August 5, 2016

Wrecked parts removed.

 He cropped the fenders. They had been customized by the door and no seperations were instead of messing that up he did it this way.

 Here are the parts he removed.
Jim did a lot of checking around....called lots of Hudson people and found one who had a front end. He was from Nebraska and was  going to the Hudson meet in Chattenooga TN....would bring it and Jim could meet him there.

 Jim unloaded most of the small stuff....but to get the hood out I had to crawl under it and get to the backside to lift it.

 It was all in one piece and they had to take it apart so it would fit in our truck. Here it is laid out on a tarp under the truck port.
Lots of surface rust so he took it to a friend who had a sand blaster....then put Osflow on it to stop any more rust.

Jim's latest project 8.5.16

 The emergency crew helped him get out of the road...Took these with my phone when I came to tow him home....only a few miles from the house so they let us do it that way.
 We towed our little Scamp camper over 11,000 miles with the Hudson....but never went over 65...guess the drive shaft wasn't balanced for 70.
 Jim remembers a vibration but thought he had a tire going spun around and hit the guard rail.
 He wasn't hurt but someone who saw it couldn't believe he wasn't...guess they made us well as the car...
 Sure did a job on the front end and can see our Scamp in the background.
The insurance adjuster said he had to look up Hudson on his phone to see who made it....young guy...
He couldn't believe Jim wasn't hurt either...we told him we were not the kind of people who put on back braces and neck braces to try to rip off an insurance company.
Now it's time to hunt for parts.