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Offline vangremlin

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4 wheel drive badges
« on: March 14, 2011, 11:23:41 PM »
I guess I'm showing my Eagle ignorance here, but until today I did not realize there was a difference in the 80-83 and 84-88 4 Wheel Drive badges that are on our Eagles.  I went to get some new badges for Pepe, and American Parts Depot had them for 84-88 but not the earlier years.  I figured the only difference was that they stuck on instead of using posts, but found out they used the AMC font for the later years, and I'm assuming they are also plastic.  I decided to clean up and reuse my originals, which are metal, have posts, and use the Eagle style font. Who knew lol?
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Re: 4 wheel drive badges
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 11:46:31 PM »
Some said automatic four wheel drive instead of just four wheel drive on the badge too Ive noticed...was that after they switched to on the fly...Now Im curious about these badges ;D
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Re: 4 wheel drive badges
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 11:51:58 PM »
no the automatic4wheeldrive was on all wheel drives only i do believe.
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Re: 4 wheel drive badges
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 11:56:45 PM »
I never noticed a difference. Interesting.
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Re: 4 wheel drive badges
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2011, 05:12:08 AM »
Automatic4WD was used on all 1980 models and all '81's with the NP 119 transfer case.
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Re: 4 wheel drive badges
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2011, 11:37:46 AM »
Automatic4WD was used on all 1980 models and all '81's with the NP 119 transfer case.
just like i thought they were only on the AWD's.
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Re: 4 wheel drive badges
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2011, 12:22:10 PM »
From 1981 to 1984, the badging was metal and the scripting was different for '4 Wheel Drive'. The 'W' & 'D' were both capitalized and metal badging.

From 1985 to 1988, the badging was plastic and the scripting was different as well. It read '4 wheel drive'. The 'w' & 'd' were lower cased as well as being plastic. Some think it was the difference of being true 'shift on the fly' without the pull down and vehicle not being stopped. As well as having the power bulge hood and 100% being built in Brampton.
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Re: 4 wheel drive badges
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2011, 12:29:39 PM »
Jayramb I noticed that as I have painted both an 84 and 87 in the past few years.

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Re: 4 wheel drive badges
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2011, 12:32:05 PM »
Jayramb I noticed that as I have painted both an 84 and 87 in the past few years.

I noticed it on my 84 and 87 Eagles too, plus researched it.
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Re: 4 wheel drive badges
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2011, 12:50:47 PM »
I think this is a new tidbit we did not have verified before.  It was news to me regarding the later years.
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Re: 4 wheel drive badges
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2011, 01:08:13 PM »

Black 87

Blue 84

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Re: 4 wheel drive badges
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2011, 01:10:32 PM »
Looks like AMC saved some money there.
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Re: 4 wheel drive badges
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2011, 01:13:38 PM »
No it had plastic cladding at one time. Off roading even lightly would wreck it

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Re: 4 wheel drive badges
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2011, 03:11:32 PM »
Mudkicker thanks for posting that comparison.  I have never noticed that before.  Of course at the Omaha meet a majority of the Eagles in attendance were 83's, so I likely would not have noticed something like that.
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Re: 4 wheel drive badges
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2011, 03:15:49 PM »
Not a wow a capitol m haha. I feel special.

Actually just wanted to clarify for ie.

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