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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 56cadillackid, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. utahdodge
    Joined: Sep 13, 2008
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    This is my 1916 Hudson Super Six that was cut down into a truck in the 30’s the family bought it new in ‘16. They bought a new dodge sedan in ‘32 and cut down the touring car to use the truck on the farm. Still running and driving.


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  2. chrisp
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    I have the title of a Delaunay Belleville titled as a truck, for those of you who don't know this French brand, they are known as the cars of the tsars and were playing in the same field as Rolls-Royce.
    Probably got cut down during WWII for gas.
     
  3. rusty rocket
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    Except that was a factory built Oldsmobile truck. One just like it went at auction a few weeks ago in my neck of the woods
     
  4. topher5150
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    I figured it was a touring car they hillbilly engineered.....see what i did there
     
  5. rusty rocket
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    Ha ha, Jethro!
     
  6. Dwardo
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    Interestingly enough, the car/truck used in the movie "Grapes of Wrath" was a Hudson. That car still exists.
     
  7. Doublepumper
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    Interesting front wheel rims on the front of that Hudson.
     
  8. noboD
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    They look like they are on inside out.
     
  9. utahdodge
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    The wood spoke rims gave out on the old guy years ago so he put those tractor/implement rims on it. I am tracking down wood or wire spoked rims or would even do period solid metal rims if I could find some that would work.


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  10. 28sc
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    b%U1Yx6TTnSYrWkoKcdArA.jpg , Thanks. I could see the front of the Dodge when I got into the building but was not able to really see the TT part until I was towing it out of the mess
     
  11. noboD
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    Please post a picture of the linkage for the doors. DBs didn't have outside door handles at this time so Rex had to improvise.
     
  12. 28sc
    Joined: Jul 10, 2019
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    28sc

    Sorry for the delay. I was not reading the site the last couple of days. Here are a couple of pictures of the linkage.
     

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  13. noboD
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    Thanks, I hope the others following this can appreciate the engineering they went through so you could open the door.
     

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