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ID this body hulk?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by charliechaindrive, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. charliechaindrive
    Joined: Dec 6, 2011
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    charliechaindrive
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    from staples mn

    This ancient thing has been sitting on the hill up from my house for as long as I can remember. But, nobody in my family knows what it actually is! It has this unique scaloping under the rear Windows
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    Here's the whole thing, we have one fender. It has a spare tire well in it. Would pics of that help identify it?
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    Surprisingly, no rust has eaten through it. It's heavy as all get out, I had dug it out of the ground in the summer, it was sunk down about 8" (mother nature's custom channel I guess) and I put it up on cinder blocks to get it out of the ground. I found a bunch of random sheet metal buried within the dirt, on top of the subframe. You can see some of it in the pics
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    I had thought about saying fuck it and cutting the thing in half and bringing the cowl back to make a 2 door sedan out of it, using the rear doors only. Or would that be dumb?

    Ccd
     
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  2. Fender photo would definitely help.
     
  3. That looks very usable - whatever it is...
     
  4. stude54ht
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
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    I think it's a 1929 Essex. No it's 29 Hudson.
     
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  5. Funny, I thought Essex as well. The dual suicide piano hinges kinda seal it, don't they??

    I vote Essex. '29 seems a good year.

    Cosmo
     

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  6. nrgwizard
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    Looks like 28/29 Essex to me also. The three rivets at the bottom of the w/s post, & the drop in the rear of the soft top are the same as my 29 Essex. Haven't looked real close at the 28/29 Hudson, may be similar.

    Is the dash & gauge pkg still there? I noticed no pics of that area. Very little difference 'twixt the 28 & 29, but the dash gauge cluster, door handles, & some other small items were plain on the 28, & very ornate on the 29.

    Nice find. Hope it saves. Possibly w/a Hudson 6 or v8? Supercharged, of course... :D .

    Marcus...
     
  7. charliechaindrive
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    Unfortunately, the dash and instrument cluster hasn't survived. But, I like that idea for the supercharged Hudson :D
     
  8. Shame the visor wasn't there, but im with it being a 29 Essex, I found a body the same as that in 78 and made a pick up out of it. JW
     
  9. IMG016.jpg IMG017.jpg IMG018.jpg I cant see the pics, so heres the diffrence between a 28 and 29 Hudson cowl. Essex was a smaller, lighter version, but may have used same cowls, im not sure. Green primer cowl =28 Hudson, while black n flamed =29 Hudson. 29 has fatter belt line.
     
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  10. nrgwizard
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
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    Hey, ccd;

    Hudson v8 was a, IIRC, 320 cid Packard v8 w/Hudson rocker covers. Good engine, well suited to supercharging, or turbos... :D . Sixes are no slouch either.

    Marcus...
     
  11. old soul
    Joined: Jan 15, 2011
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    old soul
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    from oswego NY

    I think its the monster mobile.
     
  12. desotot
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    My guess was 29 Essex.
     
  13. Dyce
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    Bummer that no doors are on the body. Essex doors would be hard to find.
     
  14. arkiehotrods
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  15. charliechaindrive
    Joined: Dec 6, 2011
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    charliechaindrive
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    It's a shame the doors are gone. And thanks for the ID guys!
     

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