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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by triman62, Sep 22, 2016.
Fabricating replacement frame rails and spraying undercoating on.
Before and after pictures of rust treatment and undercoating.
Installing some home made rust repair parts.
One thing's for sure -- working on a Hudson isn't like working on a Ford. When you need a piece, you can't just "order one up."
I really needed to see these views of the Hudson innards like this.
Thanks, it really helps me with my plan of attack.....!
BTW, you done great...keep after it!
Dang! Never seen a Hudson that far apart before.
Ain't that the truth!
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Here's a link to a Hudson website you might find helpful, there's a link to a rotisserie restoration with lots of pics. http://hudsonrestoration1948-54.com/index.html
Wealth of knowledge! Good stuff. I used to be a regular on the HET board, but haven't frequented there for quite some time. I'll have to go back there, too.
Cool thread, can't wait to see more....
Fabricating parts for rust repair,
to this area of car,
Should look similar to this.
After disassembly I realized the frame on this one was to far gone to fix, so l had to find another one.
Are you absolutely sure the other one is better...? You're doing great on this one, and it'd be a shame for it never to be finished.
people used to call Hudsons "upside-down bathtubs!! I always loved them.
how did the IH engine/tranny fit? mods?
Here's a link for the build from binder planet. There's a lot missing from the thread. We actually had to do the swap twice because the first engine had a knock and the trans was junk.
So the owner sent me up another engine that was known to be good and a rebuilt trans.
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Great build ,you're definitely on the right track. I can't remember the last time I saw a Hudson custom and yours is looking good so far. I applaud you sir,you've got to be pleased with the results to this point. Good luck with the rest of the build. Can't wait to see it finished.
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Better than a chopped merc.
Before and after.
Great work, can't believe you are bringing one that far gone back. Nice to see.
You might find this one interesting..."Night Train", sectioned 4". It achieved some fame in the fifties, and is still around. You can read about it on Kustomrama. http://www.kustomrama.com/index.php?title=Duane_Aspengren's_1949_Hudson
Still working on the project, not getting a lot of time on the car or the computer though, moved to a cabin in the woods with no internet. Hope to get to a picture session soon. I did trial fit a bumper on to locate the mounting brackets for welding.
Mo, thanks for posting, I do like reading about Night Train, glad that it has been put back out in some shows. I would really like to see that car in person some day.
Before and after pictures of the rear frame rail. I originally wasn't planning on the piece on the outside, but I found out that the rocker extension bolts to it.
making some good progress for a change, finishing the rear frame gives me the go ahead on reinstalling the rear differential and getting this thing back on the ground. I will be repairing and installing the rockers next to help square up the frame, and then I can weld the coupe top on.
Working on rockers and fender skirts, this will give the project a more finished look.
Real cool project.
I'm a big fan of old Hudsons, hope you'll finish it soon.
Working real hard to get my workbench cleared off so I can start on the drivetrain for this project.
Put some more parts on. Rolled it out for a much needed cleaning in the work bay.
I thought that was the 49 Nash that was referred to as the "upside down bathtub"
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