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Old 03-03-2019, 03:04 AM   #1
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While I'm deployed, I can't work on my bus, so I've tried to make a concise documentation of everything I've learned on this site and through the conversion process. Hopefully it helps someone out there!


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Old 03-03-2019, 12:43 PM   #2
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While I'm deployed, I can't work on my bus, so I've tried to make a concise documentation of everything I've learned on this site and through the conversion process. Hopefully it helps someone out there!


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The 466 you're referring to is the name of an International engine model. It would not be your transmission.
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Old 03-03-2019, 12:59 PM   #3
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A 14 window bus is only 37' , 15 windows would be a 40'er. Mine is 14 windows, 37'.
Navistar makes the DT466.
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Thanks guys, I'll make the transmission changes! Also, mine is a 14 window bus but its 40' long... I dunno?
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Old 03-03-2019, 03:12 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, I'll make the transmission changes! Also, mine is a 14 window bus but its 40' long... I dunno?
Looking at pics of yours, the rear over hang seems to be the same. as well as the front. I think they are basically the same body. I wish mine were 40'.
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Old 03-03-2019, 03:27 PM   #6
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Thanks guys, I'll make the transmission changes! Also, mine is a 14 window bus but its 40' long... I dunno?
I haven't looked into it for long, but standard window size is ~22.5 inches with 2.5 inch partitions. I say standard because that can vary and there are definitely various window sizes even on the same bus. To get a rough size, people count the windows and add on a certain amount for the driver area or dog nose. The sure-fire way is a tape measure.
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I haven't looked into it for long, but standard window size is ~22.5 inches with 2.5 inch partitions. I say standard because that can vary and there are definitely various window sizes even on the same bus. To get a rough size, people count the windows and add on a certain amount for the driver area or dog nose. The sure-fire way is a tape measure.
My 14 window has windows that are a full 24", with a 3" divider. That's 28" plus 3'3", 31'3". Guarantee there is not 9' in front and back of the windows, 5' in front and one behind. Measured with a tape measure at 37'.
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A 14 window bus is only 37' , 15 windows would be a 40'er. Mine is 14 windows, 37'.
Navistar makes the DT466.
Window count and length vary as some have wide windows in some locations. I've owned a 14 window 40 footer. I think the OP does now.
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Yes, my mistake. The DT466 is made by Navistar International Corporation. (formerly International Harvester Company)
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:38 PM   #10
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While I'm deployed, I can't work on my bus, so I've tried to make a concise documentation of everything I've learned on this site and through the conversion process. Hopefully it helps someone out there!


https://thederelictebus.com/project-...-amp-biodiesel
Thanks so much for this great resource! I am in the process of building a skoolie to barge over to the North Shore of Oahu and I really appreciate all of the great info! Thanks!
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