Lincoln Hwy. Tour, Day 2: Diamond T’s at the ATHS truck show.

Posted: June 22, 2013 in Tin Can Tourists, travel
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DSCF2184We’d heard yesterday there was an ATHS truck show at the fairgrounds today, so Kirk, Craig and I all squeezed into the Diamond T, and headed down.  Imagine my surprise when we found there was not one, not two , but no less than THREE Diamond T’s there, two 201’s (pickups, like ours) and a 509 with a grain mill mounted on the chassis.  Pretty cool.

DSCF2186The unrestored one, above, was totally original, down to the pin striping on the green belt line stripe.  Didn’t see or have a chance to talk to any of the owners, but I got some pictures.

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We stayed for about an hour, then headed back, stopping at an Advance Auto Parts store to by some power steering fluid, as the pump started howling when I turned into the fairgrounds.

DSCF2193We got back to the campsite, Kirk lent me some coveralls, and I added some power steering fluid.  Easy, once I took the left front wheel off to get to the pump!  Happily, Kirk and Craig took pity on me, and put the wheel back on!

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  1. Karin says:

    Only 3?!!! There was about 20 here a few weeks ago at the ATHS show in Yakima! All sizes – even 3 of them that were 36-37’s. Most of them were about your trucks vintage though. http://www.flickr.com/photos/31110202@N02/sets/72157633886821777/ here are the pics from that show – the yellow one was my favorite (not because of the color, but because it was closest to the size of ours with the longer hood).

    Karin

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