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    Data plate is pretty goofed up and per the door decal it was used as a drilling Co truck after service. I can't find a model ending in 967.


    It's my fathers, located in Western KS and he uses it to lift things, but I'd like to get some TM's for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeman View Post
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    Spot on! Not sure why I couldn't find it before using Diamond T. Just found it in David Doyles book, though need to research more on any variants; Looks like they were only Cargo Trucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zanther View Post
    Spot on! Not sure why I couldn't find it before using Diamond T. Just found it in David Doyles book, though need to research more on any variants; Looks like they were only Cargo Trucks.
    The hood is the telling feature for me. I actually really like them. There are Wrecker and prime mover varients...

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    They also made a wrecker.
    Diamond-T 969A 4 ton, 6x6 Wrecker

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    Yeah it looks like someone modified an International bed to fit, I'll keep digging, but even the winch frame looks the same design.. it's a crappy photo that I enlargedInternational.jpg

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    The 967 is the cargo truck.

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    Looks like an early truck too,1 piece brush guard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMGeneral View Post
    Looks like an early truck too,1 piece brush guard.
    From what I can see on the data plate , 12-6-1940 , which might make it one of the earliest made. David Doyle's book notes they started being manufactured in early 1941

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    Portrayal Press has all the manuals. They will apply to the wartime trucks, but the design did not change much.

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