My Hudson Hornet -52 project,

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  • BrianV53BrianV53 Posts: 22Member
    Beautiful work... Great job!
  • ski4life65ski4life65 Posts: 1,166Expert Adviser
    Looking great. Keep the pictures coming
  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    Who knows, where i found better blinger covers. This piece is do fiber and other plastic. 
    I need steel parts. 

    Hobbies: -52 Hud, -60 Cad, -07 HD Rc, -03 HD 883R, -70 Fastback VW, -98 2500 gm...
  • 53hud5453hud54 Posts: 218Member
    Vesa, I have those  need re-chrome, most of these pieces where poor quality to start with. Let me know if you do not find good ones
  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    53hud54 said:
    Vesa, I have those  need re-chrome, most of these pieces where poor quality to start with. Let me know if you do not find good ones
    Ok, can you send me some pic this covers, I can surface these at my workplace.
    Hobbies: -52 Hud, -60 Cad, -07 HD Rc, -03 HD 883R, -70 Fastback VW, -98 2500 gm...
  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    vesaku said:
    53hud54 said:
    Vesa, I have those  need re-chrome, most of these pieces where poor quality to start with. Let me know if you do not find good ones
    Ok, can you send me some pic this covers, I can surface these at my workplace. ....i need also front bumber, front emblems to grill and headlights rings.
    Hobbies: -52 Hud, -60 Cad, -07 HD Rc, -03 HD 883R, -70 Fastback VW, -98 2500 gm...
  • 53hud5453hud54 Posts: 218Member
    Vesa, I have to apologize, I have two sets of rears, not the front but I have lots of the light socket housings if you need and I will get back to you tomorrow about the bumper,I have a couple but not sure of condition. Are you talking the center piece with emblem, if so I have a couple with lights, I have no headlight rings. I sent Lance a note to see if he has any of the front parking light surrounds
  • 53hud5453hud54 Posts: 218Member
    Vesa, I found the parking light surrounds, check your light socket housing and see if it is stamped HUG or HUJ , '52 used glass and plastic lens. I found real nice straight bumper needs chrome but has no corrosion, and the center piece for front with lighted emblem. I will get some pictures to you shortly.
  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member

    Hobbies: -52 Hud, -60 Cad, -07 HD Rc, -03 HD 883R, -70 Fastback VW, -98 2500 gm...
  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    Autometer gauge mediation, apparently still need to get that speedometer in the same style.
    Hobbies: -52 Hud, -60 Cad, -07 HD Rc, -03 HD 883R, -70 Fastback VW, -98 2500 gm...
  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    ... and there was a bit of a setback with the engine, I had to do engine repairs, it's not easy to do this. 
    Hobbies: -52 Hud, -60 Cad, -07 HD Rc, -03 HD 883R, -70 Fastback VW, -98 2500 gm...
  • KdancyKdancy Posts: 2,533Senior Contributor
    What was the issue with the motor?

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  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    Kdancy said:
    What was the issue with the motor?

    For some reason, the bearing strips had been allowed to rotate on the crankshaft blocking the oil channels.  Consequently, they cut back.
    Hobbies: -52 Hud, -60 Cad, -07 HD Rc, -03 HD 883R, -70 Fastback VW, -98 2500 gm...
  • MickeyBMickeyB Posts: 62Member
    Amazing amount of engineering!  Fascinating to watch your progress.
  • mrsbojiggermrsbojigger Posts: 622Senior Contributor
    Nice seeing your latest work on your car. Nice photos and info!
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  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
     That’s where it rests again and now it seemed to work, but now I noticed that the steering needs more maneuverability.
    Hobbies: -52 Hud, -60 Cad, -07 HD Rc, -03 HD 883R, -70 Fastback VW, -98 2500 gm...
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 1,025Member
    More maneuverability is tough with rack and pinion... you will need a rack from a car that has a wheelbase close to what the Hudson has. The only way around that, that I can think of, would be to shorten the steering arms on the spindles.
  • rusty_apacherusty_apache Posts: 230Member
    edited October 2020
    vesaku said:
    New pic! ^^^^^^^
    As a “non modified enthusiast”, that is quite a beautiful work of art!
    Much respect for the pie crust bias plies, the floral look of the brake discs that compliment the Hudson spindle and the graceful lines of the transmission and rack & pinion mounts.
    The incredible amount of engineering and detail involved in it’s creation just boggles my simple mind!
    Looks like the most difficult part is behind you anyway!
  • ski4life65ski4life65 Posts: 1,166Expert Adviser
    Oh my! I am not usually into heavily modified cars, but this is amazing. Great work.
  • 52hudsonman52hudsonman Posts: 63Member
    i am trying to put a 350 engine and 700r in a 52 holly wood wasp did you change the steering system my oil pan is hitting on the center point steering
  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    i am trying to put a 350 engine and 700r in a 52 holly wood wasp did you change the steering system my oil pan is hitting on the center point steering
     I installed a Chevrolet Citation rack in Hudson.
    Hobbies: -52 Hud, -60 Cad, -07 HD Rc, -03 HD 883R, -70 Fastback VW, -98 2500 gm...
  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
     Something with a little nibble, steering wheel hub and air suspension pressure gauges where I used Ikea candle feet, well, the kind of ones they now became.
    Hobbies: -52 Hud, -60 Cad, -07 HD Rc, -03 HD 883R, -70 Fastback VW, -98 2500 gm...
  • mrsbojiggermrsbojigger Posts: 622Senior Contributor
    Dude, you out did yourself again! Beautiful craftsmanship!
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  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    Almost ready…..
    Hobbies: -52 Hud, -60 Cad, -07 HD Rc, -03 HD 883R, -70 Fastback VW, -98 2500 gm...
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 1,025Member
    It's great to see your progress. Please keep the updates coming.
  • 53hud5453hud54 Posts: 218Member
    I haven't looked in a while, fantastic job (nice hood ornament)

  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    1,5” shorter steering arms. 
    Hobbies: -52 Hud, -60 Cad, -07 HD Rc, -03 HD 883R, -70 Fastback VW, -98 2500 gm...
  • vesakuvesaku Posts: 57Member
    Interesting job!
    Hobbies: -52 Hud, -60 Cad, -07 HD Rc, -03 HD 883R, -70 Fastback VW, -98 2500 gm...
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