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Hanky

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1936 Diamond T
« on: May 20, 2009, 08:53:01 AM »
I received these pictures from our own Forum member, diamondtguy  Thank-you very much for shareing with us Cory.

1936 Diamond T  212BD, was purchased in Vancouver by Don Ellwyn  (Cory's father) in 1968 from old man King for $75.00.  Don died in 1988 and Cory started the restoration in 1991 and is still working on it.






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1936 Diamond T
« on: May 20, 2009, 08:53:01 AM »

ParkinLot

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Re: 1936 Diamond T
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009, 05:48:14 PM »
Beautiful truck! Would look even better in my yard.  :-D

Hanky

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Re: 1936 Diamond T
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009, 02:05:28 AM »
Beautiful truck! Would look even better in my yard.  :-D
I think my yard has room.  Truck has been repowered with a 300 6cyl Ford, but Cory still has a Hercules JXD for it.


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Re: 1936 Diamond T
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2009, 02:57:26 AM »
That gauge cluster is AMAZING!!  The whole truck looks good!  Cory, what kind of wood are you planning on making the bed out of?

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Re: 1936 Diamond T
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2009, 03:04:22 PM »
Hi..I havent decided on the wood yet..I dont want to over kill it and make it so pretty i cant use it.Truck is actually built to drive.Behind the Ford 6cyl is a warner 4 spd and behind that is a 1954 Brownie 3spd a-box.There is a hydra-vac hidden under the cab to assist the brakes.
The deck and its trim are something i dreamed up one night.I wanted it to look like a old tow-truck or service truck.The body panels are all hand formed alluminum and then powder coated.There are over 800 rivets in it that were also done by hand
I have never driven the truck and actually dont care when I do or when i get the project done.I restored the truck for my dad.He saddly didnt live long enough to get it done but would never have sold it.I have been looking at the old girl since 1968 (i was 9).For me ...his memory lives on and there is a life time of memorys encased in all that tin and white oak..
There is much i could add about the truck..The restoration,the deck and scissor lift and all the stainless work were all done by me..
The restoration has been stalled for over 10 years while i searched for a better grille.The truck is a deluxe and the grille should be chrome..I recently dug the grille out and its getting epoxy coated (its to far gone to chrome)So i guess the resto has resumed and If i can get it in my shop in the next year I should get it finished.

Cory
1936 Diamond T 212B
67 Mustang T/A clone
68 Mustang Fastback 427MR (owned since 77)

1995 F-150 4x4
1990 Grizzly (first one built)

Hanky

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Re: 1936 Diamond T
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2009, 02:45:36 PM »
Hi Cory could we see some before pictures. 

Thanks Hanky

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Re: 1936 Diamond T
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2009, 04:06:53 PM »
Here are a couple of pictures from when Cory's Dad had the truck.




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Re: 1936 Diamond T
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2009, 03:00:30 PM »
Here is a picture of the unfinished dash.



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Re: 1936 Diamond T
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2009, 02:34:47 PM »
This is such a beautiful project you are involved in....clearly a real labor of love!  I cant get over that dash board and metal and rivet work on the bed.....Awesome!

jP


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Re: 1936 Diamond T
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2009, 02:09:31 AM »
Some more work in progress.







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Re: 1936 Diamond T
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2009, 07:58:38 AM »
Great stuff. Its nice to see an old truck restored like this one.

JP

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Re: 1936 Diamond T
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2009, 02:20:06 AM »
A few more of a great project.




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Re: 1936 Diamond T
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2009, 05:09:55 AM »
i ma loving the project :) great work man. looks like you might beed a bigger garage :)

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Re: 1936 Diamond T
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2009, 06:18:34 PM »
Most of the truck was restored in my carport.I later rented a garage for a while when I built the deck..I have since moved out to the country where I have some room for all my stuff and a suitable shop.I also have a 68 Mustang I purchased in 77(grad year),a 67 Mustang and a recently purchased 54 willys.Not to mention the daily drivers and all the cars sitting waiting for resto..I build and restore muscle cars on the side..I dont know what i need more.....time or a bigger shop.

Cory
1936 Diamond T 212B
67 Mustang T/A clone
68 Mustang Fastback 427MR (owned since 77)

1995 F-150 4x4
1990 Grizzly (first one built)

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Re: 1936 Diamond T
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2009, 02:01:03 AM »
This is the last picture I have of Cory's Giamond T for now. :-(



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Re: 1936 Diamond T
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