volt? Or 12 volt? I want the generator look with it being a flathead. Any info on what I can use or what would work is welcome. Thank you in advance.
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:45 PM   #5
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Man...this is gonna be another cool build!
BTW...that body is awesome looking. Love the quarters and overall shape and style.
The section really made it all work from what I can see in the pics.

I`ll be watching this thread for sure!
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:54 PM   #6
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yes, is gunna be good! Good work so far.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:43 AM   #7
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anyone still awake?
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:53 AM   #8
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I friend had a body like that years ago, the door hinges are odd aren't they? Long piano hinge style hinge top to bottom. You might want to check the AACA.org website, scroll down to the Hudson section. Post a parts wanted notice, don't mention the body mods. Good luck, I remember this project for past posts.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:54 AM   #9
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I friend had a body like that years ago, the door hinges are odd aren't they? Long piano hinge style hinge top to bottom. You might want to check the AACA.org website, scroll down to the Hudson section. Post a parts wanted notice, don't mention the body mods. Good luck, I remember this project for past posts.

will do. I posted it on other sites in the past. Just tryin to get into findin parts again.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:55 AM   #10
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Lots of Hudson guys in Colorado. A 48-54 engine should be easy to come by, as long as you don't NEED a 308. 262's are strong motors and semi plentiful.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:59 AM   #11
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Good luck with getting the doors mate, really hope you find them. Is there a board for the Hudson restorers or similar.

I was thinking the chop too severe but with the section its come back nicely. Keep at it. Maybe consider using parts that arent exactly what you want then swapping them over later. Would be sad to see this not progress because of a missing grill shell etc.
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I like the "All Hudson" deal, what engine was the one to have in the early 1950's NARCAR rides? Hudson has a great racing history all the way back to INDY 500 cars in the teens.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:45 AM   #13
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This is going to be a fun build to watch, keep up the good work!
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:38 AM   #14
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That should get a twin carb Hudson Hornet engine. Go Doc Hudson!!
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:20 AM   #15
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Your coupe body is not a 1930. The visor for the 30's is quite different. You have a much more desirable 1932 body. The 3 window used the piano style hinge rather than the individual hinges the 5 window had.
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:45 AM   #16
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I see your still working on my Hudson....
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:10 AM   #17
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shannon hows it going? i havent seen this pop up on RR lately, good to see you havent let it slide. 48-56 engines are easier to maintain and rebuild (pressurised oil, insert bearings)
dont forget the hudson forum for parts. and see if anyone can get the hudson club newsletter to you. many treats in there. if i was closer id help!
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:22 AM   #18
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Looking good! I just drug home a 30 Essex this year,a damn solid car.
Hudson forum here:http://classiccar.com/index.php?opti...splay.php&f=13







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I will see what I have left for parts, I had the same car a few years ago and sold the body. I have all the fenders yet, front axle, windshield. I will see what else I have.
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:25 AM   #20
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Your coupe body is not a 1930. The visor for the 30's is quite different. You have a much more desirable 1932 body. The 3 window used the piano style hinge rather than the individual hinges the 5 window had.
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My 1931 Hudson coach.
uuuummmmmm you sure? This is a 1930 hudson model T coupe. The visor, and cowl match. So does the body line behind the door. The 32 window lays back to much in relation to this one. And it does have seperate hinges. The visor may be different, but what else could it be? I cannot find the pic of a 32 3 window.





31?

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I see your still working on my Hudson....
HA HA!! Yes I am! You can buy it when I am done if you want!

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shannon hows it going? i havent seen this pop up on RR lately, good to see you havent let it slide. 48-56 engines are easier to maintain and rebuild (pressurised oil, insert bearings)
dont forget the hudson forum for parts. and see if anyone can get the hudson club newsletter to you. many treats in there. if i was closer id help!
Will do. Just expanding the otions.Would be cool if you were close. But alas. We are worlds apart....

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I will see what I have left for parts, I had the same car a few years ago and sold the body. I have all the fenders yet, front axle, windshield. I will see what else I have.
That would kick ass! Let me know boss.
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:58 AM   #22
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wow all those holes!!!!!! the ones on the back look like an auto machine gun went to work on it. looking good so far!
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wow all those holes!!!!!! the ones on the back look like an auto machine gun went to work on it. looking good so far!
it did look just like that. I had so many people tell me to leave it that way. I can't do that to this car though. Does look a bit scary huh? Would have sucked sitting it it while that happened for sure.
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Looks pretty slick.

I may have missed it in previous posts, but I'll ask. What engine and tranny combo are you going with?
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Looks pretty slick.

I may have missed it in previous posts, but I'll ask. What engine and tranny combo are you going with?
Lookin for something now but it has to be a hudson motor. And I will not even mock anything up till I have all that i want. This car has to be perfect. I mean perfect before it even gets shown or driven.
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Lookin for something now but it has to be a hudson motor. And I will not even mock anything up till I have all that i want. This car has to be perfect. I mean perfect before it even gets shown or driven.
I won't want it when it's perfect......
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:08 PM   #27
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Chopt, nice car I like where you are headed with it.
Ramblur, I saw that car at Zephyrhills, hoped it would get
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Other than the visor it looks like a 30 to me. Here's a few pics of my 30 Model T.
Ya,I know it ain't "traditional", but I built it and got it on the road for under 5 grand.


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Other than the visor it looks like a 30 to me. Here's a few pics of my 30 Model T.
Ya,I know it ain't "traditional", but I built it and got it on the road for under 5 grand.


Looks fine to me. I love the use of the bicycle fenders. Cool ride.
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I won't want it when it's perfect......

Of course not! It would cost to much then!
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Have to think you're going to have to make the deck lid. I can't see anyone in their right mind with a decent body parting with one, unless you can find one half-buried as a retaining wall somewhere, it's going to be faster to build one from scratch.
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Have to think you're going to have to make the deck lid. I can't see anyone in their right mind with a decent body parting with one, unless you can find one half-buried as a retaining wall somewhere, it's going to be faster to build one from scratch.
I agree. But it is worth a try right?
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I kind of thought that it might be a 29 body. I sorry to say, I cut one up for a race car years ago. I always liked the dual cowl vents.
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I kind of thought that it might be a 29 body. I sorry to say, I cut one up for a race car years ago. I always liked the dual cowl vents.
DAMN YOU! HA HA! jkjk I undersdtand. and those dual vents are why i really wanted the car in the first place.
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Lookin for something now but it has to be a hudson motor. And I will not even mock anything up till I have all that i want. This car has to be perfect. I mean perfect before it even gets shown or driven.
So that means what 4 banger right, straight 6? or what?
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very cool....I'll ask around here for any one with parts!
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Lookin for something now but it has to be a hudson motor. And I will not even mock anything up till I have all that i want. This car has to be perfect. I mean perfect before it even gets shown or driven.

If you want to keep it Hudson powered, the choice of engines should be easy....Twin H Power from an early 50's Hudson. Finding one may be kinda tough, though.
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So that means what 4 banger right, straight 6? or what?
If hudson made a 4 cylinder that i could get ahold of, I would LOVE to have that! Damn. Now you got me thinkin..... but most likely a six.
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very cool....I'll ask around here for any one with parts!
thanks! Anything helps. Even dash knobs at this point.

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If you want to keep it Hudson powered, the choice of engines should be easy....Twin H Power from an early 50's Hudson. Finding one may be kinda tough, though.
I would rather not. I have found those real hard to get. But I know what you mean.
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You are off to a great start, I don't understand what makes people shoot up a car when they come across it in the woods. Most of the time when I find a car when I am hunting it is full of holes.
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Choptvan,
Hey it was great talking to you at VLV this year.
Hope you find all the Hudson parts, I'll keep looking for you too.

My 3-window is a '31.
Lucky for me, I started with a better body than yours,
but I admire your craftsmanship !

Let me know if you need any other info.
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If hudson made a 4 cylinder that i could get ahold of, I would LOVE to have that! Damn. Now you got me thinkin..... but most likely a six.
Geez man, I like your Ideas.

But a late 50's V8 would do justice to the chop top.
A traditional ground pounding engine would do the trick for this one.
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If you want a Hudson engine, the 308 is the best option. This was the "Hornet" engine used from 51 on. The 262 can be a little cheaper and easier to find. That said, I've picked up (2) complete 308 blocks in the last few years for $100 ea. There are still quite a lot of bolt on options that will work on any of these blocks, and Twin H setups show up on E*ay quite often. Twin H will also fit on any of these blocks.

Read this thread, very good info...

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ght=hudson+308

The body parts will be tough to find, check out the HET club and you can post an the classicar.com Hudson / streetrod sub forum.

I would guess that your car had wood spokes, I can't think of a Hudson prior to 33 that I've seen with wire wheels, but I don't claim to be an expert.

Looks like a cool build. Keep us posted.
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Choptvan,
Hey it was great talking to you at VLV this year.
Hope you find all the Hudson parts, I'll keep looking for you too.

My 3-window is a '31.
Lucky for me, I started with a better body than yours,
but I admire your craftsmanship !

Let me know if you need any other info.
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Right on! I had your car as my screen saver for a bit. Such a cool ride. I use it as inspiration for sure. Let me know what you find. And i appreciate it.
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If you want a Hudson engine, the 308 is the best option. This was the "Hornet" engine used from 51 on. The 262 can be a little cheaper and easier to find. That said, I've picked up (2) complete 308 blocks in the last few years for $100 ea. There are still quite a lot of bolt on options that will work on any of these blocks, and Twin H setups show up on E*ay quite often. Twin H will also fit on any of these blocks.

Read this thread, very good info...

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ght=hudson+308

The body parts will be tough to find, check out the HET club and you can post an the classicar.com Hudson / streetrod sub forum.

I would guess that your car had wood spokes, I can't think of a Hudson prior to 33 that I've seen with wire wheels, but I don't claim to be an expert.

Looks like a cool build. Keep us posted.
For what it's worth, when I got my Hudson coupe I also got a 30 Hudson roadster body that I traded to a friend. There were a lot of original parts including the straight eight engine and a front axle and the rear diff that with as far as I can tell were the original wire wheels. All that could really be saved was a couple of the hub caps, the rest was left out in the weather so long it was just scrap iron, what a shame.
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Geez man, I like your Ideas.

But a late 50's V8 would do justice to the chop top.
A traditional ground pounding engine would do the trick for this one.
Not tryig to go traditional. Just hudson.
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For what it's worth, when I got my Hudson coupe I also got a 30 Hudson roadster body that I traded to a friend. There were a lot of original parts including the straight eight engine and a front axle and the rear diff that with as far as I can tell where the original wire wheels. All that could really be saved was a couple of the hub caps, the rest was left out in the weather so long it was just scrap iron, what a shame.
sounds like the way i found mine. Hell. Wasn't even good enough for scrap. Thanks for the help on the wires. Would make her perfect for sure.
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ok going the other way... what about a V8 like you would find in the 55-57 hudsons.... amc 250 or packard 352
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ok going the other way... what about a V8 like you would find in the 55-57 hudsons.... amc 250 or packard 352
I REALLY want a six. But i guess, depending on looks and aftermarket availability, i could do the v8.
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A 308 hornet motor with a wasp crank would give you a great de-stroked high rev motor. just a thought.
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A 308 hornet motor with a wasp crank would give you a great de-stroked high rev motor. just a thought.
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now that is a cool pic!
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I was just going back over the thread and was looking at the difference in the wheels. I see Ramblur's Essex has the wires and the green Hudson and the 32 have the wooden wheels but my Hudson came with the wires. Was there and option available back then for a choice of wires or wood or did they put on different wheels in different assembly plants? Not that it matters I was just curious, anyone have any info?
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I was just going back over the thread and was looking at the difference in the wheels. I see Ramblur's Essex has the wires and the green Hudson and the 32 have the wooden wheels but my Hudson came with the wires. Was there and option available back then for a choice of wires or wood or did they put on different wheels in different assembly plants? Not that it matters I was just curious, anyone have any info?

yeah. I didn't notice that. Good eye. Strange how the simple things get by you sometimes....
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choptvan ... I'm no expert, but I'd say your coupe is actually a 1931 Hudson ... just like Streaker's:


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Ever seen a hot rod Hudson? Dan Wathor's channeled '31 coupe is packed with a Super Red Ram Hemi with three deuces. Gray tuck 'n' roll and a custom dash dress up the inside. The outside features some nice 'striping on the firewall, deck, headlight housings, and grille shell. Santa Cruz Speed & Custom and the Crime Scene Choppers awarded it Best Orphan.



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I was just going back over the thread and was looking at the difference in the wheels. I see Ramblur's Essex has the wires and the green Hudson and the 32 have the wooden wheels but my Hudson came with the wires. Was there and option available back then for a choice of wires or wood or did they put on different wheels in different assembly plants? Not that it matters I was just curious, anyone have any info?

Wood wheels standard,wire wheels an extra cost option. What I haven't
figured out yet is the correct wires for an Essex. Mine came with
drop center(one piece) rims on the front and split rings on the back.
One old-timer told me the drop center were Essex and the split-ring
Hudson,but I haven't verified that.
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choptvan ... I'm no expert, but I'd say your coupe is actually a 1931 Hudson ... just like Streaker's:


Billetproof Car Show - Back To Billetproof
Ever seen a hot rod Hudson? Dan Wathor's channeled '31 coupe is packed with a Super Red Ram Hemi with three deuces. Gray tuck 'n' roll and a custom dash dress up the inside. The outside features some nice 'striping on the firewall, deck, headlight housings, and grille shell. Santa Cruz Speed & Custom and the Crime Scene Choppers awarded it Best Orphan.


Here's a side by side comparison of the visors on your coupe & Streaker's:

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... versus the '30 & '32 Hudson Visors:

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And things like that slipping is exactly what i was talkin about! Now how do you change the title of a thread??
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The body lines certainly match my 30 Essex...Somethings funny about the visor though..could be the difference between the Hudson and the Essex or the difference between the coupe and the coach...either way...great choice in projects...I have a slough of Essex's up here...unfortunatley, my spare doors are spoken for.
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Here's a couple pics of mine....I was told it was a 30 Essex and by the design on the gauges and handles, it's confirmed..
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The body lines certainly match my 30 Essex...Somethings funny about the visor though..could be the difference between the Hudson and the Essex or the difference between the coupe and the coach...either way...great choice in projects...I have a slough of Essex's up here...unfortunatley, my spare doors are spoken for.
Everyone says that. I have a few but.... HA HA! jkjk

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Here's a couple pics of mine....I was told it was a 30 Essex and by the design on the gauges and handles, it's confirmed..
that would be a fun car to build.
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just stumbled upon this thread and wonderin on the progress on this coupe? looks like it was shapin up pretty nice.. , PB
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Very cool, i wanta see a hornet 6 in that!!!
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You've done so much work to that body so far, why skimp out? Go for the gusto and get the 308 with Twin-H power!
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Still tryin to gether parts. I have 2 hudsons I am looking for parts for. This 31, and a 42. The 31 needs doors, decklid, and a grille before I really get into her. The 42 has a nonfitting 40 front clip with a 47 hood. Plus the car was wrecked pretty damn bad. The 42 has a 331 caddy while I have no motor for the 31. We will see which one gets the parts quicker. Whichever does gets built. Thanks for the interest guys.
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What a cool car, I had no idea these cars existed.

Very nice.
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Nice, I really like Hudsons.............
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I like this car. I especially like the all hudson theme.
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must be parts around for your Hudsons Choptvan...they're like bellybuttons!!

like the 31..very cool PB
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I'm really liking what you are doing with the Hudson..I just saw this one come up for sale was considering since they are somewhat rare. Or maybe you need to add another one to your collection,,

http://thunderbay.kijiji.ca/c-cars-v...AdIdZ352376661

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Damn.. dont tempt me! Thanks guys for helpin keep this towrads the top. I REALLY need those partsfor the 42 first. But if the parts for this one came up, I might just change my mind!
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Don't give up on a Hornet motor. Running one in my 49 sedan but broke both compression rings in one cylinder on the way to Viva last year.




The old Jahn's pistons were done and the crank was already 30/30 so plan B was the spare engine that came with the car. The head wasn't on it when I got it and had some rust so it just got oiled down and slid under a bench. Imagine my surprise when teardown revealed a NEW standard bore,standard crank never run engine.


Both of my engine are 55-6 vintage when Hudson was on the rocks and being absorbed into AMC and are a little different from the earlier 308's.
For starters the cranks are a 1/2 inch shorter to the flywheel flange and
the flange is threaded wereas the earlier motors used through bolts/nuts.
Still there were lots of these motors left when Hudson went under and in the early 60's JC Whitney would sell you a carbs to pan complete engine
for a couple a hundred. There still out there...somewhere... An easy way to spot a 308 is the cast rib running the length of the block just above the oil pan rail on the drivers side.


The Clifford head and header are still available new afaik and I've heard that a brand new finned aluminum head is now or will soon be available from another manufacturer. Best of luck on your Hudson builds.


BTW, the wire wheels you've seen on my 30 Essex earlier in this thread are/were optional in place of the standard wood wheel BUT use a different hub/drum to accomodate the wire wheel and they may be harder to find than the wheels themselves,plus you would need later axles to get juice brakes.
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SWEET lookin engine! I will have one. Someday. Thanks for the replies!
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fuck it just go to the classifieds and buy my 32
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Does it have doors? Deck lid? Hood? Hood sides? Grille? What do you want for it?

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after looking at the add, and noticing it is the same as the link above, no thanks. Way over priced IMO. I know it is hudson, but it isn't even close to the same as far as doors, deck, nothing I am in need of.
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I have the back half of a coupe with the deck lid and quarters and cross sections!!!!!
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How mcuh do you want for it?
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Whats up with the Hudson?
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Gone. Sold it to a family friend. To a guy I can buy it back from when the chance arrizes. My sister got in a real bad jamb financially. So she had to go. Still have my 42. And still following leads on parts for it.
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I may have a 30 31 light bar and head lights
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