1954 Hudson Hornet Club Coupe Issues & My Fixes

The following are problems and issues I found with the Moebius 1213, 1954 Hudson Hornet club Coupe and how I fixed them or modified the kit. All-in-all, this kit had very few issues and went together really well.

  1. Air Cleaner Canister decal is labeled as decal #9 on the instruction sheet; however, it's actually #8 on the decal sheet.
  2. #27 on the sprue is not referenced in the instructions, but it looks like it could be an exhaust manifold extention?
  3. #37 on the sprue is not referenced in the instruction, but looks like it could be dual exhaust pipes?
  4. !!! Be Careful !!! If you remove all the parts from the sprues, the #91-Engine Oil Filler Tube looks very much like the four #53-Pins. Also be careful...two of the pins are a larger diameter than the other two. The smaller diameter pins are used on the front wheels. At this time I have not found a need for the larger diameter pins.
  5. On the instruction sheet the right parking light lens is labeled #149 and the left parking light lens is labeled #148. The tail lights are labeled #150 and #151. However, the tail lights are marked #148 and #149 on the red sprue. Therefore: #148 & #149 are the red tail lights. #150 & #151 are the clear parking light lenses.
  6. The Dome Light #69 is referenced in the instructions and on the drawing; however, nothing is showing the mounting location.
  7. The Rearview Mirror #58 is referenced in the instructions and the drawing; however, nothing is showing the mounting location. The mounting location should be obvious to most builders.
  8. The Hornet Rocket Emblem #138 is referenced in the instructions and the drawing; however, nothing is showing the mounting location on the trunk.
  9. Decal #4 Hornet Branding is not referenced on the drawing or instructions.
  10. #125 is reference twice. Once as the Hood Ornament and again as the rear license plate. They are also referenced as #125 on the sprues. It's obvious which is which because the Hook Ornament is chrome and the license plate is bare styrene, but most of all, they are both very obviously different parts.
  11. The location for the front side of the rear leaf springs is not clearly identified. I thought it should be mounted to the frame; however, they only fit if they are mounted to the floor pan. This didn't make sense to me.

This was a fun build, I enjoy scratch building; however, there wasn't much I had to do. The kit is built, basically, out of box.



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