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Old 11-01-2010, 06:05 PM   #111
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The problem being that most DT360's will have the AT545 non-lockup automatic transmission, while the DT466 will usually have the stronger MT643, which DOES lock up. The transmission slippage will more than negate any fuel savings of the smaller engine.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:42 PM   #112
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I got the diamond plate in the window holes and most of the front bolted back together... Still have to paint the grill and the pieces of diamond plate that will cover the holes up top front and back...

Hopefully I'll be able to get down to do emissions and get the plates for it really soon...



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Old 11-05-2010, 11:24 PM   #113
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Here's the WOW Trail Fund sticker that will be going up for sale next week... They will be $5, with $4 going to the fund... This fund will be used for trail building projects... I'll post the info when we get the stickers back...


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Old 11-06-2010, 01:06 AM   #114
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very nice!
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:35 PM   #115
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Dirtygoat

There are no downsides to the dta360 (only the transmission), it is a sleeved engine, so an in-frame rebuid is possible as well. Windows look good.
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:00 PM   #116
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Thanks...

I've been reading up on the DTA360 and I feel that I'll be fine... I would like to find out if I can install a lock up on the converter though... They do it on th400s and th350s all the time...
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:03 PM   #117
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Would probably be easier to just swap the whole trans for an MT643. The DT360 should use the same bellhousing bolt pattern as the DT466 and the MT643 was used in the same chassis, so the swap should be simple enough.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:19 AM   #118
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So tell us about the paint? Anything special? I'm looking to do the same color on my transit liner.
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:54 PM   #119
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The paint was from a friend... They use it to paint Freightliner Semi's... He had it tinted for me and gave me the catalyst(hardener) for it... I went to a paint shop and picked up the reducer and shot it on with a harbor Freight HVLP gravity feed sprayer... It would have been really expensive if I hadn't gotten it for free...
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:00 PM   #120
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OK, I've been bouncing around ideas for the bunks...

I've looked at a ton of other builds and then something clicked...

I'm gonna use black pipe and build a frame, basically posts on all four corners and sockets that the bed rails will drop into... I plan on using Army cots in between the bed rails... This should be easy to set up and take down as needed for hauling equipment...

Here's the cot material that I'm looking at...

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