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Old 04-08-2018, 09:57 PM
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Was the super duty an auto or 6 speed? Tire sizes also play a role
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Was the super duty an auto or 6 speed? Tire sizes also play a role
My old super duty was an auto.

I think Im leaning more towards using the OBS with 260K on it as my donor.

Next I have to decide if Im going to cut the cab off and marry the firewall to the loadstar or if I am going to have to do it the hard way.
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Old 07-02-2018, 04:03 PM
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Well here she is, 1967-ish Loadstar 1600. I still havent decided what truck frame I want to put this cab on yet. Still looking at all my options. I think the patina and odd door make this cab pretty ratrod eligible; just something different not everyone has.

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Old 07-02-2018, 07:27 PM
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Cough....dt360.....cough cough


Anxious to see where this goes.

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That could be a really cool project! Mechanical engine all day!
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:24 AM
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Cough....dt360.....cough cough


Anxious to see where this goes.
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That could be a really cool project! Mechanical engine all day!
I know I know, Im trying!!

I found a whole truck; DT360 with a 6 speed (unsure of what kind) in seattle for $3500 which is the same price as the locals want for just the engine. But 3500 is about twice what I want to spend on a power plant.

Or theres a DT466 right near me for pretty cheap with an unknown Allison tranny for a decent price.

My biggest concern though is Im fairly certain Im going to be putting this cab on a 1996 F350 dually drive train and Im not sure the DT466 will play nice with the front end. I may end up just using the 7.3L from the OBS to get it moving along and then when I find the right engine/tranny combo swap them out.

Decisions, decisions....
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:53 PM
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I always wanted to do something similar. Either with a 8.3, 466, or 408.
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:39 AM
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I'm in the process of swapping a 1963 International V-liner onto a 1984 International S1900 chassis with the DT466. I found the 84 cheap but preferred a 1993 to 1995 which has the "P" pump (last years of the mechanical injection engines). 84 to 92 were the years of the inline MW pumps which are good, but the P is better. There's write ups on the web for turning up these pumps. I did that and it woke the truck up! Entirely different than when I drove it home. I say look for a 93 to 95 International to swap onto. Much easier to move your cab onto a 34 inch wide frame that's already properly setup with it's engine and trans, driveshaft and rear axle than modifying everything. I really like the sound of the older mechanical DT's versus the electronic that started in 96.
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:13 AM
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Hey markfuga,

That sounds pretty sweet, I have been doing some searching around and it seems a point of contention on the pumps MW vs P etc.

I have kinda changed gears on what chassis I want to put this thing on and I have started my search for a mid '90s F-superduty which is like today's F450s. They have 10 lug rims and I believe a DANA 60 in front and 80 in back and a 34" straight rail frame. But most came with a 7.3L so it seems Ill still either be doing a 7.3L or have to find and swap something else.

I have shied away from swapping onto a medium duty truck, mainly because I want this thing to be as low to the ground as possible and I think it would be harder to do with a larger truck and thicker frame rails. Plus possibly more expensive. Not that I havent ruled it out yet, but if it came with a DT360 I may reconsider.
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:38 PM
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I would think a Dana 60 in the front of a light duty truck would limit you more on how far you can drop it vs a rwd medium duty.
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