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Re: EricbSC 1973 05 Eagle
Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:27 pm


Got the rear in and all painted. Hope to have the engine installed before weeks end.

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Re: EricbSC 1973 05 Eagle
Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:31 pm


I removed the bump skid plates and added full length skid plates. I also added bracing to the passenger side engine rail. Because the shaft for the factory ac went across there was no brace. Most I have seen are bent on this side.

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Re: EricbSC 1973 05 Eagle
Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:22 pm


Eric, That really looks good. I think I will take my engine out and do the same, LOL. I think not since I don't think I could convince Gary to come and help...I bought a small spray gun @ Harbor Frt and when it cools down I'm going to do mine now that I have the title to the engine ;)

It looks like you got your rear end finished. I'll be looking for more pics.
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Re: EricbSC 1973 05 Eagle
Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:24 pm


Nice work Eric, It looks Factory fresh . look forward to seeing it complete
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Re: EricbSC 1973 05 Eagle
Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:44 pm


Oh yes Eric a great job, wish I had taken more time with mine. the old srying haste make waste!!!
yes we still enjoy the bird just wish we had done better.
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Re: EricbSC 1973 05 Eagle
Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:16 am


Lookin' good Eric! It looks brand new!

Hopefully when I do our swap next year I can make ours look half as good.
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Re: EricbSC 1973 05 Eagle
Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:16 am


Manny dont count Gary out!!! He has tools and is mobile!!
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Re: EricbSC 1973 05 Eagle
Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:22 pm


I am begining to think I smell diesel smoke in the distance!!! :D
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Re: EricbSC 1973 05 Eagle
Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:41 pm


Today was the big day!!!! I thought we would smell smoke before lunch, but as with everything on this project it took longer!! Had the best help ever!. My brother came in from North Carolina Wednesday, and Jack Campbell was on his way back to Florida and stayed an extra day to help. I couldn't have done it this week without their help. Thanks a million to both!! Had smoke about 5 p.m. A few minor things but overall pretty dang good!!! Still have to finish wiring, rear brakes!!!More later.


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Re: EricbSC 1973 05 Eagle
Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:41 pm


Dude you rock!!

Been following your progress thru the whole project and I'm jealous. You have proven that you don't get the time to tackle a project like this....you have to make it. It also proves that it is pretty tough to do it on your own. It's double fun when you can do it with people that have the same disease! You are an inspiration to anyone that has the passion to convert a bus.
Thanks for the project thread...my kind of bus porn!!
Hope to buy you a beer someday...too bad we're on opposite coasts.

Congratulations,

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