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Old 10-26-2021, 08:16 PM   #26
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Re: 1950 Hudson Pacemaker

Still more progress being made. Keep at it, it can be a long haul but the end result of driving and enjoying old iron is the goal. Looking forward for more pics and the next chapter in the journey.
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Old 10-28-2021, 05:43 AM   #27
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Old 10-28-2021, 05:58 AM   #28
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Re: 1950 Hudson Pacemaker

I am in as well! I really like the body style.
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Old 10-30-2021, 06:10 PM   #29
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Re: 1950 Hudson Pacemaker

Made a little more progress on the suspension parts. Got the driver side components cleaned up and ready for paint, and also made the lowering kit for the bottom A-arm which I found on another forum I belong too. I ground off the rivets attaching the spring pocket to the lower A-arm. Next I took a piece of 1x1 key stock and transferred the holes from the spring pocket to the key stock and drilled to 7/16. Then placed the key stock between the lower A-arm and the spring pocket attaching it with grade 8 bolts and nylon locknuts. The 1 inch spacer will yield a 2 inch drop in ride height. Tomorrow I will start the process all over again for the passenger side
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Old 10-31-2021, 07:51 PM   #30
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Today I disassembled the passenger side suspension components and made the lowering blocks for the bottom A-arm then installed the blocks. Parts are 95% cleaned up and once that side is ready for paint I plan on starting on the frame up front to get it cleaned and ready for paint. With a little luck I just might be ready to paint the frame by the weekend possibly.
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Old 11-06-2021, 07:41 PM   #31
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Today I finished disassembling the front portion of the frame and cleaned it up. Got the first coat of paint on this afternoon and tomorrow I will put the final coat on the frame. If time permits this week I will start painting the suspension components and get them ready to assemble the front end and get the Pacemaker back down on the floor
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Old 11-07-2021, 07:38 PM   #32
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Today I painted the frame (front portion up to trans cross member) and front cross member. Cleaned up more of the remaining steering components and painted the tie rods. Going to try to start painting the suspension parts this week and maybe begin assembling the front suspension
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Old 11-13-2021, 05:17 PM   #33
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Today I started to assemble the front suspension on the Pacemaker. 80% finished with the install, upper and lower A-arms, spindles with the disc brake brackets, and the center link with tie rods. Next Saturday I plan to install the coil springs and possibly the sway bar so that much will be done.
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Old 11-14-2021, 09:57 AM   #34
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Looking good for the front suspension. Any thoughts as to the interior? Since plan is to keep the IL6 what sort of seats/material is in the plan? Think a simple seat cushion/springs rebuild and nice simple cloth covers on seats and door panels would be in keeping the flavor of the original engine. Just some thoughts.
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Old 11-14-2021, 05:45 PM   #35
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Looking good for the front suspension. Any thoughts as to the interior? Since plan is to keep the IL6 what sort of seats/material is in the plan? Think a simple seat cushion/springs rebuild and nice simple cloth covers on seats and door panels would be in keeping the flavor of the original engine. Just some thoughts.
Thx Ironhorse. Im going to keep the interior stock just different colors that are not stock. The original color of the car was a blueish/green color and the interior is light blue (almost turquoise ) and some sort of brown or tan, why I have no idea but thats how they did it back then I guess lol. Once I get to that point I will post some pics of the door panels and such. Cant get a good pic of the interior in the bay that its in, but maybe when I move it forward after the front end is done I can get a few pics and post them
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Old 11-20-2021, 06:06 PM   #36
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Today I installed the coil springs, shocks, and sway bar links on the front suspension. The hubs and rotors are going to need some minor machine work before I can install them along with the calipers, then the front end will be complete. Also removed the old MC and started to clean up the components for paint plus bench bled the new MC.
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Old 11-28-2021, 08:30 PM   #37
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Disassembled the steering column and painted it this past week. Installed the column and steering box back in the car this morning. Steering wheel needed some epoxy work so it will be a few days before i get to it and get it painted
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Old 11-28-2021, 10:03 PM   #38
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Disassembled the steering column and painted it this past week. Installed the column and steering box back in the car this morning. Steering wheel needed some epoxy work so it will be a few days before i get to it and get it painted
Column looks great, nice job!
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Old 12-01-2021, 05:36 PM   #39
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Old 12-01-2021, 05:49 PM   #40
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Today I installed the hubs, rotors, and calipers. Now the Hudson is back down on the floor and moved forward.
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Old 12-01-2021, 06:42 PM   #41
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Looking good to see it back on the ground on all four wheels again. Your making some good progress. Any decisions made yet for paint color? Keep it original as on the firewall or....?
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Old 12-01-2021, 07:09 PM   #42
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Looking good to see it back on the ground on all four wheels again. Your making some good progress. Any decisions made yet for paint color? Keep it original as on the firewall or....?
2 tone black. Flat black on top down to middle of the door. From the middle of the door down (where the dark green is) metallic black with some kind of lace pattern in metallic green (color of the steering column)
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