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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by greatlakesspeedshop1, Dec 20, 2009.
here are a few shots of my 32 hudson rod build. in buffalo, ny.
nice can't wait to see it finished
From another Hudson owner-love it! Can't wait to see this one come together. But, just my 2 cents-don't use a Ford grille. Then it'll just be mistaken as another Ford. You'll get a lot more attention if you wait look and find a Hudson grille. Theyre out there.
Nice build and +1 on using a Hudson grill, it will help to set it apart. Here's a pic of my 34 for reference. One difference though is that it will hang down a lot lower than the grill you have, not sure if that's a plus or minus. I would also check out some early Plymouth grills, might be easier to locate and somewhat similar.
<img width="620" height="465" src="http://www.moto-cruiser.com/pics/34%20husdon.jpg" /IMG>
looks good.deff.a big car but doesnt look like theres much room inside.keep us updated on the build.
looks great.... are you going to chop it....?
Wow, I think I like the 32 Hudson sedan better than Henry's 32 sedan
Very nice start! Can't wait to see progress pics.
Gonna be a good lookin sedan there Greatlakes! Hudson's make a nice hotrod. Here's my 34 sedan with a chevy grille.I need to chop the shell yet. Lippy
Love the writing on the door...
Hudson is looking good. I remember your previous post / thread on the rearend width. It looks like you are going with the 9 inch ford rearend and keeping the pinion yoke offset in relation to center of the frame centerline. Is that correct ?
Keep up the great work !
got the steering box in today, can't wait to get it installed.Will add more photos as the build goes on. shooting for a completion date of May,
looks good can't wait to see the build. I have a 35 that I am going to build for my wife.
Looks good dude.
Got the master cylinder in today also made the corvair steering box mount.
here are a few new photos.
2 questions what is your total rear kick up? (I like the stance) and whats the front?
Really nice build! Keep the pics coming.
I've got a body just like that, always wondered if anybody else would build a rod out of one. I like the body style, I'll be watching you.
nice looking car! I'm working on a 30 Hudson sedan. What width axle are you using? I have a 60" hub to hub and it seems to a bit narrow. Your looks to have enough room that the tire won't rub the body.
Nice , like that out of the norm 30's stuff.I have a freind on here thats been building a 32 Essex Coupe since i have known him (over ten years),and it looks better than a 32 Henry IMO...
Hey is that Jim Federspiel's old Hudson body? I almost bought that a while back. Nice solid start.
I like the "Not A Ford" on the doors!
Very nice build pics, and of a Hudson, yet! Cool! Look at the grille on my '37 - might be odd on your car, maybe not...just an idea for ya!
anyone have a set of door latches for a 30 or around....i have the handles but thats it
frame is 2 X 3, Rear kick up is 15 inches, front is 3 inches with a 28 ford front axle. Rear axle is a 9 inch ford, 67 inches wide backing plate to backing plate.
I will still need 1 wheel spacers on the rear to make room for the wide whites.
I will keep the updates coming as I make progress.
thanks for all the interest.
A few more shots, And the work of a the secret body man. somebody did some hammer and dolly work on my car and I don't know who it was. But I hope they keep it up.
Am building a 32 4 door to be made into a 2 door with some metal mods. will have 34 chev grille. Won't be as low. Using the 4 leaf spring setup with 6" tube axle.
I like seeing different makes and models. Many of them have such unique styling queues that set them apart.
Thanks for sharing. I plan to subscribe.
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