1947 Hudson Super Six

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1947 Hudson Super Six

 
 

You don't see many of these around! Our customer found this 1947 Hudson Super Six in a Hemmings ad. It turned out to be just 1 town over, so we went and picked it up! It had sat in a guy's back yard for at least 20 years, accumulating a lot of rust in the floorpan. Once we had the body chemically stripped, it was amazing how perfect the rest of the sheet metal was from the doors up! These cars were built with thick steel.
Hudson Motor Car Company began vehicle production in 1909, and ended up merging with Nash to form American Motors (AMC). 
Although nearly 50,000 Super Six's were built in '47, not many remain. So it was up to our craftsmen to custom build parts that were needed, as there aren't many parts available on the market. 

Frame and Suspension

  • Schwartz Performance custom G-Machine Chassis
  • Ridetech single-adjustable coilovers
  • Flaming River power steering rack
  • Baer 14" 6-piston Pro Plus brake kits front and rear
  • Splined sway bars front & rear

Engine

  • Mopar Performance 6.4L crate engine
  • Hotwire harness & Mopar ECU
  • Mopar OEM serpentine drive system
  • OCPerformance carb-style intake & throttle body adapter
  • Custom aluminum air cleaner lid
  • CPR Billet fuel rails
  • Custom cast aluminum "392 Hemi" valve covers
  • Schwartz stainless steel long tube headers, 1.875" primaries
  • Custom dual 3" stainless steel exhaust system, mandrel bent & TIG welded

Drivetrain

  • GM 4L60E automatic transmission & Wilcap adapter
  • Custom steel driveshaft
  • Moser 9" housing and 31 spline axles with Baer Brakes full floater hub system
  • Currie 9" iron third member, 31 spline axles, TrueTrac differential, 3.70 gear

Wheels & Tires

  • Forgeline JO3C wheels: 18x9 front & 18x12 rear
  • BFG Rival S tires: 275/35/18 front & 335/30/18 rear.

Sheet Metal & Body Exterior

  • Custom firewall, floorpan, inner fenders, and misc sheet metal repairs
  • Custom minitubs
  • Custom-fit Watsons hood latches
  • Final color: Maroon, TBD
  • All original chrome will be fitted

Interior

  • Flaming River tilt steering column
  • Vintage Air Gen IV a/c system
  • Original gauges converted to electronic
  • Customized dash with added A/C & heater vents
  • Upholstery & seats TBD

Other Features

  • BeCool aluminum radiator & billet overflow tank
  • American Autowire wiring harness
  • Custom stainless EFI fuel tank with 255lph fuel pump
  • Optima YellowTop battery mounted in trunk with Schwartz billet battery tray

 

Arrival

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Disassembly

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Dipped & epoxy primed

Chassis fabrication & fitment

Sheet metal repair and fabrication

Pre-assembly & mockup

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Exhaust fabrication

Interior related

Bodywork & paint