Hudson truck

charles4dcharles4d Posts: 497Expert Adviser
edited December 2018 in HUDSON
Has anybody ever made a Hudson car into a truck or made a Hudson truck with an extened cab using a modern  truck rear section of the cab.

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  • ColeOColeO Posts: 4Member
    Someone is trying to have one ready for the Indiana World of Wheels. I do not have any pictures.
  • LanceLance Posts: 805Member
    Sure have. Tom House made a couple of the extended cab versions. Looked factory.
  • Jon BJon B Posts: 6,940Administrator
    edited December 2018
    Ed Weincek took a '46/7 brougham (I think) and converted it to a pickup by cutting off the back of the brougham and splicing the back of a derelict truck cab to the front part of the brougham. Since the brougham front doors are longer than the truck's, this effectively resulted in an extended cab. When it was completed, Ed not only had more legroom, but he was able to store his spare tire behind the seat. One problem Ed encountered was that the bottoms of the 1942-7 doors "flared out" to hide the runningboards. The "real" 1942-7 pickups used 1941 doors (without the flare-out at the bottom) . So the back of the 1942-47 doors at the bottom did not "transition" well, at their backs, to the pickup cab (which didn't have the flair-out). Still, Ed was happy with it. After he died, the truck was sold to a 14-year-old boy whose father (I understand) wanted to street rod it. The unhappy result was the the car was taken apart in anticipation of being street rodded, then the boy lost interest, and finally the remains were (I believe) sold.
  • 40indianssgmailcom40indianssgmailcom Posts: 115Senior Contributor
    As the owner of a 47 pu I wonder why the factory chose to convert the 4 door body into the pu when the longer doors of the 2 door would have made the cab more comfortable. Realizing that the decision may have had something to do with using the long wb chassis but the bed could have been slightly shorter and still been utilitarian
  • LanceBLanceB Posts: 687Senior Contributor
    There was this extended cab truck at a gathering at Irwindale Speedway. Not sure if it was Danny Steel's.

  • charles4dcharles4d Posts: 497Expert Adviser
    Nice looking truck
  • GlowplugGlowplug Posts: 1,778Expert Adviser
    The silver pickup modifications were done by "Bent Metal" several years ago. A very nice truck with well executed modifications.
  • boothguyboothguy Posts: 106Senior Contributor
    I for one would like to see more pictures of this or any other extended cab trucks
  • 33kc198933kc1989 Posts: 369Senior Contributor
    It looks great but I would loose the wheels.  
  • BrowniepetersenBrowniepetersen Posts: 3,046Senior Contributor
    If you go onto your facebook and search for Hudson Modified you will see that we have posted a number of these modified Hudson trucks. It is very common to replace the door with a coupe door and extend the cab. Click on "Like" and you will be able to post your comments and/or photos. See ya over at Hudson Modified Facebook page....
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