1933 Hudson splash guards

bent metalbent metal Posts: 1,548Senior Contributor
The around the engine splash guards on any of these old cars are usually one of the first things to get lost or damaged.  Very hard to find good examples to even copy, as the originals were also made of thin 24ga (or so) material.  So they bent easy, and rusted out quick.  The customer had some fantastic samples for me to copy!  Which makes my job easier.  I made these new pieces, as original, but out of 18ga.  Which will be easier to paint, stronger, last longer, etc..

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  • jjbubaboyjjbubaboy Posts: 798Senior Contributor
    WOW! The "tin worm" needs to fear you and your work!
    Jeff
  • MikeSheridanMikeSheridan Posts: 82Member
    I think these are the splash guards from my 33 which Russ Maas sent you to reproduce. The only reason the originals were even in this good of a shape is that they were filled with about 4 inches of oil saturated dirt, so they had a oil poultice to keep  them from rusting worse. But the new ones you made are superb. I hope you kept a pattern as there are others who may need some one day. As we know, these affect the cooling of the engine.
  • bent metalbent metal Posts: 1,548Senior Contributor
    Mr. Sheridan, yes you are right.  I did these for Mr. Maas.  I don't think I did save the patterns.  I used to save patterns.  Then I found they would sit for years, take up space.  Most would never be asked for again.  You would think it would be a good idea to save good patterns for all of this rare stuff that comes through the shop.  But I would need a room for just patterns, most never being used ever again.  Kind of a shame, really.
  • 5433HET5433HET Posts: 45Expert Adviser
    Bent metal ,would you make me this piece behind the '33 Grille?
  • bent metalbent metal Posts: 1,548Senior Contributor

    5433HET, I could.  Don't have any '33 stuff in the shop right now to copy.  I would probably need the grill shell too, for fitting of that part.  The waiting list is several months right now.  But the sooner you get in line, and the time passes quickly.


  • MikeSheridanMikeSheridan Posts: 82Member
    We are lucky to have Perry with the tools and skills to make these parts for Hudsons for us.
  • tombiatombia Posts: 135Member
      Had one of these for 50 years and knowing how hard it is to find parts.you better be glad
    We are lucky to have Perry with the tools and skills to make these parts for Hudsons for us.

  • 33kc198933kc1989 Posts: 369Senior Contributor
    Great work and yes good ones for copy helps. 
  • barrysweet52barrysweet52 Posts: 425Expert Adviser
    Yes we are lucky to have Bent. Wonder how he started to learn to do magic. Probably having a go, making a few mistakes and learning as you go along. I hope more people will have a go.
    I showed my grandson a 1934 badly rusted panel and asked him where I could find another panel. I suggested at Bunnings, a big everything hardware complex. We agreed not likely. I then showed him the new panel I had made. I still remember his doubt that I had made it, and then his respect. 
  • devindevin Posts: 44Member
    Hello Bent. Might you have a lead on a '53 Hornet Sun visor for sale?
  • bent metalbent metal Posts: 1,548Senior Contributor
    devin said:
    Hello Bent. Might you have a lead on a '53 Hornet Sun visor for sale?

    I have the brackets, no visors right now.
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