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ClassicsThis Hot Rod Hudson Hides A Lot Of Cool Details

17:15  21 august  2019
17:15  21 august  2019 Source:   jalopnik.com

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Ward found this ‘49 Hudson and knew it needed to be reborn. And thank the good lord above he did just that. There are few people in the world with quite the patience for detail like Jonathan Ward and his Icon crew. It’s no secret that this little shop in California has been turning out some of the coolest

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There are few people in the world with quite the patience for detail like Jonathan Ward and his Icon crew. It’s no secret that this little shop in California has been turning out some of the coolest resto-mod four-wheel drives of the last decade or more, but the “Derelict” line of revamped patinated treasures is often so much more crazy cool. Ward found this ‘49 Hudson and knew it needed to be reborn. And thank the good lord above he did just that.

This Hot Rod Hudson Hides A Lot Of Cool Details© Screenshot: Jonathan Ward

Underneath this Hudson lies a custom Art Morrison chassis and a modern C6 ZR1 Corvette’s LS9 supercharged engine mated to a 4L70E 4-speed automatic. Considering the 1940s Hudson lineup was motivated by 128 horsepower inline eights, the LS9's 638 horsepower is a massive step forward in terms of performance for this beast. Luckily, the Icon folks are ultimately dedicated to keeping the car’s inherent cool intact, while adding gobs more.

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I’ve been thinking a lot about the Mitsubishi Evo IX lately. I’m awake at night thinking about a turbocharged 4, all wheel drive, rally provenance. This Hot Rod Hudson Hides A Lot Of Cool Details .

This Hot Rod Hudson Hides A Lot Of Cool Details .

The mechanical update is something any hot rod shop might do, but when you look at all of the little details you see the difference. Rather than simply use off-the-shelf components, these detail nuts will often completely re-engineer tiny individual components that most wouldn’t think twice about. Do you want a little illuminated ignition key bezel on the dash? Ward will crib a piece from the Toyota Landcruiser and create a new dash plate from scratch to accommodate it.

I’ve never been one for Hudsons, but even I have to admit that this one looks pretty damn fly. With a ton of brainpower and effort poured into this one, it’s simply got to be the best Hudson out there, right?

Now we all know the new owner is going to use this as a getaway car when doing old school bank heists. Look at it. It’s just begging you to try it.

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