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Author Topic: Busted "drop box" in SC  (Read 4891 times)
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« on: May 22, 2010, 03:00:53 PM »

Hi Ya'll,

Haven't posted here much since the site was created.  I am broke down in Charleston SC and need help in locating a "drop box" for a mci5.  On a trip right now with family from Vermont to South Carolina and yesterday the gears went and left us stranded.  Anyone know of a good used "drop box" available anywhere in the Southeast part of the country?

Clarification. I'm in need of the device that transfers the power from the driveshaft to the rear differential on the mci5.

Email is terhune@wildblue dot net  cell 802-three two three-6347

Thanks,  Tim.

PS. Thanks David for the right name to call this thing.
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2010, 03:42:07 PM »

Sounds like you need a drop box.  Anyone out there have one in the shed??

David
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2010, 03:49:37 PM »

Can some of Eagles guys in SC help him out Eagle and MCI use the same dropbox I am to far away to help,Tim if it is ok with you I'll post about the drop box on the Eagles board if you don't get help here



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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2010, 04:38:59 PM »

Call Ray Cox in Atlanta.  Give me a call and I will give you his number.
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2010, 05:32:36 PM »

Tim,
      I'm 60 miles from Charleston straight up I26. If I can help let me know. Try Jack's lead & call Ray Cox. I don't know anyone else who would have a drop box in this area. My number is 803-829-four two four two. Leave a message. I'll catch you up.
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2010, 05:47:41 PM »

Goodson bus has boxes, new and used. Maiden, NC. 828-428-4102. Frankie, or Greg.
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2010, 05:56:33 PM »

Way to go you Eagle guys,Tim if you can not find one on East Coast I know where one is at in BC but freight will be a killer  

good luck Grin
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2010, 06:42:13 PM »

Tim, are you on the side of the road? Or is it in a shop now? hope all works out well. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2010, 07:01:13 PM »

Update----
         Tim's bus is at a shop in North Charleston, SC. He, his wife & 7 kids are at the Holiday Inn. We have 1 drop box located. It may have issues. We know there will be others to get a hold of come Monday morning. They just might be in NC or Georgia. We'll keep you posted.
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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2010, 07:54:04 PM »


http://www.jeansbussvc.com/Contact%20Information.htm

Try Johnny or Robbie at Jean's, They work on some Eagles there too.  They may be able to locate you one.

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Hope your OK Tim, I guess you have a spare in Vermont Huh
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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2010, 08:43:04 PM »

Thanks a lot guys for all the leads and helps. Sounds like there are drop boxes to be had which is good news.  Not sure how much phoning and connecting I'll be able to do until monday. I was on the side of the road just south of georgetown sc.  Was able to locate a Landoll to have the bus transported to a diesel shop in Charleston.  I'll be checking with them Monday to see what arrangements I can make with them to install a replacement box.

Yes John, I do have a "spare" drop box back home in Vermont in the wreck.  If need be I would get myself home and somehow remove it and drive or ship it back down here.  And it may come to that.  But it would be simpler by far if a drop box could be had nearby and get this trip back into play while I still have my wife and kids with me.  That bus you helped me get parts from a few years ago had a drop box still in it.  I'm hoping I can contact the owner to see if it is still there.

You guys are the best.  Thanks.

Tim.
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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2010, 09:31:17 PM »

David at Southern Oregon Diesel had (as of a couple of months ago) an excellent reconditioned drop box and 3rd member at $4k for the pair and about $575 for shipping to VA.  It is on a pallet and ready to ship.  Good Luck.
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« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2010, 01:50:32 AM »

Give me a call this morning I may be able to help/ 864-804-8077
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« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2010, 05:30:19 AM »

These folks maybe able to help you great people to do business with.

Lewis Bus Lines   Augusta, GA   1-800-532-8517      
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« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2010, 06:42:55 AM »

These folks maybe able to help you great people to do business with.

Lewis Bus Lines   Augusta, GA   1-800-532-8517      
Talmadge or Joey Lewis

Just be careful that you get a good box from them. They are part of the Easter "lineup."

God bless,

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