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Fifty-Somethin' - 1953 Hudson Hornet - Calling all carnuts
Been here and there these past few months but here I am ready to do some 3D modelling for C2 (finally!) Decided to go for a '53 Hudson Hornet, want to make a stock and custom version of it, and I'm just getting started. I'm looking to see if I can catch the attention of those who really knows about real cars... I'm talking about Deep Blue or Alan... gonna need your help on this one, so if you're willing to go along with me, make sure to leave your reply :wink: I'll need mostly help on the references, ideas for the custom version, etc... Already have some of my own, but I find it hard to find info on the chassis, engine, etc... seen a couple of pics but that's it. Ok, so I'll post any progress here as soon as I start with it, I'll leave a pic for those who don't know what I'm talking about :P


Happy new year everybody!
kelctic_findings on Sat Jan 01, 2005 2:35 pm
i may not be DB or alan but that car could have either a straight 6 or a v8 but i couldnt tell you the cubic inches.
AdR on Sat Jan 01, 2005 2:49 pm
Any help is welcomed :wink: for what I know right now it came with a straight 6 308ci engine, but dunno about the other options, if there were. The custom will have a V8, that's for sure.
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Alan on Sat Jan 01, 2005 3:00 pm
Thats a fine choice of car! A salvage yard near here had the very same car a few years back. Wish it was still there I'd go get pics for you! Here's a start:

Ebay auction for a 52 (very similar)


Here's another, older looking custom, but there are some ideas for you:


Some good pictures of a stock green one here (model)


Here's more pics: Pics!

Thats all so far, I'll find more. As for custom ideas, you cant lose with Lake pipes, moon hubcaps, big buggy whip antenna on the back, all period 50's stuff. I'll search for more stuff. :smile:

Carboy717 on Sat Jan 01, 2005 3:18 pm
very nice... good to see you back in the business ADR cant wait to see this baby finished
Hobo1 on Sat Jan 01, 2005 9:04 pm
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Deep_Blue on Sat Jan 01, 2005 10:03 pm
Oh HELL yeah!
***When I die may I be surrounded by scattered chrome and burning gasoline***
doomandemol on Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:33 am
any info

check this bad page
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Evil Blarg on Sun Jan 02, 2005 3:55 pm

The ADR is gonna get back at it.

Metallica2904 on Sun Jan 02, 2005 9:39 pm

heres a `52....

hudson offered a "sever use" package that you could buy and use for stock car racing. this one has a 308ci six-aylinder, and was driven by the race driver Herb Thomas in the fifties.
AdR on Sun Jan 02, 2005 10:04 pm
Yeah, these used to be the best cars on the track back on those days, and it came with the most powerful production straight 6 engine, 180 hp on the "twin hornet" version.

Thanks for all the info! I already started working on it, decided to go with the "hollywood" version wich has a different roof with no b-pillar and looks a lot better :wink:
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autopilot on Sun Jan 02, 2005 11:22 pm
Nice choice.. I imagine I'll be much forward to this one. 50's cars are great, my new favorite era lately actually. There isnt really much in the way of 50's cars made at all, except some 'drunken' looking ones. ive been wanting to make a few myself also, but its hard to feel motivated the way things are around here lately.. perhaps this will change that!
AdR on Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:13 am
I'd love to see more cars like this one around here! Been meaning to make something from this era for quite some time, since there aren't many around.

A sneak preview while we're at it...

Kitteh on Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:00 am
The front section needs a bit more of a general curve - atm it's a bit too square.
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autopilot on Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:08 am
Not necessarily.. once theres a texture on there it'll look perfect, good texturing covers all really. Why add a buncha extra polies when you wont even need to? If it was strictly for rendering purposes you know he'd poly it up, this is for play!

Nice job on the grill too!
doomandemol on Mon Jan 03, 2005 10:29 am
more is for play and sometime to be wasted :supermad:
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Qwerty_86 on Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:59 pm
Wow, that's very nice! How many polys are you expecting?
Hobo1 on Mon Jan 03, 2005 9:04 pm
Dear God Im in love!! This is a must have! Even though its not done yet, but when it is it will be!
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Alan on Mon Jan 03, 2005 10:57 pm
Looking fantastic! I like the modeled in whitewalls as well! Cant wait to make this into a rotten bucket! :smile:
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MuscleCarFreak on Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:19 am

I'd love to see more cars like this one around here!

What happened to our Mopar freak? Hehe, just joking, I'd love to see more 50s cars too, as the only bigger collection of those are the ones Slayer build looong ago and they're kinda a bit outdated.

But as I'm a muscle car freak I won't be any help on those, lol. :wink:

Btw: i loved your idea of making the grille go into the front on the Tigerclaw and did it like that in the ingame version too. But this is off-topic, don't go any further about it, a new post for the Tigerclaw will follow soon.
@ob on Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:37 am
thats some ride! and a straight six t00!! good work, nice kar!

we goto make a old stile racin skin fer it, cinsidering the old races with them cars.

mebe dark blue with white stripes... and... anyone got another idea? L0L meh.
AdR on Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:44 am
@qwerty: I'll guess it'll end up with 5 or 6k no more than that, gonna reduce the polycount once all the geometry is done.

@alan: The whitewalls are a texture now :wink: and I'll make sure to make a texture for each part, so you can come up with a nice rust skin :smile: also it'll look better for the stock racing (nascar) version.

@MCF: well, this isn't far from a mopar actually... Hudson and Nash formed AMC, and the AMC's were powered with chrysler engines... not to mention that the actual engines of the cherokee are AMC :wink:

@the rest: thanks for the comments! here's another preview, modelled the chassis, frame and some other "boring" parts :P

bruner_james on Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:18 pm
wow :eek: I can't wait for this one to come out. Has a very nice underside.
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Deep_Blue on Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:43 pm
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH! Hell yes! 50's cars! 50's cars! Oh hell yeah I'm so tired of eating RICE w/Bling sauce! AdR-That thing absofuckinlutely ROCKS!

I remember 50's cars when they were still pretty much regularly on the roads...People kept cars a lot longer back then than they do nowadays.

'Course their cars were built better-and gas was cheaper, too...

Auto-Don't get discouraged, dude. I been waitin' for 50s cars for awhile now! I tried makin a couple late 40s-early 50s cars awhile back-but it was right before that "Lame and the Ridiculous" movie came out and everybody hadda have a wind-up toy car with a shit wing and a fart cannon on it "Yo-ing" up the place.... Anyways...My oldies were made before people were open to the idea. I started 'em in the muscle-car craze and gave up in the rice-a-roni craze.

So, like...I'm like the long-haired noble-faired leaping gnome at the Ludwig Van Beethoven concert waving my stone Bic lighter inna air screamin' "Do the Fifth Symphony!!! C'mon DO IT!....He ain't doin' it....Hey ya mutha!"

Only in this case insteada the Fifth Symphony-it's 50's cars I'm lookin' for.

If ya need stuff to consider-I could stand to see:

'53 Oldsmobile (four door)

'51 Ford Tudor Custom (I had one a these)

YOUR version of a '51 Henry J (Mine sucked)

'59 Chevy Impala

Between you an' James and AdR-we'd hafta then get us a track with a drive-in, eh? (Wait? din't somebody already make one a those? With a big hole fulla peds in the middle...Kinda like I76-ish track?

I wisht I hadna lost that one.

Anyways, I'm rambling....and salivating at the prospect of 50's cars... :grin: :rockon:

***When I die may I be surrounded by scattered chrome and burning gasoline***
Small_Block on Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:03 pm
I second the motion!

While we're at it, Slayer made a quite superb 59 Bel Air a while ago, available @ Crashoc.
Wraith on Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:40 pm
Wow, that thing looks awesome!
@ob on Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:12 pm
:eek: :eek: SWEET! that undercarage rocks!! i cant wait fer this one! :cool:
AdR on Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:26 pm
@Db: thanks! and hell yeah, we need more late 40's - 50's stuff! a 50's themed map... :cool: that'll be somethin' that's a nice list of rides there... though I personally prefer the '53 olds in the 2dr version :wink:

maybe the "rice era" is over and now it's time to go back in time? :grin: talkin' about it, I came across something that might catch the attention of someone familiar with us... check the attachment, that car has "autopilot" written all over it :wink: it's a 1959 Nash Metro.

Anyways... back to bussiness.
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Alan on Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:53 pm
Thats one bitchin car! Yes if it would be possible to get separate left and right door, fender and quarter textures that would be great! If I made a map that's what I'd do, 50's style, with an old diner, drive-in, stuff like that. But yeah 50's cars, early 50's with the more rounded bodies to the late 50's with panoramic windshields and fins, it was a great era from a design standpoint! And yes, Nash Metro's are kickass! :thumbsup:
Metallica2904 on Tue Jan 04, 2005 9:28 pm
ADR, your a fuckin god dude, that thing is sweet!

As for the 50's cars, once i get ma old pc workin imma start modlein,(car_ed wont work for some gay reason on this one) i used to alla time but i never wanted to release my work. but ever scince this 3d modlin class i took last year ive been feelin up to da challenge. C2 really needs some more 50's cars.....

Untill i get a moniter....what i would like to see made is

1953 chevy sedan

1957 ford fairlane w/o retractable hard top

1957 caddilac

1953 buick lasaber concept

i could go on and on but i wont....

anyhoo great work ADR, its always great to see your work

@ob on Tue Jan 04, 2005 9:32 pm
i like em windows of the late 50's- 55 to 61. like on the corvette. goto be my fav window stile.
AdR on Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:59 am
done with the engine, twin H power :grin:


and I better leave my computer 'cos my girlfriend is getting jealous :suicide:
TTR on Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:40 pm
LoL!! aaand good work :thumbsup:
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Deep_Blue on Wed Jan 05, 2005 5:08 pm
YAAAAAAAAAAAH! Da Wolfman sees ya cruisin'..... :grin: :rockon:
***When I die may I be surrounded by scattered chrome and burning gasoline***
Metallica2904 on Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:19 pm
just had an idea for the custom version if your still doing it......police spotlights, they were popular on hot rods in the 50's
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