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Projects 51 hudson Hornet project

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

  1. triman62
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    Ebay purchase from West Virginia, Gentleman named Colby handled the sale, never met him in person though.
     
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    BrandonBerkosky01 That is a rare slide out bed from a Hudson Terraplane coupe. untitledhuy.png
     
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  3. scotts52
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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
     
  17. Cosmo49
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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
     
  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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    I got the engine pulled out this weekend, I will be taking the head, manifolds, and oil pan off to see what it will need after I get the front frame and clip ready for storage. I've waited this long I guess I can wait a couple more days. Picture1209171828_1.jpg
     
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    Working on clearing off work bench again, I will be needing the space for engine parts soon. Picture1218171507_1 (1).jpg Picture1218171508_1.jpg Picture1218171507_1.jpg Picture1218171506_1.jpg
     
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    Did you say you are going to use the parts car engine in your Hornet? It looks like what you have there is a 232 CID Pacemaker engine. It will absolutely fit, but it is much smaller than the Hornet 308 CID. I don't know if you know that or not, so I'm sorry if I'm sticking my nose in.
     
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  30. triman62
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    Thanks for comment, I had a 308 that came in my Wasp Project, but I traded it for the 52 Hornet roller I used on my 51. I bought the Pacemaker parts car to use on the 51, but the frame was to far gone on it. My 53 Wasp project parts car has the same 232 engine, so I wanted to have both cars with the same engines. The 308 is a lot more expensive to own and operate than the 232, and I heard it uses a lot of gas also. The 51 Hornet will be a fun car to drive around town in so I don't really need the extra horsepower from the 308.
     
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