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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 Posting of historical documents and photos is encouraged.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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Bus Model: 1978 Eagle 05
1986 Eagle 10
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon

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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Bus Model: 1975 Model 05 Eagle
1982 Model 10 Eagle
1984 Model 10 Eagle
1994 Model 15-45 Eagle
Location: Dayton, Ohio

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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darryl97420
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Bus Model: 1978 Eagle 05
1986 Eagle 10
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon

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.
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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Bus Model: 1968 model 05 Eagle series 60 and B500
Location: McCook NE

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 Series 60/B500 swap 2019-2021
1971 05 8v71 Spicer 4 speed parts bus
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Bus Model: 2011 Fiat Van, my daily driver.

Re: Stumped finding history on my new aquisition

Post by Bus & Car »

Sorry, but I'm totally clueless on this coach.

Is that 'VIN' number close to your mileage by any chance?

Any clue to it's age?
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Re: Stumped finding history on my new aquisition

Post by Bus & Car »

Open the main engine door. Then look in the lower right corner of the opening. Look at the framing right behind the bumper.

What you want to see is a small metal plate welded to the chassis. It should be going diagonally upwards on the passenger side.

That's where the factory put it on all European and early Brownsville buses. That may have changed once VIN numbers became
mandatory.

If that doesn't work, keep searching in that area and also above the driver's left side window.

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