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Thread: My '53 Hudson

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    My '53 Hudson

    This is my 1953 Blue Hudson Wasp. I bought it back in '68. I drove it for 2 weeks thinking the radio didn't work before I realized it was a vacuum tube instrument that had to warm up before it worked. Other than maintainance, I have only had to change out the upholstery on the front seat. This is the original color paint & trim. Her name is Winnifred. She has a flat head Straight 8, and Dynaflow transmission. There is a tube going from the spare in the trunk to a valve emerging just under the back bumper so you can check the pressure without having to dig it out from the trunk. The antenna is in the middle of the front window, and swivels down to align with the center post of the divided windshield. She drives like a Caddy.
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    Gorgeous and stylish. Hope nobody opens their car doors into it. Probably takes up the better part of a parking space. As I recall they were big. Of course I was little at the time, so my sense of proportion is a little shaded by my then diminutive scale.

    How do you use unleaded in that?

    Really nice all around.
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    My little boy Pierre said immedately........."It's Doc........the Hudson Hornet.......but why is he a different colour Daddy?"

    You lucky devil!!
    Da go Te'
    Best to you

    Peter............
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    Well I remember these cars and this is a beauty, and a terrific painting Skylar
    Valerie

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    Holy shnikey!! Great great job on this Skylar! I'm amazed at how great this looks being airbrushed! It doesn't have too much of the blur effect going on that I see in a lot of air brushed paintings. I love it! That's SOO neat that you've had the car all this time! What a lucky girl

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    Great painting of a great car! They don't make like they used to and I am glad but it would be fantastic to have this car anyway.
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    Boy, does this evoke memories. When I was young and learning to drive, a Hudson was one of the cars I learned on. We had two of them, one was a four door sedan, a 52 I believe and my stepfather had one that had leopard design seat covers and a red shiny steering wheel. They were behemoths, at least they seemed like it to me.

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    I guess it must be the fact that I was born in 73 or something. I have actually never heard of these cars. It looks familiar though. Just out of wild curiosity, would this be the same type of car that was driven in Karate Kid? When "Daniel" got the convertible car for his birthday? It seems similar, although I haven't seen the movie in a long time. I really love cars but I'm not real clued in on older models too well. I used to have a 69 Mustang that my dad refurbished and it's sitting down in Arizona with him.

    The older model cars had the neatest little features that you just don't see in today's cars. Kind of like what Skylar was talking about with the air pressure check and the stereo. In the 69 mustang, the little triangular windows each had their own roller to roll them down and instead of flipping a switch to occasionally use the windshield wipers, you pressed a little button with your left foot and used them. I'm sure other models and types probably had those same type of features but I always thought those little elements were so neat! Just unique ya know?

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    "The older model cars had the neatest little features that you just don't see in today's cars. Kind of like what Skylar was talking about with the air pressure check and the stereo. In the 69 mustang, the little triangular windows each had their own roller to roll them down and instead of flipping a switch to occasionally use the windshield wipers, you pressed a little button with your left foot and used them. I'm sure other models and types probably had those same type of features but I always thought those little elements were so neat! Just unique ya know? "

    Sorry to shorten your name FFN
    Nowadays we've got ELECTRONIXXXX!Brakes and Steering that fail! Whooo! Just read the news about Toyota (and others)

    I've got and old car with one piece of ELECTRONIX! The clock! If it fails....I look at my watch! HEY! The car still goes!!!

    I had a recent model (diesel) all the rage here in France 'cos the fuel's cheaper...and the diesel fuel pump's electronic unit failed......OOOOOOOOO....car don't go......it's a thing no bigger than a pack of cigarettes and it stopped the car dead in it's tracks! Cost? Around
    $3000........my other ,older car has a diesel pump too....if that fail's I'm looking at an enormous bill of....$400!

    I LOVE OLD CARS!!!!
    Da go Te'
    Best to you

    Peter............
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