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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wheels, Wheels, Wheels!






I got a call out of the blue from a nice fellow in NC, who informed me that he had an original set of wire wheels from a Hudson which were in pretty good shape and wanted to know if I was interested in them for the convertible.  After I picked myself off of the floor and located the phone to which, it was muttering, "Hello? . . . Hello? . . .", I somehow stammered, "Yes, of course I'm interested!  Send them to me, I'll stick a check in the mail."  Sight unseen, and needless to say, I'm VERY pleased with the overall shape for their age. 

You'll have to use your imagination a little, but try and picture them with center caps and whitewall tires.  Should look just like the ones in the pic below.  These were made by, Motor Wheel Corporation (if memory serves) and supplied to Hudson as an option, usually reserved for convertibles, but any model could utilize them.

Only conundrum is that I plan on using a continental kit and I only have the 4 wire wheels.  Maybe the kit will look o.k. with a steel wheel and hub-cap.  We'll see when I mock it up.

2 comments:

Nita Stelling said...

Nice wheels man! Is that a 70's convertible? Lucky for you that they still had an original set of wire wheels. Who could resist having a gorgeous car with sexy wheels, anyway?

Unknown said...

Where can I get a larger size JPG of the advertising photo, or a poster? My grandson's name is Hudson (3 yrs), loves cars, and that would look great in his bedroom.

Sandy

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