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

  1. This is amazing! Keep at it Triman
     
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  2. I'd seen this on the Hudson forum.
    Nice to see your "can do" attitude, and your progress. Keep up the great work.
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  3. triman62
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    Tom and Jeff, thanks for comments. I have drawn alot of inspiration from the car cultures of New Zealand, and Australia. The Hudson is such a rare car I need to get info from every source available as well.
     
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    Some more color to the project, hope to get car primed and jams painted before it gets too cold. Picture0722161729_1.jpg
     
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    And some more primer and paint.
    Picture0715161437_1.jpg Picture0715161433_1.jpg
     
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    Looking good
     
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  7. loudbang
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    just found this great thread. My grandpops had one like this when I was a little kid this brings back memories of playing in the huge (to us small kids) back seat. Great what a lot of hard work and some "learning" can come up with. From another old mechanic LOL.
     
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  8. wicarnut
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    Much admiration for your Ambition and Skills, Hudson's are way KOOL ! A project of this magnitude is beyond anything I / most of us, would attempt, IMO, will follow this thread. Thank You for posting, gives me some ambition for my small projects that I do, putting your project at level 10, I'm around 1 or 2.
     
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  9. This far in two months, just found this thread. I'm impressed.
     
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  10. jeta12
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    Wow....Good work, another one saved!!!
     
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  11. lanny haas
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    WOW nice work. maybe I missed it but what brand of paint are you using
     
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  12. low budget
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  13. triman62
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    Sorry to disappoint you, I posted earlier that I have been working on this car for about 3 years, I have over 1500 man hours so far, I planned for a budget of $2500.00 and 2500.00 hours. I might accidentally make it and be driving this project in 5 years. It has taken me 2 months (already)to post to this point, living in the country I have poor satellite internet connection, dependent on good weather.
     
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  14. I'm still impressed.
     
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  15. triman62
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    ,Thanks, This car looks much better in pictures than it actually is, I have a cheap company phone, but its free. This project is a learning process for me to see what it takes to save a car like this. I plan on getting some real tools and equipment and doing a more modern restoration on the next one.
     
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  16. triman62
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    Thank you Mike, I really appreciate your comments.
     
  17. triman62
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    Thanks for all the comments, they really help to keep me motivated on this project.
     
  18. Squablow
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    Well done. Your dedication is inspiring, and so is the budget you've been able to stick to.

    That pieced together door and quarter reminds me of what I did to put my dad's '56 together. The donor car was nicer to start with but it turned out good and I'm sure yours will as well.

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  20. Racer29
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    Nah! Looks better!

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  21. FlatJan
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    man, that's what I call dedication.. Great work!!
     
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  22. triman62
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    WOW! That Chevy came out nice, fantastic job on it, I saw a video or thread on it while researching 4 door - 2 door conversions. Love that color.
     
  23. triman62
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    I have done all the jams with one quart, probably take a gallon to do the rest of the car. Picture1012161620_1.jpg Picture1012161618_1.jpg
     
  24. low budget
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    Didnt realize you were brushin it on, but hey that will work if it suits you, You gonna spray the main top coat?
    Ive brushed a couple old trucks implement orange years ago that didnt look bad considering.
     
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  25. woodbutcher
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    :DFor a mix n match,it sure is looking real good.Please keep the updates coming.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  26. Slopok
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    If you've done all that, you certainly can spray paint the car. The painting is the easiest part, it's the prep work that's the hard part.
     
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  27. triman62
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    I will be brushing the top coat on also, I want to get it running, and then come back and revisit the paint and bodywork. This enamel will oxidize and dull real quickly so I will need to do it again.

    You called that right, I have been by passing a lot of the prep work for now, I will be building a bigger shop more suited painting soon. I worked for a few years doing paint and body work on sleepers for semi trucks and I have the necessary equipment.
     
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  28. triman62
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    Got the roof and trunk lid mostly done , but before I do final welding on them I need to do the perimeter frame repair.
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  29. triman62
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    And here's a look at the frame repair. Picture0805161928_1.jpg Picture0805161930_1.jpg Picture0805161932_1.jpg
     
  30. jfreakofkorn
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    nice progress ...
     
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