Ken Cates' Hudson Stepdown Restoration Resources

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Perrys Custom Metal In southern California a metal magician is plying his trade, Guy Perry II. aka BENT METAL is that metal maestro. He is the go to guy for Hot Rodders looking for top chops or the pickiest among us looking for concurs auto restoration metal work. He is a master at creating and installing the repair pieces you will find nowhere else. You can connect with Bent Metal via phone or email: Perry Spring II - Perry's Custom Metal - Phone: (909) 986-6078

Spelic Brothers 1948-54 Hudson replacement front floor pans. Made in the USA and exact reproductions of the original. No need to cut or paste, proven fit and finish. Contact Christopher Spelic at 303-929-8565

C2 Current Fabrication this company manufactures sheet metal replacement panels. They have a large selection of Hudson items for sale. Note that the rocker panels pictured on thier website are not applicable to the 1948-53 Hudsons they in fact are very nice 1954 replacement rocker panels.

LOWBUCK Tools Inc, American made metal fabrication tools. Williams Lowbuck Tools, Inc. , 4175 California Ave, Norco, CA 92860-1769 Phone: (951) 735-7848, Email  

Vintage Coach - contact Jason Fisher ( Bill Albright's grandson protoge ),Cars, New-Used and Rebuilt Parts and Full Service. 16593 Arrow Blvd. Fontana California. Phone: 909-823-9168

Al Saffrahn RUST FREE western sheet metal and tons of Hudson parts and cars, Engine, transmission and overdrive rebuilding is his specialty. Phone 520-568-2911

Edward T. Moore BELLINGHAM AUTO SALES - Antique, Classic, Special Interest Vehicles and Parts.  206 Mechanic Street, Route 140, PO Box 368, Bellingham, MA , Phone : 508-966-1230 - Specialists in HUDSON ESSEX TERRAPLANE Automobiles. 

Gene Eshelman - Huge NOS/Used Hudson Parts Stock, parts at reasonable prices.  E-mail your needs. Reproduction Vent widow Gears and rebuilding services for window gearboxes, plastic lenses and other Hudson plastics reproduced. Phone - 208-549-3571 :Eshelman reproduction Parts Web site

Don Crane - Purchased for resale the complete HUDSON PARTS stock from John Sonoff estate. Phone: 303-902-2532

Craig Crowder - Rocket Classics, LLC, PO Box 21070, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73156 - Warehouse full of new and used Hudson Parts. Phone: 405-974-0169

Roger Tallent - Warehouse full of Hudson parts (used)

Lance Walker - Stepdown Hudson parts (mostly used), Ranco Valve repair, rebuilt fuel and water pumps. Phone:  (704) 792-9110

Falk's Hudson Parts - Phone: 402-395-2504 , Ron Falk, Hudson parts and Cars ( note - Melvin passed in 2016 and the Falk family would like to sell their car and parts inventory)

Restoration Resources :  Select "Restoration Resources from the chart appearing on this page. This listing compliments of Southern California HET Chapter

 Doug Wildrick Full service Hudson Restoration Facility. Includes Wildrick Rubber Products specializing in rubber restoration products for Hudson Corporation automobiles and trucks. Specialist in Cork Clutch and Pressure Plate Renewal and Hudson Drive line Wizard . Their shop rebuilds clutch disc, pressure plates, throw-out bearings, pilot bearings, pressure plate gaskets, and sells clutch fluid . They will also resurface flywheels.  Doug will try to help on technical questions, call, write and/or e-mail.  Doug Wildrick Restoration ,1459 E.CR 425N , Shelbyville, In. 46176 , New shop Ph.# 317-398-4163 , Cell.# 317-847-1720,

Ron Fellows: Hudson clutch disks and related parts, seals etc. Phone: 915-877-9025

Perkins Repair Service, owner Jeff Perkins, over 25 years of experience in Cylinder Head reconditioning, head & block surfacing and Cast Iron Crack Repair at affordable rate. This shop provides quality service to the vintage auto and tractor enthusiast at an affordable price Call Jeff or the staff at 317-847-7446 or 

Alan Minard - High quality repro glove boxes - available in black cardboard, (flocked where necessary) ready for installation. Shipped from central Pennsylvania. 1936 through 1953. Call for price and shipping, Phone 717-933-5738 - Address: 749 Houtztown Road, Myerstown Pennsylvania 17067.

OEM Style Carpet for Stepdowns

  1. Chester & Harrod carpets in Escondido CA has the patterns for Hudson's. 2030 Vineyard Ave, Escondido, CA 92029 - (760) 738-1931
  2. SMS in portland org - www. sms
  3. Bob Rosol - Bob's Auto Top and Glass, 49 MORRIS AVE Summit, New Jersey, United States, 07901 - (908) 273-2370

Stu Coleman - New and Used Hudson, Essex and Terraplane parts. Phone: 406-333-4964

Paul Schuster - New Parts for Hudsons 1934-57, Hudson Decals, Stepdown Mirrors, Fuel Tank Sending units (1936-57), Gas pedals for 55-57 Hudsons, Throttle parts, Carburetor Kits, Brake parts: Master Cylinders, Wheel Cylinders, Shoes and Brake hoses, Hudson tapered axle wheel bearings. Call Paul he has alot of parts.
412 462-2058 / 412 855 6337 Address: 3560 York Street - Munhall Pa. 15120

Dale Cooper: Ace Auto Parts, specializing in New Hudson engine rebuild parts and gaskets. Complete gasket sets for Hudson engine overhauls, rebuilt fuel and water pumps, and other mechanical parts to refurbish / rebuild Hudsons. Phone: 513-821-6200 Dale's Web site

Glen Johnson - Re chromed bumpers and grill pieces Hudson,1951-1953, some used parts

Gaslite Garage - Owner Charles Salvato is a longtime Hudson owner and parts dealer with a lot of parts to sell. Phone - 631-738-7712 / Address 1376 Lincoln Ave. Holbrook, N. Y. 11741

21st Century Hudson - Russell and Randy Maas - Engine rebuild parts, gasket sets, machining and mechanical services, NORS source for stainless steel replacement trim for lower edge of doors, quarters and fender skirts. oil pump gears, center steering kits, firewall insulation pads replacements for Stepdowns, early stepdown (48-51) trunk mats,Stepdown king pin sets, front suspension rebound rubber, front coil springs, relined Hudson Brake Shoes, tie rod ends, brake hoses, glove boxes 1934-54, Stepdown tie rods, rear leaf springs for stepdowns. Phone Russ- 309-838-5551

... Russ Maas, I am starting to put a package together of remanufactured convertible bolts that are usually damaged. Will include everything form the last bow forward. Now available on their website

Victor Zamora - Hudson window channeling and kits. Phone: 562-947-5864

GrimGreaser's - 3D Printed replacement parts for HUDSONS visit the website

JOHN WOLF & COMPANY, Inc - Antique auto instrument & King Seeley Fuel tanks Sender repair - located @ 36420 Biltmore Place - Willoughby, Ohio Phone: ( 440 ) 942 - 0083

CARSON'S AUTO PARTS - 235 Shawfarm Rd, Holliston, MA 01746 Vintage Auto Parts 1915 Thru 1960's Mechanical, Ignition, Brake, Large Stock of Gaskets, Brakes, Cables Ignition, Standard Transmission Parts, Water Pumps, Fuel Pumps.    508-429-2269     FAX 508-429-0761

Windshield Wipers - Vacuum Repair and parts support: Ficken Wiper Service- vacuum wiper motor rebuilding service. 7 day turn around. Hudson motors rebuilt 54.00 plus 5.00 shipping in U.S. Large supply of wiper blades, arms, and etc. 132 Calvert Avenue, West Babylon, NY 11704 (631) 587-3332


Get Certified by EPA to do your own Air-conditioning repairs and service - And LOTS MORE About auto air-conditioning

ALLEN FLEMING ON LINE - HUGE American Motors web site - These folks know about Hudsons and parts

CHAMPION SPARK PLUGS - spark plugs of course

CLASSIC CAR PARTS Listing - Search page for a variety of antique car part sources

CLIFFORD PERFORMANCE - 6=8 HUDSON Engine parts and technical information

Door Sill Plates (new manufacture) for Hudsons - Raymond P Kuehn Door Sills 81 Graham Avenue North Haledon,   NJ   07508 Phone: (973) 423-1196

ELECTRIC'S REBUILDER: - Yesteryear- Antique Automotive parts 1920 - Present "Specializing in Ignition and electrical supplies" Rebuilding services for 6 and 12 volt electronics

Egge Machine - The Parts House for Old Cars/ Phone 800 866-3443; 562 945-3419 Fax 562 693-1635 / Mail: Egge Machine Company, 11707 Slauson Ave., Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 USA

GREENBAY PARTS WORLD : Owner offers one-step shopping for Hudson Engine parts ...Now, for the products that we can provide. We are specialized in supplying engine parts, and can obtain most gaskets and engine parts for all year Hudsons. Obviously, not all parts are available, especially the early cars, but we try our best. For some parts, we can have the customers parts repaired if no replacements are available. These items are cams, water pumps, oil pumps, and fuel pumps. These are sent out to a rebuilder and can take several weeks up to two months or more to rebuild.

GUILD OF AUTOMOTIVE RESTORERS - Links to a wide variety of classic, vintage and just old car restoration resources

HYDAMATIC TRANSMISSION REBUILD KITS & GASKETS - Online chart for gasket selection

BENDTSEN'S HUDSON to GM AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ADAPTERS, Now Hudson owners can install a Chev 700R4/4L80E/2004R/350/400/or Powerglide transmission onto the 308 series motors ----  Bendtsen’s Transmission Center Inc.  763 767 4480 13603 Johnson St N E,  Ham Lake, MN. 55304      website:  

WILCAP - HUDSON Transmission Adapters / Manual or Automatic transmissions,  website:                                                                            Wilcap Company,  P.O. Box 763 Pismo Beach CA 93448  (805) 481-7639  FAX (805) 481-9367

Bill Hirsh Automotive Restoration Products: Our Mission "We have been in business for over 35 years and carry an extensive line of automotive restoration products. We stand behind every one of our world famous products and are confident that our experience, friendly service, and knowledge will best serve you in your restoration project." Bill Hirsch Contact / Ordering Information Please contact us using the information provided below. You can call, fax, mail or e-mail us to place an order, request samples and receive information. Most of our orders are processed and shipped the same day. Telephone 800 828 2061 (International or NJ 973 642 2404) Fax 973 642 6161 Postal address 396 Littleton Ave. Newark NJ 07103

J.C. WHITNEY on line - My favorite spot to buy parts for HUDSONS during the 60-70s!

KANTER AUTO PARTS - HUDSON ENGINE PARTS - Also has other Hudson mechanical parts

MACS ANTIQUE AUTO PARTS - look at the links on this page many are needed to support HUDSONS

SEMA - Many Links to all sorts of automotive support use the search engine to find your needs.

SEALS - Parts House Search form for HUDSON SEALS

SEALS - Vendor recommended by Hudson Restoration shop ( Kerry Dancy ) South Shore Bearings


SUSPENSION PARTS Rare Parts, Inc. manufactures and distributes steering and suspension parts and components including the obsolete and hard-to-find suspension parts for domestic and import cars and trucks from 1930 to the current year. Rare Parts, Inc. sells worldwide to customers in the automotive trade from our location in Stockton California. Over 600,000 suspension parts in stock .

Step-down front springs: Coil Spring Specialties, in Kansas. They have all the specs, and are great to deal with. I think they can tell you what you've got (and if you need new ones, they're an excellent source). Phone 785-437-2025; email  


Hemming Motor News: Hudson Cars and Parts

Steele Rubber Products 6180 Hwy 150 East Denver, NC 28037-9735 800-544-8665 We are the manufacturer and distributor of restoration rubber parts for antique and collector cars. Just call 800-544-8665 for a 440 page illustrated catalog. With same day shipping, excellent customer service and a 100% money back guarantee Steele is the perfect choice for your restoration rubber needs. Visit Us!

METRO - RUBBER RESTORATION PARTS & WEATHER-STRIPPING -THE WEATHER-STRIP EXPERTS How to install the weather-strip on your car. Practical installation guide for the restorer. Call toll free with your order at 1-800-878-2237

Knox Custom Chrome - 2216 Mohawk Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37915 Toll Free : (888) 588-4552 Established chrome shop specializing in bumpers, grills and hard to plate classic car items.

BUMPER BOLTS: The small ov al bumper bolts are available from Restoration Specialists 1-814-467-9842 or larger headed ones Bumper Boyz at 1-800-815-9009

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