49 Hudson SRT-8 2/9/14—8/10/20

Current project. A 1949 Hudson Commodore with a 6.1 Gen 3 Hemi.
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Running Gear

There was no question that I was going to use a Gen 3 Hemi in this project.

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Dismantling

After the Vicki's debut at the CRAKK run, then the Nats at Bendigo, it was time to start work on the 49 Hudson Coupe that's been waiting in the wings. Andrew…

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Wheel Wells

To make it easy to remove/replace the wheels, cuts have to be made to the inner wheel well area. As I've said before, it's quite thick steel here, so I shall do…

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Firewall

Hudsons have a brace across the firewall that is spot welded on. I wanted to widen this brace so I could hide all the wiring inside it. After I picked off the…

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Radiator and Fan

So I've been beavering away, and the time came to work out a cooling system. I have the engine and trans sitting roughly in place, but it looks a bit too far…

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Fuel Tank

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Brakes

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Suspension

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Wiring and Electronics

This section describes the electrical and electronic systems installed in this 1949 Hudson powered by a 2007 Chrysler 300C SRT-8 6.1L Hemi and NAG1…

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Dash

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