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The boss of the museum was in this week and I tried to convince him that we needed a Diamond T with 45ton rogers trailer, we will see what happens. We nearly had one from the proving ground at Monegeeta, but it went to the engineers museum.

Out of all the trucks I have looked at on the forum, the Diamond T with trailer and Yeramba, out the front of the pub is my dream.

One day?

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If the latter ever makes it onto the road that will be the 7th roadworthy example that i know of to grace the roads in Essex. I`m sure there are probably more in hiding.

Imagine a convoy of 7 of these running together!

Dave

 

Do you know if those nice folk at Lawford have still got theirs ? Don't think it was on the road last time I spoke to them about it but that was quite some time ago .

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my work took me to port talbot yesterday as was driving my scania past sarn services on the m4 i saw the flashing lights of what i first thaught was a crane however it was in fact a large red van escorting somthing as i looked a head i could see a mint looking diamond t wrecker driving at around 45ish painted in red with what looked like a county fire service crest on the doors the only other markings were transport div underneathe the crest the van escorting it also had the same crest and was a curant fire sevice vehicle

the t was running a treat sounded very healthy does anyone know of this one and can it realy still be owned by a south wales council i just wish i could have got pics

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my work took me to port talbot yesterday as was driving my scania past sarn services on the m4 i saw the flashing lights of what i first thaught was a crane however it was in fact a large red van escorting somthing as i looked a head i could see a mint looking diamond t wrecker driving at around 45ish painted in red with what looked like a county fire service crest on the doors the only other markings were transport div underneathe the crest the van escorting it also had the same crest and was a curant fire sevice vehicle

the t was running a treat sounded very healthy does anyone know of this one and can it realy still be owned by a south wales council i just wish i could have got pics

 

I think this is the Rolls Royce powered 981 from Pontypool Fire Station. Les has a couple of great pics of this T in his book. :)

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i didnt check his speed and i am used to trundling along at 54mph and i didnt have to slow much to come along side him but i am the first to admit i know zip about diamonds but i will sai it sounded more cummings than rolls :nut:

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Just been digging through my T pictures and found this one which I remember was on eBay about 2 years ago. I enquired about it but the current owner wanted what I thought was a ridiculous price (from what I recall about twice what I paid for mine).

 

 

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I think it was the one once owned by Bradbury’s of Stoke on Trent. Anyone know what happened to it? It's ripe for restoration.

 

I do like the lifting gear – not going to break that in a hurry!

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Just been digging through my T pictures and found this one which I remember was on eBay about 2 years ago. I enquired about it but the current owner wanted what I thought was a ridiculous price (from what I recall about twice what I paid for mine).

 

 

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I think it was the one once owned by Bradbury’s of Stoke on Trent. Anyone know what happened to it? It's ripe for restoration.

 

If it is the same one which I think it is, it's still in the same place as this picture was taken as it's only a couple of miles from me. The cab has been covered up now by a plastic cover though so it has got a little bit more protection than it has in this picture.

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Does anybody of you guys have a picture of a Diamond T972 pontoon truck? Is the cargo body the same as the T968 one but of course longer, or is it a special body adapted to carry pontoons? Is it Steel, wood or both depending on building year?

 

Thierry.

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With reference to WYJ 635 above....

 

Wow! shes looking fantastic! I used to own this truck a few years ago and its great to see them still going strong! This truck featured in a 'Time Team' programme in 1998 during the recovery of a B-17G Flying fortress from marshland in Norfolk and was driven by Tony Robinson! (Baldrick)

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Just been digging through my T pictures and found this one which I remember was on eBay about 2 years ago. I enquired about it but the current owner wanted what I thought was a ridiculous price (from what I recall about twice what I paid for mine).

 

wb07.jpg

 

I think it was the one once owned by Bradbury’s of Stoke on Trent. Anyone know what happened to it? It's ripe for restoration.

 

I do like the lifting gear – not going to break that in a hurry!

 

Hi all, new to this site. Yes that truck is the Bradbury's one. My Grandad bought it at a MOD sale in 1961 and converted it to a wrecker - the crane was a one off custom built job and was built to last! It was in our fleet for 23 years before it was sold at auction again - I was only 2 years old at this point btw:-D I saw the photos on webshots of it looking sad and neglected and would love to buy and restore her but just don't have the room:-( We have lots of old pics of the truck in it's prime, will dig them out later. Cheers for now, Ian

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Wow, great pics Ian, thanks for posting!

 

I have seen some impressive gear in my time but that is something else.

 

It really should be restored. It reminds me of the 981 my Dad used to drive. I tried to buy it but the new owners decided not to sell and it eventually rotted away in their yard. It would be a shame for the same to happen to this one.

 

Cheers

 

A

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