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Old 04-29-2013, 12:00 AM
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Converti ng a Single axle dump to tandems

Just wondering if this is even realistic at all. I have an International single axle that im going to be into deep after doing the motor rebuild and to top that off I don't really like the truck, I should have bought a tandem for my area. It actually has the heavier 12,000 front axle. The frame would have to be lengthened about 4 feet!
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:28 AM
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Dont bother considering it further.
Its not practical nor cost effective.

If your concerned about the motor buy a comparable tandem and swap it.

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:59 AM
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would adding a drop axel help? its a good strong motor and should put you close to carrying capacity of tandem but less headaches.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:26 AM
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Just wondering if this is even realistic at all. I have an International single axle that im going to be into deep after doing the motor rebuild and to top that off I don't really like the truck, I should have bought a tandem for my area. It actually has the heavier 12,000 front axle. The frame would have to be lengthened about 4 feet!
Don't do it, think of the phrase - 'throwing good money after bad'. You will never get the money out of it. You don't have a heavy enough front, should have more like an 16-20,000 front. A DT engine should be cheap compared to other engines, I've heard $3,000-$5,000 for an inframe.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:44 PM
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Okay thanks guess I gotta sell it. its 6k for just the bottom end
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:29 PM
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what are the symptoms with the DT engine?
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:27 PM
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water in the oil. bearing seals
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:15 AM
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That is a lot of $$$ sounds like either the liners have pitted out or your o-rings have failed on liners.I have built many DT 466 engines something usually causes this like overheating,injector on that cyl, A complete re-man kit should be around 2 grand that is a lot of labor. The injectors are in the neighbor hood of $650-700 ea plus core.These are not included in a kit just new inj. o- rings .Good luck with it.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:33 AM
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You'd have to extend the frame.

Beef up the current frame.

Add an axle.

Did you want it to be a drive axle? Add a bunch more cash.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:00 PM
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Plus, the registered GVW in the door frame would not change.
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