12/1/2021: OK folks, the new forum software is up and running

As has been mentioned, the look of the forum is different. As time permits, we may customize the look a bit.

I have created a new thread to discuss the new platform: viewtopic.php?t=4960

The new platform should be stable and fully functional. Please report any issues in the new thread.

Thank you all for hanging in there with me as we made the rather bumpy trip over to the new platform.

Jim

Stumped finding history on my new aquisition

This is a public forum that will facilitate **DOCUMENTATION** of Eagle Bus History. Posting of historical documents and photos is encouraged. Questions about individual bus history (VIN) should be posted in the General Eagle Chat forum.
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darryl97420
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Stumped finding history on my new aquisition

Post by darryl97420 »

Bought a cool project 1986 model 10 serial 609082 and cannot find any info, even Phoenix Coach doesn't have history for that one. Anyone here have info?
Darryl
1978 Eagle 05, 8V71, Jake Brakes, Alison HT740, Original caps front and back
1986 Eagle 10, Cummins NTC-300, Alison HT740
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DoubleEagle
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Re: Stumped finding history on my new aquisition

Post by DoubleEagle »

The records were a bit spotty towards the last years of production. Even if there was a record for your Eagle, all you would find out is who the bus was sold to when new. If your Eagle came equipped with seats then it is not likely that it was sold to some famous star, and many bands and celebrities leased their buses from various companies. I have two entertainer Eagles that were sold as shells to conversion companies (Senators Coach and Florida Coach) that are not on the existing production lists. My 1984 Model 10 has lettering on the custom switch panel that says "Custom Built by Senators Rentals, Inc.", and lists the names of the principal craftsmen that performed the work. I found tapes and CD's from various groups, and pictures that fell down behind couches and walls that indicated various country and gospel groups that I never heard of. Barring details like this, you may never know who owned your Eagle through the decades, it is what it is, and the current condition is what matters most.
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
1994 Eagle Model 15-45, Series 60 w/Jacobs, Allison HT746
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Re: Stumped finding history on my new aquisition

Post by darryl97420 »

My daughter's 79 which is pictured in my PFP was originally sold seated to the US Government. Was curious about the 86. Especially because 1986 was the year I first rode in an Eagle and still remember today seeing the eagle on the dash.

Thank you for your reply.
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1986 Eagle 10, Cummins NTC-300, Alison HT740
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Re: Stumped finding history on my new aquisition

Post by Eagle obsessed »

68 should be a 4 digit vin. Occasionally ‘bus and car’ will come online he could tell you a lot of history of your bus
1968 05 Eagle 8v71 with roadranger 9 speed,
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