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Mason's 1968 model 05

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

Mason's 1968 model 05

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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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Top of engine and power steering hydraulic tank
Top of engine and power steering hydraulic tank
The 8v71
The 8v71
Inside of the Bus
Inside of the Bus
Front of the bus
Front of the bus
1968 05 Series 60/B500 swap 2019-2021
1971 05 8v71 Spicer 4 speed parts bus
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05

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This is the passenger side wheel well

This was a messy day on the floor!
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This is my custom hoop
This is my custom hoop
Detail under stairs
Detail under stairs
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05

Post by beltguy »

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 SOLD
2005 Dodge 2500 with 5.9 Cummins and 6 speed manual 2014 Passport 26 foot trailer
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05

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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 finished product (with the jacks still on)
The finished product (with the jacks still on)
all the way up
all the way up
the inserts
the inserts
the jacks
the jacks
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05

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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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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05

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These posts are from the fella we bought it from
http://www.eaglesinternational.net/test ... 9fd#p29335
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You can view it how it was here. The fella we bought it from posted this.
http://www.eaglesinternational.net/test ... 9fd#p29335
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05

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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
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05

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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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Uprights and brace welded in.
Uprights and brace welded in.
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05

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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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Looking from axle area on top of tranny
Looking from axle area on top of tranny
U-joint
U-joint
From shifter
From shifter
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