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CALLING ALL AMT DIAMOND REO'S (w/ amt western stars, etc...)

Lookin for inspiration!

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#1 bandit1

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:37 AM

Dont see many Diamond reo's being built or anything here or on other forums im on....Just looking for a little inspiration to come up with something or someway of building mine i just got yesterday for my bday from Jan.?!....so i just want to see what everyone else built to maybe give me some ideas on how to build mine....resin/scratch parts welcomed to!



#2 20dakota04

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:37 AM

Here is one I built a few years ago.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:03 PM

Here's my two, ones a setback axle built like the trucking grew up in and the other was a product of no direction the looks similar to the truck from over the top.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:33 PM

Geez ray , thats an awsomly heavy duty reo .

 

Freightshaker , the australian army had those set back front axle reo's in the 60's-70's . We took them to vietnam and brought them home again , they are now in the hands of private companys . There was one manual and the rest were automatics .


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:49 AM

Scummy I remember seeing some of those when I was in Nam great looking trucks Ihave a Diamond Reo on the bench now

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:33 AM

Scummy I remember seeing some of those when I was in Nam great looking trucks Ihave a Diamond Reo on the bench now

X2! :)



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:16 PM

 

Here is one I built a few years ago.

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I didn't like the Diamond R until this! This is one NICE piece!

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

Here's one that I use in my avatar.

 

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It's just your basic truck repair shop wrecker.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:44 PM

I'm currently working on a DR built as a retired County plow truck, I'll see if I can dig it out and post some pics of what's done so far.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:49 PM

I have one going that will be pulling a bull rack! B)



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:58 PM

Here is one I did back in the 90's while laying on my back after back surgery. Never got the mirrors on but I have them some place.

 

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:01 PM

Here's one that I use in my avatar.

 

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It's just your basic truck repair shop wrecker.

Nice!



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:09 PM

Sean I just put up a White Western Star in the Under Glass section.  I made a couple of minor changes to it, but maybe it will help to inspire you.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:18 AM

Sean I just put up a White Western Star in the Under Glass section.  I made a couple of minor changes to it, but maybe it will help to inspire you.

 

If its the brown one then yeah i saw it already...twice...once here and the other on facebook!



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:59 PM

Has anyone built one with a dump body from the autocar kit?....i may have a better idea...i just cant find one  (Montone on an DR)



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:10 PM

bandit I just put the dump body from the Autocar in with the Diamond Reo kit. I would like to find anouther Autocar dump truck kit. at a resonable price.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:42 PM

bandit I just put the dump body from the Autocar in with the Diamond Reo kit. I would like to find anouther Autocar dump truck kit. at a resonable price.

that makes 2!...I think round 2 should have issued that dump body with the amt pete 359 kit!...Being they are near perfect...other than the tail but that can be fixed with i think 2 new parts that is not hard to make!?



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 06:37 PM

Western Star with Double Mercury sleeper.

 

(inspired by Doug Long, aka Kodiak Island Modeler...after seeing his version of the W/WS with double Mercury)

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:07 AM

Those are some great works and your photography is great too.  Thanks for sharing.