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Sparky's new truck

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Soapweed

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Sparky is the proud owner of a new truck.
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It is a Diamond-T brand.
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Nice insignia
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A fancy grill
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The last time it was licensed was 1964.
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Probably a pretty good outfit in its day
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Tachograph
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It had a dome light.
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Rubber mats
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And comfortable spring seats
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Sander tanks. This were filled with sand, and if the wheels started to slip on ice, a valve would release sand in front of the tires.
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Quite the invention
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Fifth wheel hitch.

Sparky is as happy as a puppy with a fresh calf hide over the acquisition of his new truck. :)
 

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I know a guy that would pay lots of money for that truck. What part of the country did he dig it out of?
 

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Neat! I remember those tattle tales. They told if you were running, how fast, if you sat, how long and if the motor was running or off. I graduated from high school in 1964. What gear set up does or did it have?
 

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I'm guessing Jersey Lilly could fix up some pretty fancy new upholstery for that outfit!

mrj
 

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I showed these to my son and he thought it was quite ahead of the times with those sand tanks. Does the trailer lock onto the fifth wheel and it pivots down on the truck?
 

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When the biggest wheel in our county died, the family sold a BUNCH of stuff at auction. This was a couple of years ago. I know he had a pretty damn nice Diamond T, I think it was a '59, that went up to Cherry county. They were going to use it to pull a floor trailer. I think they paid 8-9K for it. (No restoration needed)

When the local cattle hauler was alive and in bidness, he also had a '58 or '59 Diamond T he used to pull his only floor trailer. It's name was "the Pelican". :D

If Sparky the Smithy puts a bed on it, it MIGHT be able to handle a portable welder with the cutting torch and tanks... :wink: 8) :lol:
 

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Isn't "30" the plate number for Gregory County in SD? I only ask that because my step-dad is from Gregory County.
 

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You guys said what I was thinking. As a welder myself, I was seeing a really cool old rig truck. Either an early 60's Lincoln redface or an old Lincoln shorthood on there.

However he does it though, Im sure will be first rate.

Good luck
Tex
 

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