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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 !

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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