1949 Diamond T Truck 350ci V8 Automatic

2 hits ID #21085

Description

Drenched in a coating of pale yellow, the body with its well minded gaps and straight panels retain all of the original Art Deco charm that Diamond T incorporated into their trucks. Bullet style headlights flank a divided horizontally barred chrome grille with a shiny chrome bumper below. The big "T" logo sits proudly in its flowing chrome spear leading back to the twin cowled center hinged hood with each side decorated with chrome venting and brass Diamond T plates. Framing the hood are rounded front fenders which flow back into short running boards with nice oak step inlays. A raked back windshield forms the front of the cab giving an almost custom look, but it's exactly the way it left the factory in 1949. On the back is an oak lined bed with pneumatic lift cylinders to give a clean view of the V8 lurking underneath. When lowered, the bed has a cutout to show the sides of the engine while the rest is a mix of stained oak and pale yellow steel. Bringing up the rear are a pair of chrome bumpers with industrial style round taillights and in the center another simple T cutout within a cut out diamond logo. Black steel 20" wheels are on the corners with dual tires being on the rear. A shout out to the highly polished saddle mounted fuel tank under the driver's side of the bed.
Extreme utilitarian would best describe the door panels which are black painted stamped steel with chrome cranks, levers and a simple black vinyl padded armrest. Moving inside we see a pair of gray and black striped tweed broadcloth bucket seats courtesy of a Camaro floating in a seat of clean black carpet. A 3 spoke Lazy S Streetrods emblazoned leather wrapped and padded wheels is atop a late model steering column. This fronts the full metal jacket black painted dash with a bevy of round white face chrome bezel VDO gauges installed front and center. In front of the passenger seat is an AM/FM/Cassette stereo and just below is a CB radio for a big 10-4 baby bear. Chrome knobs and pulls are throughout the rest of the dash and above is a tachometer while to the driver's left is the pressure gauge and control for the lift bed. All buttoned up and easy to use.
Lifting either side of the narrowing cowled hood reveals...well nothing. An empty engine bay where the original powerplant sat now houses a mirror finish firewall and a clear view of the suspension and steering components below. Lifting the pneumatic bed however gives up an eagle eye view of a 350ci V8 nestled just behind the cab. A Crane Fireball II 290h camshaft has been installed along with polished valve coverings. Sitting atop this engine is a Edelbrock 4bbl carburetor under a ribbed and shiny air cleaner assembly. Bolted to the back is a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and bringing up the rear is the original heavy duty 4.62 geared rear axle.

Attributes

Make Diamond
Model T
Year 1949
Mileage 15300
Engine 350ci
Interior Color Gray
Exterior Color Yellow
Transmission Automatic
Number of Cylinders 8
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) 2997650
Fuel Type gas

$ 10000.00