54 Hudson coupe

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Well, I rearranged the shop (shed) and will be pulling the front end out of the jag soon, to put under my 54, so I thought I would start a journal here of the build, so I can share all my mistakes and screw-ups with the world. A friend is going to give me some hands-on training to teach me how to post photos.
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I just read that post.... That was a long-arse sentence. I'll have to use more punctuation.

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I'm trying a photo here.
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That'll be a cool looking car when it's done. What powertrain will it be running? Pics look good. P.S. Bit of shed envy.
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olfrt wrote:That'll be a cool looking car when it's done. What powertrain will it be running? Pics look good. P.S. Bit of shed envy.

Engine will be a big block Ford with a E4OD, and 8.8" Ford rear with 3.55 LSD.
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The front suspension looks identical to early fifties Ford
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It looks like a good project so thank you for sharing.

We all make enough mistakes to teach each other how to do things right so don't hold back on the good as well :D
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Sweet looking project Dany keep up up to date please. 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Subscribed,,....lookin forward to seeing more of your Hudson build
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Looks like a Jag will fit in there nicely, looking forward to watching your progress.

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I ordered and received my upper shock mounts from Top Rods (thank you Peter). I’m getting everything cleaned up and painted and ready for reassembly. I noticed, when mocking up the shock mounts, that if I line up the inner edge of the upper bracket, with the inner edge of the lower bracket, the upper bracket is not centered on the crossmember. (It’s off center about 1/4”) My gut says center it and let the rubber mounts on the shocks take care of the misalignment... What do you advise?
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Hey Dany, if you look at page 4 of my build, it shows the brackets and the KYB shocks that suit.

I had the same issue, I tacked the 3 pieces together then mounted the new shocks with the suspension at the "loaded height" and allowed the mountings to settle in their natural position. I then checked for clearance through the full suspension travel range, then tacked them in after a little re-adjustment. I did this after renewing the bushes in the upper and lower control arms and without the springs in of course.

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Thanks Newbee. I went back and looked at your build photos, and bought the shocks on my way home from work. I will be centering the shocks within the upper control arm, and welding the brackets accordingly.

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Excellent. More Hudsons, please!
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