Brian Thanks this is the idea I am thinking about ! Would it be easier to buy a complete truck for parts ! this way all parts would be there if needed and add a trans .My rear end is like yours 333. thanks dave
I did purchase the entire front clip of a Freightliner Century class truck to get my repower candidate. This worked out fantastic and I think my repower ended being better in the end since I had access to so many parts to complete the swap out.
While I agree it might be better to buy a bus with the power train you want I also don't think this is for everyone. I have literally many hundreds if not over a thousand hours in my conversion. I could not justify buying a new bus to get a different engine and transmission. The work to move the conversion and redo what I already have done is just not feasible for me at this point in my life. Yes, I still have a 1985 bus, but the repower makes it feel like it is at least 10 years newer. I have no regrets and while I put a lot of money into the repower, it was no more than if I had replaced the aged and dead 6v92 with a rebuilt 6v92. So, I spent the same amount of money I had to spend to rebuild the dead 6v92 and got LOTS more power, better fuel mileage, and cruise control to boot!
Not everyone will be in the same situation I was in - hopefully! - so your choices may vary.
I have no regrets and after 40,000+ miles I'm almost half way to paying for the repower on fuel savings alone. Gotta love that!