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« on: August 20, 2006, 02:38:14 PM »

I was at a yard sale Saturday and found an old issue of Bus Conversions magazine.  Inside was an ad for the Eagle's Nest in Tigard, OR.  Does anyone know if this place is still open or under a different name.  Also are there any conversion companies that still specialize in Eagle coaches?  Most of the converters that I've seen or talked to only like to work with new shells of Prevost or MCI designs.  Does anyone still specialize in Eagle coaches?  Thanks for any and all info.

J. Wilson Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2006, 11:24:34 PM »

I think Mike at International Bus Parts may know how to get ahold of your Eagles Nest guy.  I seem to recall him asking me if I knew the guy while we were on the phone one day.  Sounds like they had a good relationship.  I could have this all wrong, but it is worth a call to IBP to find out.

Craig - MC7 Oregon
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2006, 01:03:23 PM »

B&B Coach Works in Las Vegas specialiizes in Eagle conversion, their phone and address can be found in the links listed on the Bus Conversions wed site.

Good luck, Jerry
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2006, 10:37:51 AM »

Just wondering if there were any Eagle specialist on the east coast?  Maybe around Va.  Has anyone ever dealt with Va. Custom Coach?  Are they a good shop?

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J. Wilson
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2006, 05:50:25 PM »

Just wondering if there were any Eagle specialist on the east coast? Maybe around Va. Has anyone ever dealt with Va. Custom Coach? Are they a good shop?Thanks,J. Wilson

J, check with Sawyers Bus Sales & Service in Christainburg, VA ! I don't have first hand experience with them, or their conversions. But while I was there looking at seated buses once I noticed that their "personal family bus" (they are gospel singers) was an Eagle, and they had one in their shop getting major work done on it. And at the time they had several Eagle shells for sale! Just my 2 cents worth which if you ad 98 cents to it you might get a cup of coffee!  BK  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2006, 06:27:55 PM »

I bought an MC9 from Sawyer's and was pleased (still pleased after almost 6 years) with the bus, working with them, and info that they have supplied when I had questions...like I ran it out of fuel once by parking with the street side down...they sorted that right out over the phone. I believe Sawyer's and Va Coach are related. Va Coach does the custom conversion for Sawyer's. They are right on I 81 in Christiansbug, Va....as BK sez. You cannot miss the place. They have a large inventory of buses. This is just South of Roanoke. When I bought mine the temp was 25* degrees outside...and the old NJT fired right up...I didn't think it could be started. They freshened up some things and about a week later I picked the bus up...10" of fresh snow. It again started, and down the road I went. I'd already made arrangement to get it towed if it crapped out on the way back. Only about a 200 mile drive..but? I didn't know what may happen. I anticipated a good bit of mechanical work would be necessary to use the bus, but found most things to have been rather well maintained.
Another person to call would be Luke at US Caoch. I've found Luke and Mike to be extremely helpful with all sorts of things. They know buses. If they have a coach that would interest you, probably couldn't go wrong.
Good luck with your conversion! JR
BTW, type"'Sawyer's Bus Sales" into your search engine and you'll find a comprehensive Sawyer's website.
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2006, 05:38:34 AM »

I know a place in Nashville TN that converts Eagles if you are interested.

JCB
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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2006, 02:00:13 PM »

In Nashville, TN / Eagles Nest (Mark Chadwell) 615-242-7241 / In Augusta, GA Lewis Bus Lines (Joey Lewis) 800-532-8517  / Chatanooga, TN ChooChoo Express (Don Bowen) 706-891-1242 / Nashville, American Coach & Truck (Dalvin Pirtle) 615-672-3456  / Ricky Hall, VA. (Mechanical) 540-420-1235  /  The Vehicle Clinic (Amos Slater), FL 941-883-5555....................Sawyers are great.....Let me know if you have specific Eagle needs. I can tell you who I would go to for work.......

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