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And it Begins

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K4Eagle
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:01 pm
Bus Model: 1978 Model 5 Entertainer (Opaline), 1989 Model 15 Coach (Ron Burgundy)

And it Begins

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Not too bad, but some rust to warrant the removal of the rear cap (plus we can then repair the typical cracks in the cap).  Also, the new seal on the existing carrier compressor is holding good so far.
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Jim H
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Posts: 241
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:21 am
FMCA #: F407926
Bus Model: 1966 Silver Eagle 01,8v92TA,HT740, Southwestern Coach Conversion
1989 Eagle Model 15
Location: Talladeda Township, AR

Re: And it Begins

Post by Jim H »

Looking forward to more photos of your progress!  Always a joy to see an Eagle restored back into service.  Can't wait to see you and your bus at a future Eagle rally.  

JimH.
Jim & Denise
"Casper" Eagle 01 1966
"Eagle 2" Model 15 1989
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beltguy
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FMCA #: F246286
Bus Model: 1985 Eagle 10 with Series 60 and Eaton AutoShift 10 speed transmission (SOLD)
Location: Evergreen, CO
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Re: And it Begins

Post by beltguy »

If this is the Ron Burgundy bus, would you mind if I combine the two threads.

Like Jim said, we love build threads.

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 2022 Sunset 28 foot trailer
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K4Eagle
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:01 pm
Bus Model: 1978 Model 5 Entertainer (Opaline), 1989 Model 15 Coach (Ron Burgundy)

Re: And it Begins

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We're actually planning to re-assemble now!  About to spend $5k on window replacements (motionwindows.com) so we can seal up the interior for winter work.

I was going to order aluminum sheet for the exterior, but we're now arguing over that vs. steel (for areas that will have no windows).  They say Aluminum will warp with temperature changes, but my argument is that the lower 1/2 is aluminum, so... you're argument is invalid.  lol.
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rusty
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FMCA #: F341087
Bus Model: 1972 05 completed 2003
1994 15/45 in progress
Location: Johnstown Co.

Re: And it Begins

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I used aluminum ( .125) . I heated and streched it . So far no oil can in hot weather. The bus has been in 90 degree weather.
Wayne
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