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Our journey

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Our journey
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:46 pm

This is our journey on how our bus went from this


To this



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Re: Our journey
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:02 pm

We purchased our bus in 2013 and were so excited to get racing that we did minor repairs and hit the race circuit. Over the years we repaired the following:

We replaced the old 871 Detroit engine with a 350 Cummins
Changed the 4 speed transmission with a 10 speed road ranger
Had to fabricate a shift tower with air assist to shift the third rail for the Fuller Road range transmission
Put in an on demand hot water heater
New plumbing throughout
Made new furniture
Fixed leaky roof

We then hit the road for another couple of years of racing

Now in 2019, we are doing rust repair, replacing water damaged paneling
Building new dinette benches
Replacing refrigerator and cabinet it goes in
New t & g fir flooring that we have milled and planed in our lumber yard mill

It is really sad seeing her as she is today, but, we have a race in a month and she should be ready and back cruising on the road
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Re: Our journey
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:04 am

Darren, thanks so much for starting a project thread. Many of us think the project forum is best part of our site.

You mentioned the shifting linkage for the 10 speed. I have been gathering as much information as possible on the conversion to 9/10/13 speed transmissions. Any documentation you have on that conversion would be great. You mention an air assisted third rail and that sounds like a new approach that I am not familiar with.

Jim Shepherd
Evergreen, CO
'85 Eagle 10 with Series 60 & Eaton AutoShift 10 speed transmission - not at all fancy, but fully functional
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Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:39 am
Location: Evergreen, CO

Re: Our journey
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:02 pm

You have your work cut out for you, I like fab work but it can get a bit over whelming at times. Keep up the good work and be careful. :)
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Joined: Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:11 pm
Location: Amarillo, Texas

Re: Our journey
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:14 pm

Looks strangely familiar...

I am lucky to be almost done with that process!!

Right now I am working on replacing my engine.. with a 12.7 L Detroit S60.

Looks good, and don't stop the good work!
1968 05 eagle used to have 8v71 with roadranger 9 speed,
04/25/19 starting upgrade to series 60! and B500
Eagle obsessed
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Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:37 am
Location: McCook NE

Re: Our journey
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:50 pm

Today’s progress - 14 July 2019

Got the driver side new wheel well welded into place.
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Re: Our journey
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:31 pm

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