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What do you think about a 1949 Hudson Commodore?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tnrotter, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. tnrotter
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    Found a 4 door '49 Hudson Commodore. Looks cool almost like it has a chop top. 6 cyl 3 speed. Would make a cool cruiser. What do you think? tnrotter
     
  2. Gigantor
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    Lots of Hudson love on here... does it still have the big six? Got pics? Check for rust in the rear wheel wells.
     
  3. Lowmerc50
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    Hudsons are kool!! Great body lines.
     
  4. Ramblur
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  5. retromotors
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    Yeah, Hudsons are way cool.

    The car in question looks pretty good in in the pics. I'd want to take a good look at his "floorboard repairs" before I bought it.

    Price seem well worth it.

    Edit:
    BTW, if ya didn't get the subtle point I was tryin' to make, best to keep things under your hat with this group of vultures.
    It took me less than 3 minutes to locate the car, and I coulda slam-dunked the hell out of you!
    Just sayin'. :D
     
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  6. Gigantor
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    Yeah, long as it's not rusted to shit, $1,000 is a steal for that car.

    On a side note It's kind of amazing that there's a 50 two-door (possibly a Hornet) for sale right there too.
     
  7. scrap metal 48
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    Cool car; but a really big car..........
     
  8. Hudsons are wayyyyy under rated!
     
  9. Tnrotter, that's a nice ride for that money! You'd best jump on that, pronto!
     
  10. Hudsons rule.

    Here's my 49.

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  11. There was no '50 Hornet built; that coupe is a Super Six, as stated in the ad. Two grand is a hell of a deal for that one, too!
     
  12. fleetside66
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    I took my driver's test in '62 in my dad's '49 Commodore (two door). (Backing up was a bit of a challenge & I smacked the guardrail..of well.) Anyway, it was his beater/work car & you couldn't hurt it. It was very reliable & darn fast, considering the weight. He paid some guy $15 to paint it blue & the guy painted it green. I guess that's what you get for $15. I can still smell that interior & feel those cloth seats top this day.
     
  13. hotrod32@usfamily.net
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    KICK GAS!! that what I think!!!!
     
  14. big aerodynamic and COOL!!! buy it.. as long as the guys floorboard repairs don't involve wooden boards I think you will be okay...
     
  15. 51 mercules
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  16. dmw56
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    Yup, that's why they chop 49-50 Mercurys.....to make them look like Hudsons
     
  17. 47Hudson
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    Love them Hudsons 49's make cool race cars!
     

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  18. studhud
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    Hudsons Suck!
    [​IMG]
    Dave hitch
     
  19. tommy
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    What do you think about a 1949 Hudson Commodore?

    I think about riding around on a snowy night in high school in the back pass seat and lobbing a snow ball over the roof as we approached a stop sign at the car coming toward us. It turned out to be a cop car and I hit the spotlight perfectly. splattering the side window and windshield. He was not pleased.:D That's what I think about when I see a 49 Hudson.
     
  20. Johnny Chaos
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    Hudson's are awesome they looked custom right from the factory
     
  21. holeshot
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    TNTROTTER...believe it or not. HUDSON'S are great cars. and that streight 6 has 300 cubes. the only set back is finding parts, but maby some of our H.A.M.B. brothers have a connection. i use that term, because those parts are as costly as drugs! HA!...POP.
     
  22. tnrotter
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    Thanks for the input. The fact that it is near running and mostly complete weighs alot in my interest in it. And the fact I sold one of my rides Saturday and got money burning a hole in my pocket. As far as anyone else finding it, it's open game. Also, I live in a little Tennessee town with a lot of Hudson families. tnrotter
     

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  23. russnunn
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    if you find anymore pm me my youngest son is a hudson fanatic
     
  24. I like it and really want a set of those taillights!

    PS, I also need a pair of 16" Hudson steel wheels ;)

    Steve
     
  25. 1k for a running hudson seems like a killer deal!
     
  26. Deuce Daddy Don
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    Stock car racer MARSHALL TEAGUE loved them, & won many races back in the early 1950's!!-------In case you younger guys didn't know.
     
  27. Ramblur
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    Commodore was Hudson's top of the line trim package. The pics show
    taillights and trunk handle that are most likely from a Super Six.
    Commodore also came with a chrome steering column,not that it really
    makes much of a difference for that price.Nice!
     
  28. 100% Matt
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    I love my 49 Sedan. As long as the rear quarters arent rusted out I would grab it.
     
  29. jimi'shemi291
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    My '50 Hudson Super was one of the best-riding and comfortable cars I ever owned. I think the Commodore WAS the top-of-the-line model, followed by the Super, and the base model Pacemaker, if my memory serves. They were ALL way cool because the step-down unibody design enabled them to be so LOW, both in reality and in streamlined design. I'm a fender-skirt freak, I'll admit! I always felt Hudsons looked better, even STOCK, than the Mercs. The Hornet 308 with Twin-H carbs came along for '51. A number of NASCAR drivers raced Hudsons, including Teague (as mentioned), and Herb Thomas and Tim Flock both won series championships -- even though there was plenty of V-8 competition. Hudson sold a record nearly quarter-million cars for '48 and '49, BUT they are scarce today. If you buy that Commodore, I think you'll be pleased -- AND noticed!
     
  30. "Whitey Ford" 62 Uni
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    Hudsons are too cool and the history is badd ass....
     

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