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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by raidmagic, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
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    Today was my Hudson's maiden voyage. It's been a bit of a struggle but most the bugs have been worked out and it's running pretty good. Now I need to restore the interior and one day I'll redo the paint. It shows well in pictures but is pretty beat up. Doesn't matter I'm not sure anything can knock this smile off my face.:D Got the tags and insurance Wednesday but other things kept me from being able to drive it. Anyway, I'm off to go more driving!!!


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  2. I'll say! Nice car!!
     
  3. chevy54man
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
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    from NC

    Hey good for you! Enjoy that Hudson and drive the wheels off her!
     
  4. shtterbug8
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
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    hudson....wow. drive it like you stoled it man.
     
  5. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    congratulations. what a great feeling that we all remember.
     
  6. That's a good lookin' car man!
    Enjoy and congrats!
     
  7. riley58
    Joined: Feb 27, 2011
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    I know the feeling.:) that is a cool car too
     
  8. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
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    NOTHING, is like that first drive. If you put a 100,000 miles on that car you'll still remember exactly what you did and where you went that first drive. Congratulations!!

    Frank
     
  9. Tnomoldw
    Joined: Dec 5, 2012
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    :)I have a place in my heart for those Hudson cars..;)
     
  10. kennb
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    You go. That looks awesome. Wish I could drive mine but it's in a bazillion pieces now. Won't be ready for a few years. Hope I live long enough to enjoy it. Good luck with your beautiful ride. Ken
     
  11. gilby's garage
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  13. BAD PENNY
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    from mass

    Great looking ride, love those Hudsons. They're pretty popular in these parts. I know a guy in the next town over that's got 3 of them (2 cars and a pick up) and another guy with a pair.
     
  14. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
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    Just got back home, took the family out to dinner, my daughters LOVE it. A few things I need to address. The seatbelts I put in the rear for them don't tighten enough so I need to get new ones of those and I need to check the points gap and maybe the timing. It runs great though, shifts and stops like a new car it just wants to break up a little bit until it's good an warm.
     
  15. Lucky You, nice car, glad the family can go along.
     
  16. black 62
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    from arkansas

    looking good...
     
  17. Tedders
    Joined: Oct 18, 2012
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    Congrats I know the feeling pick up mine next week.
     
  18. tommyd
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    from South Indy

    Looks "Custom" right from the factory. I like it!
     
  19. plodge55aqua
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    from Alberta

  20. bobbytnm
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
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    Congratulations!!!

    Its a great feeling when you finally hit the road! What a great looking car

    Enjoy the ride
    Bobby
     
  21. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    Wow, that looks good, congrats on the first drive. Somehow I was expecting no paint and no glass with you sitting on folding lawn chair cruising around the block. I believe you have raised the bar for maiden voyages of the project car just a bit.
     
  22. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
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    That's a feeling you will relive a million times! Keep the wheels turning and ENJOY that nice ride!
     
  23. Studegator
    Joined: Dec 22, 2008
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    My first love was this 49 Hudson Coupe with Hornet engine and OD transmission.
    Great car, wish I still had it! Hope you enjoy yours as much!
     
  24. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
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    That's fantastic!!! Mine is the same set up, 49 with the 308 and OD. Today didn't go as well though. Went out to enjoy it this morning and the starter crapped out on me. It spins but won't engage so I know of a local shop that will rebuild it but I have to wait until Monday to bring it to them.
     
  25. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
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    KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

    That's awesome! Congrats!!
     
  26. Ahhhhh... you knew that was gonna happen. Always a few bugs to ork out of a new-old ride.

    Bob
     
  27. Love it! Being a big man, 6' 5" 260#, I always liked the headroom and legroom in them, one of the most comfortable riding cars of all time.
     

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