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Author Topic: Eagle Torsion Tube Busted Weld: Can It Be Fixed?  (Read 1113 times)
busboy
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« on: July 24, 2006, 07:01:53 PM »

Before I take my Eagle 10 to Stewart & Stevenson in Denger in the morning I was looking over the bus for anything else that may need fixing
and I found that the rear torsion tube on the passenger side of the bus has recently busted the weld on the seam and is slightly gaping.
It looks like it could be cinched back together with a clamp and welded.  Anybody else have this problem?  Opinions...
Also, while the radiator is out, what else should be changed that might be hard to do later?  I'm definately having belts changed.
Happy Trails,
Brent
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Rich (Prevost)
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2006, 11:28:23 AM »

Brent,

You have to be careful with the welding. The Eagle torsilastic is filled with rubber - heat & rubber usually don't mix. Also putting an electrical charge to a coach that has delicate electrical wire & systems is also a risky operation. I have had Prevost customers that have blown out expensive plasma TV's & other expensive electronics by welding on the coach.

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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2006, 07:18:59 PM »

yes it can be fixed.  do not weld on it.  you can make a doubler for it and clamp it back together.  i have been using this fix for years with no problem.  if you want more info. on how to build a doubler, let me know.           Duane
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