It's official. The Diamond T runs. Perfectly too, I might add. Oh yeah, there's no exhaust yet, it's still lacking the driveshaft and brake lines run, and obviously hasn't been painted yet, but it's now a truck, not just mis-matched parts piled together. LInk to the YouTube vid here:
I spent the last three days under my surprisingly rusty '00 Silverado replacing all the brake lines. This is a job about as much fun as having sharp things poked slowly under your fingernails, so I'm glad it's done. I've got three days off later this week, the weather is supposed to be warming up, so maybe I can FINALLY get some primer on the sheet metal of the Diamond T. In the meantime, we now have a driveable pickup to haul crap around in.
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Got the running boards (almost) done. Whew, I find long-boarding more and more tedious. The results look good though, almost make me glad I decided to save the original shorty running boards and lengthen them. OK, not really, but they do look OK, and there's not as much filler on them as the photos make it look like. Mostly filling hammer marks, a very thin coat. There's more at my blog: