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Custom '53 Hudson

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Seems like everybody is building the new Moebius Hudson. I wanted a shot at one but wanted to be somewhat different, so here's a CUSTOM Hudson. It's painted in HOK teal kandy with some Pearl Ex spring green on top. The body was primed in 2 different colors so I could get the "trick" paint effect. The taillight is where the original bumper was; most of the lower panel chrome was removed; '50 Olds headlights (I cast them now); and a different type of hood hinge that doesn't work right - yet. There's a small block Chevy under the hood. The original engine is available for trade. The exhaust system is aluminum rod while the chassis was painted with that Rustoleum texture paint (I love that stuff).

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Beautiful job!!! Excellent Paint. :)

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Killer custom build, awsume paint as always. nice work Jim...

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very cool

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not my fav car but i like what u have done with this one...like the interior and the way it sits...O yea nice shiny paint.... B)

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Jim......very nice!!!!!!........turned out GREAT!!!!!

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Would have been super cool with a reverse rake and some Dayton wire wheels! But it is still a beautiful build!

Pete

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this one turned out nicely, SHINY Jim.

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Nice blending of some new and old elements. The color works really well on that, too.

Nice job, Jim.

Charlie Larkin

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Although I don't like the wheels it is a great build!

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Another beauty Jim.

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Thanks so much for the comments, guys. They mean a lot to me.

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really nice Jim!

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Great looking build as usual ! Beautiful ( and fancy ) paint job and I really like the interior !

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Thank you guys. I was going to try to lay down one of those real fancy paint jobs with different colors and tape all over the place. It didn't work out very well.

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‚ÄčThe paint caught my eye first of all and I appreciate the effort, personally I think it works on this one. Also like the Olds headlights and tail light treatment. I prefer stock on the Hudson but, that's just me. I always thought it looked custom already. Nice job Jim. :)

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This is awesome Jim! By far one of the best Hudsons that I've seen. The '50's Olds headlights look right at home on this. Cool Car!

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Thank you, fellas. Took just little bit of putty and sanding to get the Olds headlights in there.

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Love it!

I've toyed with the idea of using '50 Olds lights on a Hornet- looks like they look pretty good on the car. :wub:

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Very nice build! The two colors of primer trick worked well - great idea! The Olds lights really make it look different - nice touch!

Sam

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Thank you for the wonderful comments. Duplicolor primers are different shades of gray. I shot the body with the hot rod primer (dark), masked, and then shot the car again with primer/sealer (light). Removed all the tape and then shot the HOK teal.

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Love the paint! Hopefully we'll see this one at the meeting tomorrow.

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Thanks, Al and we'll be there.

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like the paintjob and bodywork! Verry well done Jim.

The only thing....the headlights...not my taste (thats why i don't buy the 50s Olds)

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Thanks, Dom. You can't make everybody happy all the time. I had given some thought to putting quad headlights on it and decided against the idea.

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