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1949 Commodore on Dodge Durango Chassis
This custom was last seen on eBay in December of 2008, being offered with "bonded" Texas title and current Texas License, Registration, and Saftey Inspection. At the time it was located in Harlingen, TX and held 26,987 miles. It sits on a 2006 Dodge Durango chassis and therefore has VIN: 49159282.|
Body type: Sedan
Engine: 8 Cylinder
Exterior color: Black
Fuel type: Gasoline
Interior color: Black
This car is a marriage between a 1949 Hudson Commodore and a 2006 Dodge Durango. The Durango was a late model (26,987 miles) roll-over victim and is the donor car. The front half of the vehicle is all Dodge. Engine, transmission, dash, steering, front seats, and front suspension. The car has most everything the Durango had including: 4.7 Litre V-8, automatic overdrive transmission, tilt, cruise, power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, and high back seats. The back seat is from the Hudson and was redone at a local upholstery shop. The rear-end (axle) is from a late model Chevy S-10 pick-up with air-shocks. The drive shaft was done by a shop that specializes in drive-shaft repair. All four tires and wheels are OEM 17" from the Durango. The car features new carpet in the back, new upholstery on back seat and door panels, and a new headliner. Doors are original from the Hudson, as well as fenders, skirts, hood and trunk. I have the front doors from the Durango. If you would like to salvage the power window motors and power locks and install them in the Hudson doors. I did not have time for that, as I have started another project vehicle. The Hudson has custom headlights and cadillac taillights, which makes it a genuine rat rod.