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Help on model of Diamond T 13 Jan 2022 00:45 #230601

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White Motor bought Diamond T in 1958 or 59.. This ended the DT / IH relationship which had started during or just after WW 2.. It is believed that the IH Compfovision cab was a joint effert of both design engineering departments. I doubt if White used any IH parts after that?? BUT both may have used the same suppliers for components like engines, trannys, and axles??
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Help on model of Diamond T 13 Jan 2022 08:20 #230608

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GeorgiaAndAdam As I said I know nothing about Diamond T's but from what others are saying here, it looks like your Red Diamond motor, the front axle, maybe the cab, etc. are as the truck was built. I would not be in a hurry to change anything. Just clean it up, do what you planned for it and enjoy it. Don't take any notice of what purists, maybe they are what are called "rivet counters" on this forum, most of them do not have a truck similar to yours and probably never will.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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Help on model of Diamond T 13 Jan 2022 10:13 #230616

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Looks pretty original to me .......be an expensive truck to restore with lots of chrome in the front .
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Help on model of Diamond T 13 Jan 2022 10:28 #230617

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Lucky the trucks in pretty good condition to spend extra on the grill and trim

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Help on model of Diamond T 13 Jan 2022 11:19 #230618

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I thought Diamond T trim was stainless steel.
David.

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Help on model of Diamond T 13 Jan 2022 16:21 #230622

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That's a great looking truck GeorgiaAndAdam & a wonderful piece of transport history, so certainly worth your efforts to get it going.
Good luck with it, will watch with interest.
cheers
Pierre
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Help on model of Diamond T 14 Jan 2022 01:39 #230658

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I know the grille on my 49 DT is stainless. Possibly this continued into the 50's?? You have 2 good sources of DT info in Australia: First Murray Langford in Mt Gambler SA. I Have his email address if you wish to PM me thru here. Second was the late Ian Lee. His shop people should be able to help you?? I think there is still a website for his shop?? Maybe some else on here can provode more contact help?? Contact Ian Watson, the ATHS RVP for Australia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as he may know of more contacts Down Under..

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