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Projects 51 hudson Hornet project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by triman62, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. 1-SHOT
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    Looking like you are making good progress. Frank
     
  2. triman62
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    Thanks for all the comments guys. A couple of pics of welded doors and rear fenders. IMG_0511.JPG IMG_0434 (1).JPG
     
  3. triman62
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    IMG_0519 (1).jpg 0406160626.jpg 0406161531.jpg 0406161532a.jpg How about a little lowering on this car? Cut 2 coils off the front springs removed some leafs in the back and made some 2 1/2 inch lowering blocks.
     
  4. low budget
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    Never realized how tall the rockers were on these until seeing yours without any, It will look a lot lower once you get those on...... Its gonna make a cool car, keep up the good work!
     
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  5. RMONTY
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    Hudsons are so unique looking. Every time I see one I think "doodle bug" like the insect, not the VW. My grandfather called the bugs "pill bugs". I can just see those cars rolling up into a little ball. Awesome project!
     
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  6. Devin
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    You are doing a great job!. Keep up the good work. Hudsons are super cool. Looking forward to following your progress.


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  7. Awesome project. Your in way deeper than I have ever been.
    Here is a quick vid of a Hudson pacemaker I repowered. At the request of the owner we installed a 304/727 from a 1960s IH. Also the Dana 44 rear from a scout.

    He is ripping around his horse track.

    He owns Barnes IH. Deals exclusively in Harvester parts. So he had to have an IH drivetrain in this.





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  8. fourtogo
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    When I was in tech school 74-75 , one of the guys bought . A Hornet had been garged by the perveribly old lady . Cherry would be a understatement . He paid $300 for it , it got a Carcoa paint job and drivin daily . Mohair was still very nice .
     
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  9. triman62
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    A sneak peak of the color. IMG_0441 (1).JPG
     
  10. low budget
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    That blue come out on any particular vehicle?
     
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  11. triman62
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    That is Van Sickle Ford blue tractor and implement enamel.
     
  12. low budget
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    Wouldnt have thought about that color but I see now that it could work really well after looking around.;)

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  13. triman62
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    Paint is under $50.00 a gallon, and easy to apply. Should be about right for a Doc Hudson look alike. s-l1600.jpg th.jpg
     
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    I like the small red accents in the trim and caps too.
     
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    Working on painting jams, and hanging sheet metal for final fitting and welding. IMG_0564.JPG IMG_0563.JPG IMG_0562.JPG
     
  16. czuch
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    I thought you said you weren't like a master craftsman.
    I'd kinda argue that.
     
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  17. low budget
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    Wow! Thats gonna look good
     
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  18. triman62
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    Pictures make it look better than it actually is, originally thought I would learn how to run lead, but I'm going to move forward and revisit bodywork later.
     
  19. triman62
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    Thanks, I fix everything on the car in an attempt to build a low budget car, I've got about $1200.00 in it now, but the hours have added up to over 1200. I'll need to spend some money on the drivetrain, but I'm a mechanic, so that don't scare me. I wanted to see what it would take to save an old car that was to far gone. All it takes is time and money, it is very rewarding, and it keeps me out of trouble.
     
  20. low budget
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    ....and a whole lotta want to;)
     
  21. triman62
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    I got a whole lot of want to do this next, if I can get it bought. 01515_hMt5qzkTuym_600x450.jpg 00m0m_3400VFydxz7_600x450.jpg 00p0p_7cZHy7OmOnP_600x450.jpg
     
  22. low budget
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    ooh! Now those get my want to flowin:D but still not as unique as the Hudson;)
     
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    Wow, what progress. Great color.
     
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  24. triman62
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    A little test fit of the parts again. IMG_0572.JPG IMG_0574.JPG
     
  25. Rocky
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    Very impressive
     
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  26. triman62
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    Thanks Rocky, I learned it all right here on the H.A.M.B. from other members build threads. Thanks to all the staff for what they do to make this forum such a valuable learning tool.
     
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  27. triman62
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    Here's a couple of pics in honor of having this thread featured, and a heartfelt Thank You. 0220150632.jpg 0220150658.jpg
     
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  28. I always loved how the stock Hudson looks like a chopped merc.


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  29. Late to the Party
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    I never thought about that, but you're right!
     
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  30. triman62
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    I love that about the Hudson also. 1951%20Hudson-03.jpg
     

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