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Mason's 1968 model 05

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Mason's 1968 model 05
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:26 am


Hi, everybody, here are some pictures of our 1968 05 eagle. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures until I had it pretty well torn apart, so they're just pictures of bones. :lol:
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8v71 and hydraulic tank.jpg
Top of engine and power steering hydraulic tank
8v71.jpg
The 8v71
inside of bus.jpg
Inside of the Bus
front of bus.jpg
Front of the bus
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:37 am


This is the passenger side wheel well

This was a messy day on the floor!
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pass side wheel well.jpg
This is my custom hoop
pass side wheel well 2.jpg
Detail under stairs
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:19 pm


HI Mason. Welcome to our forum and thanks for starting a project thread. They are always popular with our members.

As I mentioned in our email discussion, if it is at all possible, I would love to see photos of the 9 speed tower and the shift lever mechanism.

Jim
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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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:53 am


Hi Jim, hopefully I can get some pictures later today of the Shifting mechanism

Here are some pictures of my roof raise last week.
The process went like this: First I marked the uprights and torched holes(mistake) in them (above and below the cut line) Then, after attaching the jacks, I applied pressure and cut each upright, moving inward. After all the uprights were cut, I pushed up the roof, using an impact wrench on the jacks until the roof was 2 feet above the original position, allowing ample room to place the inserts in. (The total height of the roof raise was 12 1/4 in., resulting in a window height of 41 inches.) Then I proceeded to pound the inserts in.(all the torch slag caused some problems, which involved winching the roof down with come-alongs) After I finally got the roof down, (A 3 hour process) I then welded the inserts in.(Of course! :lol: )
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The inserts welded.jpg
The finished product (with the jacks still on)
roof raise 1.JPG
all the way up
the pins .jpg
the inserts
roof raise jacks.jpg
the jacks
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:22 am


Here is the VIN so maybe somebody can tell me what she was. I think it was Trailways but not sure.
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VIN
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:10 pm


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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:15 pm


You can view it how it was here. The fella we bought it from posted this.
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=4390&p=29335&sid=efb4b63fd4b15822193c7c94c9ac59fd#p29335
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:20 pm


Looks like you are deep into a complete redo, I envy your work space, I am much more cramped. Your raising the roof technique looks very solid, not every one goes to such lengths to reinforce the posts. Good luck on the rest of it. :D
Walter
Dayton, Ohio
1975 Silvereagle Model 05, 8V71, 4 speed Spicer
1982 Eagle Model 10, 6V92, 5 speed Spicer
1984 Eagle Model 10, 6V92 w/Jacobs, Allison HT740
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:41 am


Thanks DoubleEagle! Here is the finished product on the roof raise. I decided to put an upright in the middle of each window that is going to be covered, so the skin will be a little more solid.
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Finished roof raise.jpg
Uprights and brace welded in.
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:15 am


And finally for Jim, here are pictures of the 9 speed shift linkage. What they did was use a original shift linkage rod with U-joints, allowing for a side to side motion along with a back and forth motion.
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top of tranny.jpg
Looking from axle area on top of tranny
shift.jpg
U-joint
shift 2.jpg
From shifter
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