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Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05

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buscrazyinFL
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Bus Model: 1972 Eagle 05
Vin # 8851
Location: Winter Haven, FL

Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05

Post by buscrazyinFL »

Here are some pictures of the remake on the Entrance and Steps
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Manny & Darlene's
1972 Silver Eagle 05
VIN # 8851
8V71 / HT740 4 Speed Automatic
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05

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More Pics of the Entrance and Steps

When I removed the carpet that had been there, I realized it had been hiding a lot of imperfections.
Nothing was square on the sides of the steps. The tile man with some mortar. Now everything is square.

(And because so many have asked...the speakers were there when the bus was converted.
They are for the radio and they work great!)
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Manny & Darlene's
1972 Silver Eagle 05
VIN # 8851
8V71 / HT740 4 Speed Automatic
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05

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Final Pics of the Entrance and Steps

Hope this might encourage some of you who are wanting to do something similar on your Eagle.
If I can do it You can do it!
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Manny & Darlene's
1972 Silver Eagle 05
VIN # 8851
8V71 / HT740 4 Speed Automatic
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05

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POST # 67
NEW BAY DOOR (for old A/C Compartment)

I've been wanting to do this for a while. The door that was here before was never meant to be used as a bay. It was dangerous and I never felt safe with the way it was. I had put new skin previously over the screen that was originally here when we got our Eagle. Check out POST # 10 from this page: http://www.eaglesinternational.net/test ... 7&start=10

And of course, what I thought might be a full-day's work turned into a 23 hour project. I took to JBs on Friday - we worked 10.5 hours, then Saturday - 13 hours. The problem was that at one time in the bus' history someone replaced some of the metal in this area and they did not make sure that the opening was square and that created a MAJOR problem! It took most of Friday to get the area square and prepped for the doors. I'm real happy with the way it turned out. We still have to put the rest of rivets on the outside and complete the inside, but we both ran out of steam and I needed to get back home.
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1972 Silver Eagle 05
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8V71 / HT740 4 Speed Automatic
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05

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More Pics
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1972 Silver Eagle 05
VIN # 8851
8V71 / HT740 4 Speed Automatic
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05

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The last 4 Pics
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8V71 / HT740 4 Speed Automatic
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Bus Model: 1972 05 completed 2003
1994 15/45 in progress
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05

Post by rusty »

Manny, Your last two updates turned out very well. Both look very professional. Keep up the good work. It is neat that you keep your Eagle in top shape. The Eagle is still the best looking bus on the road and yours certainly helps keep that alive.

Wayne
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05

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Thanks Wayne I'm trying to keep the old bird alive. Eagles are one of the best looking bus out there and I agree.
Manny & Darlene's
1972 Silver Eagle 05
VIN # 8851
8V71 / HT740 4 Speed Automatic
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Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:47 pm
FMCA #: F385289
Bus Model: 1972 Eagle 05
Vin # 8851
Location: Winter Haven, FL

Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05

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POST # 68

BAY INTERIOR Finish

Here are some pictures showing the interior being finished:
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1972 Silver Eagle 05
VIN # 8851
8V71 / HT740 4 Speed Automatic
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Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:47 pm
FMCA #: F385289
Bus Model: 1972 Eagle 05
Vin # 8851
Location: Winter Haven, FL

Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05

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POST # 69

ALTERNATOR MODIFICATION

I changed out the original alternator for the new truck style. This one will be so much easier to work on or replace. This modification was done by JB with Eagle Classic Coach.
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1972 Silver Eagle 05
VIN # 8851
8V71 / HT740 4 Speed Automatic
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