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Mr.Biggs
04-04-2006, 03:15 PM
Yeahbut.... it's a cool danged truck. Reminds me alot of Stude's Fast Express K-series offerings.

My friend, Keith (see thread in tech talk column) recently got this COOL Diamond T pickup truck. Man, this thing is built like the proverbial brick outhouse! Little bitty Continental 6 with a 4-speed and the cast, spoked 16" wheels. I was in love the moment I laid eyes on it!

BTW - on it's data plate, there's a warning: "Do not exceed 54MPH" ![:0]

http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/1143275094071_S2400776.JPG

http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/1146043420355_S2400774.JPG

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Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

Dick Steinkamp
04-04-2006, 03:17 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs


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[:p][:p][:p][:p] is right! Those Diamond T's always looked to me like they had a factory chopped top. [8D]



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Scott
04-04-2006, 03:26 PM
I hate to rain your parade, but the Hudson pickups are even neater looking - more svelt.

KevinSheen
04-04-2006, 03:52 PM
What year is that truck, Mr. B? Very kewl![8D]

1963 Champ

Roscomacaw
04-04-2006, 04:19 PM
Keith's not sure. I'm thinking it's late 30s - early 40s. Of course, it could be early postwar too.[?]

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

Skip Lackie
04-04-2006, 05:02 PM
Diamond T was the Duesenberg of trucks.

DEEPNHOCK
04-04-2006, 05:32 PM
There are two of these running around Florida. I see them a big truck shows at the 75 Chrome Shop from time to time. And the local welder supply house has two cabs, but not much else. I remember having to call on some customers in Chicago off of Cicero Ave that were in the old Diamond T factory plant. Big ol' empty place, but their rent was cheap.
Jeff[8D]



quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Yeahbut.... it's a cool danged truck. Reminds me alot of Stude's Fast Express K-series offerings.

My friend, Keith (see thread in tech talk column) recently got this COOL Diamond T pickup truck. Man, this thing is built like the proverbial brick outhouse! Little bitty Continental 6 with a 4-speed and the cast, spoked 16" wheels. I was in love the moment I laid eyes on it!

BTW - on it's data plate, there's a warning: "Do not exceed 54MPH" ![:0]

KevinSheen
04-04-2006, 05:41 PM
I Googled Diamond T and found some pretty cool photos. Also found the cab and chassis to one in Minot,ND for sale, the place also had a Stude 1 1/2 ton cab and chassis (1950?). Pretty interesting, the stuff you can find on this here computer thingy[^] Kevin in the Stoogebaker

1963 Champ

Roscomacaw
04-04-2006, 06:07 PM
Keith has got an S-10 chassis that he wants to lengthen about 20 inches to accomodate the T's wheelbase. I chuckled when he told me about his plans. I'd have my doubts that the S-10 chassis would HOLD up under that monster of a body![xx(]

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

Transtar56
04-07-2006, 02:59 AM
Those Diamond Ts (later Diamond Reos) were very rugged trucks,but also very underpowered and slow.
I don't think Id consider a S-10 powertrain for it(or anything else),but a Stude 289 outta make it go down the road.
Probaly have to swap the rear end for more top end too.