54 Hollywood i just picked up

pistonfarmerpistonfarmer Posts: 72Member
I just picked up this poor 54 hollywood that was flipped onto its roof. I'm up to 3 hudson's now


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  • Jon BJon B Posts: 6,906Administrator
    Just a flesh wound.  I've seen much worse.

    Whereabouts do you live?  Possibly one of our forum members who lives nearby has been through a roof graft, and could stop by and give you some pointers!
  • pistonfarmerpistonfarmer Posts: 72Member
    I’m in Washington state. I can do the work, I’m looking for a good 54 windshield frame tho to help
  • LanceLance Posts: 788Member
    You mean the steel frame or the stainless trim or botth?
  • cheyenne7271cheyenne7271 Posts: 42Member
    I’ll bet you could use a Porta Power and straighten it up. Looks something fell on it rather than a roll over. 
  • pistonfarmerpistonfarmer Posts: 72Member
    Lance said:
    You mean the steel frame or the stainless trim or botth?
    mainly the steel frame to start with, the trim pieces i could worry about later.
  • GlowplugGlowplug Posts: 1,723Expert Adviser
    Pistonfarmer; the windshield frame is spot welded to the cowl.  The roof is welded to it.  Years ago I had a crash part windshield frame that came with a convertible I purchased. I no longer have that part but it clearly identified to me that you should be able to remove a header from a sedan and it work on your car.
  • pistonfarmerpistonfarmer Posts: 72Member
    Glowplug said:
    Pistonfarmer; the windshield frame is spot welded to the cowl.  The roof is welded to it.  Years ago I had a crash part windshield frame that came with a convertible I purchased. I no longer have that part but it clearly identified to me that you should be able to remove a header from a sedan and it work on your car.
    That’s what I want to hear! I’ve sent out a couple messages for one. We will see
  • paulrhd29nzpaulrhd29nz Posts: 190Member
    So what’s with the doubled up leaf sprigs in the rear ? 
  • pistonfarmerpistonfarmer Posts: 72Member
    So what’s with the doubled up leaf sprigs in the rear ? 
    they are EXTRA HEAVY DUTY helper springs, i havent seen a setup like these on another hudson or nash.
  • bull_islanderbull_islander Posts: 541Expert Adviser
    pretty cool that it has the leather seats.
  • supersixsupersix Posts: 38Member
    I’ve seen those extra leaf springs before. They are installed to help cushion the car from heavy objects that fall onto it from above. Looks like they sorta worked as the damage could’a been worse. So it was worth installing them.
  • 2manyprojects2manyprojects Posts: 429Expert Adviser
    i sold my parts car it went to kentucky
  • jjbubaboyjjbubaboy Posts: 813Senior Contributor
    supersix said:
    I’ve seen those extra leaf springs before. They are installed to help cushion the car from heavy objects that fall onto it from above. Looks like they sorta worked as the damage could’a been worse. So it was worth installing them.
    Now thats funny right there!
    Jeff
  • pistonfarmerpistonfarmer Posts: 72Member
    Well if anyone has a lead on a 54 windshield frame from a parts car let me know please !
  • GlowplugGlowplug Posts: 1,723Expert Adviser

    BROWNE & SONS AUTO & TRUCK SALVAGE

    1033 Spur 511
    Sunset, TX 76270-7239
    940-393-2469

    They have several 1954 Hudson Hornet sedans and will remove and ship parts
  • pistonfarmerpistonfarmer Posts: 72Member
    made some progress pushing the roof out...


  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 137Member
    Don't stop now... You're going good.
  • ValVal Posts: 758Member
    Progress made, move ahead with it and you will have a nice car before you know it 
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