When starting a project, we set out with a specific idea in mind and sort out how to get there. Often times, the end result differs from the original plan. Sometimes the execution is subtle and other times it’s quite dramatic. Michael Elwood of Brooksville, Florida started his 1928 Hudson build with the intention of having Blevins’ Auto doing some fabrication work and paint, but ended up letting Blevins’ do a full rebuild.
Blevins’ Auto started off as an upholstery shop. Chance Belvins and his father found that their customers were tired of transferring their vehicles to other shops to finish up the build they had going. Creating a one-stop shop, the Blevins guys took the opportunity to expand their business and carve a heftier name for themselves in the industry. Elwood brought his car in, only to see the amazing results the Blevins team produced. This prompted him to continue his build at their Brooksville location.
The car is still in progress and is showing epic potential to be the show vehicle and Sunday cruiser that Elwood wants. Sitting on a Total Cost Involved 1928 – 1934 Ford Rear Steer IFS up front and a 1948 – 1956 Ford Pick-up coil-over 4-link in the back, the stance is perfect. Conversion of gasoline to horsepower is handled by a 351 Winsor that breathes in via a Holley 600 cfm Hi-Performance carburetor and exhausts out through a pair of headers that were custom built by Blevins’ Auto. The power is transferred to the Currie Enterprises Ford 9-inch rear differential using a Ford AOD Automatic Transmission built by Monster Transmission. Vintage Air cools down the cab while a radiator built by Walker Radiators cools down the V8.
The modifications just keep going. The frame was shortened with custom fabricated frame horns added. The rear fenders were fabricated using the originals as a template and the rear panel was scratch built and bead rolled on all edges. After all the body work was finalized in house, a full basecoat and 5 layers of clear was laid down on the sheetmetal. The entire frame was basecoated and clear coated as well. A full custom soft top was fabricated to handle the weather duties for occupants lucky enough to go for a ride. Color matched Coker Tires help bring the entire aura of the car together.
The interior is still in progress. Now that the majority of the car is nearly finished, Blevins’ Auto can put their final mark of prowess on the hot rod. Elwood is so impressed with the quality and attention to detail, he plans on having the Blevins guys do another complete build for him.