Vintage Car Carriers: Federals Hauling Hudson Bodies – Already Painted

At a recent video post on the issue of Italian cars rusting prematurely, in part because raw Alfa Sud bodies were left out in the weather for days and weeks, a commenter asked about that happening to certain American cars whose bodies were built at some distance from the final assembly. Like these Hudsons, presumably. And Lots of Nashes and Ramblers. But the key difference was that these bodies were fully painted before they were transported across town.

These shots were taken in the Jefferson/Conner area of Detroit, where both Hudson and Chrysler had plants. The Dodge, taking a refreshment break in front of the Sports Center Bar, is hauling what looks like transmissions.