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Post by dv8v8 on Mon 25 Nov 2013, 10:44 pm

this is AMT's Diamond Reo i intend to build it as a tipper ( have another use for the sleeper cab) hopefully it will look like an old workhorse, so far i have done the engine and tried to make it look as though its done a few miles.

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Post by silverfox on Tue 26 Nov 2013, 10:09 am

A nice choice , the Diamond Reo is a great , tough looking truck. I am sure you will do a top job on it .
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Post by blatdriver on Tue 26 Nov 2013, 10:44 am

Looking good bigthumbsup 

It also reminds me the Truck Muster for Wagga Next year is going to be White Truck group, including Diamond Reo, Diamond T, Western Star, White and Autocar.
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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by allan on Tue 26 Nov 2013, 12:22 pm

Will be watching the out come of this one,  popcorn  got one in the works to build one day  Smile
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Post by Deaf as on Tue 26 Nov 2013, 1:03 pm

Will you be converting this to RHD?
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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by dv8v8 on Tue 26 Nov 2013, 5:32 pm

no wont be converting this one to RHD
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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by scummy on Tue 26 Nov 2013, 7:02 pm

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blatdriver wrote:Looking good bigthumbsup

It also reminds me the Truck Muster for Wagga Next year is going to be White Truck group, including Diamond Reo, Diamond T, Western Star, White and Autocar.
Yer NOT happy !!!! I won't be there next year , my eldest daughter is getting married !!!!! I'm goin to KILL someone for this stuff up .
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Post by blatdriver on Tue 26 Nov 2013, 8:22 pm

What!...scratch ....All right, they can come too. lol,
It's OK, there is always the next years,
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Post by scummy on Tue 26 Nov 2013, 8:32 pm

BUT ! i got that fully restored road boss !
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Post by blatdriver on Tue 26 Nov 2013, 8:47 pm

Someone might be able to bring it for you
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Wed 27 Nov 2013, 9:55 am

Looking good so far.
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Post by Bruce on Wed 27 Nov 2013, 8:33 pm

I will be watching this build. Always liked the look these trucks.
I have one of these in the stash to build one day, most likely as a logging truck.
Good luck with the build & can't wait to see the build progress.
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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by dv8v8 on Sat 18 Jan 2014, 5:49 pm

progress has been slow seems like lotsa work but not much to show! , Kerry from KP conversions sold me a RHD dash, this was the mian reason i wasnt going to change to a RHD but with the resin dash its a piece of cake, so i have converted the steering gear to RHD, shortend one of the fuel tanks to make it into a hydralic tank for the tipper hoist, have made a cage for the spare tyre and a locker/steps to replace the missing fuel tank.

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Post by mouse on Sat 18 Jan 2014, 5:54 pm

lookin good so far. I like the I dear for the spare tyre bigthumbsup 

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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by Deaf as on Sun 19 Jan 2014, 6:40 am

Coming along nicely.
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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by dv8v8 on Sun 26 Jan 2014, 7:02 pm

its begining to look like a truck

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Post by allan on Sun 26 Jan 2014, 9:44 pm

Slowly getting there with it.
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Post by hqmon on Mon 27 Jan 2014, 8:42 am

Looking good. Thanks for mentioning that you  got the dash from me. Look forward to seeing it finished.
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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by dv8v8 on Mon 10 Feb 2014, 10:51 pm

chassis is pretty much finished except for a few small details, most of wich cant be done untill the body is built, have begun on the cab but still have a long way to go with it.

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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by bennyg on Tue 11 Feb 2014, 12:12 am

Looks the business.

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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by allan on Tue 11 Feb 2014, 7:58 pm

Looking good,what is the colour on the cab.
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Post by Antwon on Wed 12 Feb 2014, 8:50 pm

Nice work, can't wait to see this one done.
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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by dv8v8 on Sun 23 Feb 2014, 10:33 pm

bit of a heads up for anyone else building this kit, i attached the bonnet to the chassis today and couldnt believe how much trouble i had! (this could be cos i done something wrong earlier and still dont realise it ! ) the first problem to arise was the fit, because i have converted it to RHD the bonnet no longer fits over the steering box, this was a pretty easy fix simply cut away some of the bonnet.



once this was done it became obvious that there were other fit issues, the rear ends of the mudgaurds do not clear the battery boxes, seems to be a poor design but it may be an error on my part, once again easily solved by removeing some of the gaurds to make it all fit.





the biggest problem was then attaching the bonnet as per the instructions and parts provided, i found that there was no way i could hold the bonnet in the correct position while attaching the last hinge/bracket, after cementing one in place and allowing to dry i attempted to fit the other with everything in place, there was just no way this was going to work, struggled with it for some time before walking away from it, after having a rethink i came up with this solution, attach one hinge/braket and allow to dry, remove the protruding pin from the other and drill out the hinge where the pin was, then cement this hinge to the inside of the bonnet (test fit for alignment of hinges) when both hinges are set fit the bonnet in place with the unaltered hinge sitting in its hole in the chassis rail, this should leave the other hinge against the other chassis rail but no means of attaching it, then take a small piece of round plastruct and insert it into the hole drilled in hinge,



gently push plastruct pin into place and glue at one end



hope this helps someone out as i wasted a lot of time and became extremely frustrated trying to figure this one out, almost glued bonnet shut!
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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by allan on Mon 24 Feb 2014, 9:02 am

Thanks for the heads up on the fitting the parts, got one of these to build up one day,lol,  like the weathering on your truck.
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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by Deaf as on Mon 24 Feb 2014, 12:39 pm

I have one of these in the cupboard also so thanks for all the prep work. The road boss kit I'm doing has similar fit issues in these areas too which is why there are no recent posts. I'm using the Auslowe transkit and it comes with choices- things can either be level and square at one end and not match at the other end ie bonnet to cab or get the bonnet and cab flush but it then either doesn't sit on the cab mounts or the bonnet mounts, To bring it forward so the bonnet fits means cutting out most of the replacement firewall which should have been made to fit? Maybe it's the re released kit that's the problem with the moulds worn out - not sure but it is a challenge!
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