1924 Nuhdin Special...

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    Browsing thru my stash of parts I came across one of those Model Power hearses with the too long wheel base in less than servicable condition. On closer examination I realized that underneath lay a reasonable representation of a 1924 Nuhdin Special, a Model T-like vehicle that passed into obscurity during the Great Depression.

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    While cutting the hearse body off of the frame, I thoroughly crushed it. No loss as I had another in the box.

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    When I destroyed the original, the radiator casting went with it. That left me having to make one from scratch.

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    I trimmed the styrene frame of the radiator. Then, to reduce the wheelbase to a more reasonable length, I mounted the rear axle just ahead of the indentation the manufacturer provided.

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    I continued modifying the undercarriage by shortening the fenders and drive train. Shown are the original parts for comparison.

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    I trmmed the side rails to a more respectable angle. Then I fitted a back to the cab and allowed it to dry prior to trimming.

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    A pause after trimming. From the rear...

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    Lights were made from appropriately sized sprue material. From the front...

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    The Nuhdin Specials were known for their brutish design in a small truck. The rear wheels were often tandemed, the original "duallys". On to the paintshop...

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    thank you, guys. I do appreciate the comments. One of the joys I get out of the hobby is rescuing scrap box parts and making plausible models out of them and all for peanuts. Here it is, fresh from the paint shop...

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    ;) ;) ;)

    Thanks, Guys. Here's a couple more in it's natural setting...

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    ...and the front. Don't ask where that whisker came from. Musta hit the wrong button in MS Paint :oops: Nope, no hemi, just calories and TV... :)

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    Don't know about the C cab part, we have a similar truck in our local WalMart being used for a beer display. Obviously very well cared for. May be an idea for those who model the modern scene, too

    Thanks again for the comments, guys. I do remember N scalers having a similar model, Jim. Gotta see your pics when finished.

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