“Metal Ark”: 1962 Silver Eagle 01

Conversion by Owner
Status: Sold

Price: $62,000

For Sale By Owner

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Bus Location: Connecticut
Contact Information: Kevin Daniels
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Coach Name: “Metal Ark”

Dimensions: 45 ft. long  |  96" wide  |  11\'5 roof

Layout: 2 bunks  |  Seats 8  |  Sleeps 6

Engine: 8V71 Detroit (Out of chassis Rebuild)  |  17,000 miles

Transmission: HT741 Allison

Tires: Front: 100%  |  Tag: 100%  |  Drive: 100%

Additional Information:

1996 Style Silver Eagle This coach is a new build on a Model 01, 1962 Chassis with a slide out. Can be re-titled if owner desires. This is not a “sticks and staples RV”. There is serious metal structure here. Do not confuse this with a fiber reinforced panel RV. This is a steel and aluminum structure. This chassis has the sloped floor in the back to allow a taller engine should someone desire that. The differential is the only component that has not been replaced or re-worked. The entire coach was torn down to the rails, rusted areas were sandblasted and painted or completely replaced. WITHOUT ANY LABOR, THERE ARE OVER $200,000 IN PARTS IN THIS COACH, ALL NEW. It was driven in snow one time only. Has been garaged since rebuild started. Chassis: • 2017 Spies-Hector Paint and 2 coats of clear coat (has not even been buffed yet) • Entire skin was removed and replaced with aluminum • Coach weighs 33,000 lbs (most are 45,000+) • Floor was removed and replaced entirely • Coach was extended to 45 feet (originally 40) • Roof was completely removed and raised 6” • Drivers area was elevated so as to be on the same plane with passengers • Front and rear fiberglass end caps were updated with 1990s models • Exterior lights are new and led (low power draw) • Side LED docking lights • Rear LED Docking lights • Rear halogen docking lights overhead. • Front and rear bumpers are new as are side guards • Ribbed metal sides have all been replaced as has every rivet • Bay doors have been upgraded to café style • Most bay doors have automatic locks operated by interior switches not keys • Double storage bay in center of coach (very unusual) • Air brakes have been completely upgraded with only 2,000 miles on them • New brake shoes, and drums though out • Front bearings were replaced 0 miles ago • Front bearing caps replaced • 5 tires are brand new Hancook, 3 have great tread but are older • New mufflers installed 2,000 miles ago • 300 gallon fuel tank • Wipers are commercial, delay and are new • Entrance door has been moved to side of coach • Mirrors are heated and electric (electric not connected yet) and are new but have some pitting on the chrome • Windshields are older but had new gaskets installed when end caps were replaced • New power steering • New steering column with tilt and telescope • New steering wheel • Suspension was upgraded to Model 10 (beefier) and has new shackles • Front suspension adjustment screws have been replaced • Entire front suspension, shocks and idler arms have been replaced 0 miles ago Systems: • Aqua Hot system is installed but has not been final connected • Coleman Mach 2 ton dual compressor/heatpump AC was only used 2 times • Complete electrical schematics of every wire in bus • Every wire in bus is new • 12KVA Onan generator with less than 40 hours (good for 30,000 hours) • 3000 watt inverter is brand new • Battery cables have been upgraded to commercial • Completely new driver’s AC/Heat Drive Train: • Complete documented out-of-chassis engine rebuild • Detroit Diesel 8V71 • Radiator was completely reworked • 4 speed HT740 Allison transmission was dyno-tested and is documented • New 240 amp alternator 2,000 miles Interior: The interior is not complete, it has a good start and was intended to look like a Liberty conversion. It has spray foam insulation throughout. Very unusual “back seat” in front of the slide. • 2 toilets, full bath in rear and ½ bath in salon area • New air bed pull out couch • New mini J couches (2) • New captains chairs in driver and passenger (6 way electric) • Passenger chair has electric foot rest • Corrian counters • Interior reading lights • Designer fabrics • Extra matching vinyl ordered with furniture for repair or additional items • LED illuminated cup holders • 3 fuse panels (front, mid and rear) for 12 VDC • 120 VAC in kitchen and in bays • 120 VAC panel in back bedroom • 2 bunks • ½ bath has Italian designer tile on walls and Italian marble tile • (have all the tile for the coach matching) • Designer faucet in ½ bath ($575 faucet) • Matching recliner on slide • Fold down stairwell cover • Plywood laminated cabinets (no particle board anywhere) • Metal bed frame with under storage



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