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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by dv8v8 on Mon 10 Mar 2014, 11:50 pm

a bit more progress on this one, interior is fitted and cab and bonnet fitted to chassis, just the details to be done and a tipper body to be made, had some fit issues with this one, dont know if its me or the kit, after fitting the bonnet (cant really get this in the wrong place) the cab would not line up with the bonnet and the chassis as a result the cab is slightly off centre and has a small tilt to one side but if i dont tell anyone i dont think they will notice.....

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Post by allan on Tue 11 Mar 2014, 8:37 am

Its going to look good as a tipper.
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Post by hqmon on Tue 11 Mar 2014, 8:58 am

Looking good. There were fit issues with this kit when it was released. With bonnet not fitting properly. Seems you have worked your way around them pretty. Thanks for the info on switching steering box to rh side and mods need to inner guard to clear it. I trust that the rhd dash panel you purchased from  me fitted okay.
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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by mouse on Tue 11 Mar 2014, 5:03 pm

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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by Deaf as on Tue 11 Mar 2014, 5:13 pm

This build is coming along nicely. One of the more experienced(older) modellers told me that if you have a twist in the bonnet(plastic), it can be overcome by using a piece of brass strip. You bend a brass strip into a 'u' shape that fits under the bonnet at the firewall end and glue it in. Once set, you can twist the bonnet to the correct position and the brass holds it there - apparently. I've never tried it but I'm told that's how to cure the Italeri Superliner bonnet twist. I imagine it may take a bit of trial and error to get the right size brass, but given that you can get something to fit around air cleaner pipes etc, I can't see why it wouldn't work?
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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by dv8v8 on Tue 11 Mar 2014, 5:47 pm

hqmon wrote:Looking good. There were fit issues with this kit when it was released. With bonnet not fitting properly. Seems you have worked your way around them pretty. Thanks for the info on switching steering box to rh side and mods need to inner guard to clear it. I trust that the rhd dash panel you purchased from  me fitted okay.
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yup the dash fitts perfectly, will put up pics of it, also had clearance probs with the rh guard and the cab, solved it by cutting a lil more away from the gaurd, u can only see it when its up, when in the closed position the removed sections are hidden behind the battery boxes.
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Post by scummy on Tue 11 Mar 2014, 7:07 pm

Deaf as wrote:This build is coming along nicely. One of the more experienced(older) modellers told me that if you have a twist in the bonnet(plastic), it can be overcome by using a piece of brass strip. You bend a brass strip into a 'u' shape that fits under the bonnet at the firewall end and glue it in. Once set, you can twist the bonnet to the correct position and the brass holds it there - apparently. I've never tried it but I'm told that's how to cure the Italeri Superliner bonnet twist. I imagine it may take a bit of trial and error to get the right size brass, but given that you can get something to fit around air cleaner pipes etc, I can't see why it wouldn't work?

I've never heard that one . Usually just use a hair dryer but dont hold it oo close or it will melt it .
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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by checkmate on Tue 11 Mar 2014, 9:36 pm

Looks great, coming together nicely but painfully by the sounds of it.

I think it's the best thing I've seen you post on here John, great build.

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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by dv8v8 on Tue 11 Mar 2014, 10:30 pm

heres the interior, RHD dash courtesy of KP conversions

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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by hqmon on Wed 12 Mar 2014, 10:00 pm

thanks for the pic of the dash. Came up a treat. Gauges look real good.
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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by allan on Fri 28 Mar 2014, 9:27 am

Hows this one going.
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Post by dv8v8 on Fri 28 Mar 2014, 5:21 pm

getting there slowly
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Post by silverfox on Sun 30 Mar 2014, 8:14 am

A lot of nice work going into this , look forward to seeing more of this .
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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by dv8v8 on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 12:52 pm

got the fiddily bits done on the cab, time to start on the body.

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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by bennyg on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 1:00 pm

That's looking good.

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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by dv8v8 on Sat 24 May 2014, 7:31 pm

body is coming along slowly

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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by allan on Sat 24 May 2014, 7:38 pm

That's a cool tipper back in the making bigthumbsup 
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Post by Deaf as on Sat 24 May 2014, 9:50 pm

Looking good. bigthumbsup
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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by dv8v8 on Tue 03 Jun 2014, 11:17 pm

got the tipper body sorted out, this took quite a bit of thinkin (rekon i may have strained somethin!) got the tailgate to work



but wait theres more .... got it to swing as well

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Post by bennyg on Wed 04 Jun 2014, 6:07 am

That's awesome work on the tailgate.

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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by blatdriver on Wed 04 Jun 2014, 8:41 am

Nice job
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Post by allan on Wed 04 Jun 2014, 3:13 pm

Like the way the tailgate works.
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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by silverfox on Sat 07 Jun 2014, 8:52 am

Coming on real nice , great work on the back section .
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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by dv8v8 on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 4:48 pm

finally got this one done, pretty happy with it, thanks to Kerry at KP Conversions for the right hand dash and the spare tyre.











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Re: Diamond Reo

Post by allan on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 5:53 pm

hellyeah  that's one very cool tipper truck, great job on it,like the weathering on it too. winner A+ 
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