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#1 bandit1

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

Hey guys i got pics im uploading as of now but im working on my DR kit and even though i have no idea about paint and etc... im at least getting things assembled and will have pics here in a bit ...i would like to find another set of wheels for this truck...for the rear drives are planned on another build and the front steers i dont care for all that much and would love to find a set of buds for it if anyone has a spare set?...on to the build pics....(come here in a bit for im uploading as of now!)

 

Edit: Here is the wip start pic!

 

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The rest which is just pics of the tree's them selves can be found below vvvv

 

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#2 Chris guthro

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:10 PM

I love these old trucks! I have another set of outside buds. You got a pm!

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

Looking good, so far...



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:07 PM

Nice to see a diamond comin to life, I love hose old trucks!

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:20 AM

Nice to see a diamond comin to life, I love hose old trucks!

 

 

 

Yeah i got talkin' to a guy last night said that these old diamond reo's and such would run till you put them in the ground and then keep on running!...while the pete's/kw.etc...all were complete junk....lol



#6 freightshaker

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:54 PM

I've got a 1970 diamond that was my dads truck, I grew up in that ol girl. Anyways he parked it 15 years ago we still have it, it Sets at the shop. I'm hopin to restore it. 400 small cam cummins. She was a runner.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:37 AM

I've got a 1970 diamond that was my dads truck, I grew up in that ol girl. Anyways he parked it 15 years ago we still have it, it Sets at the shop. I'm hopin to restore it. 400 small cam cummins. She was a runner.

 

 

You gotta get me pics of it!?...I just love seeing these old trucks  B)



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:46 AM

Got a possible solution to the rear suspension issue that is suppose to exist but doesnt!...Ill show ya in a bit what i mean when the glue dries! :blink:



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:20 AM

Building one of these now...did not have problems with rear suspension. How ever I do have a problem with the back of the front fenders fouling with the battery boxes when  you open or close. Bottom edge overlaps almost 1/16th of an inch. Thinking  probably a spacer between grille and hood mounts.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:47 PM

I will have to take some, it's at our scrapyard shop but since I got a different job I don't get over that way as much as I'd like. I'll see if my brother can snap a few n send me.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:51 AM

I will have to take some, it's at our scrapyard shop but since I got a different job I don't get over that way as much as I'd like. I'll see if my brother can snap a few n send me.

 

Thanks!...

 

Update: 

 

Trying to figure out how much i should add to the frame to extend it for more "Appealing to the Eyes" look!?

 

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:27 AM

For a sleeper equipped tractor?   A good 1.5 to 2 inches (actual) looks nice.

 

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:33 AM

For a sleeper equipped tractor?   A good 1.5 to 2 inches (actual) looks nice.

 

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Actually ive been thinking that! :lol:



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:25 PM

Looking good so far on what you have got done. I have built two of them one with a sleeper & one without a sleeper.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:21 PM

Update:

 

Lengthened the frame for now i can build a tractor unit without worrying about putting a dent in the back sleeper wall! :lol:

 

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:43 PM

Sean glad to see you back on the DImond REO Have you decided on you paint yet.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:46 PM

Nice project! 



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:30 AM

Sean glad to see you back on the DImond REO Have you decided on you paint yet.

 

I think i figured out a couple paint jobs i can do ... :D

 

I love these old trucks! I have another set of outside buds. You got a pm!

???...Havent seen or heard nothing or even have any chris? :(