Diamond T


http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Topic11170.aspx
Print Topic | Close Window

By VTMACK - 5 Years Ago
The 48 DT 201 wrecker on page 3 is a friend of mine. Quite a story behind it. He had it all but done restoring it and his garage burned with it in it and he had to start all over. It is sure a beauty now.
By jhancock - 7 Years Ago
John G those gauges look great! Talk about starting with a pile of s@!t and getting roses.
By jhancock - 6 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/a776f404-ca87-4982-b512-db71.jpg

1954 Diamond T 951S.

Jim
By jhancock - 6 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/f8c9d86d-2699-41c9-b394-e7b2.jpg

Stylish Diamond T pickup truck.

Jim
By jhancock - 6 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/49be4ec9-7ba6-44b8-8ba1-8551.JPG

1946 Diamond T 509 beautifully restored inside and out.

Jim
By John Frances - 7 Years Ago
Glee Pitney (15/12/2012)
Bill: Do you have any information on the DT at the Ruan facility? It does not seem to have Ruan specs, unit numbers and general upkeep/appearance. Glee


from here : "Ruan Rentals had four or five of these nice Diamond Ts leased to Pfister and Vogal Tanning here in Milwaukee. This was at Ruan's shop in March of 1964."
By John Frances - 5 Years Ago
Big pictures on facebook, Hendrickson built COE prototype here, here and here, Murty Bros COE prototype here and here, design drawing of the production COE here, 'pre-production' conventional here, other pictures by same poster, Joe Raymond,  here (scroll up).

By John Frances - 5 Years Ago
These pictures are from a 1933 Diamond T factory catalog on ebay. Both are captioned as 1 1/2 ton Deluxe Model 211 but the Arnold Bros truck has a 'V-Type Cab' and has rear opening doors.



By PZ 1 - 6 Years Ago
Hamish (15/06/2013)
Big Diamond T-probably a 921 model with strange looking cabover truck on the back. Could this be a prototype for the DT cabover cab introduced in 1954 and shared with International. I'm sure someone wrote that Murty Brothers of Portland, Oregon designed this cab for DT.


Just speculation, but possibly the prototype as it was hauled from Murty's in Portland to Diamond T in Chicago?
By C10 - C90 Bill - 7 Years Ago
Bill White (26/12/2012)
D-T 4300



Nice looking truck with a nice load of lumber. Reminds me of my old lumber hauling days. I would haul small trailer loads on my tandem straight truck.
By Bruce Ohnstad - 4 Years Ago
I've never seen a Diamond T grille like the Radion truck.  Are there other examples of that grille, or might it be a custom? 
Bruce
By Slim 3979 - 5 Years Ago
Enjoying the pics, Bill.  Glad you're back.

Slim
By Slim 3979 - 2 Years Ago
Bill White (1/10/2017)
1939 305
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/7e0e520a-1d58-4798-9dd3-9d24.jpg

Bill, that's a Allis Chalmers Model G on the back of this truck.  They were rare when they were  built back in the '50s  and they are still rare, but most of them have survived.
By Slim 3979 - 2 Years Ago
Yes, Bill, that is Mount Shasta in the background.  We have a pic of the truck framed and hanging on the truck wall here at home.  It was featured in a Saturday Evening Post ad.
Slim
By Slim 3979 - 2 Years Ago
Bill, we really enjoyed the Diamond T pics.  Where is the bridge behind the Darigold truck?

Slim
By Norm W - 2 Years Ago
Around my area the muck farmers have rebuild those "G" tractors so many times there probably isn't an original part left on them.  David Bradley made a smaller version with a single rear wheel that were used on small farms.  Great cultivating tractors because of the visibility.
By dieselsteveo - 2 Years Ago
Nice!  I own a 1948 Allis Chalmers G that I am slowly restoring.  Hard to believe that building 30000 of something makes it rare, but its true, and it makes everything G more expensive.

Great looking truck too. 

Slim 3979 (1/13/2017)
Bill White (1/10/2017)
1939 305
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/7e0e520a-1d58-4798-9dd3-9d24.jpg

Bill, that's a Allis Chalmers Model G on the back of this truck.  They were rare when they were  built back in the '50s  and they are still rare, but most of them have survived.


By Stretch - 6 Years Ago
That D-T looks really clean and straight!
Like the black CA plate. Must've been stored inside.
By Stretch - 2 Years Ago
I think that's Mount Shasta in the background.
Beautiful truck.
By aw12345 - 3 Years Ago
It's a DAF, no question about it
By aw12345 - 2 Years Ago
Isn't it for sale in NH by a Joseph equipment sales?
By Junkmandan - 6 Years Ago
Bill----The tan truck from the plantation was at the Huntsville show and was propane powered..........Very nice unmolested unit for it's age .
By Bruehawk - 7 Years Ago
Old ex-army one from down under.

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/d1489317-f779-43b9-bf5f-73f3.JPG
By Bruehawk - 7 Years Ago
Sh#t Ron, thats still pretty bloody good, I think it would take me about half a bloody day to do that these days.
By Bruehawk - 6 Years Ago
Ron, do you recall Behns having a Mack NR with a K series forward controlled Bedford cab and I think it had been repowered with a 671 and 10 spd R/ranger??

I'm sure I seen it at Crowdy Head in early 70's picking up a dozer.
By Bruehawk - 6 Years Ago
Another Behn's for you Ron, this time a Kenworth.

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/8daecbbe-ced2-43d4-b8c1-98ca.png

Thanks for the info on the NR's.
By badgoat - 6 Years Ago
Les Freathy (11/05/2013)
OK can anyone tell me why the image is not visible?


You added it an an attachment rather then just inserting the image. Click on the icon that looks like a mountain and it will put it in as an image.
By badgoat - 6 Years Ago
And here it is....

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/fbb68ccc-3836-4c66-83c8-0b48.jpg
By John Gott - 7 Years Ago
I thought I would include a few pictures of my dash restoratrion on my 1942 Diamond T 969A. Before and after gauges and before andd after cowl.

John G

By John Gott - 6 Years Ago
Gordon_M (27/04/2013)
Here in the UK we did replace all the diesels in our M20s with Rolls Royce engines, but no idea what the problem with the original diesels was.


Gordon,

I believe the engines were over revved while being used, as they had a operating rpm range of 900 to 1300 rpms, and a top speed of 23 mph which I believe was reguarly exceeded in theater when unladen, which led to many failures, I have read that post war, spare parts were hard to come by, but there seemed to be a lot of parts in France and Belgium.

John G
By 359er - 7 Years Ago
I think WE can all agree, MR. Bill White, (and heavy on the Mr.) is the truck pic historian no matter what kind of truck on both JustOldTrucks and ATHS forums. I want to give him a big Thank You from all of us. Keep it up Bill, you do a great deed for all.
By 359er - 7 Years Ago
66DT, Welcome aboard, Sharp Diamond you have there.
By 359er - 6 Years Ago
Eddy, While we are on the DT thread, Whatever happened to your friend Ken Ostenkowski (sp). Everyone helped him get his DT done for the Nat. Show a year or so ago but never heard of him or his truck since. Wayne
By Toby_S - 7 Years Ago
Couple weeks ago at school with my students. Used my '45 DT when talking about WWII production. Kids had to explain why certain aspect of it are the way they are because it was made during the war and relate it to the DT ads I had from '42-'45. Fun day.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/6bbb36a2-9a10-4b3e-a6d3-c510.JPG
By k2 - 6 Years Ago
dean powers co.
By John Woge - 6 Years Ago
1966 921, 238, 15 direct, 4.11 with a dealer made air tag that hung you when you just looked at uneven surfaces..........

Right after graduating high school....I was the extra driver and usually ran it when they needed me.

The fenders got rotten and they put A-Car fenders on it.

John

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/d5d5f655-2b29-4149-80fd-432b.jpg
By rubbishman - 7 Years Ago

1953. The 3 men & a small boy doing the lifting are behind out of sight.

H.S.Blake
By rubbishman - 7 Years Ago
1964 633CG fibreglass cab D-T

H.S. Blakehttp://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/ac02d2f5-2dea-4729-9b24-8b18.bmp
By rubbishman - 6 Years Ago
The fibreglass ones were also designated "DF" range later along with REO as you mentioned before. They were not made from the so-called Royalex material used in the infamous "Trend" range cabs.

You can ID the fibreglass cab by the drip rail ending at the B pillars, not continuing all the way around the back of the cab. Also some of the later ones had a chrome overlay on the drip rail, a nice touch.

I. for one, have never seen any fibreglass examples out here in CA. However I got to look over a brand new steel cab chassis circa 1970, and noted the interior cab furnishings made the Harvester CO/VCO etc. versions look crude in comparison.

H.S. Blake
By rubbishman - 6 Years Ago
This appears to be the chassis in question.
H.S. Blake
By rubbishman - 6 Years Ago
According to my research, the story is the D-T "Tilt Cab" project was spearheaded by a man by the name of Xenon Hansen, head of the Portland D-T dealership. Mr Hansen was later president of Mack. Murty Bros.as I understand it, was a design firm also in in Portland,OR.
The idea was to bring out an improved cab- over design to compete with the White 3000. The D-T design overcame many of the shortcomings of the 3000, notably the complex tilting mechanism and the serviceability of the low mounted engine, low in the frame to get rid of a doghouse in the cab.

The Murty/D-T design made the 3000 look ancient even in 1954, and of course went on to arguably become more popular than the White. The Harvester Emeryville and D-400 range conventional were offshoots of this design of course.

I have not been able to find a design patent on the actual cab styling, the Murty patent is mostly concerned with the tilting arrangement and cab controls. If you download the entire patent you will note they adapted this spring lifting idea to a passenger car hood as well.

Most of the later medium- heavy COES, Ford, GMC etc were based on this design in one way or another.

H.S.Blake
By rubbishman - 5 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/bfee6a30-09a5-42b9-8eb6-6338.jpgHere of course is the result. This grill was used until circa (edit) 1965 I believe.

H.S.Blake
By rubbishman - 5 Years Ago
Fibreglass DF series. The drip rail ends at the B pillar whereas the steel versions goes all they around, This was badged as REO also.
H.S.Blake
By rubbishman - 2 Years Ago
What kind of setup is that on the brakes?
By Brocky - 7 Years Ago
Toby

What a great teaching aid. I bet those kids will rremember more about that day and WWII than any others in the country.
By Brocky - 7 Years Ago
Geoff

Lets see if I can keep this simple?? White Motor bought Autocar in '53, REO in '58, and Diamond T in '59. This purchase halted the DT/IH connection and the DT use of the Comfovision cab. In 1960 White closed the Diamond T plant in Chicago and moved production to the REO plant in Lansing Mich building DT's, REO's, and special order heavy duty Whites all on the same line. Sometimes identical trucks with a mix and match use of name badges! At first White used the REO cab on DT's (P-series) with an option of the Autocar cab and fiberglass tilt hood. By the mid 60's customers all wanted more room so the Autocar cab (or White corporate cab) became the standard.

On May 1st, 1967 White Motor created the Diamond REO name, combining the two makes into one truck. The DR truck was basically the DT truck of '65 &'66. I will not get into the demise of DR thru White's bankruptcy sales. In the '80's and '90's the Osterman Group of Carlisle PA built Diamond REO Giant's using rights, and dies bought from White.

Hope all this helps, or at least lessens the confusion?? Will see you at Yakima and discuss this more over coffee.
By Brocky - 6 Years Ago
Hamish

Here is the 921CN in the Fuller Road Ranger AD posted above as it sits today in my barn,just as the wrecker brought it home.. The number 1 on the right side of the grille gives it away as well as it being a single axle, the next 18 they bought had rubber band drive tagaxles. Serial # CN 0421 Purchased new from Commercial Automotive Corporation, Winston Salem, NC on Feb 14, 1959 for $15,330.17





By Brocky - 6 Years Ago
Blue Bell was the original parent company of Wrangler Blue Jeans and is now owned by the VF (Vanity Fair) conglomerate. Wrangler started their trucking department in 1955 with some leased Autocars and Sterlings. This was the first truck they purchased on Feb 14th, 1959.

It held some sentimental value for a while as in the 80's one maintainence director started to reburbrish it for a show / advertising truck only he passed away before it was finished. When my wife and I went to work there in 1998 the trailer shop was using it for a yard mule. Finally about 2000 the shifting linkage became so wore out nobody could find reverse so it was parked and it took til 2002 and a change of fleet managers before I could talk them out of it.
By Brocky - 6 Years Ago
Hamish

It still has the R-96 although it has been upgraded to air shift from cable. Also the engine has been rebuilt as a 220. Also the driveshaft disc parking brake has been removed and spring lock brakes installed. Here are a couple of interior pictures to show how spartan they were. These trucks ran a team operation from Greenville SC to El Paso Tex in the summer with no A/C.





By Brocky - 6 Years Ago
Just Speculation, but the whole picture looks Canadian?? Snow on the ground, The lug tires on the steering and a big mountain behind the hood?? o idea on the small COE, windows look English, definitely not the 22 series DT.
By Brocky - 2 Years Ago
Hamish (1/16/2017)
Just a question for the DT experts on here. Does anyone know what the story is regarding the extra 2 rear corner windows in the McLaughlin Body Co. built cabs? Were they a deluxe cab or did all cabs produced in the later 1940s have this arrangement? As far as I know the McLaughlin cab ran from 1936-1949 when it was replaced by the IH Comfo Vision cab. Over time the roof height must have been raised quite a bit because the 1936-37 trucks seem to have much smaller windshields than later trucks.
Picture courtesy of Edward Labno, Reo, Diamond T and Diamond Reo fb page.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/ce1c6158-aa10-4878-81b4-e5b8.jpg


Hammish
Sorry it has taken me this long to reply..
Just got off the phone with Leroy Gurganus and he states that these 5 window cabs were a (possibly only post war??) factory option with this cab.. And a separate option from the prewar Deluxe cabs.
By Brocky - 5 Years Ago
Bill
Welcome back.. It was not only great to meet and visit with you at Springfield, BUT I had definately missed your wealth of pictures and information here.
By Brocky - 5 Years Ago
Bill
They are both in the 38 to 49 era..I will not try to narrow it any futher, at first glance the panel looks to have a wartime painted grill but then the chrome hub caps cancel that out. The panel truck is on the 201 chassis and the larger on about a 529..
By Brocky - 5 Years Ago
Bill
Thank you for the correction. I guess I had not paid that close attention to the difference in grille bar size and spaceing. This site is great, learn something new everyday!!
By Brocky - 5 Years Ago
Hamish
As far as I know they waited on the Murty Bros LCF.
By Brocky - 2 Years Ago
Steve
The Del DeYoung collection in Freisland Wisc.
By Brocky - 2 Years Ago
Paul
This is 1962 (post White purchase) model 961 (which I had never heard of) thus the optional Autocar cab and a 931 cast radiator and front sheet metal, with a set forward steering axle owned by Paul Moneymaker of Seattle. Yes he has spent some big bucks tricking it out with a lot of chrome and extras.. Below are some pictures I took of it at the Yakima Wash show in 2013. Possibly this 961 number was new for this combo of options???http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/a23abff6-ffa7-40da-b180-c092.jpghttp://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/031030de-c1bb-44c8-8f00-b601.jpghttp://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/e9fa6a9f-5f1f-4db4-b501-1c91.jpghttp://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/619951a5-3bf4-4c30-b731-f373.jpghttp://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/8a31d32c-5fdd-4289-be65-7726.jpg 
By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago
1919 Diamond T --

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5035/5872446769_5eb18e638c_o.jpg
By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago
1925 Diamond T 2 1.5 Ton

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3192/5872446799_1fff334f68_b.jpg
By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago
1934 Diamond T Model 351 Truck



http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3226/5872446831_61121f2e1a_o.jpg
By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago
1936 Diamond T 2 Ton Truck

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3288/5873004246_ab2f5f0f73_b.jpg
By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago
1936 Diamond T -- Coca Cola Truck -- Utica, NYhttp://farm6.staticflickr.com/5142/5873004312_4e8b61edff_b.jpg





By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago

1936 Diamond T Model 360 Truck





http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5160/5872446995_984067426e_o.jpg
By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago
Pan American Grace Lines / Doodlebug

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7012/6784282969_b2702b4306_o.jpg
By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago

1956 Diamond T 921C COE Truck





http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5315/5872448257_1e488da2c1_b.jpg
By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago
1955 Diamond T 921C Tilt Cab COE

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5078/5872448149_4c442f64e0_b.jpg
By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago
This was found on FLIKR and is just too good not to share here --

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/5512d801-6329-4256-a8c6-0750.jpg
By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago
1950 Diamond T COE Furniture Van

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3003/5873004792_18e32a4fba_b.jpg
By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago
Bill White (27/01/2013)
eymurphey (27/01/2013)
1945 AD Diamond Truck T Model 910

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5111/5873004448_33bb0e8cab_o.jpg


George, I was a pilot on a C54 Skymaster



--


Bill, that's one of the few planes I don't have a model of -- yes, I also make plastic model planes. If you have any pics of the C-54 and you wish to share them, please send via e-mail. I would enjoy adding them to my aircraft picture collection.
By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago
Since I started something with DT & Aircraft--

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7020/6784282569_0148e70b03_o.jpg
By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago
Let's see if Bill knows this aircraft --

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6784282347_ba00279522_z.jpg
By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago
Doodlebug -- refueling



http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7155/6784282239_86c95e98d4_o.jpg
By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago

Doodlebug Texaco, 1940 Cadillac v16 limo, DC-3




http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6784282111_accc886bee_b.jpg
By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago
1938 Diamond T Streamliner




http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3248/5872448813_f9af91ccd8_o.jpg
By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago

1939 Diamond T Truck



http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3074/5872448797_d34c3bc6e4_o.jpg
By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago
1944 Diamond T

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3075/5872449047_173df7999f_o.jpg
By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago
1945 AD Diamond Truck T Model 910

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5111/5873004448_33bb0e8cab_o.jpg
By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago

1950 Diamond T 520H Truck





http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5116/5872447335_e2b3cba89f_b.jpg
By eymurphey - 6 Years Ago

1950 Diamond T 900 Swift Tractor Trailer





http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5076/5872447389_c523e40a43_b.jpg
By Tutlebrain - 6 Years Ago
We had them too in Israel, in the IDF and on civvy street, the IDF ones always with the Hercules.


https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/10072_10151526642148139_1151178190_n.jpg

This one is a civilian one with a local cab transporting a barge to the Dead Sea. I suspect the air filter and what looks like a giant Luberfiner indicate a Cummins conversion, but cannot be sure. All sorts of things were done back then... The civilian 969s for examples had Leyland diesels fitted in many cases. Pic by E. Sustiel.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/555137_10201016039151466_191234663_n.jpg

IDF ones kept the gassers. Pic I. Nachman
By Tutlebrain - 6 Years Ago
Just a couple from over the ocean:



Must be Dutch post war conversion - looks like a factory one though. From https://www.flickr.com/photos/74026255@N07/6674084259/sizes/z/in/faves-69019876@N06/



Old T 201 in Israel (Harvard U Israel Collection). This most likely ended up as a steel ingot:ermm:
By Tutlebrain - 6 Years Ago
T980 with a Federal rad in Haifa, Israel, sometime in the 50s, typical of the improvisation necessary to keep WWII surplus after the 1948 war



Another one at the Haifa port delivering prefab beams, soemtime in the 1960s.



A closer look reveals some modifications - it has been fitted with a Cummins 220 by that time (as were all of the IDF ones)



pics: Hanan Sadè
By Hamish - 7 Years Ago
Wolfcreek_Steve (29/12/2012)
GEOFF (29/12/2012)
Bill White,

I've GOT to pat you on the back again for all of these neat old pictures!!!

I just bought and luckily made it home with a 1969 DIAMOND REO C-114DF.

I've been studying the history of Diamond Reo and wondering HOW MUCH was REO and how much was DIAMOND T???!!!!!

I looked at the late Diamond T's and figured my Diamond Reo had the Diamond T CAB and the REO fender and grill.

NOW, I look at this picture that you posted of the Diamond T 4300 and the fenders and the dual headlights and that little white park light are the same as on my Diamond Reo as well.

I don't really know much, I'm actually looking for more info on this.

DOES ANYONE HERE KNOW JUST WHAT PART OF BOTH COMPANIES, DIAMOND T AND REO, HECK FOR THAT MATTER, THE PARENT COMPANY WHITE MOTOR COMPANY WENT INTO THE DIAMOND REO TRUCKS?????????????

Looking forward to any information about Diamond Reo, other than the basics.

GEOFF


Geoff, we would love to see pictures of your new baby!
About the only thing I can tell you about your Diamond Reo is that it has what is known as the "corporate cab". This cab was originally designed by Aurocar very shortly before they were purchased by White in 1953. it was used until, I think, 1987 by the various parts of the White group of companies. (Autocar, White, Western Star, Diamond T, Reo, and Diamond Reo)


Wolfcreek Steve, I think an updated version of the White Corporate Cab-based on the old Autocar Driver Cab was used on Western Star trucks past 1987 and into the 1990s, until it was replaced by the much wider Constellation Cab. I think the old cab may have still been available for a short time after the new cab came out-it was referred to as the Heritage Cab.
By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
grenfell34 (01/02/2013)
bill this old aussie dt has paid her dues


I hope this old girl is saved too, would it have a 6V53, Ron? Looks like a short hood 90" BBC D6300 series.
By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
grenfell34 (01/02/2013)
Hamish (01/02/2013)
grenfell34 (01/02/2013)
bill this old aussie dt has paid her dues


I hope this old girl is saved too, would it have a 6V53, Ron? Looks like a short hood 90" BBC D6300 series.


hamish yet v6/53 the p 5000,s with a c175 cummins had the radiator 10 inches forward

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/photos-australia/30.jpg


Thanks Ron and good to see she has been saved.
By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
grenfell34 (05/02/2013)
bill only a handfull of these 921 dt,s made it here roy behns pictured at ord river w.a

roys yard backed onto binns yard in revesby sydney and i would look over the fence at this dt as a kid

had a chance to buy it a few years back and have regreted passing on it ever since!!!!



That's a beautiful big truck Ron, looks like a big diesel engine on the transporter. Did this truck have a 250 Cummins? You say only a handful made it to Aussie, well you were luckier than us Kiwis, because we had none. Through the 1950s and 1960s Cable Price Corporation had the N.Z. White truck agency. We had WC2264 models with the flathead 250A and 450A Mustang motors and then we had the Reo cab 2064 models with the Reo Gold Comet based Super Mustang o.h.v. motor and the 2064D model with Detroit 6V53N/195. Then for a few years there weren't any Whites sold here, until the mid to late 1970s when we got some Cummins powered 4564 models and then Road Boss, Road Commander and Expeditor models, all 855 Cummins powered apart from some special build Road Boss trucks for the Pan Pac Forestry concern with Cat 3406A-380 horsepower motors. There was as far as I know only one Autocar sold here new after World War 2. It is a DC7564 with NH220 Cummins, Spicer twin stick married box 8016-3A 16 speed, Timken SQDD 38,000 lbs double reduction backend on 6 rod suspension, that was supplied to the Ministry of Works in about 1965. This truck has survived and is now owned by a friend of mine. The MOW never bought any more preferring to buy F230D Internationals, with Kenworth W924s and Mack R797 V8s being purchased in later years.
By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
grenfell34 (05/02/2013)
Hamish (05/02/2013)
grenfell34 (05/02/2013)
bill only a handfull of these 921 dt,s made it here roy behns pictured at ord river w.a

roys yard backed onto binns yard in revesby sydney and i would look over the fence at this dt as a kid

had a chance to buy it a few years back and have regreted passing on it ever since!!!!



That's a beautiful big truck Ron, looks like a big diesel engine on the transporter. Did this truck have a 250 Cummins? You say only a handful made it to Aussie, well you were luckier than us Kiwis, because we had none. Through the 1950s and 1960s Cable Price Corporation had the N.Z. White truck agency. We had WC2264 models with the flathead 250A and 450A Mustang motors and then we had the Reo cab 2064 models with the Reo Gold Comet based Super Mustang o.h.v. motor and the 2064D model with Detroit 6V53N/195. Then for a few years there weren't any Whites sold here, until the mid to late 1970s when we got some Cummins powered 4564 models and then Road Boss, Road Commander and Expeditor models, all 855 Cummins powered apart from some special build Road Boss trucks for the Pan Pac Forestry concern with Cat 3406A-380 horsepower motors. There was as far as I know only one Autocar sold here new after World War 2. It is a DC7564 with NH220 Cummins, Spicer twin stick married box 8016-3A 16 speed, Timken SQDD 38,000 lbs double reduction backend on 6 rod suspension, that was supplied to the Ministry of Works in about 1965. This truck has survived and is now owned by a friend of mine. The MOW never bought any more preferring to buy F230D Internationals, with Kenworth W924s and Mack R797 V8s being purchased in later years.


behns 921 was nh250 5x4 spicer 56000lb top loaders on 6 rod

only no of 1 f230d here a mate owns it ex drill rig he thought it was a westcoaster???

p8516 4x4 16 speed ya earned your money doin a clutch with one of these!!!



Thanks, Ron, is that P8516 an air split, single stick box?, looks bloody heavy. I'm sure the Inter F230Ds were built at the Fort Wayne, Indiana IHC truck plant. Most of the F230Ds were Cummins NH250, 5 x 4 speed, RA373/SFDD4640 65,000 lbs double reduction top load backend on Hendrickson RT type suspension, 24" cast spoke wheels, a bloody big truck. The N.Z. Army had about 6 of them, but they wanted Detroit power rather than Cummins, so the military ones had 6.71N65/238 motors.
By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/5cf4cca7-8ac4-450d-b688-42d2.jpg

Australian Army Diamond T 980/981 passing a Massey Harris based tractor crane.
By Hamish - 5 Years Ago
Thanks for searching out all these interesting pictures John.
By Hamish - 5 Years Ago
Good to see you back on the forum, Bill-you must have been saving up your DT pictures because you've put up some real pearlers. I wonder if the COE fire truck is a Dutch DAF though. DAF modeled their 1950s-60s era cab on the DT COE cab that was current in the late 1930s-early 1940s.
By Hamish - 5 Years Ago
Bill White (7/27/2014)
Brocky 1938-39 had differnt grille
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/ad7d6a7d-8e4f-4b50-ab58-caa9.jpg

1939 Diamond T 404 in the Bill Richardson Transport Museum, Invercargill, New Zealand.

By Hamish - 5 Years Ago
Bill White (7/30/2014)
1951 Diamond T truck display
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/2c856bcb-98c1-4d55-837d-a4e1.jpg

Interesting picture Bill-the conventional truck has the new Comfo-Vision cab while the COE is still using the older DT cab-306SC,404SC, 509SC model. Did Diamond T have a COE model like the International LC/RC series that used the Comfo-Vision cab, or did they wait until the Murty Bros. design was ready?
International LC180-
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/a6cd1c19-80bf-4e23-89ff-1395.jpg

I've sort of answered my own question-this truck is advertised as a 1952 509SC-so DT must have kept building the older COE models after the new conventionals were released in 1950.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/a5ffd37d-1ea9-4c04-93ea-d5c1.jpg
By Hamish - 2 Years Ago
Just a question for the DT experts on here. Does anyone know what the story is regarding the extra 2 rear corner windows in the McLaughlin Body Co. built cabs? Were they a deluxe cab or did all cabs produced in the later 1940s have this arrangement? As far as I know the McLaughlin cab ran from 1936-1949 when it was replaced by the IH Comfo Vision cab. Over time the roof height must have been raised quite a bit because the 1936-37 trucks seem to have much smaller windshields than later trucks.
Picture courtesy of Edward Labno, Reo, Diamond T and Diamond Reo fb page.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/ce1c6158-aa10-4878-81b4-e5b8.jpg
By Hamish - 2 Years Ago
Brocky (1/18/2017)
Hamish (1/16/2017)
Just a question for the DT experts on here. Does anyone know what the story is regarding the extra 2 rear corner windows in the McLaughlin Body Co. built cabs? Were they a deluxe cab or did all cabs produced in the later 1940s have this arrangement? As far as I know the McLaughlin cab ran from 1936-1949 when it was replaced by the IH Comfo Vision cab. Over time the roof height must have been raised quite a bit because the 1936-37 trucks seem to have much smaller windshields than later trucks.
Picture courtesy of Edward Labno, Reo, Diamond T and Diamond Reo fb page.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/ce1c6158-aa10-4878-81b4-e5b8.jpg


Hammish
Sorry it has taken me this long to reply..
Just got off the phone with Leroy Gurganus and he states that these 5 window cabs were a (possibly only post war??) factory option with this cab.. And a separate option from the prewar Deluxe cabs.

Thanks very much Brocky.
By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Diamond T "Thousand Line" trucks with Caterpillar 1673B-225/245 horsepower.
By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Diamond Reo Raider.
By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Big Diamond T-probably a 921 model with strange looking cabover truck on the back. Could this be a prototype for the DT cabover cab introduced in 1954 and shared with International. I'm sure someone wrote that Murty Brothers of Portland, Oregon designed this cab for DT.
By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
chocko (16/06/2013)
Hamish not sure but the strange looking COE on back of the Diamond T could be a D-Model Mack. If it is the cab jacks straight up in the air like an elevator. Joe D.


Definitely looks like a D series Mack, Joe, but the D series cab doesn't have windows in the rear corners of the cab. Also door windows are different.
By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Bill White (18/06/2013)
PZ 1 (16/06/2013)
Hamish (15/06/2013)
Big Diamond T-probably a 921 model with strange looking cabover truck on the back. Could this be a prototype for the DT cabover cab introduced in 1954 and shared with International. I'm sure someone wrote that Murty Brothers of Portland, Oregon designed this cab for DT.


Just speculation, but possibly the prototype as it was hauled from Murty's in Portland to Diamond T in Chicago?


the truck on the back is Murty-Bros cab if my memory serves me rite


Good on you Bill, looks like you may have solved this. I hope some more photos of this truck will come to light.
By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
rubbishman (20/06/2013)
This appears to be the chassis in question.
H.S. Blake
Thanks for digging out this patent drawing Rubbishman, this cab certainly looks like the one on the back of the big DT.
By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Big Diamond T logger from 1943.

By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Big early 1940s Diamond T with Trucktor Third Axle conversion.

By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Diamond T 720 tandem Concrete Mixer truck with Comfo-Vision cab. Would have the XL-450 engine-IH RD450, Clark 291V 5 speed gearbox with Spicer 8031 series 3 speed auxiliary, Timken SLDD 34,000 lbs double reduction tandem or Eaton 32M tandem.

By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Tutlebrain (14/05/2013)
Just a couple from over the ocean:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7019/6674084259_c9fd2b9947_z.jpg

Must be Dutch post war conversion - looks like a factory one though. From https://www.flickr.com/photos/74026255@N07/6674084259/sizes/z/in/faves-69019876@N06/

http://www.carsforum.co.il/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=337967&d=1368476047

Old T 201 in Israel (Harvard U Israel Collection). This most likely ended up as a steel ingot:ermm:
Neat pictures Tutlebrain-someone has made a nice job of that crew cab 968/969.
By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Diamond T semi forward control truck-probably either a 404-SC or 509-SC model.
By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Diamond T C series with steel cab or CG series with fibreglass cab from 1964 belonging to furniture haulers from Long Island, New York.
By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Brocky (10/05/2013)
Blue Bell was the original parent company of Wrangler Blue Jeans and is now owned by the VF (Vanity Fair) conglomerate. Wrangler started their trucking department in 1955 with some leased Autocars and Sterlings. This was the first truck they purchased on Feb 14th, 1959.

It held some sentimental value for a while as in the 80's one maintainence director started to reburbrish it for a show / advertising truck only he passed away before it was finished. When my wife and I went to work there in 1998 the trailer shop was using it for a yard mule. Finally about 2000 the shifting linkage became so wore out nobody could find reverse so it was parked and it took til 2002 and a change of fleet managers before I could talk them out of it.


Has it still got the R-96 Roadranger in it? Were those early single countershaft boxes quite a nice gearbox to use?
By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Thanks Brocky, it sure is basic in the cab, and no doubt it got pretty hot in there without a/c.
By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Late 1950s Diamond T 923F with Comfo-Vision cab.

By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Navajo Freight Lines Diamond T 931C.

By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Diamond T 923C.

By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
1939-1940 Diamond T tractor-possibly a 509 model.

By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
1960 Diamond T 838R-SLHD with Reo cab, Reo Gold Comet V8 and Timken SLHD 34,000 lbs tandem.

By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Diamond T 922D with Autocar Driver Cab. Does anyone know the difference between the 921, 922, and 923 models?

By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Diamond T 931FN-SQHD with Timken SQHD 38,000 lbs tandem.





By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Diamond T 921CN with Cummins NHB600 and Fuller R-96 10 speed Roadranger transmission featured in Fuller Manufacturing advertisement. This cab was known as the "China Closet" cab.

By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Diamond T 931CN.

By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Brocky (10/05/2013)
Hamish

Here is the 921CN in the Fuller Road Ranger AD posted above as it sits today in my barn,just as the wrecker brought it home.. The number 1 on the right side of the grille gives it away as well as it being a single axle, the next 18 they bought had rubber band drive tagaxles. Serial # CN 0421 Purchased new from Commercial Automotive Corporation, Winston Salem, NC on Feb 14, 1959 for $15,330.17

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/c69b8aee-7ab7-49cf-9d64-5859.jpg

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/db201bb1-e2e4-4212-a709-b8dd.jpg

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/28834cd2-6ab1-4f13-b9f0-ff84.jpg


That's amazing Brocky-the very same truck.
By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Here's some Hercules "boat anchors" Skip, I guess their gas engines weren't so bad.

By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
What I think is quite a neat photo of an ex military Diamond T 968 or 969 6x6. It looks like it might have been repowered with a diesel engine, originally would have had a Hercules RXC 529 c.i.d. L head gas motor.

By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
1953 announcement of Diamond T tilt cab models. Apparently this cab was designed for Diamond T by Murty Brothers of Portland, Oregon. Also used by International, and after White bought both Diamond T and Reo in the late 1950s, it was used on trucks branded Reo and after 1967 Diamond Reo too. Fibreglass versions of this cab were built later as well. The gas engines used in the 422C, 522C, and 622C models were o.h.v. Continentals.


By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
1957 Diamond T 921-BR with Comfo Vision cab. B would refer to set back front axle and R would refer to Cummins HR series diesel-either HRB600 at 165 h.p. or HR-6B at 175 h.p.

By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
1957 Diamond T 831 with Comfo Vision cab. 831s had Hall-Scott 590 gasoline or LP gas motor, Spicer 6452 5 speed direct in fifth gearbox, Timken FD901TW 9000 lbs front axle and Eaton 18803 2 speed drive axle rated at 22,400 lbs.

By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Diamond T 921-DN from 1961 with Autocar Driver Cab, before White bought DT these trucks used the Comfo-Vision cab.

By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/7ed54e72-8833-49cd-a377-a098.jpg

Ron Wallis, Housemover from Hawera, Taranaki-Diamond T 968/969-Hercules RXC gas motor. I think the cab might be a 1948-50 Ford truck cab with a few modifications where the windscreen meets the cowl.
By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Thanks Jeff, I'm not sure what the windscreen would have come from or why they couldn't have used the Ford one.
By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/bf911536-0509-439c-bfb4-1c23.jpg

Diamond Reo advert from 1969.
By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Diamond T diesel trucks from 1936-37.

By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Diamond T 980/981 hauling a big piece of electrical gear in Australia. Interesting looking transporter (lowbed) and load divider (dolly), sure would have spread the weight over a wide area of the road.

By Hamish - 6 Years Ago
Thanks Jeff.
By DIAMOND 49 509sc - 6 Years Ago
New member here. Jon is my name. Here is my newly acquired 1949 Diamond T 509sc. It still runs !







By chocko - 6 Years Ago
Hamish the Diamond T 921 owned by Blue Bell could be the same one Brocky has at his farm. Joe D.
By chocko - 6 Years Ago
Hamish not sure but the strange looking COE on back of the Diamond T could be a D-Model Mack. If it is the cab jacks straight up in the air like an elevator. Joe D.
By chocko - 5 Years Ago
Newfie they made a fiberglass cab option in that Model Diamont T. Joe D.
By carlotpilot - 2 Years Ago
rubbishman (1/12/2017)
What kind of setup is that on the brakes?

         those cables went to to the big hand parking brake lever in the cab` no springs in the air cans
By carlotpilot - 2 Years Ago
I`m  going take a guess at mercer island   wash. state  floater
By EdSwartz - 7 Years Ago


Martin Oil Co. from Peoria terminal. 220 w/ two stick 5 + 2.
By EdSwartz - 6 Years Ago
I saw an update on the "other" forum that Flynbrian48 has his pickup running and ready for show time so we took a trip up to the http://www.gilmorecarmuseum.org/ for the Dust Off Days. I visited with Brian and told him about JustOldTrucks so hope he comes over and joins us and tells about his truck. It is not exactly original but a very nice work.



Brian had a small set back when it he had it almost finished.
--enough to make a grown man cry! Check out the story here. http://flynbrian48.wordpress.com

The trip to the Gilmore museum is worth the time and effort if you get anywhere near Kalamazoo on I-94 or Indiana toll road. It is world class.

By EdSwartz - 6 Years Ago
Steve,

I moved from Morton IL to Goshen, IN in 2011, it's 75 miles to Kalamazoo so I guess you could say I'm local but still just getting acquainted with the area north of the tollway. I went to college and met my wife at Goshen 52 years ago so it's familiar territory.

I had never heard of Gilmore until last fall, so when I read that Brian would be there I thought it would be neat to check it out. I enjoyed the variety and the quality of cars of display but I think I will enjoy Ashland Ohio or Walcott Jamboree more.
By GEOFF - 7 Years Ago
Bill White,

I've GOT to pat you on the back again for all of these neat old pictures!!!

I just bought and luckily made it home with a 1969 DIAMOND REO C-114DF.

I've been studying the history of Diamond Reo and wondering HOW MUCH was REO and how much was DIAMOND T???!!!!!

I looked at the late Diamond T's and figured my Diamond Reo had the Diamond T CAB and the REO fender and grill.

NOW, I look at this picture that you posted of the Diamond T 4300 and the fenders and the dual headlights and that little white park light are the same as on my Diamond Reo as well.

I don't really know much, I'm actually looking for more info on this.

DOES ANYONE HERE KNOW JUST WHAT PART OF BOTH COMPANIES, DIAMOND T AND REO, HECK FOR THAT MATTER, THE PARENT COMPANY WHITE MOTOR COMPANY WENT INTO THE DIAMOND REO TRUCKS?????????????

Looking forward to any information about Diamond Reo, other than the basics.

GEOFF
By GEOFF - 7 Years Ago
Brocky,

What a great summation of a bunch of info. Thankyou very much sir!!!! Sounds like a great idea to have a cup of coffee in Yakima!!

Hamish, also thankyou for your additional info.

Wolf Creek Steve, I'll really try to go to work on getting a couple of pictures posted. I took 2 more this morning with this in mind. I'm not very technological, but I have figured out how to take decent pics even if they are on my cell phone, and then I email them to my home email. What to do after that is beyond me, I'll have to get one of my bright kids to help me. I've got to go to a funeral this afternoon then I'm gone for a couple of days.

Thanks again you all!!

GEOFF
By GEOFF - 6 Years Ago
I really like that red 921DFN! Great looking setup!

As always, thanks for all the pictures Bill White!! Keep up the great work.

GEOFF
By grenfell34 - 7 Years Ago
Bill White (15/12/2012)
Ruan 990



359,er well said mate!!! bill ya bloody magic!!!!!! and this little d/t ticks all my boxes sweeeet!!!!
By grenfell34 - 7 Years Ago
Bruehawk (31/12/2012)
Old ex-army one from down under.

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/d1489317-f779-43b9-bf5f-73f3.JPG


bruce the army ordered about 25 of them for tank transporters

they had 335 cummins and allison trans

h.w. crouch supplied em ,the were at parramatta rd camperdown then!

i was a aprentice at cummins and the army wanted sump guards fitted which ment machining the rear section of the sump [oilpan]

so every day for months i would drive into the city drain n save the oil swap out the sump and reuse the oil

then drop the sump at the machinists , the would machine it over night and i would repeat the prosses the next day!!!!! boring but good practice!!!!

these days im slowin up but i can still get a sump of a nh in about 8 minutes lol
By grenfell34 - 7 Years Ago
By grenfell34 - 6 Years Ago
bruce about 95 i went to a auction at the armys big depot at ingleburn[i think]

with a mate he was after a trailer for a backhoe

anyway i get talkin to this army captain and the subject of those

reos came up and he said follow me?

he took me over to a enormous shed and inside was 6 of them

they had never been into service!!!!!!
By grenfell34 - 6 Years Ago
bill this old aussie dt has paid her dues

By grenfell34 - 6 Years Ago
Hamish (01/02/2013)
grenfell34 (01/02/2013)
bill this old aussie dt has paid her dues


I hope this old girl is saved too, would it have a 6V53, Ron? Looks like a short hood 90" BBC D6300 series.


hamish yet v6/53 the p 5000,s with a c175 cummins had the radiator 10 inches forward

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/photos-australia/30.jpg
By grenfell34 - 5 Years Ago
bruce  dicko,s toy out of dubbo nswhttp://farm8.static.flickr.com/7345/10369281296_05d548180a.jpg
By grenfell34 - 5 Years Ago
Bill White (6/7/2014)
grenfell34 (6/6/2014)
bill this ones seen some hard miles  still going!!! Ron, I like them this way, This old gal has a lot of character



bill my gear aint much better lookin!!!!
the s2 is the only one with presentable paint but I kinda like it like that



By grenfell34 - 5 Years Ago
View Cains-04_wm.jpg in slide show
By grenfell34 - 6 Years Ago
bill only a handfull of these 921 dt,s made it here roy behns pictured at ord river w.a

roys yard backed onto binns yard in revesby sydney and i would look over the fence at this dt as a kid

had a chance to buy it a few years back and have regreted passing on it ever since!!!!

By grenfell34 - 6 Years Ago
Hamish (05/02/2013)
grenfell34 (05/02/2013)
bill only a handfull of these 921 dt,s made it here roy behns pictured at ord river w.a

roys yard backed onto binns yard in revesby sydney and i would look over the fence at this dt as a kid

had a chance to buy it a few years back and have regreted passing on it ever since!!!!



That's a beautiful big truck Ron, looks like a big diesel engine on the transporter. Did this truck have a 250 Cummins? You say only a handful made it to Aussie, well you were luckier than us Kiwis, because we had none. Through the 1950s and 1960s Cable Price Corporation had the N.Z. White truck agency. We had WC2264 models with the flathead 250A and 450A Mustang motors and then we had the Reo cab 2064 models with the Reo Gold Comet based Super Mustang o.h.v. motor and the 2064D model with Detroit 6V53N/195. Then for a few years there weren't any Whites sold here, until the mid to late 1970s when we got some Cummins powered 4564 models and then Road Boss, Road Commander and Expeditor models, all 855 Cummins powered apart from some special build Road Boss trucks for the Pan Pac Forestry concern with Cat 3406A-380 horsepower motors. There was as far as I know only one Autocar sold here new after World War 2. It is a DC7564 with NH220 Cummins, Spicer twin stick married box 8016-3A 16 speed, Timken SQDD 38,000 lbs double reduction backend on 6 rod suspension, that was supplied to the Ministry of Works in about 1965. This truck has survived and is now owned by a friend of mine. The MOW never bought any more preferring to buy F230D Internationals, with Kenworth W924s and Mack R797 V8s being purchased in later years.


behns 921 was nh250 5x4 spicer 56000lb top loaders on 6 rod

only no of 1 f230d here a mate owns it ex drill rig he thought it was a westcoaster???

p8516 4x4 16 speed ya earned your money doin a clutch with one of these!!!

By grenfell34 - 6 Years Ago
Bruehawk (05/02/2013)
Ron, do you recall Behns having a Mack NR with a K series forward controlled Bedford cab and I think it had been repowered with a 671 and 10 spd R/ranger??

I'm sure I seen it at Crowdy Head in early 70's picking up a dozer.


bloody h#ll bruce i didnt think you were that old mate??? lol, roy had 2 one with a nh250 and another with the 6/71 both were painted terex green as was the dt my mate in yass told me the gm powered one ended up in yass and was sent to china a few months before we orginised the first hume run!! all up there was about 5 or six built with the same formula nr chassis and axles - cummins or gm and bedstead cab. there was one in pioneers colours doin quarry work at penrith in the early 90.s gm powered
By grenfell34 - 6 Years Ago
Bruehawk (05/02/2013)
Another Behn's for you Ron, this time a Kenworth.

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/8daecbbe-ced2-43d4-b8c1-98ca.png

Thanks for the info on the NR's.


bruce that truck went to peter henry [nt henry n sons ] lithgow

i did a inframe plus a cam on it[335] for henrys about 75 still waitin to get paid!!!!!

leopards dont change the spots so be carefull doin work there
By grenfell34 - 5 Years Ago
bill just came in for lunch and saw your post ! glad your back mate!!! made my day
see what ya can dig up in bubble nose pete pics please mate I need all the reference I can get
ron in oz
By grenfell34 - 5 Years Ago
bill this ones seen some hard miles  still going!!!
By 66dt - 7 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/b73a1bf7-250c-4270-a7db-0c94.jpg

My ole - 1959 923 DB 220 CUMMINS R-96 10:22 4.11
By Newfie-Trucker - 5 Years Ago
here is one of a sleeper cab DT coe kinda rare
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/ef4ad709-dfa0-46da-bac0-03b1.jpg

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/1966b071-b36e-43f7-9076-2d80.jpg
By GreenMtnMan - 7 Years Ago
Nice pics! May I put in a request for my favorite: the 990?
By GreenMtnMan - 7 Years Ago
Thank You Bill. I think the top pic is Mr. DeYoung's tractor. The bottom one in on the cover of a 990 brochure. I spent some time a kid riding in a 990 farm pickup truck. For a while I had a Diamond Reo C 990. Might get another one if I could find one!
By GreenMtnMan - 7 Years Ago
Hello Geoff - As far as I know only the 1967 and 1968 models should have the small glass parking lights. You say your fenders are like the ones on the 4300? That is the same fender as a 990 or DC- 101. Sounds like you may have one of the butterfly hood models. It could have small letters or large ones on the side of the hood. Or none at all. I eagerly await some pictures.
By Shifty - 2 Years Ago
Bill
 Is this that same truck you posted?


http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/f70ce62f-d1f4-4544-972b-37a4.jpg
By Shifty - 2 Years Ago
That is correct. I saw it at Del's in Wisconsin. Friesland? He had a real nice collection. Mostly Buick cars, and Diamond -T trucks.
 The one pictured was probably the only unrestored  one there, but it was my personal favorite.
 
By Shifty - 2 Years Ago
Thanks for the link. Yes that looks like it, and I'll bet that Duck came out of Wisconsin Dells.
 
By skeeter - 7 Years Ago
my 990... can be bought cheap....... 220 and 5x2sp
By melonreo - 6 Years Ago
Hamish (01/02/2013)
grenfell34 (01/02/2013)
bill this old aussie dt has paid her dues


I hope this old girl is saved too, would it have a 6V53, Ron? Looks like a short hood 90" BBC D6300 series.
By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
1959 Diamond T 921N

By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
1964 Diamond T P4300

By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
By Bill White - 2 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/e543a518-14b7-4d36-8acc-a2f1.jpg
By Bill White - 2 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/cd6d18c3-3573-40b7-860d-817c.jpg
By Bill White - 2 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/4c951c15-d9db-43b2-8505-ef70.jpg
By Bill White - 2 Years Ago
1963 D-6300
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/e8ccb8ef-a0dc-4ef1-8af8-a220.jpg
By Bill White - 2 Years Ago
Lake Washington The Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge  http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/9c7b546e-7a28-4065-ba61-c23c.jpgSlim 3979 (4/8/2017)
Bill, we really enjoyed the Diamond T pics.  Where is the bridge behind the Darigold truck?

Slim


By Bill White - 2 Years Ago
Shifty, It looks to be the same this was for sale here is more photos.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/41c0fae5-323b-4f3c-ac10-e2cf.jpg

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/ae9eb701-fd9a-4d3e-8fb9-cb4a.jpg
By Bill White - 2 Years Ago
This is were it is.
JOSEPH EQUIPMENT CO
Manchester, New Hampshire
Phone: (603) 641-8608

Click on this below for the sale
1947 Diamond T
By Bill White - 2 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/c4de85af-f31d-43f0-9962-3f15.jpg
By Bill White - 2 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/162f31cb-d761-411c-885e-5af6.jpg
By Bill White - 2 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/29622e19-8984-4719-b1e3-aacb.jpg
By Bill White - 2 Years Ago
990
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/bc90e211-729c-4b25-9f83-160e.jpg
By Bill White - 2 Years Ago
1939 305
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/7e0e520a-1d58-4798-9dd3-9d24.jpg
By Bill White - 2 Years Ago
1956

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/71869d35-e3b4-421a-bfeb-e7e6.jpg
By Bill White - 2 Years Ago
1958  662
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/c0d1fa2d-4e05-4ea1-a89d-db7e.jpg
By Bill White - 2 Years Ago
1947  901
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/e9a91083-24ed-4bb1-a4cc-8d5b.jpg

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/73982481-952d-4cfa-881e-6bf8.jpg
By Bill White - 2 Years Ago
1950 910 R
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/fc7278c4-21aa-4232-aed7-7c0e.jpg
By Bill White - 2 Years Ago
1958  923 Diesel
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/1576cb26-8f57-4f61-ad1b-a246.jpg
By Bill White - 4 Years Ago
B.C.Fry's Diamond T this one powered by Cummins Diesel
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/01c1d9c5-50f0-402c-a7e5-f782.bmp
By Bill White - 4 Years Ago
Diamond T 950-56M
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/af1d1bfa-00b6-4449-b1d6-f4a8.jpg
By Bill White - 4 Years Ago
Diamond-T 950 56M Chassis
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/392e41c5-0c15-4ca1-85f6-baf8.jpg
By Bill White - 4 Years Ago
1935
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/ce47a07f-e114-40dd-a64f-dccb.jpg
By Bill White - 2 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/585e3bb4-d49e-4fb2-aad4-09fb.jpg
By Bill White - 2 Years Ago
1947 614H
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/d4f05aac-4545-4388-bd59-e0d5.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/f27905aa-83c9-4eef-93e1-f812.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/b68641f3-3128-4101-9f20-611b.jpg
By Bill White - 4 Years Ago
Diamond T Radion
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/5fe93ade-847d-49b2-8c66-f799.jpg
By Bill White - 4 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/5d5fca72-0c51-45b6-b829-66f6.jpg
By Bill White - 4 Years Ago
Diamond T Radion .
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/e3c5a9ba-44f4-4d55-ade3-5649.jpg
By Bill White - 4 Years Ago
Houston Truck Lines. Friend, Ne.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/2525897c-23e7-4392-8a74-8fe5.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
Diamond T COE 1953 AD
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/19ddd323-1643-49a8-937f-36ff.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
Hamish (7/27/2014)
Bill White (7/27/2014)
Brocky 1938-39 had differnt grille
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/ad7d6a7d-8e4f-4b50-ab58-caa9.jpg

1939 Diamond T 404 in the Bill Richardson Transport Museum, Invercargill, New Zealand.


You are welcome Brocky, The 38-39 grille probably cost more to produce. I think it is a beautiful grille.

By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
Winton  truck museum
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/0825cc1b-9e71-4e94-b2e4-e04e.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1951 Diamond T truck display
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/2c856bcb-98c1-4d55-837d-a4e1.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1937 a survivor
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/17822765-3810-4070-a4f8-6bf2.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1948
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/c75e1754-4854-4991-b4dd-f3c5.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1948 Diamond-T Maxim
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/a2b6c6bd-791e-4d4f-b32a-7853.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1953 Diamond-T 921
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/b8f3f810-ecba-4b34-bf49-7ec4.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1957 Diamond T 532
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/77acfe61-6336-43e2-8ded-dd17.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1962 Diamond T 500
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/9ec4de04-6cc4-4b41-af40-5ff1.png
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1965 Diamond T model P2000
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/2feadf02-697f-4d85-be43-d3f4.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/40933653-31a4-49b3-aec4-9672.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
Slim 3979 (6/18/2014)
Enjoying the pics, Bill.  Glad you're back.

Slim

Glad you enjoy them Slim, and it is good to be back.
Bill

By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
Glee Pitney (6/18/2014)

Thanks, Bill.  Here is my photo of the '51 DT. Also a1960's DT, also Cities Service at Cicero (Chicago).  Glee


Thanks Glee great pics

By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/513c58ec-0c04-4c9b-aa06-0e26.jpg
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/b9fe8565-a379-4042-9a43-207f.jpg
I worked on them a bit they are great Glee
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
Glee Pitney (6/21/2014)
Bill:  Thanks for the redo of the photos.  I know how to attach a photo, but not how to make photo show up on the page. I'll work on that.  Glee

You are always welcome Glee.
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
Brocky 1938-39 had differnt grille
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/ad7d6a7d-8e4f-4b50-ab58-caa9.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1939 Diamond T 509
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/577796b5-bbc4-4bb0-8d27-88b6.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1952 Diamond T
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/6ec321b1-5d32-49f6-9e03-3d74.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1954 Diamond T COE
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/60edd042-9eaa-427a-93d1-14df.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1951 Diamond T 700
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/ead37db9-cf48-482c-a533-9839.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1955 Diamond T 830
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/41411051-ee3c-4081-a5e8-aedc.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1951 Diamond T 720 Cities Service
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/e4e67f77-fb26-48a1-8318-79ff.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
Glee Pitney (6/17/2014)
Bill:  Re: Cities Service Diamond T. I have a photo in the 1950s of the same truck only from a more side view. Location was at Cicero, Ill Lube Oil plant and fleet of transports, vans, and bulk grease trailers serving Chicago and Mid West.mostly north of Chicago and east to Pittsburgh. I ran the transport and tank farms out of Chicago in the 70's. after it changed to CITGO brand. Thanks for the memories. Glee

Great Glee, post your photo some time.
Take care my friend,
Bill


By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/1c196645-552b-433c-89d0-ec1c.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/9ebbfcb0-a02d-4819-8575-d8c6.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1935
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/2b4a443e-f5af-4913-982f-67f3.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/30bbde0c-0b1c-489e-a7ed-dfe6.jpg
1939
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1957 Diamond T 730C
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/35c9c5eb-d010-460e-bd00-4a00.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/67744980-21dd-44d0-9270-ca7d.jpg1953 Diamond T 323
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/e9fac3af-17ca-4ceb-9b53-cbc9.jpg
1948 DIAMOND T
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1972 Diamond-T
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/f1f6a8d1-53bc-4d3c-aaf6-b5bf.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/b644388d-1ff0-414c-8db4-a5af.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/843c9efa-a6c0-4566-8eb3-7f30.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
grenfell34 (6/6/2014)
bill this ones seen some hard miles  still going!!! Ron, I like them this way, This old gal has a lot of character



By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
Ron, they all look good to me your fleet..................Bill
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/a214955b-fb8c-490f-8429-d356.jpg
1934 Diamond T 211
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/1ce0da07-d6ff-4c4e-9985-2ffa.jpg
1935 Diamond T Model 211 rear
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/8e76b5e8-9b7c-4b4b-9097-fce7.jpg
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/dfa686f9-9ad8-4797-9e6a-84c2.jpg
1935 Diamond T Model 211
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/7612ad73-8471-473d-bf79-0ede.jpg
1939 Diamond T 509-D
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/cebe7d8d-368e-4ffb-8c5e-29ea.jpg
1946 Diamond T 404
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
It was great to meet everyone at Springfield and sorry I didn't get to meet more of the group, and there is always next time.
And it is great to be back.
Bill
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1948 Diamond T 404, Rare Vista Vision cab
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/9d598f14-167e-414a-8bab-81a8.jpg
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/a52f0f18-0d9c-4683-94e4-b7d9.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1948 Diamond T Model 201
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/7c49cfaa-8907-4f0d-b322-c069.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1949 Diamond T 201
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/3e8c9427-0913-4316-8211-2972.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
[quote]Tony Bullard (6/1/2014)
As usual great old truck pictures and information. Welcome back Bill. We missed you.
[/quote
Thank you Tony
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/5b6059e6-c15e-47e3-aec1-68a0.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/14a53d1b-85c8-4dc8-a28a-5b28.jpg
By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
PZ 1 (16/06/2013)
Hamish (15/06/2013)
Big Diamond T-probably a 921 model with strange looking cabover truck on the back. Could this be a prototype for the DT cabover cab introduced in 1954 and shared with International. I'm sure someone wrote that Murty Brothers of Portland, Oregon designed this cab for DT.


Just speculation, but possibly the prototype as it was hauled from Murty's in Portland to Diamond T in Chicago?


the truck on the back is Murty-Bros cab if my memory serves me rite
By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
Welcome Jon, looks like you have a nice one. Be sure to show us more pic's as you progress with it.

Bill
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/2e1cb804-3f1c-4b3a-a664-bf7f.jpg
1938 Diamond T  80
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/ca104a85-3e00-4d5b-9555-9fb7.jpg
I think this is a DAF the grille looks like D-T I thought abut putting it up.
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1936 DiamondT model 80 station wagon
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/2945668b-22b7-44e8-bae6-b121.jpg
By Bill White - 5 Years Ago
1935 Diamond T Model 211
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/5304ea31-2d91-43e8-ab02-1817.jpg
By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
1960 Diamond T

By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
1957 D-T 921

By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
I hope it is saved

grenfell34 (01/02/2013)
bill this old aussie dt has paid her dues

By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
1953 D-T 921

By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
1948 404

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/3d38828f-519e-4fac-8fc3-f968.jpg

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/18715bf8-5b8c-42f4-bc37-4ea5.jpg

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/645150e9-526b-494a-ac0d-18ed.jpg

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/273620e2-89a9-4757-b1ee-3995.jpg
By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
eymurphey (27/01/2013)
1945 AD Diamond Truck T Model 910

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5111/5873004448_33bb0e8cab_o.jpg


George, I was a pilot on a C54 Skymaster



By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
Wolfcreek_Steve (27/01/2013)
eymurphey (27/01/2013)
Bill White (27/01/2013)
eymurphey (27/01/2013)
1945 AD Diamond Truck T Model 910

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5111/5873004448_33bb0e8cab_o.jpg


George, I was a pilot on a C54 Skymaster



--

Bill, that's one of the few planes I don't have a model of -- yes, I also make plastic model planes. If you have any pics of the C-54 and you wish to share them, please send via e-mail. I would enjoy adding them to my aircraft picture collection.


Did the C54 have a civilian name like the C47 - DC3


DC-4
By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
Spirit of Freedom C-54 Landing at Teterboro NJ Sept 2007

This will give you an idea of the work in flying one of these skymasters

By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
eymurphey (27/01/2013)
Let's see if Bill knows this aircraft --

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6784282347_ba00279522_z.jpg


Twin Beach
By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
D-T Transamerican

By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
1955 Diamond T 830C

By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
1955 Diamond T 522CH

By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
1958 Diamond T

By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
Diamond T 921DFN

By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
Diamond T Model 931CN-38D

By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
You are welcome Geoff
By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
1950 Diamond T 420 Carling's Beer Ale

By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
1958 Diamond T 921





By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
1950 Diamond T 222

By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
By Bill White - 6 Years Ago
1957 Diamond T 730C

By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
GreenMtnMan (12/12/2012)
Thank You Bill. I think the top pic is Mr. DeYoung's tractor. The bottom one in on the cover of a 990 brochure. I spent some time a kid riding in a 990 farm pickup truck. For a while I had a Diamond Reo C 990. Might get another one if I could find one!


I have more pics of 990s and some of my 990 worst riding truck I ever owend it was short WB.

Bill
By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
359er (13/12/2012)
I think WE can all agree, MR. Bill White, (and heavy on the Mr.) is the truck pic historian no matter what kind of truck on both JustOldTrucks and ATHS forums. I want to give him a big Thank You from all of us. Keep it up Bill, you do a great deed for all.


Thank you Wayne, Your to kind.
By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
Ruan 990

By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
Glee Pitney (15/12/2012)
Bill: Do you have any information on the DT at the Ruan facility? It does not seem to have Ruan specs, unit numbers and general upkeep/appearance. Glee


Glee, sorry I don't have any thing on them, I do remember them also Ruan would buy anything that a customer wanted.

Bill
By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
D-T 4300

By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
1948

By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
Reppert in Des Moines, Iowa

By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
Boyle Motor Products Race Team

By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
Here is a couple for you GreenMtnMan

By Aaron - 2 Years Ago
Paul now owns it but Jerry Nordman built that truck back several years ago, also the Bubble nose Pete with a large drom on it was Jerrys also.
By bill murray - 5 Years Ago
More cases of the "DT's"

Springtime is coming to Norway, so let us take a visit.

1937 panel van
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/d185017d-85cd-41b3-b93f-bc20.jpghttp://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/c558bb34-91c4-4c3b-972b-0121.jpg

Sorry, above a 1938 bus/truck









And here a 1936 I think.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/ff8bdce4-3038-410e-b555-7666.jpg




And a 1937 truck and bus/truck Kombi
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/0f2aacd7-01f0-456c-9009-12a5.jpg
By bill murray - 5 Years Ago
For Brocky and Bill:

Buca Diamond T, not sure of year or model.
Bill

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/711d80ed-ad56-40c7-9d4f-d3bd.jpg
By bill murray - 5 Years Ago
Another Buca Diamond T the Netherlands and not sure of year or model.
Bill

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/62f5a5a8-35fe-472b-9652-9c04.jpg
By wayne graham - 6 Years Ago
I would not change a thing about that one. Just restore it as is and put a bed on it. I would not change the wheel base or anything. They are just not around any more in that condition. Course that is just my opinion. It is yours to do with what you wish. Wayne
By Gordon_M - 6 Years Ago
They have lost the front winch too. Ordinarily I'd have guessed that started as a wrecker, but I take the point about the model number as the rear axles seem further back than the ordinary wrecker location.

I recall most of the longer wheelbase T's came without the winch front, though, and that definitely left the factory with a winch.
By Gordon_M - 6 Years Ago
Here in the UK we did replace all the diesels in our M20s with Rolls Royce engines, but no idea what the problem with the original diesels was.
By Gordon_M - 6 Years Ago
Thanks John.

I'd guess they worked when used as designed - most things do. I know the RR engines were well regarded but the hood side had to be modified to clear the larger engines.

Very few of these got scrapped in the UK, I know of one being broken for parts, but they were, and are, highly thought of - just not if you wanted to go somewhere in a hurry.

In case you are not all T'd out, there are currently 116 pages of military Diamond T images and info on the appropriate HMVF thread;

http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?7379-Diamond-T-Gallery
By Les Freathy - 6 Years Ago
A Diamond T 980 from the UK, one of around 30 employed by heavy haulage specialist Wynns from Newport in Wales
By Les Freathy - 6 Years Ago
OK can anyone tell me why the image is not visible?
By Jim Rose - 2 Years Ago
It would be interesting to see a 931F pictured beside this one. I do not ever remember seeing a model 961 other than this one. They look very similar to each other.

mrsmackpaul (1/16/2017)
flogged these pictures from the interweb I have never seen this model before but looks pretty classy to my untrained eye 

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/df97f4cb-4ad8-4097-822c-736b.jpg
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/0f63ce6f-744f-4f09-b8d0-e5b9.jpg
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/0a97c4b2-5419-425c-8533-8198.jpg


By Scott - 6 Years Ago
My 1937 Diamond T fire truck. The body was built by the Indianapolis Fire Department Shops. One of two, but the other was totaled in the early '60s. Runs great! I need hubcaps though...
By Glee Pitney - 7 Years Ago
Bill: Do you have any information on the DT at the Ruan facility? It does not seem to have Ruan specs, unit numbers and general upkeep/appearance. Glee
By Glee Pitney - 7 Years Ago
John & Bill: thanks for the info. Glee
By Glee Pitney - 5 Years Ago
Bill:  Re: Cities Service Diamond T. I have a photo in the 1950s of the same truck only from a more side view. Location was at Cicero, Ill Lube Oil plant and fleet of transports, vans, and bulk grease trailers serving Chicago and Mid West.mostly north of Chicago and east to Pittsburgh. I ran the transport and tank farms out of Chicago in the 70's. after it changed to CITGO brand. Thanks for the memories. Glee
By Glee Pitney - 5 Years Ago

Thanks, Bill.  Here is my photo of the '51 DT. Also a1960's DT, also Cities Service at Cicero (Chicago).  Glee

By Glee Pitney - 5 Years Ago
Bill:  Thanks for the redo of the photos.  I know how to attach a photo, but not how to make photo show up on the page. I'll work on that.  Glee
By Skip - 6 Years Ago
I've heard that the Hercules diesels made spelendid boat anchors.
By Skip - 6 Years Ago
Hamish (17/04/2013)
Here's some Hercules "boat anchors" Skip, I guess their gas engines weren't so bad.



Got a JXEF Herc in my Federal and it's perfectly splendid.
By Skip - 6 Years Ago
Skip (17/04/2013)
Hamish (17/04/2013)
Here's some Hercules "boat anchors" Skip, I guess their gas engines weren't so bad.



Got a JXEF Herc in my Federal and it's perfectly splendid.


Noyhing wrong with the gas engines ,,,it's the diesels that were wonky.
By dclerici - 7 Years Ago
Early 60's, local quarry had a large fleet of single axles and 3 axles.
By dclerici - 7 Years Ago
These are early Likens transfers. Pic taken at local dealership, the building is still there and still a car dealership.
By Wolfcreek_Steve - 7 Years Ago
GEOFF (29/12/2012)
Bill White,

I've GOT to pat you on the back again for all of these neat old pictures!!!

I just bought and luckily made it home with a 1969 DIAMOND REO C-114DF.

I've been studying the history of Diamond Reo and wondering HOW MUCH was REO and how much was DIAMOND T???!!!!!

I looked at the late Diamond T's and figured my Diamond Reo had the Diamond T CAB and the REO fender and grill.

NOW, I look at this picture that you posted of the Diamond T 4300 and the fenders and the dual headlights and that little white park light are the same as on my Diamond Reo as well.

I don't really know much, I'm actually looking for more info on this.

DOES ANYONE HERE KNOW JUST WHAT PART OF BOTH COMPANIES, DIAMOND T AND REO, HECK FOR THAT MATTER, THE PARENT COMPANY WHITE MOTOR COMPANY WENT INTO THE DIAMOND REO TRUCKS?????????????

Looking forward to any information about Diamond Reo, other than the basics.

GEOFF


Geoff, we would love to see pictures of your new baby!
About the only thing I can tell you about your Diamond Reo is that it has what is known as the "corporate cab". This cab was originally designed by Aurocar very shortly before they were purchased by White in 1953. it was used until, I think, 1987 by the various parts of the White group of companies. (Autocar, White, Western Star, Diamond T, Reo, and Diamond Reo)
By Wolfcreek_Steve - 6 Years Ago
eymurphey (27/01/2013)
Bill White (27/01/2013)
eymurphey (27/01/2013)
1945 AD Diamond Truck T Model 910

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5111/5873004448_33bb0e8cab_o.jpg


George, I was a pilot on a C54 Skymaster



--

Bill, that's one of the few planes I don't have a model of -- yes, I also make plastic model planes. If you have any pics of the C-54 and you wish to share them, please send via e-mail. I would enjoy adding them to my aircraft picture collection.


Did the C54 have a civilian name like the C47 - DC3
By Wolfcreek_Steve - 6 Years Ago
I've been to the Gilmore a couple of times on poker runs held at the NSRA Nats North in Kalamazoo in the fall, great place.
Ed, are you local to that area?
By Wolfcreek_Steve - 6 Years Ago
It looks like it has the odd dog leg side windows that were in the cab-over D/Ts and the IH emeryvilles.
By Wolfcreek_Steve - 2 Years Ago
Shifty (1/10/2017)
Bill
 Is this that same truck you posted?


http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/f70ce62f-d1f4-4544-972b-37a4.jpg

This picture appears to be taken here in Wisconsin. I can't think of the town or late owners name, but it was the same owner as the cab-over DT with the added snout and second engine. Auctioned off a couple (?) years ago.
By Park Olson - 7 Years Ago
Monster bumper on old D-T,,,,,,,,,,:unsure:

,,,,,,,,,,,,to each his own,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - 6 Years Ago
Hamish (16/02/2013)
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/7ed54e72-8833-49cd-a377-a098.jpg

Ron Wallis, Housemover from Hawera, Taranaki-Diamond T 968/969-Hercules RXC gas motor. I think the cab might be a 1948-50 Ford truck cab with a few modifications where the windscreen meets the cowl.


Nice photo Hamish. I think you are right about the cab. I don't recognize the windshield though, must be from a British truck ??
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - 6 Years Ago
Hamish, that's a great photo. The cutout in the left side of the front bumper makes this a 981. They somehow routed the winch cable through here from the back of the cab. The 980 models did not have this cutout in the bumper.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - 5 Years Ago
Bill, welcome back !! It sure is nice to have you back in the fold. I really enjoyed meeting you in Springfield, it was nice to connect a face to the voice !
These are some great pictures you are putting up.
By Tony Bullard - 7 Years Ago
Eddy there's a spammer here trying to sell paint and fooling around in the never never land of the Photo Gallery. LOL
By Tony Bullard - 6 Years Ago
Diamond T at Thomson's auction that my neighbor bought. I think it's in NJ now.

By Tony Bullard - 5 Years Ago
As usual great old truck pictures and information. Welcome back Bill. We missed you.
By Tony Bullard - 2 Years Ago
Shifty (1/12/2017)
Thanks for the link. Yes that looks like it, and I'll bet that Duck came out of Wisconsin Dells.
 

The Duck may have come from Boston. There's a tour company there that uses quit a few of them for site seeing Boston harbor and Charles River.

By Eddy Lucast - 7 Years Ago
By Eddy Lucast - 6 Years Ago
Les Freathy (11/05/2013)
OK can anyone tell me why the image is not visible?


There are two ways to add photos. You can insert them in the body of the message by selecting the icon with the sun and the mountain in the background

or

You can add the photo as an attachment by selecting the icon of a paperclip..

In this case it's an attachment

In the past we had asked folks to post no more than three photos inserted in the message body and add all other photos as attachments in order to keep the time it takes to load the web page at a reasonable l
By Eddy Lucast - 6 Years Ago

I met up with Ken at the Western Mass ATCA show last weekend. Ken's starting to suffer from OLD AGE. He's reached the halfway mark and is getting ready to head over the hill. Wait till I tell him it's harder going down than it was coming up. LOL,

There's been talk of finishing up some of the loose ends on Willie, hooking up the airhorns and putting in the headliner. I think the wiring only needs the lights hooked up He did get the dash installed, IIRC. If you'll remember the truck is name'd Willie Make It. It had no dash and only enough wiring to make it run at the ATHS Springfield show but it DID run though the gate under it's own power and it got a lot of attention. Dad (Ken) was proud of it. I'm told Willie will make an appearance at Macungie this year.

359er (11/05/2013)
Eddy, While we are on the DT thread, Whatever happened to your friend Ken Ostenkowski (sp). Everyone helped him get his DT done for the Nat. Show a year or so ago but never heard of him or his truck since. Wayne