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Jon B said:
As to modifications, you're going to do what you want to do. But just keep in mind that many of us are still driving these cars around -- on long trips, even -- with the original drive trains. I, for example, have a 1937 I've driven on several 1500-2000 mile trips with no problems. I did install an overdrive transmission several years ago -- my concession to "modifications" -- because it lets me cruise at 60 mph all day. Your engine may, however, be the somewhat anemic, 83-horsepower one used in the commercial models. If so you can always substitute the 101 hp. 3x5, it fits right into the engine compartment. Of course there is any number of more modern engines than can be transplanted, including the Hudson Jet 202 cid engine from the early 1950's, a completely modern engine with 104 hp.You asked about seatbelts; I think most Hudson owners have added those, for safety purposes. Several companies offer aftermarket ones in a range of colors.Sideward facing seats were used in some Hudson coupes of the late 1930's / early 1940's. But you're right: the slide out pickup bed would have to go because it takes up the room that the seats would require.
Nice cars are coming to the forefront all over... thanks for sharing. Try to get your car into safe operating tick and drive it before making decisions on modifications. Again .. thanks for sharing.
35 Terraplane said:
I believe the box held the salesmen's merchandise / samples
Hi Leave the 40 as is,rare Car, I have 3 1940 Hudsons Ron