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United States, 1900-2000 => Vehicles => Topic started by: Joe_RCEME on January 25, 2008, 08:52:53 AM



Title: Diamond-T Wrecker
Post by: Joe_RCEME on January 25, 2008, 08:52:53 AM
I dont know how many of you collect manuals but i just picked up a WW2 Wrecker (Diamond-T) and I am looking for any and all manuals for it. Also if anyone has done a restoration on one or knows who has would be great. When I get home from Iraq I plan on getting it and starting the restoration. At that time i hope to show a photo documentary of the entire rebuild. I am told this is a hard truck to restore and to find.


Title: Re: Diamond-T Wrecker
Post by: Railsplitter on January 26, 2008, 08:33:09 AM
You see them come up from time to time.  They are out there, and there isnt a lot of demand for them since they are so big.  It would be great to see one out there.

LTC Tim


Title: Re: Diamond-T Wrecker
Post by: Joe_RCEME on January 27, 2008, 11:21:10 AM
Yea thats one of the main reasons why I decided to get it. There not that many left. It will go great with my RCEME impression. I actually ran across 2 of them. One hard cab (mine) and a soft cab soon to be mine. I have 2 engines in the crates for them also. The guy I am getting it from bought it from the army drove it home and parked it. Hasen't been started or moved sense. Will be a great build. For all you off roaders out the who like to get stuck will be yet another way to pull you out.


Title: Re: Diamond-T Wrecker
Post by: Dinadin on July 03, 2008, 05:20:51 PM
If you are still looking for manuals check out this site.

http://www.portrayal.com/



Title: Re: Diamond-T Wrecker
Post by: 36th Tom on August 12, 2008, 10:13:05 AM
I may know where another Diamond-T is near Cincinnati. The trail is only two months cold as of 8/12/08. If anone is interested in the thing, I can see if it is still there and any info about it.

Tom in Cincinnati


Title: Re: Diamond-T Wrecker
Post by: Joe_RCEME on February 28, 2010, 04:56:51 AM
Ok for all you still wondering yes I still am in the process of picking up the wrecker. Being deployed all of the time has put a huge hinder on getting it. I hope that it will be at JB in 2011 and possibly make a showing a few events before that.


Title: Re: Diamond-T Wrecker
Post by: battlebaby2 on December 22, 2011, 02:50:56 PM
We have a friend that was restoring a vehicle like this in NW Pa. He might still have it and want to sell. The wife knocked him out of the hobby.

Pat