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1950 Hudson Pacemaker - Dec 2020

This 1950 Hudson had some mild custom work done to the body before it was brought to us, and Scotlea Hot Rods was tasked with finishing the job - including restoring all of the drivetrain and interior, painting it, and getting it on the road again.  So we decided to start this one by finishing the bodywork and paint, then move on to the mechanicals...

 

 

Bright Yellow, bright, bright yellow!!  A bit more customization with a 51 Mercury Grille.

Stock 6-cylinder flathead engine and 3-on-the-tree transmission...

Dash and interior are stock (and ugly), so we stripped it all and will start from scratch.  A couple floor pans were replaced, but that was all the rust there was...

Going back together...Interior gets Dynamat, then doorpanels and seats going into place, Sunvisor is attached, exterior trim/bumpers/fake side pipes mounted, engine cleaned up and detailed, new lighted hood crest.

Interior finished up - did a custom recover on original seats, restored dash to original condition but modern stereo and 12v systems, added a console for convenience, and some shiny bits and pieces here and there, including the 3rd brakelight since the rear lights are so low to the ground.

Engine bay cleaned up nicely...

Finished and on the road, racking up more miles on the original drivetrain (still runs great too)!!!