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Old 11-18-2007, 10:18 AM   #1
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Need Semi-truck info. (9670 Int. 3406b cat.)

I need some help from those of you with knowledge of "Big" trucks. I'm going this afternoon to look at a 1989 9670 International truck. Has 500K miles, not sure how many on engine yet. 3406b Cat (air-to-air) with 9 speed 3.54 gear. Tandem axle truck with one removed, currently single axle but could be changed back to tandem. Supposed to be a good running truck. I'm thinking about making a car hauler out of it, but will probably have to sell it instead. Guy wants to trade for a pickup I've got. I'd have to sell the Int. for $2500 to make it worthwile. I know there are some truck drivers on here, what do you guys know about these trucks? Are they hard to sell or will I have to sit on it a while? Any help will be greatly appreciated, I'd just like to know a little more before I go look at it.
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:27 AM   #2
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Re: Need Semi-truck info. (9670 Int. 3406b cat.)

Couple of guys told me that is a great engine but I couldn't say for sure. Welcome to the truck business. One repair can cost you more than $2500. Be careful.
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Old 11-18-2007, 02:55 PM   #3
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here's a picture the guy just sent, doesn't look too bad.
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Old 11-18-2007, 03:19 PM   #4
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Re: Need Semi-truck info. (9670 Int. 3406b cat.)

Cat engine parts are the most expensive of all the competing engines out here. Tho a lot of people will swear that power wise, it's the best engine out here. The engine itself is worth at least $3000 if you wanted to scrap it out. Most older tractors sell between $2500 and $5000. But beware, with this high cost of fuel, there are thousand of trucks for sale a greatly discounted prices. Just check on e-bay to see if you want to join the hundreds already there trying to sell equipment.

Now if you were planning to run the truck yourself that would be a different story, but I gather you don't have such a plan. the mileage seem low for a truck that age, I would suspect closer to 1 and a half million miles, but there are always exceptions. I have a '87 Freightliner with that same engine. It has 1.2 million on it and it has been sitting for the last 5 years. The engine and drive train are in great condition, but I can't afford to put a driver in it ( and pay him/her a decent wage) because of the depressed freight rates and the high cost of fuel and maintenance. I've also got over $9k in the rebuilt engine and tranny, therefore I wouldn't sell it for $5000.

Follow you gut feeling on this one, cause your the one that will have to live with it. Cabovers sell for even less.
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:33 PM   #5
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Re: Need Semi-truck info. (9670 Int. 3406b cat.)

how would something like that do in a skoolie? Probably have to be a doghouse nosed bus.
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:38 PM   #6
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what I'd really like to do is build a flatbed car hauler for my personal use, but due to financial constraints right now, I'd probably have to sell it. I just figured it would bring more than my old F150 I'd be trading. But sounds like I might have a hard time getting rid of it. If I didn't need the money, I'd do it just to have it because I think the old cabovers look cool.
Thanks for the input guys!
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:20 PM   #7
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I don't know what state you're in, but in Kalifornia there is some MAJOR stuff happening with commercial trucks right now. Older trucks are having to put a particulate trap or in some cases, change the engine to meet new standards. Better check in your state.
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:30 PM   #8
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I'm in Indiana. I'll check into that. I'm trying to figure out how to title this truck as non CDL for my personal use. any ideas?
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:44 PM   #9
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Make a small toter out of it. Register it as a rv. I saw one that had a 28ft box with bed, portapotty and a sink. It was registered as a rv in Tenn.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:23 AM   #10
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why doesn't anybody make cabovers anymore? seems like a more efficient use of space. and it gives you more room for a monster sized sleeper, although it probably wouldn't be accessible from the cab.
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