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Lets See Those Hudsons!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DtroitDinosaur, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. My buddy's Terraplane....
     

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  2. Hip
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    Hudson's rock!
     
  3. sadayo
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    What are your plans for this old racer? Too bad some salty sea air got to it, love the look of the ghost signage.

     
  4. sadayo
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    Shaun: Do you know the history on this Jet? Would love to hear more about it!

     
  5. peter schmidt
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    from maryland

    my 49 project. ran a bbc/400 turbo with tunnal ram and two fours in it in a previous life before it sat in a feild for 5 years now a 283 for now hope to drop a desoto hemi in it. it was subframed unfortunatly but i can live with disc brake and power steering for once
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  6. A few I have owned since my first in 2000:

    1937 Terraplane Model 71 Brougham
    1956 Super Wasp
     

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  7. Ophy
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    Here's my 36 coupe
     

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  8. Shaun1162
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    Guess I forgot about this thread!

    I do know a little bit about it, who built it and drove it etc.

    Only ran a few times in Vermont at the Devil's Bowl Speedway back in the early or mid-80's. It was supposed to be a sort of "low-budget" type class with "late model" cars. Not sure all the rules and regulations on it...

    As for the car itself, I talked with a guy who helped build it- he said it actually ran with a Hudson Hornet engine, but was somehow adapted to a Ford '39 style transmission. The rearend is a Ford banjo, that still has the torque tube attached- but is running parallel leaf springs. Also, somehow, it has 3/4 ton full floater axles in it.... Not sure how that all works.
     
  9. elba
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    My very first car ride ( 3 days old ) ( 1947 ) was in a 1937 Hudson Terriplane Coupe . Later my Father was in a 12 car accident with it. He said it was real foggy. He had a couple teeth knocked out. He said he went to the Hudson dealership and ordered sheetmetal.
     
  10. I don't think I've posted on this yet but if so I know we didn't have my wife's '47 Commodore 8. So here it is also along with my '51 Pacemaker
     

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  11. unklgriz
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    So, we just picked up a '47 super six. Our plans are to drop in a small block and automatic that will tow a 24' Airstream. My question is, does anybody have any expeience with the front suspension on these? Or would a Fatman subframe be more in the cards for it?

    Larry
     
  12. clentinc
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    New guy here. so here is my 54 Hudson Hornet I like the Hudson as well. I still have quite a few post to reply to before I get to get to where most of you are. but all have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving day
     

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  13. clentinc
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    hello,
    My dad has two 47's one is a sedan and the other is a truck very cool. as far as the front suspension he used fatman on both. on my 54 I used 78 Camaro sub frame and rear end. engine is a Buick 455 with a 2004 behind it.
     
  14. unklgriz
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    Thanks. Its nice to hear from someone that has experience with it. Is there anyway I could contact your Dad and ask him some questions?

    You can PM me.

    Larry
     
  15. tlowe
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    Unklgriz,
    The Hudson front suspension is not a bad one to use. Parts are available on ebay as NOS and current production.
    We just started working on a 41 with the same suspension. Added disc brakes and a front sway bar. Power steering can also be added with some effort.
     
  16. unklgriz
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    I have heard that from some one else also. Do oyu know what type of ride they have? I have also heard that the stock suspension is a very nice ride.

    Larry
     
  17. captmullette
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    damn sure will.....
     
  18. orphanautomill
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    I know your dad, he has had each of those cars at our Pigeon Forge meet in the fall. Great guy and great cars. That truck is a sleeper, I thought it was bone stock until he popped the hood and showed me the drivetrain.

    Bring your 54 next year! Great looking car, I've always liked 54s.

    Matt
     
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  19. Kerry67
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    Being that my last name is Hudson, I would kill for one. I would totally trade the 56 wagon for a Hudson !
     
  20. raidmagic
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    Too bad you didn't say that before I took mine apart.
     
  21. Because I can
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    my 1954 (for sale or trade in classifieds)

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  22. Hotrodhog
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    Future project...'52 Hudson Hornet with Twin H with title...farmer gave it to me to haul it away :D
     

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  23. George Miller
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    from NC usa

    1928 Essex built by Hudson
     

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  24. Personally I think Hudson has a great suspension setup. I'd keep it stock. Kanter has all new parts to rebuild it. Not super cheap but a whole lot less work. I have a '47 and a '51 with stock frontends and they drive great. The '47 even has big block ford power.
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  26. You probably need me to get that old thing out of your way.

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  27. unklgriz
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    Thanks man. I'll look at Kanter and see what all they have.

    Larry
     
  28. edweird
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    who makes disc brake conversions for the stock front end of a 48?
     
  29. Rusty Heaps
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    Is a '38 Hudson coupe a rare car? My father has one in unrestored condition sitting and not so rotting in his attached garage.
     
  30. orphanautomill
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    38 coupes are pretty rare, any 38 is pretty rare. Pictures?

    I offer disk brake kits for the front of 47-54 Hudsons. PM me for details.

    Matt


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