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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by skenny'schopshop, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. I had a '49 Hudson grille on my '50 Pacemaker coupe - I like the earlier grilles far better than the '50 - '54 variations!
     
  2. 49SUPER6
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    I like the very top grill bar, the one attached to the hood, as a grille in a custom made opening. Still Hudson but custom.
     
  3. studhud
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    Yup stock sucks
    I had people tell me I was nuts for restyling the front of my car. I just couldnt stand it stock

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    I still havent finished the grill bar but hers a photo shop of it.
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    Dave hitch
     
  4. jimi'shemi291
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    StudHud, THAT's one of the COOLEST grilles I've seen. Hey, Kenny, how 'bout this? Stud, WHAT's that central grille bar? THIS IS JUST ONE CLEAN, SIMPLE GRILLE -- NICE WORK!
     
  5. hombres ruin
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    studhud,thats a bitchin grill,really makes the car pop.I am totally diggin your ride its amazing,well done.
     
  6. jimi'shemi291
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    Patrick, hey, to each his own. Taste is a very individual thing. Thank God we live in the United States, where you're free to think or like what you want.

    MYSELF, I felt the early step-down grilles were just a tad "formal," you know? I thought the more oval later ones really complimented the rest of the cars' lines better. Just my 2 cents.
     
  7. jimi'shemi291
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    Hey there, Bad Bob. I don't think anybody else responded to your CONVERTIBLE question. I do believe Hudson offered a convertible, THOUGH not many sold because of the pricetag. Honest, I remember seeing a really nice resto (not a customization) in a mag years ago -- a '48 or '49, I think.

    BUT,, this would be a great question to throw out form more input! I have a thread on the 308 Hornet engine, and THOSE guys know a TON. I'll ASK THEM, too! And try & get pix, buddy!
     
  8. 49SUPER6
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    They made them just in very limited numbers, my dad has owned 4 of them.
     
  9. jimi'shemi291
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    Cool beans, 49Super6! Shoot a drop-top can make most ANY model look like a whole different car, eh? I put a feeler out, s maybe we can get sme pix of the Hud convertibles.
     
  10. thepoz57
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    That front end is beautiful.
     
  11. jimi'shemi291
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    ThePoz57, YEAH! Isn't it? Hudson main bumper, Olds(?) top member, don't KNOW what Stud's using t craft the centerpiece; he said just PhotoShopped for now.
     
  12. yah studhud is a bitching car saw it at santa maria this year and at I think it was hot rod reunion here in Bakersfield last year dont think it was choped yet but I was a little under the bottle that day
     
  13. studhud
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    Hand Made grill its started but not finished. Not givin away my secrets!
    Dave Hitch
     
  14. jimi'shemi291
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    For Bad Bob's question:

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    '51 Hudson vert. w. Twin-H, contributed by rareRodder,
    Kingston Springs, TN. Sorry a little grainy!
     
  15. redsean
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    not hijackin just addin just got my 50
     

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  16. thepoz57
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    The stock Hudson grille does nothing for me, I love this design though. I always wondered about getting a Hudson and changing it around a bit...
     
  17. jimi'shemi291
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    thePoz57, yeah. You know, it's not as though Hudsons are like DoDo birds. There are enough for the purist restorers -- and I CELEBRATE the need to preserve dead stock specimens. BUT, there are still enough for the crowd who LOOKS at anything stock and can't help thinking: "Hmmmmmm!?!?!?!"
     

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