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Introducing the K-feagle (Extremly picture heavy)
« on: June 02, 2011, 12:26:20 AM »
So I don’t believe this has ever been done before but my friend Joe, Anthony and myself have been working on a project I was going to try and keep it under wraps but I can’t wait any longer. We stripped a 1988 k5 blazer down to the frame painted it. Then took a 1981 amc eagle wagon 4 door with the 6 cylinder automatic. Ripped the interior, drive train and axle’s out. Put the body up in my garage and we are now making a mudd car with a 350 ci. 700 r4 tranny and 3.73 in the rears the car is currently seated on the frame via two rigid body mounts. We are awaiting metal to finish the other four. The steering has been a serious issue we have yet to tackle, But we figure it out. Also running new fuel lines and brake lines. I originally purchased this 81 eagle intending to lift and mod the engine and drive train. Unfortunately the body and frame rails were in worse shape than I thought. Considering the expense and work entailed in correcting this problem we decided it would be better to start from the drawing board. Working 2 jobs doesn’t give me a lot of time down at the garage so bare with me as the project unfolds

And now without further ado

The K-Feagle



ahh the beginning Pulling the K5 Body off



Rolling the Frame into the Garage





Time to DW do work



And boy did we have work ahead of us



Pulling the old intake off was pretty simple



So we started on the interior of the eagle



How do we get the motor and drive train out without a hoist?



Dangerously









At this time I was basically sleeping at the garage



After removing all the unnecessary Off the frame it was painted



Then it was time to put the eagle up and prep her to sit on her new frame Yes that is cinder block and I beam Holding that bird up, We have done dumber things but I can't remember when







My friend Joe welding the Heck out of the front mounts





He loves that Jump suit considering it was 7 degrees outside



A little fuel for the fire



The rear body mount







The first touchdown on her new legs



The First Roll out















We Picked a decent day to roll her out, there is still plenty of work ahead but I figured I would give you guys a taste.........

« Last Edit: June 02, 2011, 12:32:58 AM by 85AmCfreak »
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Re: Introducing the K-feagle (Extremly picture heavy)
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2011, 07:55:28 AM »
 :occasion14: Love the photos,now I feel better about removing my trans .
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Re: Introducing the K-feagle (Extremly picture heavy)
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2011, 06:40:32 PM »
I wouldn't suggest the cinder blocks unless you have alot of life insurance LOL
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Re: Introducing the K-feagle (Extremly picture heavy)
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2011, 03:27:40 AM »
I like it! Egg to you.

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Re: Introducing the K-feagle (Extremly picture heavy)
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2011, 02:45:17 PM »
Thanks guys its a work in progress LOL but coming along little by little
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Re: Introducing the K-feagle (Extremly picture heavy)
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2011, 06:07:19 PM »
:o OMG! Talk about a drunken redneck backyard project! ;D Just two things - one, PLEASE tell me you're putting bigger tires on there! O_O Two - got it running/driving yet? ;D That's the awesomeest, ugliest thing I've ever seen in the Eagle world - keep up the good work! :occasion14:

Thanks alot LOL I know the tires are sort of small but to be honest I like it in a sick weird way but we will prob go bigger, No she isn't running yet I don't really have alot of time working the 2 jobs but I get down there as much as I can. The distributor is in, the carb is on starter wiring is all done (new starter) ignition coil wire and plug wire's are done. its sad but all I am waiting on is a battery and she should fire over. Still working on steering also brakes are an issue.
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Re: Introducing the K-feagle (Extremly picture heavy)
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2011, 11:00:30 PM »
LOL she is deff going to need armor but that is a little far into the future. But gladly open to suggestions.
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Re: Introducing the K-feagle (Extremly picture heavy)
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2011, 07:01:58 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions we relatively wheel in the woods lots of mud and trees but I Don't really want to slap all that crap on the side of the car (like an outer cage and what not) but a front brush guard and rocker plates I am deff doing
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