1946 Hudson Truck
I just had my truck delivered from a dealership in Maine, I bought the truck sight unseen (photos make everything look good), and am slightly disappointed, severe hood damage at front of hood where hinges mount on both sides, (is this a common problem for these hoods)? Additionally, for some reason thought the cab would be bigger. All of the photos I have ever seen for I never saw one of these trucks in person make the truck seem a lot bigger, oh well. I am over 6 feet, and have to bend my left leg almost to the front of the seat cushion to get my foot on the clutch pedal. I may have to opt for automatic transmission.
But NO, truck cabs were not roomy, the emphasis was on cargo area.
Way back then trucks were for people who were being paid to drive, You did not drive a truck for pleasure.
The builder cut and stretched a pickup cab and used a 2 door door to gain some additional room.
Not an easy conversion but It should explain Hudson's use of body panels.
I believe they've closed the garage (so they can spend all their time working on their Hudsons!) -- but don't take my word for that!
If you need those 'chrome pieces' as well, that can complicate things a bit - if you're looking for originality. Be aware that there are differences in the chrome & script on the sides of the hood between the 'variants' (Super Six vs. Commodore), and the pickups (all pickups produced were 'Super Six') did not come from the factory with 'Super Six' script on the sides of the hood - the holes where the script would be installed were filled with carriage-type bolts, and painted along with the rest of the truck, very basic. I have two '46 pickups, both of them have the script - apparently added after delivery from the factory(?).
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