Re: [MV] Budd?

Todd Paisley (
Wed, 20 Jan 1999 00:45:17 -0500

>> I have been reading this list for a while and have been confused as to
>>what Budd is. I have seen the budd reference about rims and also a
>>protyotype jeep that was not submitted to the quatermaster much like the
>>Ford. Could someone please inform me as to what the budd company did or
>>does, and how it may have been connected to Ford. I have looked on the
>>and have found no good explaniation as to the company.
>Harold Budd isn't it? I saw somewhere that he developed the stamped metal
>body and had to go to europe to sell the concept because no one in the US
>was interested, a man ahead of his time I guess.

Actually it was Edward G. Budd. Good description though.

>I think if you talk to most truck people about Budd wheels, it implies the
>double nut concept of holding the wheels on. An inner 'stud nut' that
>threads onto the stud (holding the inner wheel on) and an outer 'wheel nut'
>that threads onto the 'stud nut' (holding the outer wheel on).

Yes. The same company made the wheels and the car bodies. Ford bought
bodies from Budd for the prototypes.

Todd Paisley

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