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Re: If you had to pick a non-AMC car, what would it be?
« Reply #45 on: August 05, 2011, 05:05:03 PM »
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Re: If you had to pick a non-AMC car, what would it be?
« Reply #46 on: August 05, 2011, 06:38:31 PM »
dodge daytona turbo. fun cars, and can be made to run pretty quick, for an ancient american tuner car.

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Re: If you had to pick a non-AMC car, what would it be?
« Reply #47 on: August 06, 2011, 11:29:49 AM »
dodge daytona turbo. fun cars, and can be made to run pretty quick, for an ancient american tuner car.


i had one of those! mine was a 1989 Dodge Daytona Shelby Turbo, Red with gunmetal gray, heated power leather seats. Straight off the lot in 89.  It was nice, while it lasted.
now i'd go for 1962 Citroen DS19 poliskarr version. gotta love having the ability to drive on three tires.
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Re: If you had to pick a non-AMC car, what would it be?
« Reply #48 on: August 06, 2011, 11:57:47 AM »
dodge daytona turbo. fun cars, and can be made to run pretty quick, for an ancient american tuner car.



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Re: If you had to pick a non-AMC car, what would it be?
« Reply #49 on: August 06, 2011, 03:51:46 PM »
for me it would have to be a 53 dodge power wagon/ 3/4 ton weapons carrier,sorry no pic to post

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Re: If you had to pick a non-AMC car, what would it be?
« Reply #50 on: August 06, 2011, 08:32:52 PM »
my 86 daytona turbo z was a blast. had a chance on a 92 kee and jumped on it, so i had to sell the car. that and it didnt really fit the baby seat that well.  ::)
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Re: If you had to pick a non-AMC car, what would it be?
« Reply #51 on: August 06, 2011, 10:21:46 PM »
There really isn't any new cars that I would pick. I really want a 40's or 50's station wagon. I also really miss my IH Metro and wish I never sold it.
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Re: If you had to pick a non-AMC car, what would it be?
« Reply #52 on: August 09, 2011, 06:38:56 PM »
Non-AMC? Is there such a thing? Who makes it?  I wouldn't know since all I have had are AMC's :blob1:

I guess IF I had to pick, I would go with a early 90's Chevy Caprice wagon. (Sorry no picture)  It looks long, low & functional enough to haul some long items (carpet, wood, etc.) 

When I had my '74 Matador wagon, it hauled my goods back & forth to College for 4 years & stuck around to haul me to my present location.

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Re: If you had to pick a non-AMC car, what would it be?
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Re: If you had to pick a non-AMC car, what would it be?
« Reply #54 on: August 11, 2011, 09:12:33 AM »
there is a company called delorean motor company that is not the original DMC but has ALL of the leftover parts from the original DMC and they will take your old delorean and restore it to brand new for only 29,000 bucks. Or they will just build you a new one for something like double that. wouldnt it be nice to have a ware house with enough parts to build a couple thousand brand new eagles.

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Re: If you had to pick a non-AMC car, what would it be?
« Reply #55 on: August 11, 2011, 07:13:17 PM »
there is a company called delorean motor company that is not the original DMC but has ALL of the leftover parts from the original DMC and they will take your old delorean and restore it to brand new for only 29,000 bucks. Or they will just build you a new one for something like double that. wouldnt it be nice to have a ware house with enough parts to build a couple thousand brand new eagles.

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Re: If you had to pick a non-AMC car, what would it be?
« Reply #56 on: August 11, 2011, 08:34:11 PM »
there is a company called delorean motor company that is not the original DMC but has ALL of the leftover parts from the original DMC and they will take your old delorean and restore it to brand new for only 29,000 bucks. Or they will just build you a new one for something like double that. wouldnt it be nice to have a ware house with enough parts to build a couple thousand brand new eagles.
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I no longer have an AMC Eagle, but I am still a fan.

After our fiasco with the Toyota Corolla I got for my wife I believe I am done with Japanese vehicles.

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Re: If you had to pick a non-AMC car, what would it be?
« Reply #57 on: August 11, 2011, 08:59:08 PM »
I had to update my list.  Non-AMC is a hard thing for me to really think of because a lot of the cars I like are AMC or AMC ancestors, so they don't count.

My top car I want is a 1982-84 Dodge Rampage pickup.  My Grandpa had a black '82 with a matching topper when he died.  The plan was to rebuild the little pickup with me, then it would have been mine when I turned 16.  I have wanted one ever since I had to sell his when I was in 8th grade.  There has been one for sale in KC exactly what I want and mostly redone for sale off and on over the past few months.  The last 2 times I have seen it I have not had the money (like now). 

If money were not an issue I want a...
1968-2004 Morgan Plus 8, because my daughter's name is Morgan.

1955-57 Chevy Bel Air 2 door.  I would want to have it done up like the car model my Grandpa built me, so I could set the model on the dash at shows.

1996 Chevy Corvette Convertible, because Kenny's is a lot of fun to drive.

I would also want to do a custom build on a Dodge Magnum, so it has a Eagle-like suspension (or better) and four wheel drive.

I'd want a Volkswagen Beetle - I grew up watching the Herbie Movies.

I'd love to have a Delorean DMC 12

I would also want a Studebaker Avanti and an Studebaker Truck like a '60-'64 Studebaker Champ or a '59-'63 Transtar.  I love old Studebakers.

I would also want a big old Station wagon like the '76 Impala from the movie Michael.

And I would want a Prevost motor home for when I don't want to rough it.

Then I would want to rebuild the Mallard Motor home that we have.  Update the Chevy Drivetrain to a fuel injected counterpart.
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I no longer have an AMC Eagle, but I am still a fan.

After our fiasco with the Toyota Corolla I got for my wife I believe I am done with Japanese vehicles.

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Re: If you had to pick a non-AMC car, what would it be?
« Reply #58 on: August 11, 2011, 09:43:41 PM »
All great interesting vehicles yall have in yer dreams. I'll have to add to this thread a few of my dream rides - a '41 1/2 ton 4x4 Dodge WC-12 military closed cab pickup(have one as a long term restoration project/ranch truck) or even the extremely rare panel wagon version(forget the WC model designation for the panel wagon, but only a few hundred were produced), a '66-'77 Ford Bronco (or IH Scout or 1st gen Dodge Ramcharger with the removable hardtop) would be an ideal replacement if I didn't have my YJ, and I've always thought the lil Subaru Brat was worthy of mention, in first generation form(round quad headlights) on the biggest tires I could figure out how to stuff under it. For strictly-street cars, it would have to be a last year model Pontiac Fiero 2M6 5-speed, a really clean mid 80's t-bird super coupe, or an El Camino like reverend's.

How about a time machine so you could go back and get them dream machines when they were new?
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Re: If you had to pick a non-AMC car, what would it be?
« Reply #59 on: November 07, 2012, 07:20:36 PM »
Non-AMC? Is there such a thing? Who makes it?  I wouldn't know since all I have had are AMC's :blob1:

I guess IF I had to pick, I would go with a early 90's Chevy Caprice wagon. (Sorry no picture)  It looks long, low & functional enough to haul some long items (carpet, wood, etc.) 

When I had my '74 Matador wagon, it hauled my goods back & forth to College for 4 years & stuck around to haul me to my present location.

revisiting my post on this subject.  I DID relpace my Eagle,  In my opinion, I stayed as close to the heritage as possible. I replaced it with a 1999 Jeep grand Cherokee Laredo.