The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by triman62, Sep 22, 2016.
Looking like you are making good progress. Frank
Thanks for all the comments guys. A couple of pics of welded doors and rear fenders.
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.
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!
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!
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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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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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 .
A sneak peak of the color.
That blue come out on any particular vehicle?
That is Van Sickle Ford blue tractor and implement enamel.
Wouldnt have thought about that color but I see now that it could work really well after looking around.
Paint is under $50.00 a gallon, and easy to apply. Should be about right for a Doc Hudson look alike.
I like the small red accents in the trim and caps too.
Working on painting jams, and hanging sheet metal for final fitting and welding.
I thought you said you weren't like a master craftsman.
I'd kinda argue that.
Wow! Thats gonna look good
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.
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.
....and a whole lotta want to
I got a whole lot of want to do this next, if I can get it bought.
ooh! Now those get my want to flowin but still not as unique as the Hudson
Wow, what progress. Great color.
A little test fit of the parts again.
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.
Here's a couple of pics in honor of having this thread featured, and a heartfelt Thank You.
I always loved how the stock Hudson looks like a chopped merc.
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I never thought about that, but you're right!
I love that about the Hudson also.
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