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Hi rog8811, you're dead right, I have spoken to Ron Groom who sold both trucks around twenty five years ago and he said they had a local firm build the new cab when the original hard cab got too rough. I'm hoping to find a scrap hard cab to use as a pattern to build a new one as this one is now quite rotten and not the prettiest thing on earth. Thanks for the interest, cheers Lee.

 

Evening Lee

 

I have a tired hard top cab that might help you get closer to your goal, call me on 07860 824608

Cheers Steve MaccDT

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Been asked to post for an old friend who bought this 981 from the Digby Lovell auction this summer ,  one of the photos was taken at GDSF 30 years ago !

So 18 months on and I have been asked to post some photos of the project for others to enjoy.

Here is another to add to the gallery, its local to me and in a poor state , it does have front wheels but it's kind of hemmed in by junk.      

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thats it got my 969a back after looking for it for about 9 years its ok but looking for a exhaust manifold petrol rxc still fitted in truck any one know where i can find a manifold

 

evening Andy

 

David Wildenberg was trying to get some from the states and i know he got a can in the last month with a load of DT parts in it so he may have one.

 

regards sam

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Nice to see it John. I remember this as an operating recovery truck at Dixons yard near Hunsdon when I was a kid, I'm so glad it has made it into preservation. My dad drove Diamond T's for a bit during the war and every time we drove past the yard it would trigger a few "I remember when " moments.

 

PT

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19 hours ago, trustmeimamechanic said:

Crikey John she cleaned up well , 

That was fun saturday ;-)

Many thanks for your help mate , expert Matbro driving !!

8 hours ago, armouredfarmer said:

Nice to see it John. I remember this as an operating recovery truck at Dixons yard near Hunsdon when I was a kid, I'm so glad it has made it into preservation. My dad drove Diamond T's for a bit during the war and every time we drove past the yard it would trigger a few "I remember when " moments.

 

PT

We collected the Diamond from Dixons same old yard it had worked from and sat in since 1966 ! when she was bought from Ruddington sales !  I'm told it replaced a Matador they ran before that.

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On 10/2/2017 at 10:57 PM, greyhound32122 said:

 

evening Andy

 

David Wildenberg was trying to get some from the states and i know he got a can in the last month with a load of DT parts in it so he may have one.

 

regards sam

Hallo,I am Didier Gheysens from Belgium,I bougt a Diamond T 980 from the Italien army but it was a little bit vandilised,The ventilator on the roof is missing ,Do you know where I can find one ,partial or compleet with the inner valve doors ?? Thank You very much

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On 1/17/2018 at 8:45 PM, John Comber said:

Hi David , I think there is a gremlin on the forum today , can't see any pictures  anywhere !!

Hallo John,I have a Diamond T 980 from the Italien army but before the purchase he was vendalised a little,so I mis the ventilator on the roof and the inside valves on the roof inside,do you have any idea where I can find one,complete or not complete ??I appreciate any help or info,Thank You  Didier from belgium

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On 7/31/2019 at 10:32 PM, John Comber said:

Been asked to post for an old friend who bought this 981 from the Digby Lovell auction this summer ,  one of the photos was taken at GDSF 30 years ago !

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If you have not already seen, Wartime in the Vale 2021 being held at Ashdown camp, Evesham

is to host a gathering of Diamond T's (all sizes)  to mark 80 years 

Application forms available on the hosts website in January 2021.

Following on from the event held at the Yorkshire Wartime Experience in 2016, which was 

a credit to the organising team of YWE.  Next years event will follow the same theme of a relaxed weekend 

with plenty of opportunity for meeting owners and enthusiasts alike to talk all things T 

More information will be posted as and when available 

Cheers

MACCDT

 

 

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This is great thread.

Would any one like to guess how many 980/981s are still around  world wide?  100, 200, ,300.........???

And  does anyone know roughly how many in UK? 25, 50 .100...........????

Craig

 

 

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On 2/15/2021 at 11:07 AM, DAKOTABILL said:

Here is another to add to the gallery, its local to me and in a poor state , it does have front wheels but it's kind of hemmed in by junk.

 

 

 

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i've bout this one for spares just got to get out, washed off and home

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