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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by belgiumcustomshop, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. belgiumcustomshop
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
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    Here is my 53 hudson wasp project. I just purchased the car 3 weeks ago. it has a frozen engine. But I let the pictures do the talking.

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  2. klazurfer
    Joined: Nov 21, 2001
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    Love it :) Seems like a Solid car !! What are your plans 4 it ?
     
  3. Digger_Dave
    Joined: Apr 10, 2001
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    It looks like you scored a WINNER!

    Body looks solid. How are the interior metal panels?
    I wasn't aware that Hudson's were available in Belgium.
     
  4. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
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    Son of a Hud! Looks good.
     

  5. belgiumcustomshop
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
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    My first job I did was to take the plugs out and put some atf with diesel in the cilinders and let the engine soak for a week because it has bin frozen. think the car has not bin running for a long time. it is a 262. yesterday I took the head of. and I'm happy I did.....

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  6. Old Iron Nut
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    Cool! I had a 52 Wasp 2 door for awhile, always regretted selling it. Fairly rare, not a lot of hudson wasps around.
     
  7. belgiumcustomshop
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  8. belgiumcustomshop
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    body is solid, only the front floors are rotten :
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    but I hav new steel for it:

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  9. belgiumcustomshop
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  10. PackardV8
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    That car with a 308" Twin-H-Power 7X engine and overdrive would hold it's own on the highway over there.

    Have you joined the Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Club?

    http://hetclub.org/

    They've got the best sources for parts and sometimes members are willing to buy new parts and ship them for you.

    jack vines
     
  11. belgiumcustomshop
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  12. belgiumcustomshop
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    thanks jack I will look into it.
     
  13. belgiumcustomshop
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    my hudson is a 308
    I have also this 4 doors wasp with a 308 ( the car has burnt out in the back) only the front of the car was useful

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  14. Heart Of Texas
    Joined: Nov 19, 2007
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    Thanks for posting the pictures of your cars. The 53 Wasp coupe is a rare car. It appears you are a full blown Hudson enthusiast. With all the cars you have purchased you will be able to bring both the Hornet and Wasp back to life. I have been a Hudson owner since 1964 and over that span of time have had the pleasure of owning and driving many of the Stepdown Models. From experience many of the problems associate with a stuck engine can be found by completely tearing the engine down and correcting the faults found. Parts are available to completely renew your engine. As someone suggested, joining the HET CLUB is a plus. Membership will open the door to many others who have the same Hudson car appreciation. This will also bring you in contact with other owners and sources of information and parts to assist in your restoration. Good Luck and please continue to share your future restoration adventures.
     
  15. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
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    My gawd. That side profile, it hits all my buttons. Bow up, stern down, screams early custom to me. You sir have good taste, wherever this build goes...
     
  16. belgiumcustomshop
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
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    I think I will use the 308 from the wasp 4 doors instead of rebuilding the 262 from the coupe.
     
  17. belgiumcustomshop
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    put new passenger side floor in today

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    the seats are to far gone so they need to be redone
     
  18. hoggyrubber
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    nice wasp! looks like it's in pretty darn good shape. x3 on the HET club.
     
  19. GrimGreaser
    Joined: Jan 12, 2013
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    Good looking project. I will attest, even a tired, weak-cylinder, Twin-H 308 can run 80 down the highway and still surprise and embarrass the other guys. :)
     
  20. damagedduck
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
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    good to see more Hudson saved! hopefully when all this white melts. i can get to work on mine.
     
  21. redstraw
    Joined: Apr 8, 2011
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    lol just watch search and restore rebuild a hornet open up the laptop and see this. should be a cool ride.
     
  22. farmer12
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    This is one awesome car and project! Good luck with the build.
     
  23. hotrodmano
    Joined: May 3, 2011
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    Nice Hudson. I used to have a very nice lowmileage 50 Pacemaker many years ago. It rode like a new car. Excellent hanlding.
    I might have some NOS parts for it still. A fuelpump among other things. I dont know if it fits the 262. If interrested Pm me and I can try to dig it out from my attic. I am located in Norway.
     
  24. edweird
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
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    nice huddy. heres mine.
     

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  25. Moedog07
    Joined: Apr 11, 2011
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    I love me some Hudsons.... Good luck with the build.
     
  26. good luck, One of my favorite cars
     
  27. belgiumcustomshop
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
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    sweet lettering, You did it?
     
  28. chico'72
    Joined: Sep 4, 2007
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    from Belgium

    Nice collection of hudsons!!
    You don't see them often here in Belgium!!
    I only saw a couple of four in my life and you own 3 hudsons...!!
    Did you know that there was a hudson plant in Antwerp in the fifty's

    congrats with the score and i hope we see eachother some day in real life!!
     
  29. garvinzoom
    Joined: Sep 21, 2007
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    Those are beautiful cars and yours looks solid.
     
  30. Great Hudson project, have fun with it. BTW I love your country :)
     

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