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1994 Model 15/45 By Wayne Schell

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Re: 1994 Model 15/45 By Wayne Schell
Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:05 am


Post # 13 Entry and drivers area framing
I have seen a few spiral entries in Eagle conversions and decided to do one in mine. One of the nicest is Byron’s. So I copied his for the most part. To do it like Byron’s I needed to cut into the dash area as the entry uses some of the dash area to make the entry bigger. I will but curved doors on the dash side of the entry so the storage can be utilized. (Eric promised he would teach me to do said project and I have witnesses) I spent a great deal of time making sure the front is seal from the outside air. The only place air can get in is around the entry door ( I have that figured out if all goes as planned),the turn signal lights (they will not be hard to seal because they are LED and do not need the big hole like the stock ones), and the bolts on the mirrors and windshield wipers ( silicone should take care of that). The step risers are 6 5/8 inches. I did not want to get the risers to tall ( I am not getting any younger).
The drivers area was raised to the level of the rest of the coach ( driver up). I did this for two reasons. 1) In an accident with a car or a pickup hopefully things will happen under me not in front of me. 2) The drivers seat can become part of the living room furniture when not driving. I also moved the driver back. I did this because the dash on a driver up is very close to the windshield and stands straight up. By moving the driver back I can slope the dash and get it away from the windshield. I am experimenting with the driver window ( and the entry door window to match) configuration. I am trying to make the coach look a little more modern by slanting the bottom of the window to look like the late model MCI’s. Please let me know what you think good or bad.

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Drivers area from entry door
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Dash set back and drivers window
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Drivers area
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Entry area
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Turn signal mount
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Re: 1994 Model 15/45 By Wayne Schell
Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:13 pm


Looking good Wayne--you've been busy since we last saw it! I'm anxious to see how that window looks. . .that'll be a novel design for an Eagle!

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Re: 1994 Model 15/45 By Wayne Schell
Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:26 pm


I now feel vindicated!!! In the third picture I see a LITTLE CLUTTER ON THE WORK BENCH!!LOL. Now I know Wayne is human after all. Otherwise, I like the curved stairs!! I would have made mine a radius except that my dash worked better with angles. Are you going to put a passenger slide out foot rest? A marathon I picked up for someone the other day had one that moved from the drivers side across. The entire floor was flat then. Pretty neat trick until the air goes down.
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Re: 1994 Model 15/45 By Wayne Schell
Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:56 pm


Our floor side/cover has a 1/2" acme thread and is ran by a 1/2" Craftman drill. no air issues but it is slow. about a minute seems like forever.
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Re: 1994 Model 15/45 By Wayne Schell
Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:07 pm


I like it! That should give you many years of enjoyment! 8-)
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Re: 1994 Model 15/45 By Wayne Schell
Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:55 pm


Thanks all, The clutter is Leroy's fault. I was doing maintance on the 05 when Leroy broke down (fan hub) so I took it out of the 05 and am putting new bearings in it. Foot rest will be the next post. I am a little behind on my project page I will try and catch up.

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Re: 1994 Model 15/45 By Wayne Schell
Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:26 pm


Beautiful, Wayne. I don't know if my oldtimer eyes could see those far away mirrors, lol. Hope to see it this winter sometime. Those door hinges are a work of art.
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Re: 1994 Model 15/45 By Wayne Schell
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:36 am


Hey Wayne. Looking good! I don't know if you remember but the 'new' Model 15 Eagle had that slanted look on the front windows. Personally, it didn't really work for me on the bus they did, but I look forward to seeing how yours comes out.

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Re: 1994 Model 15/45 By Wayne Schell
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:06 am


Thank You Dale, I knew they did it I just never saw it. Now you got me thinking about it.

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Re: 1994 Model 15/45 By Wayne Schell
Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:48 pm


Hey Wayne, Did you show Lin how far she'll have to fall to get your attention now? ;)
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