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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2008, 01:45:22 AM »
YOu know Gil.  That looks more like the pracical vehicle that I would need.  I saw a Cherokee custom built in this manner awhle back on Ebay.  It was built without back seats though. 
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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2008, 10:41:19 PM »
Just cut the trunk out of a sedan
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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2008, 11:32:07 PM »
Yeah.  Remove the trunk lid, tub it in with the inner box metal, spray it with rhinoliner, and you will have a bed about the size of a large cooler.   ;D
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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2008, 11:36:07 PM »
Come guys if you don't do the details then its only another redneck conversion.
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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2008, 10:01:27 AM »
This is a very interesting concept...
I have an 82 6 cyl. Wagon.
 
I am an experienced fabricator (composite materials) and a shipwright...and I can make good welds on common standard iron works...but I have no experience with automotive sheet metal work...how difficult is something like this? would it require an experienced body man?...I am highly experienced with both electric and pneumatic reciprocating saws, grinders and grinding/sanding and finishing...I think I could tackle something like this with some help...how many here have actually done this exact type of modification and would be willing to offer advice and instruction with the aid of this forum?

What type of welding equipment is required for this type of project?...All I have is a 'buzz box' stick welder

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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2008, 11:03:06 AM »
here's another chop job ;D kinda Cowboy meets el camino meets lil red express



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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2008, 08:52:50 PM »
rhock - Your going to need a mig welder and lots and lots of time LOL.

If you can mig sheetmetal and use a cut off wheel you could probably do this.

I bet diamond plate for the bed would look sick.


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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2008, 10:01:13 PM »
Don't forget it is a unibody. How do you maintain structural integrity?
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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2008, 07:44:31 AM »
That woudn't be too hard to make some box tube frame rails. You could even lift the Eagle a couple of inches to regain ground clearence.

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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #39 on: November 30, 2009, 10:50:47 PM »
Very cool!
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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #40 on: November 29, 2010, 06:09:18 PM »
hate to bring an old topic back to life, but ....... is this a real wagon converted or is it photoshop? anyone know?
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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #41 on: December 21, 2010, 12:41:42 AM »
I know this thread has focused mainly on modifying a wagon, but for those of us that have a Kammback or SX/4, these photos of a couple of modified Gremlins might give you some ideas!  These are real, not photoshopped.



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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2010, 12:45:28 AM »
The first one looks like a Chevy S-10 bed was used as a donor, but the second one looks done the right way
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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2010, 02:34:16 AM »
I know this thread has focused mainly on modifying a wagon, but for those of us that have a Kammback or SX/4, these photos of a couple of modified Gremlins might give you some ideas!  These are real, not photoshopped.





Very interesting.  I have never seen those before. 
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Re: el Eaglemino
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2010, 01:03:46 PM »
I have to say the pic of the red gremmie is wicked.  I prefer that style over the work of the blue one.  It looks sleeker.   As for this thread, this pic of the Photoshop'd 4 door is very well done.

That looks soo freaking awesome, yeah, I would love to have one as well.

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