Diamondplate for Fenders

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Diamondplate for Fenders

Postby diamondmike » Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:54 am

What do we use for diamondplate for the front fenders? Aluminum? Stainless steel? I'm assuming we put some kind of a plastic washer between the plate and fender to stop corrosion. How about the rubber trim around the plate? Thanks, Mike
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Postby bmac490 » Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:32 am

mike,

we used bright (chromed look) diamond plate aluminun. the rubber may be available at j. thomas. the original plate was regular aluminum,i believe.
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Postby Huskiedrive361 » Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:50 pm

Aluminum diamond plate around .080 thick (don't remember exact thickness) and the rubber is available from Restoration Specialties in PA. The rubber is advertized as for Mack B model fender welt. There is no other "padding " under the plate to prevent corrosion. I sprayed my aluminum pieces with rubberised undercoating before installing them. Stan 8)
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Postby diamondmike » Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:42 pm

I have all the rubber / window parts at Restoration Specialties to be matched to new parts. The painter insists on having the fenders perfect even though they will be covered up. He's letting me paint the frame in his shop to save some money. So far I've brushed on 3 quarts of POR-15. Don't get this stuff on you, it won't come off for a week. Mike
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Postby diamondmike » Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:37 pm

Stan - I have the diamondplate and I got the rubber you suggested. The next question is how do you get the rubber to adhere to the bottom? The fender is held by four bolts in the center. I was going to put a bolt through each corner of the diamondplate. Thanks, Mike
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Postby Huskiedrive361 » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:14 pm

Mike - use 3M weatherstrip adhesive to glue the rubber to the backside of the diamondplate. You will have to cut some pie shaped wedges out of the underside rubber "flange" to curve it around the corners. I cut a little then glue some down, then cut to fit and glue some more. Butt the ends together on the back side (closest to the hood). Stan
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Re: Diamondplate for Fenders

Postby diamondmike » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:34 am

Thank You Stan for the advice on how to do this. One fender is done and it came out beautiful. As you will notice, it's not a Brockway. It's a Diamond Reo sold through Temple Hill Garage of Vail's Gate, N.Y. to a company called American Brick Supply. Their name is on the horn button. I talked to Bill Pushman at Temple Hill, and he remembers selling two identical tractors to the brick place. The tractor was speced. with a pintle hook, and the right fuel tank was not to be plumbed. So I'm thinking it may have hauled a dump trailer. It has a double frame front to back, 44,000 rears, and a Spicer quadbox. Does anyone on here remember the tractors or the brick company? Ithink they were in the Albany/Rensselaer area. The tractor was traded in at the Albany Brockway dealer for a new Brockway.
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Re: Diamondplate for Fenders

Postby Huskiedrive361 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:11 pm

Mike - nice job on the fender! The rest of what I can see looks great too. How about a couple of more pics? I don't think anyone will mind too much that it's not a Brockway. Helping one another is what this board is all about. Stan 8)
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Re: Diamondplate for Fenders

Postby rz761 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:56 pm

i like what i see so far
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Re: Diamondplate for Fenders

Postby diamondmike » Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:55 pm

Here ya go, Stan. Today I drove the tractor from the painter to it's winter home. It's a good place to keep it, the company was a big Brockway user. You should see some of the pics on the wall there!! I used to ride to that yard on my bike as a kid and never dreamed I would park my own truck there someday. One of their tractors was at Cortland this year.
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Re: Diamondplate for Fenders

Postby Huskiedrive361 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:48 pm

Mike - what a fantastic restoration !!!!!! I love the color choices. It's amazing how much your truck looks like a Brockway model 358. Stan 8)
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Re: Diamondplate for Fenders

Postby Brockway700 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:28 pm

Thats a very nice truck! Whats it got, 230 Cummins?
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Re: Diamondplate for Fenders

Postby diamondmike » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:12 pm

The model 990's were available with: NH-180,NH-195, NHE-180,NHE-195, NH-220, or NH-250. This is the only one I've heard of that was speced. with the 250. It's installed on a 30 degree angle. The transmission is a Spicer 8516-3A, a 2 stick 16 speed. The model 990 was introduced by Diamond T in 1959 and was very popular in the northeast. It was also available through Reo dealers, but of course with Reo badging. After the merger of Diamond T and Reo in 1967, the model was continued for two years. This truck is a ' 68, the last year.
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