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Hot Rods Hudson Joe's awesome WWII influenced Roadster !

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by crossroads, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. crossroads
    Joined: Sep 5, 2008
    Posts: 73

    crossroads
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    I've had the opportunity to meet this younger individual who is extremely talented ! He's a Big Rig Diesel mechanic during the day and quite the metal fabricator at night. His influence on WWII aircraft shows with the great sense of detail on his newly built roadster. In a time when so many younger adults are throwing together black primered,red wheeled, SBC powered weekend warrior machines - hoping to get their pictures in OSR, this kid took the time to build something neat, and spent some time and creativity. I understand he's working his way to becoming a member of So.Cal's Shifters and thats very good for him. Shows if you look real good,talk to the right people,find the right parts,and have some talents you can build something unique! Just wanted to acknowledge someone who's got the right idea. Keep up the good work. The photo's below are all i have but its something to enjoy.
     

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  2. Pete
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
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    That truly is one bitchin hot rod! Nice job dude!

    Pete-
     
  3. oilslinger53
    Joined: Apr 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,500

    oilslinger53
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    from covina CA

    nice! shold have no problem getting it that old rag...
     
  4. HellRaiser
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
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    HellRaiser
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    from Podunk, NE

    I notice his gauges are aircraft.....Airspeed, Tach, oil pressure and temp, and ignition switch, and aircraft seat. Now that's cool stuff.


    HellRaiser
     

  5. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    Ryan
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    from Austin, TX
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    Love that little car.
     
  6. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
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    Kevin Lee
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Very cool. I love the wheel wells. Plan to do something similar on my coupe.
     
  7. Limey Steve
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
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    Limey Steve
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    from Whittier

    Very cool (what no machine guns & grenade launchers ) Thankfully , looks great.
     
  8. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
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    Django
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    from Chicago

    Pretty bitchin.
     
  9. Now that's different but still has the Traditional look and styling to it.
     
  10. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    fab32
    Member Emeritus

    Boy, is that refreshing and coming from a young guy the future of this hobby IS in good hands. Is it possible to get more information and some construction photos? The front treatment reminds me of the Neikamp roadster. We need more on this one.

    Frank
     
  11. blacktopicasso
    Joined: Oct 10, 2005
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    The car is even more impressive in person. Sweet ride.
     
  12. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    i think he GETS IT!
     
  13. hemi coupe
    Joined: Dec 25, 2001
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    hemi coupe
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    from so-cal

    Hudson Joe is a good Dude!! And that is one killer roadster!!
    Jimmy White
     
  14. Awesome car! love the nose and nerf bar. Is that a Lincoln flathead?
     
  15. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    axle
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    from Drag City

    I am proud to call Hudson Joe a friend and his car indeed shows that one can still build a neat car with limited funds !

    This guy lives in a teens California bungalow home that is completely furnished in Art Deco,a 1934 Juke Box,antique aircraft memorabilia, and black & white framed pictures of his grandfather that flew a P51 in World War 2. He also took avionics after high school so this is where all the inspiration came in his build.

    He's a very humble guy who's doesn't like to brag but I'll try and get him on here and tell us all about his ride. Way to go Joe.........."There's the door"

    Axle
     
  16. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
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    His guages are freekin bad ass, all wwII stuff. his grandad was a pilot during the war. He had the oil pressure one re-calibrated, and they all really work. the seat is a real aircraft one too. he really kept with the aircraft inspired theme and it shows in all the little details. you have to see it close to fully appreciate it. its a bad ass little car. The guys found some racing history on the body to at least the late 50's if im not mistaken. It has a cool old roadrunner painted on the deck lid and it was a similar light metallic blue at some point long ago. thats why he painted the rest that same color. That flathead is sweet too. I think hes getting his custom radiator this week, and it should be up and running. Awesome guy too, that Im proud to call my friend.
     
  17. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Bob K
    Member Emeritus
    from Antigo Wi.

    I had the chance to meet Joe at the GNRS this last January. What a nice young man, got a good look at his hudson and that is a real nice car also.

    The hobby is in good hands.

    B:)B
     
  18. hudsonjoe49
    Joined: Jan 1, 2007
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    Wow that is very nice of you guys.Im touched.I have been so busy with other things and haven't really had any time to get on the HAMB.Well I am almost done with the car and I do have some construction pics to post.And some other completion pics.I would like to thank all my friends who helped me with the gathering of parts.Axle for the commercial banjo and favors,a good eyeball when we were designing the exhaust system.Marky Idzardi for his genious ideas.Ollin for always being a friend.Jimmy White and family,if it wasn't for them i wouldn't have a house and a garage to build my car in.Kevan Sledge for getting me alot of the parts I needed to start the Niekamp inspired machine.and if i forgot anybody you guys all know who you are and i am very thankfull to have you as friends.and yes the niekamp roadster is my favorite roadster of all time.hot rods to hell..................H.J.
     
  19. hudsonjoe49
    Joined: Jan 1, 2007
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  20. I love it, I said to the wife "If the pictures were in black & white I'd have sworn that they were taken in the early days". Very Inspiring and fresh amongst the cartoony caricitures that we see on an almost daily basis. I'd love to see build pics and any other information

    cheers

    Bob
     
  21. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
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    Sledge
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    from Nor Cal

    Heres a photo of the engine, Lincoln flathead with duel carb Edmunds intake!
     

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  22. hemi coupe
    Joined: Dec 25, 2001
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    hemi coupe
    Member
    from so-cal

    Lets get this back to the top for Hudson Joe!
    Jimmy White
     
  23. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,892

    axle
    Member
    from Drag City

    Hudson Joe showed up to our Halloween party last night dressed up as GEORGE BARRIS !

    It was a fricken crack up and everyone in the joint couldn't stop laughing !

    he even brought pictures of the Bat Mobile that he was autographing and passing them out.

    ahhhhh, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.....my jaws still hurt !


    I'll post them on here so we can all get a chuckle ,then we'll get back to his neat ride.
     
  24. ironbuyer
    Joined: Aug 10, 2004
    Posts: 370

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    Member

    Looks better in these photos than on the cell phone. I can't wait to see it in person. I have had the privilege to talk with Joe and he has that attention to detail that is required to build a bitchen car. Great guy to boot. Wish we had more in this hobby that are as humble as he is. Hope to see you at the Portland Swap meet this year Joe.
    Steve Glucoft
    Amocat Speed Emporium
     
  25. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,892

    axle
    Member
    from Drag City

    Ladies and gentlemen, i present ....... George barris !
     

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  26. He even has his hand on that girls leg! :lol:
     
  27. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
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    1. 60s Show Rods

    That car RULES and so dose Hudson Joe!!!


    The Barris Costume is fantastic!!
     
  28. hudsonjoe49
    Joined: Jan 1, 2007
    Posts: 153

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    I forgot my password again and now Im back on the board.I had a blast last night at the halloween party.Axle couldn't stop laughing.And it was hard to keep a straight face when in character.I have always wanted to be george barris for halloween and I finally did it.Good times.
     
  29. hudsonjoe49
    Joined: Jan 1, 2007
    Posts: 153

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    Here is a pic of the original pinstripped roadrunner.
     

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  30. hudsonjoe49
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    More pics of build
     

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