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woodys 1978 Eagle 05
Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:39 pm


I purchased this bus in Atlanta,Ga. in 1997, drove it to my shop and then looked to see why the bagage doors were leaning. Spent the next several months cutting out and replacing frame tubing. At one point the roof was the only skin still on the bus. While at it, we rebuilt the rest of the chassis and running gear, brakes, lines, valves, drop box, rear diff. etc. Installed power steering, removed the worn out 8v71 and installed a 1988 BigCam 4 cummins with a 9 speed ( shifts backwards, reverse is over to right and down), new windshields and wiper motors, smooth skinned the front from blade up to fiberglass under windshield, the front framing was so rusty and the entrance door so bad, I bought a new door frame and then welded it in and closed it, put a mid entry door and steps. When done with all of this, I have a totally rebuilt chassis and frame. Then I parked it in my barn at home for 10 years. In 2010 I decided to complete it so have spent 18 months trying to finish the outside ready to paint, and the inside, installed a gen set, 3 roof air units, and two road heat units, all of this stuff used. It will probably not ever be a show bus, but it will climb a tree or run all over the big boys on I-75. Will send pics soon, b4 and now.
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Re: woodys 1978 Eagle 05
Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:13 pm


Hi Woody!

Can't wait to see what you've done, sounds like a going machine to me. 8-)
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Re: woodys 1978 Eagle 05
Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:27 am


Wow. That's dedication.
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Re: woodys 1978 Eagle 05
Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:53 am


Welcome Woody , Looking forward to seeing some Pictures of this bad boy
Andy Wright 68 Silver Eagle Model 5 8V92 #7481
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Re: woodys 1978 Eagle 05
Fri May 03, 2013 8:14 pm


Eagle Andy wrote:Welcome Woody , Looking forward to seeing some Pictures of this bad boy


How do you post a pic here. thanks ,woody
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Re: woodys 1978 Eagle 05
Sat May 04, 2013 6:26 am


Most of us use Photobucket. It's free and pretty easy to set up. You might take a look at this short tutorial on how to do it.

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1030
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Re: woodys 1978 Eagle 05
Sat May 04, 2013 7:00 am


Thanks, will try today. woody
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