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Hudson Restoration Resources

Southern California owners of Hudson-built cars and trucks have offered the following as useful resources for restoration and maintenance of their cars. The HET or the SCC does not endorse or recommend any of the companies listed.  If you have additional resources to suggest, email the Web Master.

 

Auto Body

  • Bellagio Auto Body, specializing in auto body, paints and full restoration. Phone 818-785-4749.
 

Auto Repair

  • Gary Hill Auto, 150 St. Joseph St., Arcadia, specializing in restoration of historic vehicles including mechanical, and electrical work. Ask for Stu Krieger, who heads the auto restoration group. Phone 626-462-0774 & 626-447-2576
  • El Rancho de Hudson Automobiles, Ken Perkins, Jr. (HET Member). Phone 661-298-9266
  • Tyerman Auto, Magnolia, Burbank.   Front end specialist, plus more.  Ask for Eric - 818-846-7291
  • Al Saffrahn - Engine and transmission repairs. Phone 520-568-2911
  • Carburetor Engineering. Phone 818-795-3221
  • The Carburetor Shop - has a large selection of individual carburetor parts.

 

Hudson Dealers & Restoration Parts

  • Eshelman Molding  Lens & Parts
  • Bill Albright's Vintage Coach. Jason Fisher (HET Member) Cars, parts and service. Phone 909-823-9168
  • California Directory of Restoration Shops.  http://www.classicjunkyard.com/restorers/CA.html
  • StreetRodding.com - Hotrod website with links, parts and occasional Hudson for sale.
  • Fossilcars is a portal/directory to many Classic Car Parts and restoration services.  http://www.fossilcars.com/links/classiccarparts.html
  • Restoration Supply 15182 B Highland Valley Rd. Escondido, Cal.  92025 800-306-7008
    info@RestorationStuff.com.  If you have a '30 thru '33 Hudson you have a vacuum. tank.  They have the gaskets (2) for $7 (part #GAS070) crucial for a good seal to prevent sucking in air.  This co. has a wide range of other items not offered by other restoration supply houses.

  • Karps Power Brake - Jeff Watts, 66 North Central Avenue, Upland, CA 909/985-0800  www.karpspowerbrake.com

  • Bill Koressel offers custom Dash and Interior trim restoration for the 1950 Pacemaker models with the special dash pattern.  He has duplicated the pattern exactly to factory standards with like-new quality.  He also restores all other Hudson dash and trims on all years.  Please contact us @ Hudsonmotoringcompany@gmail.com or call Bill Koressel 812-606-3997 for quotes.
 

Literature & Information

 

Radio

  • The Radio Doctor. Radios, Repairs and Modifications. Steve Engel (HET Member) 17355 Jackson Ave., Fontana, CA 92336. Phone 909-543-6078
 

Auto Parts

  • Automotix Hudson Parts Locator
  • Cannon Engineering. Drive Shafts. Phone 818-508-0123
  • Discount Mobile Glass. Joe Loza. 13815 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar, 91342 Phone 818-362-1545.
  • Egge Machine Co. Machining, rebuilding, and parts. Phone 800-866-3443
  • Jackson Auto Parts.  We deal in the mechanical wearing parts for all models 1920's to 1980's. Most of our parts are obsolete or hard-to-find.  Phone 888/399-7278
  • Wildrick Restoration - Doug Wildrick Hudson - Essex - Terraplane Restoration & Parts - Hudson Wet Clutch Specialist - Hudson Rubber Parts and Clutch Parts
  • Lucas Automotive. Firestone and Goodyear tires. Phone 310-595-6721
  • Ron Borkhuis. 1928/29 Hudson/Essex/Dover Steering Wheel Parts. Phone 423/913-2632
  • Stick Only - Standard Transmission Specialist.  Makes most Hudson engine and transmission gaskets - full sets-Pretty far into thirties.  Supplies most Hudson people across the country including other Hudson gasket suppliers. Phone 818-768-4747; 800-225-8824. Call Gordo after 4:00 PM (best)
  • Uncommon Engineering - Engine Rebuilds - Hot Rod - Engine Parts - Dry clutch conversions, etc. It is a major Hudson race engine shop in the Midwest. Great site for dry clutch conversions, fancy headers, custom pistons, rods, complete rebuilds. Pages of flathead racing theory.
  •  BK Classic Auto Glass located in Belleville, NJ.  We have a very hard to get Hudson Hornet 1955-1957 hardtop and 4 door sedan wasp windshield and 1953-1954 brougham sedan' windshields and a good assortment of the half windshields fitting the commodore and brougham sedan models.
  • BE HAPPY AUTO PARTS - All parts-plus rebuild kits for Hudson Automatic/Hydromatic Transmissions. 414 Fenrick Rd,  Mowrystown, OH  45155.  Phones: 937-442-6133;  800-416-2862
  • 21st Century makes a lot of engine, steering parts new. Stuff that Clifford use to do. 
  • Coker Tire - Vintage Tires
  • Hudson Motorcar Co - For All gaskets are either new or N.O.S., all cork and paper gaskets are new manufacture.   He has bearings, valves guides and springs, timing components, pistons and rings (some original pinned piston rings) , lifters, oil pumps & kits, thrust washers and crank spacers for vibration damper 1931-56 Six and 1934-52 Eight.  Catalog is viewable online at http://www.hudsonmotorcarco.com   For snail mailed copy of catalog or order Dale Cooper, 7444 Vine and Paddock, Cincinnati, OH 45216-1712 or call (513) 821-6200 .Gaskets, valves, pistons, etc.
  • Briles Vintage Auto Parts - supplies New, Used, NOS, NORS, Vintage Auto Parts for your Antique, Classic, Special Interest, Muscle Car, Street Rod,Rat Rod or Hot Rod.  Also have a vast library of vintage and out of print, aftermarket and factory parts manuals, interchanges, cross references and repair manuals.

  • BFIC Fuel Systems - Sells rebuild kits and rebuilds Hudson Carburetors.

  • Wilcap Co. - Builts adapters. flywheels, starters for Hudson 262, 308 engines to Chevy modern manual or automatic transmissions.

  • Rock Auto.com - lists Hudsons with all the different models (including Jet) 1950 to '57.

  • Vic’s Window Channeling for Hudson, Essex and Terraplane Kits for Hudson Sedans ’48-54 $145.00, ’40-47  $150.00, ’55-57 $170.00;  Jet Sedan ’53-54 $155.00, Jet Sedan with Vent Windows in back doors ’53-54 $175.00, Hudson Coupe/Club ’48-54 $155.00 Hudson Coupe/Brougham ’48-54 $160.00, Hudson Coupe ’40-47 $102.00 ($90.00 no weather-stripping in quarter window), Jet Coupe’53-54 $154.00, Hudson Convertible ’48-54 $70.00, Hudson Hollywood $91.00, Hudson Pick-Up $77.00, Division Bars for the Convertibles and Hollywoods $45.00 a set.( + Shipping and Handling.) Window channeling kits mailed in the lower 48 States is $19.00 – 27.00 +/-, call (voice Mail) or Email your order.  Vic’s Automotive Window Channeling, VicTor Zamora, P.O Box 1908, La Mirada Ca. 90637  (562) 947-5864 Voice Mail,   thez@verizon.net

Upholstery Installation & Repair

  • Modern Auto Trim - Lanny Boeltl specializing in custom Upholstering of vintage cars.  15838 East Whittier Blvd., Whittier, CA 90603.  562/947-1219.
  • LeBaron Bonney is a first class upholstery site.

Wiring Harnesses

  • Y'n'Z Yesterdays Parts. Duplicates of originals, color coded, terminals are crimped and soldered, original lacquer coated braided wire, simplified instructions with illustrations, satisfaction guaranteed, send $2 for catalog. YnZ's Yesterday Parts, 333 E. Stuart Ave. A, Dept H, Redlands, CA 92374, 909-798-1498, M-F 9-5 PDT.

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  Revised: June 22, 2016