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Projects ID this body, please???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by patrick66, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. I'm thinking Hudson, but I am not sure. It's for sale locally, and I'm tossing this one around.

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  2. Could be Hudson or Essex- do you have a pic of the dash (that would help)?
     
  3. Speed Gems
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  4. 1929 Hudson 4-door Sedan

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  5. cowl looks buick to me
     
  6. Deuced Up!
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    I would say this guy and his photo speaks for itself.
     
  7. Not a Buick No lower cowl vents and Hood reveals in the cowl top. Arched door tops too.

    This is a Buick
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  8. pinkynoegg
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    its a 28 essex. while it looks similar to the 29 Hudson, the door belt line is not the same.


    1928 Essex below

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  9. i thought it was a buick too
     
  10. i thought it was a buick too
     
  11. arkiehotrods
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    Nope, belt line molding on this Hudson is completely different from the OP car.

    Now, look at the '28 Essex. Compare the belt line molding, especially as it moves from cowl to body

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  12. arkiehotrods
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    Dang it! pinkynoegg typed faster than me!
     
  13. Deuced Up!
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    YEP...I missed it. What he said!
     
  14. Squablow
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    The ribs under the windshield frame are a giveaway, and a neat looking detail, too.

    It's a total oddball, but it's got potential to be something, if the price is right.
     
  15. Atwater Mike
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    ...Anybody notice the suicide doors??? (all four) Essex, all right.

    Sure would like to have been the guy that got away with those rare Essex frame rails!
     
  16. Love the cowl lights ^^
     
  17. Looks pretty straight and solid whatever it is..snap it up...
     
  18. Very cool, guys, I appreciate the help! I figured Hudson, but the Essex pics pretty much cement the answer to my question. Now, I have to go check it out in person this week. Thanks again!

    What's cool, is I have the cowl lamps and a couple of other small parts for a '28 Essex in my box of Hudson stuff!
     
  19. pasadenahotrod
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    I believe the Essex cars all have steel structured bodies, whereas the Hudsons were wood structured. The body shown looks to be steel structured.

    Note: The Buicks do not have four suicide doors and the hinges are not the long style as one the Hudson/Essex line.
     
  20. nlualum82
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    Great! Now you know which dealership to take it to for parts and service on the warranty.
     

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