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« on: March 16, 2009, 12:48:23 PM »

I have been reading thread after thread and can't seem to find the start of re skinning an 1982 Eagle Bus.
We have removed all Siding added slide out's redid windows. So now the bus is a skeleton, After Reading a lot
we have decided to Glue on the Aluminum sheets, But I heard people talking about heating it up to stretch the Aluminum.
This is were I don't understand how to do this process.

I would appreciate any help or link's

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2009, 01:02:22 PM »

Tom, as a Eagle owner I would not recommend using the aluminum for skinning no matter what you do the stuff will wave with steel you can heat it stretch it and tack weld it in the front and rear while waiting on the glue to set.FWIW some of the guys on the Eagle board are skinning their Eagles now      Good luck
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009, 01:52:09 PM »

thanks for the reply, How do I find the Eagle Board

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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009, 01:58:24 PM »

www.eaglesinternational.net

That's where the Eagles hang out!

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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009, 02:00:51 PM »

Tom, www.eaglesinternational.net it will be out of service for a while till Dale finishes his upgrade later today  
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2009, 07:45:58 PM »

Tom,

I saw an Eagle 10 at the rally in Brownsville back in 2007 that the owner had glued all the siding on.  It was the cleanest thing I'v seen.  It had the timeless eagle look with only a few rivets in strategic places for strength.  He used Sikaflex to glue it together.   I wish I could remember his name.  I found an old post that has a picture link to the rally. 

http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=4103.0

Click on Dreamscape's link to the webshots, then scroll to the "Eagle rally Brownsville TX" and look for shot number 100_0571.  That is the coach.  It is sweet!!!

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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2009, 07:52:23 PM »

David, You mean this one?



I don't know the owner but I'll bet Clifford will.

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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2009, 07:57:23 PM »

Now that is beautiful. I want it.
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2009, 08:15:31 PM »

Paul, that is Dave St.Johns (metal skin) bus you can do that with metal but to do it with aluminium is tough.Byron's Eagle is not there but he has a perfect Eagle no blemishes anywhere.I don't have rivets on my siding .Airbag it is for sale he is building a  model 15    good luck
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2009, 08:37:08 PM »

As I haven't met Dave I wouldn't have known. Where would we find a picture of Bryon's Eagle? Did he go to the rally in Colorado? Hopefully he'll post some on the Eagles site.

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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2009, 09:15:41 PM »

Paul, he was there but I can not find any side shots of his Eagle I am trying to send you a photo of his marble flooring with the Eagle engraved into the marble it is beautiful floor.Sure hope Cole is not reading the board he has been trying to find out who had that flooring for a year  good luck
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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2009, 06:12:08 AM »

A virus hit our Eagle site the other day, we're up and running now!

www.eaglesinternational.net


Clifford, If you find that photo send it to me and I'll post it if you want. I'm anxious to see it myself, an Eagle in a marble floor, how neat!

Have a great day,

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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2009, 03:40:29 PM »

I have been kinda all over www.eaglesinternational.net and I can't seen to find
the Topic on Skinning a Eagle bus.

Unless I'm just blind

Also is there a search on www.eaglesinternational.net to search topics

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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2009, 05:19:29 PM »

Tom,

The search box is in the upper right hand corner.

Here is one topic on skinning.

http://www.eaglesinternational.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=325&hilit=exterior+skin

If you don't find what you like, please join and post your question. Lots of Eagle Owners that can help you out. some are in the midst of doing what you want to do.

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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2009, 05:29:00 PM »

How about in the Eagle's project section Daune and Cheryl's Eagle is there showing the slides out, raising the roof and pictures of installing the siding.  Good luck
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