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    We had a fleet of trucks with the DT466, some with the little Detroit V6, and a couple with 3208 Cats. I'll take the DT any day of the week. Far more durable than the Detroit, way quieter than the 3208. Just a strong durable all around engine. If your cab is rusting out, NAPA carries a rust stabilizing coating. It used to be called Extenz, but I think the name changed. You knock off the flake rust, coat it, and it oxidizes to seal off further oxidation.

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    Thanks Skipper: I have never tried that product from NAPA, but I have used a couple others: Por 15 from Eastwood and Miracle Paint from Hirsch Auto. These are all good products with their own idiosyncrasys. I am still up in the air as to which way I want to go. I looked the cab over some more yesterday and some cab mounts have defiantly rotted, drivers floor boards are gone, cab corners and rockers have rot also. The Loadstar cab is in much better shape. Its going to be a major job which ever way we decide to go.

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    Ah the joys of getting something cheap/antique. Damned if we do, damned if we dont. Just think! It will be worth the same even after its repaired! lol
    If it isnt broken, dont repair it.

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    Ah the joys of getting something cheap/antique. Damned if we do, damned if we dont. Just think! It will be worth the same even after its repaired! lol
    Well, I guess thats better than buying something new, only to have to make some kind of repair and have it be worth less!

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    Value of old equipment is more important to the user as opposed to any one else I think. When I acquire something that I know that will serve a particular need I have that will require some work and parts which are not free, after the repairs I know what I have. Yes an older, most likey heavier built, workable piece of equipment. I am reminded of something that a deceasd neighboring farmer said when responding to the news at the country store about another farmer in the neighborhood who had bought a new tractor. He said something like anybody can farm with something new, it takes real talent to farm with the junk I have. It is one's personal preference. I know there is satisfaction when making something useful from nothing.
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    Very well said Jim!

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    I'd rather farm with my old junk that I can work on than have something new that even the dealer has trouble fixing.
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    I'd rather farm with my old junk that I can work on than have something new that even the dealer has trouble fixing.
    I agree Destroked, and I like stuff made with steel not plastic!

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    I agree Destroked, and I like stuff made with steel not plastic!
    I'm fairly good with a wrench but terrible with a claw hammer.
    My philosophy is if I can drive a nail threw it ,I don't need to be working on it.
    For that reason I don't do tire repairs, also a nail will go through plastic.
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    Grin, my Bostich nail gun will put nails through steel. Even popped one into my thumb (ouch, had hand in wrong place, now I look to make sure I dont do it again).
    If it isnt broken, dont repair it.

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