Hello friends, I've been a European car guy for some time but my roots are in cruise-ins and car shows. Most of all I appreciate any car that is very good at doing whatever it is that the car is supposed to do. I've been searching around for some old sled for some time that hasn't already had someone else's grubby hands on it. I've come across a '51 4-door hudson hornet. It isn't real clean but it does run and drive. Ultimately I would like to make it a reliable bomber. Something my family can have fun with and I wont have to worry about stranding me. I'm thinking long term upgrades around reliability and safety, in other words, possibly a flatty, lowered, big brakes, better steering, all that jazz. I know the car will never be worth what I put into it. The specific car in question comes with a heap of spare sheet metal and trim for $4,500 bucks. Not too rusty but certainly worthy of a nickname I saw kicked around here, Crudson. Any giant red or green flags?