Location: Chandler, AZ, USA
Joined: 03/01/2010
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Muscle Cars, Build-It, Drive-It, Rat Rod, Diesel Performance
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"Diamond in the rough"     1938 My Ride is Me

Introduction / Overview: This is my 1938 Diamond T.  It started life as a series 509s semi tractor.  Now it is chopped 3" and riveted back together.  
Drivetrain: Its powered by a Chevy 235 inline 6 with custom Solex side draft carbs and dual exhaust.  The trans is 3 speed manual which leads to an old Frankland converted quick change truck rear end. 
Chassis: The cab sits on a 1947 Ford car frame that has been slightly modified and powdercoated gloss black.  Friction shocks keep it on the road.  An F-100 steering box helps with the turning.
Wheels and Tires: The wheels are the Ford wide 5 pattern and have been powdercoated gloss black.  The tires are Firestone gum dipped 4.75-16s in the front and 7.00-16s in the rear.  They have Port-o-walls for style.
Body & Paint: Patina, rust, and rivets.
Interioir: Some old mexican blankets over the bench seat.
Lifestyles: Old-School, Hot Rodder, Build-It, Drive-It, Rat Rod