206 East Dogwood Drive • Franklin, North Carolina 28734

Phone - 828-524-9085 • Office 828-349-9125 • Fax 828-349-9125


Let the experts at DWT rebuild your top loader. DWT has been building great top loaders and sending them around the world for the past 50 years. Our transmission shop is totally devoted to building only high quality toploader transmissions. We don’t work on 500 different kinds of transmissions, only top loaders. We have every possible part for all models of the toploader in stock. We also have every known special tool used to rebuild top loaders. Some of these tools we invented ourselves. If you want your top loader rebuilt right the first time, then DWT is the right choice. Don’t trust your transmission to the amateurs. It doesn’t cost any more to have your transmission built by the toploader professionals at DWT.

Our goal is NOT to just fix toploaders, but to restore them to better than new condition. Rebuilding your top loader is a once in a lifetime event. A lot of work, care and pride goes into rebuilding every one of our transmissions and we would like to see these transmissions last for many more decades of safe, reliable and trouble free service.

If you have the wrong transmission, need a small spline turned into a large spline, want a different mainshaft and tail housing, need a wide ratio turned into a close ratio, anything you want, we can do it. We can modify any toploader from the wrong one to the right one for any car or project you can dream up. This is absolutely positively no problem at DWT. We have everything we need in stock. We also have a fully equipped, full service machine shop at our disposal. If you need fast turn around time, our shop is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Turn around time is usually around 3 - 5 days.

We are located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. You are invited to drop off and pick up your transmission. We have great hours if you want to drop by at 12 midnight, no problem. If you would like to ship your transmission to us, please see our shipping instructions. The cost to rebuild your transmission is $350.00. This covers all inspections, testing, labor, hot tank, any glass beading, crating, painting, shop charge and all shop supplies. The only other charge will be the cost of any parts used to rebuild your toploader. We will install the DWT best parts available Road Race Master rebuild kit and any other parts as needed to make your transmission new again. We will be very happy to tear down your transmission and give you an estimate. There is never a charge for this. You are invited to the shop so you can see for yourself what your transmission needs to make it perfect again.

We very much appreciate the patronage of our customers and also our customers highly recommending us to other toploader fans. 90% of our business is from references from our very happy satisfied customers. We will do anything it takes to please our customers. Our reputation in the transmission business is extremely important to us. We work very hard to earn the trust and respect of our customers, this is why we are still going strong after 50 years in the transmission business. We are sincerely looking forward to building your toploader transmission. You can be assured that our transmission shop will build your transmission only to the highest standards and our professional staff will strive to provide only the very best workmanship possible. We want to make having your transmission restored by the DWT shop a very pleasant experience.


If you need help, advice or have any questions, please contact DWT, we are here to help you get your toploader back in new condition. We sincerely appreciate your patronage.