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Lady in red - mid 60's Diamond T


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#1 mackinac359

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:22 AM

Here's another of my painted-in-the-summer for winter building...
This time a 1960's Diamond T tilt-hood conventional.
My inspiration came from a Diamond T advertisement showing a red tractor with an aluminum (unpainted) chassis. Here's the ad photo:

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Here's my version

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I started with an AMT Diamond Reo adding in a resin hood from Spaulding Trading and Shipping that I have had since '07. The other bits and pieces came from the parts box with the front wheels coming from an AMT Autocar A64B kit.


Looking at the photos I see I need to fix the crooked roof lights.. that right lamp is really wonky.

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More pics are on my Fotki workbench album at http://public.fotki....amond-t-in-red/


Thanks for looking!


Tim



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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:27 AM

Wow is tht a sweet looking build Tim! B)
Takes me back a bit! :lol:

#3 Chris guthro

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:29 AM

i love that!! the unpainted frame looks kinda cool!

#4 Chuck Most

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:21 PM

Very nice! I like that front end. The nekkid aluminum frame looks great with the red cab.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:30 PM

Super as always!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:09 PM

I really like ti! Good job!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:14 PM

Very nice indeed i have one of the reo 's waiting in line not sure which way to go yet

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:34 PM

I was going to say hey stop fooling us, we all know thats a real truck! lol awesome looking reo

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:44 PM

Tim,

The "old" iron you have been turning out lately is really cool...really like the red on this one

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:05 PM

wow tim nice keep them coming..

#11 Jim B

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:25 PM

That's really nice. I like the old iron. That aluminum frame is different!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 05:17 PM

Looks like an old school GMC General!

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:42 AM

tim realy nice old girl as useal from you
nice just nice

#14 Joker

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:18 AM

Can't get the song outta my head ! ! LOL

Beautiful build of a piece of Trucking history.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:52 PM

Tim, That is outstanding,and looks like he real thing.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:40 PM

Tucker likes! Wonky and all!

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:11 PM

:wub: it's very nice!

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:21 AM

Tim,

Great looking truck. I like the 4 axle trailer as well. Nice combination.

Dave