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The Hornet's Nest: Hudson Hornet Build Madness!


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#81 charlie8575

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:56 PM

I agree. I think a stock Hudson is a great-looking car. Nice job, Len.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 07:14 PM

Added a half-hearted GM subframe swap to bring down the nose. Dredged up some Chevy Rally wheels from the parts box, and plucked some skirts from a '49 Ford.
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 10:56 PM

Don't you just hate it....



You're moving along with a project, making great progress.



Then later on, you have the saw in one hand.



And the body in the other.



You sneeze, and BANG...



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You accidentally chop off the roof?

#84 Tom Setzer

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:24 AM

A Hudson Hornet Convertable, I like it, Great Idea!

CHEERS!
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 02:45 AM

Len, beautiful build.

Chuck, it's coming along. Keep it going.

Oh, I love The Hornet's Nest, Len. Very cool..

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:12 AM

I like it, Chuck, I think it's a very good move!

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:11 PM

you just put fenderskirts on a Hudson?

well that's just about as bad as a skort :lol:

Yeah, that's one of the reasons I did it! ;)

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 06:00 PM

who could forget the pink monster from "Porky's"

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 10:25 PM

Wanted a wacky paint scheme for mine, so I thought why not go with an actual hornet pattern scheme? I painted the body a light green to represent the 'original' color, then went over that with black primer and yellow paint to create the paint job.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 12:14 AM

Very cool Chuck, I'm diggin' it!

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 03:04 AM

Oh my, Chuck, that's perfect. What a great idea! Of course. Black and yellow stripes, a hornet's work clothes. Nice, nice, very nice.

You have to now keep it going. This one is already a winner in my book!

WOW!

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:20 AM

And once again I say, "I BLAME YOU, DR. CRANKY!!!" For financial reasons, I was going to wait to get the Hornet but... I picked one up at my LHS, yesterday! Looking hard at this thread and at other references, I'm still not sure how to build it... I do know that I'll end up building more than one... Thanks again, Doc! This is the cure for what ails me! :P ;) ^_^

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:55 AM

Chuck... your paint weathering skills are right up there in Cranky territory. Nicely done! B)

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 12:26 PM

Just got mine last nite and wow what a kit I cant wait to start!!!

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 01:25 PM

Wanted a wacky paint scheme for mine, so I thought why not go with an actual hornet pattern scheme? I painted the body a light green to represent the 'original' color, then went over that with black primer and yellow paint to create the paint job.
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Yup, that's cool, Daddy-O! So obvious, yet so unexpected. Keep up the Hornet madness, you guys.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 03:53 PM

But of course, where are you going to put the stinger? It's got to have a stinger! :D

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:57 PM

Very cool, Chuck!! Convertible and a cool paint scheme! Love it!

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 05:37 AM

But of course, where are you going to put the stinger? It's got to have a stinger! :D


:lol: Funny! I was thinking the same thing, Cranky!

Maybe a long, thin and RUSTY tailpipe coming straight outta the middle with "barbs" on it?

BTW, AWESOME work so far, everyone! I want to get one of these now after seeing all of the GREAT eye candy, BUT, I just have waaaay too many projects on the bench ATM..

Edit: Drew this up in paint real quick... maybe something kinda like this for the stinger? (Not much of an artist, as you can see.. LOL,)



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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:48 AM

One of those outrageous Japanese pipes that stick up the center....

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 05:07 PM

Wayne, I don't know about Chuck, but I love the idea!