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1942 Hudson Big Boy

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I've always loved the clean simple lines of the '40 and '41 grilles. You can tell the two years apart by the number of bars in the grilles:

 

1940 from Google:

 

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1941 from Google:

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It looks like '41 has one less grille bar. It seems to me that it looks all the better for it.

Outstanding color on this one! Well, it might not be everyone's favorite, but it is quite unique. Chrysler offered a color real close to this in the forties. I had an early '49 Plymouth that was very similar to this, but well faded.

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The trim on the side of the hood is different also.

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I normally don't like that color,  but it almost looks right on that one.  Alot better than some I have seen on these.  Some colors just don't work well.  White and Baby blue are two. 

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Fleek, I hadn't noticed that before. I see a little patch of complimentary color, beige - maybe, at the very front of the hood spear. I don't think that is original, but it's a nice detail.

Auburn, It is sort of a nice "I meant to do that" kind of color, isn't it?. I agree entirely about light blue and white. I think an indigo blue, like we saw a lot of in the late nineties would be a nice look.

Xander, I've never been as fond of the "gape" in the center of the '46 and '47s grilles, but I respect your taste and talent!

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Though I like my 47,  I do think the 41 to 42 is maybe a little more elegant / less busy looking.  None are bad,  just one has a little better look.  When looking for one, though, I thought being able to live with any from 40-47 would help fulfill my search, rather  than to hold on for years to find just the right truck,  which probably would have never materialized in my price range.  

Do you want to enjoy owning something really close to your favorite or live with the dream you have of one day if you are really lucky finding it.  I prefer to enjoy it now.  Too many cars/ trucks and way too little time and money to be super picky. 

I laugh at the guys that post on here looking for certain cars and we all run just about everything in the world past them but they never buy one.  Too expensive, wrong color,  wrong time of year to buy, Not nice enough,  too nice,  etc.  We have all heard it.  When I go on the hunt for something there is a darn good chance within 3 with a maximum of 6 months it will be in my garage and I will be happy with what I bought.  

Life's too short to play games.

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Some cars you can be picky on. Lots of them to choose from. 57 Chevrolets would be one of those cars. A lot on the market, finished to every level, done in every color, stock to custom. Here is one for sale, nice car, looks familiar.   https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/d/discovery-bay-1957-chevrolet-bel-air/6826540061.html   What is really funny, none of the pictures I try to post, showing cars in the roadster show out here, are going up. Strange? 

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Thought you Hudson guys would like this. Here is 49 Commodore dash that I put in a 47 Truck. Very easy to weld in. Fits better than the 53 Desoto dash.(less work) It was wood grained just like stock 49 Commodore. Looked good in the truck. And those pictures will not upload ether? I get a ask for help when the picture fails?

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