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Update 5: the Hudson gets a splash of color...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hudsoncustom, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Thanks again guys. I'm pretty happy with the result.

    52pickup - I don't have any other photos of the car at the moment. Once I get it wet sanded, buffed, and assembled, I'll throw a few more up.
  2. 1955 LEDSLED
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
    Posts: 151

    1955 LEDSLED
    from LONG BEACH

    Your car looks Great!!! i really like the color choice.
  3. cleatus
    Joined: Mar 1, 2002
    Posts: 2,277

    from Sacramento

  4. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 14,594


    Very Kool & Congrats on the success and the right color choice. That is not an
    easy job. Looking forward to seeing it back together.

    Happy Trails, Mick
  5. Looking great Keith , the color is dead on and looks wonderful. Sorry to hear you won't be making it to Billetproof ( What about the other Swindlers ?)
  6. attitudor
    Joined: Sep 28, 2004
    Posts: 2,975

    from Finland

    Good work Keith and Sam! Your Hud is absolutely stunning!
  7. 1951Streamliner
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,875

    from Reno, NV

    Cant wait to see it all put together! great job, tasteful kustom
  8. Rob - I don't think any of the Swindlers are coming to Billetproof this year.

    Mika - Thanks, I wish you could be here to see the car...and take a ride. Someday...
  9. april may
    Joined: Jul 6, 2004
    Posts: 600

    april may

    Loooooks sick, Keith!
  10. rick finch
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,003

    rick finch

  11. Man....that color rules!! Gives it a very early feel. Kick ass.
  12. autobodyed
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,943

    from shelton ct

    holy shit, that paint looks amazing, really dig that color, nice job!
  13. Midwest Rodder
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,768

    Midwest Rodder

  14. damagedduck
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 2,342

    from Greeley Co

    been reading all you post/threads,people keep refering me to your posts, thats a bloody nice hudson,i would love to ask a million queastions,but i won't,
    thanks for ALL the ideas,if ya get an urge to do another one give me a yell=chuck
  15. redsean
    Joined: Nov 21, 2008
    Posts: 190


    wow every time you post i get way more motivated to get to work on mine...
  16. Picking the *right* color was paramount.

    FYI - wet sanding really sucks.
  17. tattedfordguy
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,362


    Your car is sick with it...
  18. bluestang67
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 589


    That color can't be mixed up with another car looks very good . Wet sanding and buffing is harder then applying paint for sure .
    Joined: Aug 9, 2006
    Posts: 1,411


    Thats a nice Hudson, really cool custom.
  20. jimi'shemi291
    Joined: Jan 21, 2009
    Posts: 9,499


    Hud, yes, wet sanding seems to take forever. And (unless somebody's come up with a power tool I don't know of) it all has to be done with sweat and elbow grease!

    Sorry if I missed it, but what are you using? Thousand grit, or even finer???
  21. torchmen49
    Joined: Mar 5, 2005
    Posts: 291


    Outstanding Keith, the car is a home run! I know you and Sam worked extra hard on 'er, and it shows! The color is dead on, just fantastic!!
    Sorry to hear you guys won't make it to Billetproof this year.....Damn:(
    - Dave
  22. Thanks Dave! Your car has been such an inspiration. I can't wait for you to see it. Perhaps if you have time, you should stop by on the way back from Billetproof this weekend. (I'm less than a mile off the freeway).
  23. FEDER
    Joined: Jan 5, 2003
    Posts: 1,269


    WOW!!!! So delete My earlier post That looks really great Kieth. A better body and painter YOU ARE. Fed
  24. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,343


  25. droplord49
    Joined: Jan 12, 2004
    Posts: 1,680

    from Bryan, Tx

    Awesome choice of color! Definitely one of the nicest kustom Hudsons out there!
  26. april may
    Joined: Jul 6, 2004
    Posts: 600

    april may

    P.S. SAD it won't be at Billetproof.
  27. jimi'shemi291
    Joined: Jan 21, 2009
    Posts: 9,499


    <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=6 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px inset; BORDER-LEFT: 1px inset; BORDER-TOP: 1px inset; BORDER-RIGHT: 1px inset" class=alt2>Originally Posted by Paul [​IMG]
    Yup, and the HAMB should be -- and is -- about giving credit for trad, hard work. And THAT INCLUDES 2011 "interpretive" versions like this.:) It all goes to show that you can be TRAD and STILL bring something NEW to the table . . . to make people's jaws drop! :eek:

    TRADITIONAL rods/customs started out ROUGH after WWII, and they got more refined by the early '60s. Like FINE WINE, the concept just keeps getting sweeter, nowadays.:cool:

    I might add, guys can't build a nice car anymore for under a grand like the old days.:( BUT, the concept -- and the originals -- are safe anyway.:D

    THANKS again, Hud. MORE than money, it's obviously your brain, vision, sweat and PERSISTENCE that have made this Hudson a ONE-of-a-kind!:p How can it be TRAD AND NEW at the same time?

    Rhetorical question, I'd say. YOUR CAR answers it!
  28. Thanks for the kind words Jimi - brain, vision, sweat and persistence are all that I have. Skill is questionable, and money...well, everyone knows I don't have any of that. ha ha!

  29. Finished up the buffing Friday night, and took it down to the cabin yesterday...

    Still have lots of little things to do, but the paint is done at least.


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