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Projects 49 Hudson Kustom

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by KustomKreeps, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. KustomKreeps
    Joined: Jan 7, 2016
    Posts: 315

    KustomKreeps
    Member

    Welcome back viewers to yet another ever so thrilling update on the old Huddyson.
    Sitting here and looking back over the last few years I must scratch my head and ask where has all that time gone. I really did believe it would of been driveable by now - road legal or not legal.
    Life has its way of derailing such grand time frames as im sure you all are aware and the fact that even though the parts im using may not be the most expensive out there they sure dont come cheap. To paraphrase Oedipus, Hamlet, Lear, and all those guys, "I wish I had known this some time ago." Everything was such a damned nice idea when it was an idea yet as with everything How you look at it is pretty much how you'll see it I guess. And looking at it I can see the old gal ride low n slow down the street fast n loud on the highways everytime im out working on the old beast. God i got a tad philosophical there for a moment... what are they adding to the water around these parts. /twitch

    Enough of that nonsense. let start the normal barrage of images and brief explanations.

    Back floor all patched up over four link brackets. Holes added for access & removal of the top bars bolts.
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    Sparks and smoke flying up front as the Trans cover was all made up like a big jigsaw.
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    To help pull the drivers side floor up the brake boosters cover has been incorporated onto the trans cover to add rigidity.
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    Since the brakes are all tucked away under the floor and me being a bit of a lazy sod im using a remote reservoir.
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    The brake pedal was a bit of a sod that took up a heap of time. Due to the floors sloping angle and other factors we couldn't do a normal pivoting bar as the inside push rod where you stand would be pointing towards the floor. So a duel/tandem lever was made up. its somewhere between 4:1 and 5:1 ratio. Still got to get the adjustable top links. but tested with a bit of bar and have heaps of travel for the booster. Grease nipples all over the place. Machined up brass bushes and ya its solid as. Have to get the actual pedal and the other lever bar it connects to tested still.
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    Moving on to smaller jobs now. Power steering. As i have mentioned I think some time ago im using a PSC setup made for rock-crawlers. So if its powerful enough to drive and survive the crazy setups they have it should be fine for my setup.
    Now I didnt want to take away from the finned engine dress-up stuff when you open the hood. So a low mount bracket was fabbed up. The little pump has a heap of adjustment, lines up nicely with the other pulleys and is tucked nice and low that will not only keep it out of eye sight but since the pump is gravity feed from the reservoir that will be mounted up by the radiator it will have ample full as well.
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    Mounted up the trans cooler up front of the radiator after I drilled a few holes and added grommets for the hoses. Should be hidden away enough not to be noticed.
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    Got the cad skills out again to design up the gas tank. Its about 19Gallons/72litres. The tail pipes are rather close together so the plan is cut a hole in the trunks floor and have half the tank through this and then the other half taking up much of the trunks floor space. Baffles will also add bracing for those times I may throw heavy loads like tires ontop of it. The bottom should be flush or just tucked up with the bottom of the chassis whilst the top will come nearly up to the trunks lip/bottom of the door. So it shouldn't be a hindrance or noticeable. One end is slightly deeper for the pump and sender. Josh and the guys at Apex in Oamaru cut n folded it up. Top guys with some great kit that I highly recommend. They also made up that Hudson logo for a bit of fun what was nice of them and chucked it in. Until I figure out what to do with it I plan to use it as a stencil to tag a few things around the garage. \,,/(-.-)\m/
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    On a bit of a separate note the missus has taken up slinging a bit of one shot paint of late. Hell yeah I say. Im more than happy to buy the brushes, paints and what ever if it means I can get some lines laid down on pretty much what ever I want. I think she is busting it out but naturally I may be a tad one eyed, biased and not the best judge in the matter.
    Take a look any way.
    Some panels up near the top of below pic in my garage.
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    Cooler to go with her Morrie
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    Door she made up for Flockie on an old 40s Ford pickup door.
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    And of course hand bags... she has a thing for handbags.
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  2. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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    Hnstray
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    @KustomKreeps Thanks for the update. Your posts never disappoint!
     
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  3. KustomKreeps
    Joined: Jan 7, 2016
    Posts: 315

    KustomKreeps
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    Seems im overdue for another update. Best remedy that I guess and spew forth more pics.

    To keep all the electricals ticking im using a Powermaster 150amp 1 or 3 wire alternator. As i stated above I wanted all the brackets as low as possible. unfortunitly cooling hoses got in the way in the middle positions and the powerstearing rack when it was really low. So its had to go up higher but is still low as we could get it. Still its not to bad I guess.
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    Also mounted up the radiators overflow seen above.
    On the other side of the rad we mounted up the PS/hydroboost reservoir. Three port jobbie.
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    Under the car a fly wheel cover was fabbed up. Stock would not work due to the trans adapter. Bit of split pipe was used for the notches to clear the torque converters covers ridges.
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    Car is off the jack stands and front panels are bolted on. not all the bots etc are in but enough to keep it together until I get new bolts for it all and get it done right.
    Old Nailhead sits in there nicely.
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    Steering wheel thrown on just so we can roll it about easier. GT Performance 9 bolt hub, 15.5" wheel and horn. Really wanted a wheel with a horn ring cus I love those things but ones that suit smaller wheels are bleeping expensive so it can wait.
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    Car is sitting pretty darn low. Like the lowest part is the brace that joins/strengthens the front sub side to side much like the original Hudson setup. I haven't measured it but I guess we have 30-40mm clearance to the road.
    As you can see with the good old beer bottle next to the car... it low.
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    keep in mind we still have to add side pipes - its that big ol hole you may of spotted in the above pic. You will see also that we will have a heap of room for them under the rockers. They also have a bit of a curve whats a bonus as it will (with luck) keep them out of ankle range whilst keeping them nicely tucked up so we dont rip em off.
    and moving right along... side shot just cus I like it. yes I know the car is dirty but so is my mind and I like it that way.
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    Now talking about burning ankles on side pipes a subject by gal has mentioned most times I bring up lake pipes. My answer generally goes along the lines of "wear heels" below pic proves the wisdom of this. Ankle out of burn range.. toes on the other hand she has never mentioned.
    But seriously - like the back tire viewed air out side on.
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    Enough farting around talking about air out this and that. Throw a battery in and test that shiz.



    Yip yours truly testing it out. We left it air up for a few days and I was pleasantly surprised to find it stayed there with only a few psi drop from what I left it at uniformly across each wheel. I will mark that to atmosphere and not any slow leak due to it being across all four wheels not just one.
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    yeah i know the front could be bolted on a bit better but ahh stuff it it will be off again anyway.
    And just cus im feeling all gangsta...
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    i know it aint hydraulics but it will do me.
    When air up we must be around 150mm at that one low point in the middle just behind the wheels. Ass end that has larger bags naturally goes much higher.
     
  4. KustomKreeps
    Joined: Jan 7, 2016
    Posts: 315

    KustomKreeps
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    I need a bigger garage.
     
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