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I already had a thread for the truck's introduction, but the board it's in isn't one that I want to continue the saga in, so here's this. Not much has happened yet though. :roll:



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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009, 03:16:51 PM »
Wont take much to make the interior to look good me thinks  :wink: Cant wait till i can get myself a rig in 2-4 years  :-D

Btw, I think a set of oarnge spokes with white rims would look good on there Ryan  :wink:

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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2009, 03:37:36 PM »
well go get the tank polished:)
if shes  mechenicly sound id CLEAN the interior.
get the rubbing/polishing compound out buff out the truck (step back and see how nice it looks!) then start replacing interior parts. from the pictures the exterior looks alright. maybe not show stopping but it looks average. (better buffed out)

id clean the interior. buff the paint. polish stuff. if ya have access to an air jack and some stands pull the wheels sand prime paint then get into detail
its a binder thing you just wouldnt get it...

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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2009, 02:31:33 AM »
WOW.  I am so jealous.  You have got a heck of a truck there.  I look forward to seeing the pictures as you restore it.
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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2009, 03:48:46 AM »
Well, I have a friend that has volunteered to come help me tear out the interior twice now and we're slowly making progress. We've now got the cieling out of the cab, the door panels off, the passenger seat out, and the carpet is ready to scrape up and a couple stickers need to come out of the windshield. I've also wiped off the "GVW 80,000" paint off each side with lacquer thinner, but the "Smoot" wouldn't come off the doors (even with sandpaper) and my name's not Smoot, so I broke out a can of primer. We also burned off the fuel stickers and USDOT numbers. The license plate and the broken bracket for the passenger quarter fender have been removed. I hope the weather is good Wednesday, that's my day off this week and my girlfriend wants to come help tear out more. I'll keep you posted.

Also, here's a lesson for the young bucks... don't attempt to light a propane torch with a lighter, wearing gloves soaked in lacquer thinner. That was the most exciting part of my night. :mrgreen:


Clean carpet under the seat, but it looks kinda fruity if you ask me. My diamond plate will look better.


I even found out how much a windshield will cost yesterday... a thousand bucks! :x
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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2009, 07:25:40 AM »
$1000 for both pieces?

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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2009, 09:08:31 AM »
looks really good Ryan  :wink:

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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2009, 12:17:24 PM »
a grand for a windshield aint bad.. shoot the bus glass imma put in the a model when i replace it is almost 1200 for both sides..  :-o

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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2009, 04:08:28 PM »
 Ryan.
 I found this While I was in my favorite reading room today .( Bathroom  :wink: )  The ad was in the 2003 May/June issue of "Wheels of Time". So I don't know if he is still in business or not. anyways, thought you might be interested in having it for a parts resource.

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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2009, 04:30:00 PM »
Here's a video of his inventory.
 
The first Royale appears at 1:30

And then another appears at 2:58

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyEbGDc7XpA

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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2009, 05:22:41 PM »
a grand for a windshield aint bad.. shoot the bus glass imma put in the a model when i replace it is almost 1200 for both sides..  :-o

Wow... that surprises me! I would be getting each half from different states for just under five hundred each. I thought the reason for the cost was the rarity, but old Kenworths are everywhere! :?

Terry and Randy, thank you for posting the info about the Williams place... I see an emblem, a step, and possibly a windshield and window regulator. Maybe I should ask about a steering wheel too! :-o
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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2009, 02:17:00 AM »
Got stickers out of the windshield, tore up the carpet on the passenger side, and pulled out the mattress last night... the dome light in the sleeper still works too. :-D

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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2009, 02:27:48 AM »
Here's a video of his inventory.
 
The first Royale appears at 1:30

And then another appears at 2:58

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyEbGDc7XpA

I just called him... he's not willing to part them out, he wants to sell the complete truck. The maroon one looks to be stripped down anyway though and he even said it's only a cab with no frame. :?
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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2009, 03:19:43 PM »
Well that's a bummer. C&H Truck Parts has a REO cabover, it's not a Royale but it may have some parts. http://www.candhtruck.com/chtruckdb/TruckDetails.aspx?iID=1779&iCID=9&nIDX=81&type=salvage&iPICN=1

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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
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