The Hornet's Nest: Hudson Hornet Build Madness!

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Getting some of the pinstriping done taking my time as i go.

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Well I have the pinstriping painted on now on to clear coat after the pinstripes set a couple days.

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Beautiful, the way this one is turning out.

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Well I shot the Clear on last night first time using a Eurothane automotive Clear. Seems to go on thicker than Duplicolor clear. Still need to polish out some buggers aand then the body will be done.

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Okay here is the bumpers for the Hudson . I used the kit ones and removed the Bumper gaurds and smoothed them out. I then used Alclad to chrome them. I may wait and get the smoothed bumpers from ModelHaus.

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Hey! I want in on this! I have the engine complete. Did the lowering on all suspension bits. Fabbed the front for posable wheels. Shortened the wheelbase so the rear tires (should) line up with the rear skirts. Still have to pick a color for the topside, chassis all set. I'll post progress pics soon.

Oh, on part #29... "trap the exhaust and driveshaft in between frame and crossmember part #29". Well, you can if you want just glue that small crossmember to the floorpan. It has locating pins for that. That way you don't have the d-shaft & exhaust flapping all over the place as you line it all up and add glue. Just set down the two parts on top of floor & crossmember, and glue frame to floor. I have pics of that also.

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Green '52 is going to need a complete body repaint (long story) but I'm hoping to at least get started in the interior within the next couple of days.

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Looking great, everyone. Some wonderful builds in progress. Pure eye candy, as we like to say around here.

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Okay it is Finished I forgot to take in progress pictures of the engine though

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LOOKING AWESOME!!!!! :D :D :D

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Are there any photos of the Modelhaus steel wheels for this kit? I am considering a set for my Tim Flock '52 that I am going to build into Marshall Teague's car.

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Todd's Hudson Came out Beautiful! Especially I like those scallops, they look very good on that body.

Finally an Update for my Hudson project.

There were some text molded to the chassis, and I had to remove them. After that I placed some putty there, and all left to do is sanding, and primer. Engine is almost finished, only exhaust manifold extension part is missing. I added some mesh to the air cleaners, and installed them. Oil Filter is also glued. Last thing I did for today, was primering the frame. Today I'm going to paint it gloss black.

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Todd's Hudson Came out Beautiful! Especially I like those scallops, they look very good on that body.

Finally an Update for my Hudson project.

There were some text molded to the chassis, and I had to remove them. After that I placed some putty there, and all left to do is sanding, and primer. Engine is almost finished, only exhaust manifold extension part is missing. I added some mesh to the air cleaners, and installed them. Oil Filter is also glued. Last thing I did for today, was primering the frame. Today I'm going to paint it gloss black.

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Looks good so far Took a while for mr to get the text out and not ghost back in. Already thinking about chopping another one but have a couple other projects I want to do first.

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I'm real surprised to see no one has opened some rear wheel openings.

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I believe these look strange with a wells cut out. If I recall correctly the tires ( axel ) are not really lined up with the opening. Aren't the rear wheels set back farther than the wheel wells in the rear ?

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Thanks!

Progress is slow, but I've been building this as a side of that Moebius' Tim Flock Chrysler, and today I managed to sand that putty area of the chassis smooth. However painting the chassis didn't go very well, and now I'm thinking about sanding it a bit and then try again, with different paint. Frame is also sprayed Gloss Black, and hopefully I can start building the axles soon.

Also sanded the body a bit, but few more mold lines to smoothen before primer.

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Has everyone else finished their Hudsons?

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I have the decals to go on my then it will be complete. Can post pics when completed. Here was a mock up that was done a while ago.

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Love that engine work. Beautiful.

Oh, I hope everyone saw Harry's thread, a call for pictures of finished Hornets over in the GENERAL area of the forum. Good luck, everyone.

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I can't get my Hudson finished for that, but luckily you all have built enough Hudsons... :lol:

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Here we go again, Hudson is on all four wheels, after few problems (Not because of Moebius' great kit, just because of W├╝rth spray paints). It looks pretty good, stance etc. I also glued the wheels so that they are bit turned, they just look good like that, I think.

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And Yes, Engine Is Glued To Chassis, Too.

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That's off to a great start,Brother-and yeah the wheels being turned is sweet :D

Hey,has anybody started on the ragtop '52 yet?

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I'm planning on getting a '52 drop top pretty shortly. ;)

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One I've been playing around with the last couple of days.

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'52 is back in a priority spot on the bench...

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Aw WOW,I'm loving that!!!!!!!

I've still yet to start on mine ( I have 3 hardtop kits,and just picked up a ragtop last weekend),been having lots of life keeping me both off the bench ad outta the mood,but looks like some of that (life stuff) is settling down...we still may not be able to keep this house (which would prevent me building till a move),but brother Im gettin inspired just looking at the thing you done did :D

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