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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #270 on: July 02, 2017, 09:38:22 AM »
Thanks! Any new pictures will probably be uploaded to Slickpic.
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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #270 on: July 02, 2017, 09:38:22 AM »

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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #271 on: July 02, 2017, 01:49:18 PM »
Glad to hear it is coming along so well, hope you get to make it to some shows!

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« Reply #272 on: August 27, 2017, 07:11:24 PM »
Well, we went to her first show since the paint got done and first time at the Salt Lake truck show ever. Had a blast driving it the eighty miles down there, it's running great and really turns heads. The interior still needs quite a bit, but it's clean at least, thanks to my wife. We even got a Sponsor's Choice award from Detroit Diesel! Another show in two weeks! Feels so good to FINALLY be able to use this truck for what I've wanted to do with it.




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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #273 on: August 27, 2017, 08:02:07 PM »
WOW, the Royale is looking great! :o
Cool about the Sponsor's Choice from Detroit, really interesting.
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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #274 on: August 27, 2017, 09:01:07 PM »
Wow, looks great PBT. Glad you were able to get it running.

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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #275 on: August 28, 2017, 11:43:37 AM »
You have done a SUPERB resto on the rig. Whats next, a period spread axle reefer would look the Mutts Nuts behind the Marmon.
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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #276 on: September 04, 2017, 06:09:00 AM »
Thanks everybody! It's been quite the ride getting it this far, some of the people I've had work on it turned out to be real problems, but I think the hard part is done. I think I'd probably do something stupid and buy another truck to fix up before buying a trailer to pull, haha. I haven't really got the room to store a trailer anyway.
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« Reply #277 on: September 04, 2017, 08:00:35 PM »

It looks really good, congrats on finally getting to the end result of your project. I know you have had some headaches along the way with some of the folks you dealt with, and I can't imagine the amount of work that went into it, but it looks great and you should be really proud of it! 8) 8)

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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #278 on: September 10, 2017, 01:50:42 PM »
Thank you!

We had a great time at the local Peach Days car show yesterday, lots of looks at the Reo for sure. I love seeing the Reo and my pick-up together and both looking good (although I still need to get the hood of the pick-up repainted). Probably the last time in a long time that I get three trucks ready for a show all at the same time though, I'm still tired, haha.
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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #279 on: September 15, 2017, 11:39:59 PM »
Cool, three very slick looking rides! 8)
I can relate on being worn out after cleaning that many rigs at once, that's some serious work, especially polishing the shiny stuff! ;D
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« Reply #280 on: October 22, 2017, 01:46:03 PM »
...and the hood is repainted on the pick-up. I am calling this project done, haha. Amazing the difference in my feelings towards the truck now, I've been driving it everywhere. They did a great job of matching the old paint.


After a good wash in a couple weeks, we'll get the shell back on my dad's 2017 F350 and take pictures of the two together. Probably has to wait until next spring, but there will also be good pictures of the pick-up and the Reo together.
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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #281 on: November 12, 2017, 08:08:04 PM »
Kind of random here, but thought I'd share. My wife has been really wanting to buy a camp trailer this year and she was able to convince me by letting me choose one that I thought would look cool behind my pick-up, haha! Really like the retro look of this new model by Heartland. It's a Terry Classic V21. Has everything we need inside and has blue accent lights inside and out. Too bad we couldn't get the paint in blue instead of red! It's being stored at a friend's house for winter, we're pretty excited for next spring. The '77 will be the primary trailer pulling unit, I think she's up to it. Considering setting up the Reo to pull it as well so we can take the trailer to Reno in 2019.

We had to drive 350 miles to pick it up, so my dad let us borrow his new pick-up to go get it. Pretty spoiled.


In other news, I boiled over the battery in the Reo, haha. I have to get batteries in it and hopefully mount my headache rack before snow flies, so I can get the truck out of the Francis yard, not going to be storing it there anymore. The same friend that has my camp trailer will probably have it for the winter, I'll figure something else out in the spring. Lot going on lately!
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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #282 on: November 13, 2017, 06:34:12 AM »
If you dont like the red on your trailer you could have it wrapped in vinyl,it would come off later if you wanted too.It is easier then having it painted,and looks as good. harvey
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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #283 on: Yesterday at 05:01:42 PM »
Yessir, there's a place in town I might have look at doing just that.
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Re: Diamond In The Rough (A Thread for The Progress on My Big Truck)
« Reply #283 on: Yesterday at 05:01:42 PM »