The Restoration Begins


The seats, racks, interior walls, ceilings and floor were removed to inspect the structural frame. As expected with a 30 year old Eagle, the frame in the wheel well and window areas was badly rusted. In spite of the fact that Eagle frames rust out, they can be easily repaired with some welding ability and determination. In my opinion, the ride of the Eagle Torsilastic suspension system is worth the work of restoring the frame.

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The bottom of the two front suspension bulkheads were mostly gone. Hours of cutting,grinding, shaping and fitting restored them to as good as new. All the repaired areas were then coated with  POR-15 Rust Preventive Paint.
After many weeks of fabricating I can begin to anticipate another 30 years of service from this old bird.

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