Monthly Archives: June 2014

Front is Finished

I was able to polish the mirrors and install them along with painting the wiper arms a satin black. She is starting to look like an Eagle now!

Front is complete

We had a very severe hail storm on Thursday evening that did significant damage to parts of Abilene. Hail as large as a tennis ball were reported. Parts of Abilene just got rain, we got hail! I’m estimating that this stone was much larger as we didn’t arrive home until 45 minutes after the storm had left the area. Can you imagine the damage it can cause, Wow!

Hail size

 

We did incur some to the bus. Several dents on the roof, barely seen from the ground. Roof marker light destroyed along with a marker light lens on the rear cap, our front and middle A/C shroud did not survive. They were very old and brittle, they will get replaced. I fixed the marker lights, will leave the dents alone for now, may not even worry about it.

I tried to clean off the silicone from a previous owners installation and failed, broke 3 or 4 light assemblies in the process.

 

Why anybody would do this is beyond me.

Why anybody would do this is beyond me.

I did install new side marker lights/turn signals, both sides. I chose Grote LED’s to improve the functionality and brightness of them.

Grote LED

Here they are in action. I had one license plate light out, it has been replaced so all lights are operational! Yay!

 

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Some Before and After Shots

It’s time to compare the before and after shots of our Eagle. We are very pleased with the outcome after many, many hours of work. There are a few things not finished, mirrors polished and installed, awning attached and final detail.

It looks completely different than when I first purchased it back in 2003. A huge difference than when The Dixie Echoes owned it. I’ll try to put together more before and after pics, at a later date, from my archives to show the transformation.

All beat up

All beat up

A new look

A new look

All naked and ugly

All naked and ugly

All pretty now

All pretty now

Butt Ugly

Butt Ugly

Much Better

Much Better

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