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  1. triman62
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    Ebay purchase from West Virginia, Gentleman named Colby handled the sale, never met him in person though.
     
  2. triman62
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    BrandonBerkosky01 That is a rare slide out bed from a Hudson Terraplane coupe. untitledhuy.png
     
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    Nice score! I saw a Hudson pickup many years ago in Fort Huachuca Arizona
     
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  4. OK I'm jealous of the pickup, you scored big time. I see a ,42 for sale recently for around $100K.
    As to the pullout bed for a Terraplane, how rare and cool is that!
     
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    showed my missus the slide out bed.
    "Modify that shitz to make a snuggle bed and test the moon shine runners springs I say."
    Got to luv a chic who thinks the same way as I do.
     
  6. triman62
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    Working on welding the bottom of the top now, should go a lot faster. Picture0829171952_1.jpg Picture0830171640_1.jpg Picture0830171639_1.jpg Picture0830171634_1.jpg
     
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    THAT ROOF LOOKS LIKE A TUCKER
     
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    I'm starting to think it looks like Doc Hudson is being brought back to life by Doctor Frankenstine, using donor parts from other bodies,
     
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    Seems like this part of the project is taking forever to get it done, but I have only been working on this area for about 3 months. Not getting my usual 2 hours a day either. My other Hudson project gets half my time lately. I am still on schedule for starting on drivetrain this coming winter though Guess I just got to keep plugging along. Picture0905171848_1.jpg Picture0905171850_1.jpg
     
  10. It does get frustrating when you think "this should be done" or "I should be at this point already" I just try to tell myself there's no sema deadlines waiting for me.
    I find myself saying man I can't wait till this is done and I'm driving it.
    Then I get there. Drive it and I'm like ok that was fun let's bring in the next car. Lol.
    I guess I like doing the work more than driving the car I'm working on.


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    Brandon, You hit the nail right on the head there, I like working on them more than driving them also. I will try telling myself I have no Sema deadline line too. I think that will help a lot.
     
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    Welding is mostly done, got some primer on today. I will be moving forward to painting now. The weather looks like it will be warm for awhile. Picture0920171704_1.jpg Picture0920171705_1.jpg
     
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    First time car and truck have been together. IMG_1119.JPG
     

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    1203141451.jpg Going to dig out my parts car and start on the drivetrain, I also need to finish front bumper and grill.
     
  15. Cool. Been following this thread for a while.
     
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    Brought the car home to make room for the parts car at work. Picture1118171933_1.jpg Picture1118172011_1.jpg
     
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    Dude, you are a Hudson god!
     
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    Thanks for comment, I really just refuse to grow up, These Pixar Cars replica's are just the kid in me coming out to play. Of course it does help that I have been a mechanic for almost 40 years.
     
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    It's finally time to start on the drivetrain of this project, looks like a little cleanup will be needed before this engine comes out. Picture1125171621_1.jpg
     
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    Worked on the parts car today. As previously mentioned I will be using engine trans and rear end. I've seen cars turned over to remove rear ends, thought I would give it a try. IMG_1155.JPG IMG_1165.JPG IMG_1169.JPG IMG_1172.JPG
     
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    Moving everything into the shop, getting a little cold around here. Haven't had anything on the workbench for awhile either, this will give me plenty to do this winter. Picture1206171637_1.jpg Picture1206171636_1.jpg
     
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    IMG_1176.JPG IMG_1181.JPG Getting ready to come out, put a wrench on the crankshaft nut, turned over slick and easy. Pulled dipstick, had old, old , thick oil, but nothing else in it. Tranny was the same way.
     
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    Never would have guessed that engine would turn over based on the pictures, hope you can get it freshened up and running without any major expense.
     
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    I didn't hold much hope for it either. Most old Hudson's in this condition have been sitting for 50 years or more. This is the second old Hudson six that I have turned by wrench in this condition, got one more to go coming up soon. I have read that the old engine's are very reliable. I will pull the head and oil pan and take a look inside and see what I need to do to it. 1952%20Hudson%20Full%20Line-07.jpg
     
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  25. Squablow
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    Neat engines those Hudson flat 6's, I got a factory aluminum head off of one in a local junkyard but it was so incredibly rusty, it came off damaged, still hung it on my shop wall though, too neat to see crushed. A friend of mine scored a set of dual carbs off of one of the smaller Jet engines in a local yard as well.
     
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    The record speaks for itself, mighty impressive engines. 11705525_876532385715286_5186181185799412819_o.jpg
     
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