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Mason's 1968 model 05

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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:06 pm


Demo Saw time!
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:10 pm


Uncovered some more issues....


More RUST! Grrrrr...
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curbside driver well after.jpg
after uncovering
curbside driver well.jpg
before
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:13 pm


Safety tip of the day:

Was welding at the back of the bus, just happened to look down, and WOW! pb blaster IS flammable! :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Safety alert!
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:19 pm


Here are more pics of the curb side Drive axle wheel well before I started. I'll get some pictures of the current status tomorrow.

I think this thing is rusting even as I am typing this!! :twisted: :evil:
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More bad news
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Bad news
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:36 pm


On the back side of the framing somebody had tried to weld a 1/4 inch plate to re-enforce the framing. Most of the welding was pretty bad so I decided to take off the plate and see what was behind. Behind it the 1 1/2 X 2 1/2 inch torsolastic support tubing was rusted bad.

Surprise! Or not. :?


So I sent in a order for some 1 1/2 X 2 1/2 in tubing that hopefully will be here Monday.
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Before
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:53 pm


Today I attacked the spare tire compartment. Like everything else, it was (how do I say this nicely?) A hack job. I ripped out most of the old and all of the hack.


Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to weld most of the new pieces in.
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More rust in front. You can also see the stair well.
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Work area today
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:44 pm


Amazing work you're doing. Simply amazing.
Rust never sleeps does it?
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:06 pm


No, unfortunately rust never sleeps... :| I don't think I should ever say "I'll post some more pictures tomorrow." :D That didn't happen!

Here are pics of the spare tire compartment. I think it turned out pretty good. There are a few loose ends but I will take care of those once I am working in the drivers area. (Location of air tank, etc.) I was just working in the spare tire compartment while I waited for some 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 in tube. I have it now!
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spare tire compartment 2.jpg
It fits!!
spare tire compartment 1.jpg
Gusset detail.
1968 05 eagle used to have 8v71 with roadranger 9 speed,
04/25/19 starting upgrade to series 60! and B500
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:19 pm


So today I took the saw and took out most of the rear torsilastic support framing on the curb side. Tomorrow hopefully I will start replacing it.

rosette welds are really hard to remove! :x :x
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end of day 190115.jpg
end of day today
got steel.jpg
steel!
more rust in curb side driver wheel well.jpg
had to cut around rosette welds
rust 190115.jpg
bottom of horizontal tube totally gone
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:03 am


Wow, what a project!!

Looks to me like you are doing a great job. It is great that you have a good work area and the tools necessary to do the job.

It is great that you are documenting your project. First of all, we are enjoying watching an Eagle come back to life, and secondly, you have great documentation about your Eagle when the time comes to sell it -- hopefully after years of enjoying traveling in a great, safe, bus conversion.

Jim
Jim Shepherd
Evergreen, CO
'85 Eagle 10 with Series 60 & Eaton AutoShift 10 speed transmission - not at all fancy, but fully functional
Bus Project pages: http://beltguy.com/Bus_Project/busproject.htm
Blog: http://beltguy.com/blog/
Email: jim@eaglesinternational.net Note: Email sent to the this address requesting technical advice will not receive a response
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