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jstan

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 12, 2007 - 03:05pm PT
Belatedly I have done a little research to determine the value of the 1951 Hudson that Facelift recovered.

The car had been customized so it did not fit easily into the usual six condition codes given for collectors's cars. Depending upon the model, which I do not know, its value in a fully restored condition is somewhere between $20,000 and $50,000. The value of this car for parts is about $1000. As I understand it the car still had its motor which presumably would yield a treasure trove of engine parts.

So I would guess its value as being somewhere between $250 and $400.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Oct 12, 2007 - 03:06pm PT
Was it a Hornet ? Before my time, but I assume that Hudson made different models.
jstan

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2007 - 03:15pm PT
I don't believe it was a Hornet. It looked like a full sized vehicle.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Oct 12, 2007 - 03:16pm PT
Glad to see that a Hornet was not laid to waste.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 12, 2007 - 03:18pm PT
Wonder what you could get for a '56 Mighty Hiker? Or a '38 Stannard? Latter in excellent condition.
jstan

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2007 - 03:29pm PT
The 38 models tended to suffer from blown head gaskets and they threw their rods with some regularity.
WBraun

climber
Oct 12, 2007 - 03:40pm PT
'56 Mighty Hiker? Or a '38 Stannard?

Hahahaha, LOL good one.
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Oct 12, 2007 - 03:43pm PT
I very seriously doubt that there could be any part from that engine that could be used for anything...
Hell, no parts whatsoever from that rusted hulk...
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Oct 12, 2007 - 06:01pm PT
Yeah nothing for automotive use,HK, but for Neal Cassidy installations or something it's a goldmine.

19-fidy six, Mighty Hiker, eh? We're the same vintage, Anders, we better stand back to back, lest they start stripping us for parts!
Ouch!

climber
Oct 12, 2007 - 06:18pm PT
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 12, 2007 - 06:35pm PT
I believe the '56 Mighty Hiker is a fairly common model. This one had a five year engine rebuild, and since then some minor repairs and tuneups. Various parts are slowly wearing out, and although a walking tribute to modern medicine, it should be good for a few km yet.
jstan

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2007 - 07:06pm PT
Dunno HK:
From looking at it I would guess the Fairbanks-Morse Bill Keys was using in the wall street mill could be rebuilt. That one has been inactive now for almost 40 years. It is only in the last ten years that the main bearings have seized. If you have a little oakum doing leaded bearings can be fun. I don't know where the Hudson was located so that and how much residual oil may have been present would tell the tale.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Oct 12, 2007 - 08:13pm PT
Dunno HK:
From looking at it I would guess the Fairbanks-Morse Bill Keys was using in the wall street mill could be rebuilt. That one has been inactive now for almost 40 years. It is only in the last ten years that the main bearings have seized. If you have a little oakum doing leaded bearings can be fun.


Probably inactive more like 70 years

Given 25k and 9 months, I'd get that rig runnin!

50-100k to get the building structuraly up to snuff.

The most difficult part to track down would be enough 6" wide leather for the belts. Although given the era cloth / rubber flat belts would be authentic.

Ever check out the auxillary lighting system built with the generator and lights scavenged from the hulk of the flathead Ford nearby?

Geting the 3hp engine and pump at the well running would be quite a machine work job though.
Mark Rodell

Trad climber
Bangkok
Oct 12, 2007 - 10:11pm PT
Wasn't the Blue Goose, was it? In 1970 there was an abandoned oldie in lot of C4 and many used it as a crash pad.
Ouch!

climber
Oct 12, 2007 - 10:22pm PT
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Oct 12, 2007 - 11:34pm PT
If you put thrusters on that thing Ouch, I could go anywhere in the Park and possibly break the Nose speed record.

Ken
Ouch!

climber
Oct 12, 2007 - 11:41pm PT
Yo Chickenskinner! You won the race with Werner and Majid. That's pretty good.
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